Political Headlines - May 23, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today:    


  • Drop-off in gifts to Obama in Mass.: The number of supporters contributing the maximum to President Obama's campaign fund has plunged nearly 50 percent compared with his 2008 run. Political reporter Tracy Jan reports.      


  • Big donors helping Governor Patrick travel: A substantial portion of the funding for Governor Patrick's two second-term international trade missions has come from a handful of powerful executives and companies. Political reporter Noah Bierman details.


  • Mitt Romney announces education policy team: Political reporter Matt Viser writes about the extensive list of education policy advisers, further adding to the growing roster of voices helping the Republican presidential nominee.