Bloomberg backing potential Chafee opponent

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Bloomberg backing potential Chafee opponent: After actively supporting then-independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee's 2010 bid, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) will support state Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D). Raimondo is expected in 2014 to challenge now-Gov. Chafee, who recently became a Democrat. WPRI reports that Bloomberg will host a fundraiser for Raimondo for on Thursday.

Obama rejects Bush administration comparison: President Obama said in an interview set to air Monday night that comparisons between his policy on government surveillance and the Bush administration's go too far. “Some people say, ‘Well, you know, Obama was this raving liberal before; now he’s, you know, Dick Cheney,’” Obama said, according to a transcript. “Dick Cheney sometimes says, ‘Yeah, you know? He took [the Bush-Cheney approach] all, lock, stock and barrel.’ My concern has always been not that we shouldn’t do intelligence gathering to prevent terrorism, but rather are we setting up a system of checks and balances.”

High Court rules against extra citizenship proof: The Supreme Court ruled against an Arizona requirement that potential voters submit additional proof of citizenship beyond an applicant's oath on a federal form.

OFA launches health care ad: Organizing for Action is out with its first ad, which defends Obama's health care law.

Bush not worried about "the chirpers": Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) labeled his conservative critics "the chirpers."

Berwick running for governor: Former Obama administration official Donald Berwick will run for governor of Massachusetts in 2014. Berwick, a Democrat, is the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He's expected to face competition in the race for the Democratic nomination.

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