1. CAMPAIGN 2012:
Obama's so-called green energy cronies hit back at Romney
A trio of companies under fire from presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign over their relationships with the Obama administration fired back yesterday, dismissing allegations that they received special treatment. Romney's campaign launched a new message strategy this week accusing the White House of granting preferential treatment to donors and criticizing a handful of energy industry firms as the alleged beneficiaries.