Political Headlines - June 7, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 

  • President Obama winning battle for small donors: As of the end of April, 43 percent of the donors who contributed to the Obama campaign gave $200 or less, generating a total of $88.5 million. Political reporter Michael Rezendes continues.     


  • The Pentagon is stopped from going green: It is odd that the Senate Armed Services Committee has prohibited the Pentagon, the single biggest consumer of fossil fuels, from spending money on cleaner energy alternatives. Columnist Juliette Kayyem writes


  • Obama encounters rough going early in race: Friday's dismal jobs report showing the unemployment rate rising then Bill Clinton endorsing Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy dealt President Obama's campaign a series of setbacks. Political reporter Tracy Jan explains.