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John McCain funded by Soros since 2001
WND ^ | February 12, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 02/11/2008 8:01:48 PM PST by Tigen

Candidate's Reform Institute also accepted funds from Teresa Kerry

As Sen. John McCain assumes the GOP front-runner mantle, his long-standing, but little-noticed association with left-wing donors such as George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry is receiving new attention among his Republican critics.

In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros' Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.

McCain used the institute to promote his political agenda and provide compensation to key campaign operatives between elections.

In 2006, the Arizona senator was forced to sever his formal ties with the Reform Institute after a controversial $200,000 contribution from Cablevision came to light. McCain solicited the donation for the Reform Institute using his membership on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, he supported Cablevision's push to introduce the more profitable al la carte pricing, rather than packages of TV programming.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; 527groups; anyonebutmccain; corsi; elections; fundedbysoros; fundraisingtheleft; georgesoros; heinz; kerry; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mcmexico; opensocietyinstitute; reforminstitute; rmsp; soros; tidesfoundation
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1 posted on 02/11/2008 8:01:50 PM PST by Tigen
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To: Tigen
In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros' Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.


2 posted on 02/11/2008 8:03:31 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: Tigen

How do you spell “anti-American globalism?”


3 posted on 02/11/2008 8:05:03 PM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

great tagline :^)


4 posted on 02/11/2008 8:05:34 PM PST by RDTF
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To: Tigen

somehow we must get out of this consuming push for huge sums of money - it is corrupting and tears the fabric of the Republic.


5 posted on 02/11/2008 8:06:15 PM PST by elpadre
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To: Tigen
This couldn’t have been published a few weeks ago. Before Thompson and Romney dropped out?
6 posted on 02/11/2008 8:06:38 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Tigen
McCain used the institute to promote his political agenda and provide compensation to key campaign operatives between elections.

Had to find a way around that pesky McCain / Feingold, eh John? Aw crap, McCain is gonna give us Obama, isn't he?

7 posted on 02/11/2008 8:06:40 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Tigen

Im waiting for pictures of McCain to be released showing him drowning kittens and eating live children. WTF? When will this nightmare end?


8 posted on 02/11/2008 8:08:22 PM PST by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: calcowgirl

Ping! ;)


9 posted on 02/11/2008 8:09:44 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: Tigen

Why does this not surprise me?


10 posted on 02/11/2008 8:09:53 PM PST by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate.)
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To: Tigen

When will this slow-motion train wreck end?!?!?!


11 posted on 02/11/2008 8:11:04 PM PST by texas_mrs (Republicans, change your icon. Elephants never forget, but you've forgotten Conservative principles.)
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To: Tigen

Mike said the lead horse might break a leg.


12 posted on 02/11/2008 8:11:25 PM PST by Tigen
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To: DogBarkTree

when McCain finaly goes away


13 posted on 02/11/2008 8:11:30 PM PST by FBD ("I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good president," ~ John McCain on NBC's "Meet the Press)
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To: DogBarkTree

“When will this nightmare end?”

It is only beginning. The MSM set a huge trap in broad daylight and a third of republican voters fell into it.


14 posted on 02/11/2008 8:11:58 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Don't blame me, I voted for Romney)
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To: Tigen

Is this the story the NYTs was going to run but spiked at the behest of mccain?


15 posted on 02/11/2008 8:12:13 PM PST by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: El Gato
This couldn’t have been published a few weeks ago. Before Thompson and Romney dropped out?

Even if it were, it wouldn't have even made a ripple. Remember, we're talking about WND/Corsi here.

16 posted on 02/11/2008 8:12:13 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: elpadre
somehow we must get out of this consuming push for huge sums of money - it is corrupting and tears the fabric of the Republic.

The only way to handle this is to let anyone donate as much as they want to anyone they want, at any time.

BUT

With severe, political death penalty type, consequences for not reporting all contributions, with the true source identified. And donors of over some threshold should also have to make full and complete disclosure.

Restricting freedom is not the answer. Full exposure is the only answer compatible with freedom.

McCain-Fiengold was an attempt, or at least sold as an attempt, to do it the "restrictions" way.

17 posted on 02/11/2008 8:12:13 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Tigen
McCain can bite my silky soft but firm @ss through a park bench.

I have REALLY had it.

18 posted on 02/11/2008 8:12:59 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Tigen
From cutting POWs/MIAs and their families off at the knees to taking money from Soros and MamaT, this guy is nothing but bad news. Even knowing he was a s**tbird from way back, I haven't known until now the extent of his perfidy. Too many people have given this guy a pass for too long for the fix not to be in.

Mr. niteowl

19 posted on 02/11/2008 8:13:08 PM PST by niteowl77
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To: Tigen

And we are suprised why?


20 posted on 02/11/2008 8:13:21 PM PST by benjamin032
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To: Cosmo

21 posted on 02/11/2008 8:13:46 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: Tigen

John, is that Ketchup on your shirt?


22 posted on 02/11/2008 8:14:23 PM PST by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: DogBarkTree
Im waiting for pictures of McCain to be released showing him drowning kittens and eating live children. WTF? When will this nightmare end?

