Obama, Romney battle for media coverage over Bush tax cuts, donations

President Barack Obama is pulling another news event out of his hat as polls show his campaign struggling in 12 critical swing states and as Gov. Mitt Romney reports a huge $106 million haul of June donations.

Obama will use the Rose Garden June 9 to announce his opposition to a pending tax increase for families and people making less than $250,000.

That statement is likely to keep Obama in the news, but Congress is very unlikely to pass any tax bill until after the election, so the pitch is likely intended to spur his progressive base.

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