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>Chris Cillizza's Morning Fix reports that American Crossroads, the conservative funding group blessed by Karl Rove, has decided to target $50 million (which it has yet to raise) on 11 different Senate races in Ohio, Missouri, Washington, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Florida, and Illinois.

Ezra Klein's Wonkbook notes Politico's report that Senate Democrats cut nearly $20 billion from their jobs bill in pursuit of Republican swing votes -- and in order to lure back 11 of their own who had started to worry about the cost of the bill.

Mike Allen's Playbook describes a new Democratic National Committee grassroots campaign called "Raise Your Vote." Involving a simple, individualized online voter registration template, the drive is "aimed at recruiting new voters in an effort to replicate the 'Obama effect' of 2008."

The Daily Beast's Cheat Sheet points to a Fortune story detailing Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's mission to convince the 400 wealthiest Americans to donate half their net worth to charity.

ABC's The Note links to the LA Times' report that BP has agreed to halt its dividend payments and create a $20 billion escrow fund to pay claims related to the Gulf oil spill.  

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