The Clinton Machine never sleeps. But to answer your question, first Tuesday in November, 2008.

23 posted on 02/11/2008 8:14:39 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Miss Behave
McCain can bite my silky soft but firm @ss through a park bench.

Say... is it getting warm in here, or is it just me? ;)

24 posted on 02/11/2008 8:14:55 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: Tigen
Arianna Huffington, syndicated columnist and creator of the HuffingtonPost.com, has served on the Reform Institute's advisory committee since the group's inception.

Arianna Huffington!

25 posted on 02/11/2008 8:15:35 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Tigen

bookmark


26 posted on 02/11/2008 8:15:41 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for president Bush. Pray for our troops. Pray for congress, Pray for our nation.)
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To: DogBarkTree
"When will this nightmare end?"

It IS that, isnt it. For me it will probably end when Hillary shysters her way to the Dem Nomination. At that point my worst nightmare will be a foregone conclusion and I'll probably just turn of my TV Set.

27 posted on 02/11/2008 8:15:59 PM PST by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: Tigen
Other works by Jerome "I'll Swift Anybody" Corsi:
 

28 posted on 02/11/2008 8:16:15 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Don't blame me, I voted for Romney)
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To: NonValueAdded
Aw crap, McCain is gonna give us Obama, isn't he?

Obama should have just run on the Republican ticket.

29 posted on 02/11/2008 8:16:22 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Tigen; Calpernia; AuntB

This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.


30 posted on 02/11/2008 8:16:44 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

You are known by the company you keep: Kennedy, Feingold, Soros, Kerry, Edwards and Lieberman.


31 posted on 02/11/2008 8:17:34 PM PST by jamese777
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To: Tigen

I hate to see a Republican presidential candidate being mentioned in the same sentence with Soros.


32 posted on 02/11/2008 8:17:47 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, it has come to this for me.

Thread ping.

33 posted on 02/11/2008 8:17:48 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Tigen

“In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry’s Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.”

Does this statement ring true? McCain must be some sort of genius to figure all this out in 2001.


34 posted on 02/11/2008 8:18:25 PM PST by Oystir
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To: littlehouse36

and the problem with that is?


35 posted on 02/11/2008 8:19:06 PM PST by RDTF
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To: Tigen

Crap, it looks like that bastard Soros is gonna win this time no matter who gets elected.


36 posted on 02/11/2008 8:19:43 PM PST by Marathoner
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Both? ;-)


37 posted on 02/11/2008 8:19:48 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Czar; B4Ranch; Halgr; Borax Queen; joanie-f; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Calpernia; ...

ping!


38 posted on 02/11/2008 8:20:01 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Tigen
You have not done so already. Start digging!
39 posted on 02/11/2008 8:20:58 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: BGHater

I hear Cindy has been indulging in gin soaked raisins since 2000


40 posted on 02/11/2008 8:21:06 PM PST by RDTF
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To: Tigen; Landru

well, well, well. very interesting.
they have taken down their list of donors:

http://reforminstitute.org/about/donors.shtml


41 posted on 02/11/2008 8:21:31 PM PST by FBD ("I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good president," ~ John McCain on NBC's "Meet the Press)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Tigen; Miss Behave; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; ...

CLICK McCHURIAN CANDIDATE

42 posted on 02/11/2008 8:21:35 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Marathoner

bingo!


43 posted on 02/11/2008 8:21:59 PM PST by RDTF
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To: pissant

“This needs to be shouted from the rooftops...”

... over Texas and Ohio.


44 posted on 02/11/2008 8:22:12 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Don't blame me, I voted for Romney)
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To: Tigen

Hmmmmm.... so is SOROS McCain’s Rasputin?


45 posted on 02/11/2008 8:22:13 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

This couldn’t have been published a few weeks ago. Before Thompson and Romney dropped out?
Even if it were, it wouldn’t have even made a ripple. Remember, we’re talking about WND/Corsi here.


The MSM wont publish a story linking their sugar daddy George Soros w McCain....may embarrass Soros

Of course, wonder why Bill OReilly never brings up Soros McCain ties


46 posted on 02/11/2008 8:22:22 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (UCFRW On McCain: "You can remove the stink-shooter from a skunk's butt....but it's still a skunk")
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To: Oystir

“The Reform Institute was founded in 2001 in direct response to the millions of Americans who, during the 2000 presidential campaign, expressed profound disillusionment with corrupt fundraising activities and the political “closed shop.” The initial bipartisan Honorary Chairs of the Advisory Committee were Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE). After Senator McCain resigned his position in 2005, former Congressman and former Fortune 500 CEO Amo Houghton of New York served as President.”

http://www.reforminstitute.org/about/about.aspx


47 posted on 02/11/2008 8:22:31 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Miss Behave

I thought you were a McCainiac. ;o)


48 posted on 02/11/2008 8:22:54 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: jamese777

never forget, too, that McCain almost defected from the Republican party in 2001


49 posted on 02/11/2008 8:23:13 PM PST by FBD ("I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good president," ~ John McCain on NBC's "Meet the Press)
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To: littlehouse36

And Virginia and Maryland


50 posted on 02/11/2008 8:24:11 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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