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  • Like a Virgin Island Resident: Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes

    10/15/2010 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman. Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency,...
  • Moveon.Org Held Phone-A-Thon @ DNC HQ (Where is the FEC When You Really Need Them?)

    08/24/2004 10:31:19 PM PDT · by grassboots.org · 93 replies · 2,723+ views
    It looks like John Kerry and the Dems are barking up the wrong tree again. A very brief amount of research turned up at least four violations of the Kerry-Standard Federal Election Commission laws on 527s. I personally believe in Free and Open Speech but if J"FEC"K really wants to hunt violaters he ought to start in his own backyard. This site links to original sources (while they last) which have all the details of this and at least three other "violations".
  • GOP Urges Wider Ban on 'Soft Money'

    01/13/2004 8:33:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 162+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2004 | Thomas B. Edsall
    <p>The Republican National Committee plans to ask the Federal Election Commission today to ban the raising of $300 million or more in "soft money" by pro-Democratic groups seeking to pay for voter mobilization and TV ads in this year's elections.</p>