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  • Hillary Clinton bundler pleads guilty to illegal contributions

    04/17/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Hillary Clinton bundler pleads guilty to illegal contributions By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/17/14 5:03 PM EDT A prominent New York hotel magnate who was a top bundler for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign pled guilty in federal court Thursday to making more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions and to witness tampering. Sant Chatwal, 70, admitted using employees and vendors for his hotels as straw donors to avoid limits dictated by campaign finance law. Investigators also recorded Chatwal telling an associate not to admit that donations were reimbursed, court papers say. "Without [donations] nobody will even talk to you,"...
  • Obama’s Ambassador to Norway Knows Nothing About Norway

    01/26/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Norwegians are not happy about the next U.S. ambassador to their country—and for good reason; he’s a top Obama bundler that knows absolutely nothing about Norway, a country he admitted he's never even visited. Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party's role in the ruling coalition. "You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce...
  • US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

    03/30/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 27 Mar 2014 22:40 GMT+01:00
    George Tsunis speaking to the US senate in January - Source: Screen Grab Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway. Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders in his January pre-appointment hearing, which led one Norwegian politician to call for a public apology from Barack Obama, the US President. On March 7, fifteen former presidents of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) wrote a letter to key US Senators including former Presidential candidate John McCain, urging them to reject President Obama's nominee...
  • Obama bundler nominated as ambassador to Argentina has never been to the country

    02/06/2014 5:16:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Presidents often award diplomatic posts to campaign donors and fundraisers, but Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., suspects that Obama´s choice of ambassador to Argentina -- a man who bundled more than $500,000 for President Obama´s 2012 re-election campaign, but who has never been to the country -- is in over his head. "Have you been to Argentina?" Rubio asked Noah Mamet during a Senate.gov/hearings/nomination-02-06-2014">Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday. "I haven´t had the opportunity yet to be there," Mamet replied. "I´ve traveled pretty extensively around the world, but I haven´t yet had chance [to visit Argentina]." Rubio implied that Argentina is
  • Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS (Tea Party) probe

    02/01/2014 5:36:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Stephen Dinan
    **SNIP** Eight months later, the probe has shown few public signs of progress, and many of the tea party victims say they still haven’t heard from the FBI or Justice Department lawyers. House Republicans said they were concerned about the direction of the probe, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and a subcommittee chairman on the House oversight committee, asked Ms. Bosserman to testify at a hearing next week. The GOP has identified her as the lead lawyer on the investigation, and they have questioned her role, given her history as a significant political donor to President Obama’s 2008 and...
  • Obama Donor Picked for Ambassador to Norway Fumbles Basic Questions About Norway

    01/25/2014 2:33:07 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 38 replies
    Live leak ^ | Liveleak
    Obama Donor Picked for Ambassador to Norway Fumbles Basic Questions About Norway Obama bundler raised $500,000 for the 2012 cycle. Obama's presidency has been built on lies, apparently his followers are good at it also.The next US ambassador to Norway, George Tsunis bundled $500,000 for President Obama in 2012, apparently knows nothing about Norway. Questioned by Senator John McCain about the anti-immigration Progress Party, which has now joined the ruling coalition, Tsunis had no idea what McCain was talking about. McCain asked for his thoughts; Tsunis replied, “You get some fringe elements that have a a microphone and spew their...
  • Advice from "beyond the echo chamber"

    02/06/2009 3:56:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 337+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov - blog ^ | Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog_post/beyond_the_echo_chamber/ Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm Advice from "beyond the echo chamber" We just learned the economy lost another 600,000 jobs last month. It's a staggering number, and it underscores just how deep this crisis is – and, as the President pointed out this morning, it’s accelerating. That's why he created the Economic Recovery Advisory Board -- to solicit ideas from "beyond the echo chamber of Washington, DC." "I’m not interested in groupthink, which is why the Board reflects a broad cross-section of experience, expertise, and ideology," he said. "We’ve recruited...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • George Clooney to Appear at Mega-Dollar Obama Fundraisers in Geneva

    06/30/2012 1:22:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter via Drudge Report ^ | 11:08 AM PDT 6/29/2012 | by Tina Daunt
    George Clooney has signed on for another special guest appearance as the Barack Obama re-election campaign takes its summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash. The Obama campaign posted an invitation on its website Friday revealing that the presidential pal-in-chief will appear at a pair of Americans Abroad for Obama events Aug. 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. Clooney, who usually spends summers at his villa on Italy’s Lake Como, made a similar appearance across the Swiss border on behalf of then-candidate Obama during the run-up to the 2008 general election. Charles Adams, co-president of the campaign’s European outreach...
  • In Switzerland, George Clooney raises $625K for Barack Obama

    08/27/2012 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun Times/AP ^ | 27 August 2012
    George Clooney headlined a fund-raiser Monday that took in more than a half-million dollars for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Organizers said they took in at least $625,000 from U.S. donors for Obama’s campaign, including many who flew in to Geneva, Switzerland, from around the world for the one-night event.
  • The Cashin Bundler... Obama bundler Stephen Cashin tied to George Soros, controversial West

    08/23/2012 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/23/12 | Andrew Stiles
    An international investment guru who has ties to left-wing billionaire George Soros and a number of controversial West African politicians is raising money for President Obama’s re-election campaign. Stephen Cashin, the chief executive officer at Pan African Capital Group (PACG), an international private equity firm, recently pledged to raise between $200,000 and $500,000 for the Obama campaign, records show. Cashin and his wife Molly, who have personally donated at least $7,000 to Obama since 2007, hosted a $2,500-per-head campaign fundraiser at their Washington, D.C., home earlier this year. The multimillionaire son of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Cashin was born...
  • Obama Bundler Kills Woman, Media Silent

    08/07/2012 3:21:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jammiewf.com ^ | 8/7/12 | Jammie
    The disgusting ad making the rounds today has already blown up in the faces of Team Obama. The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action lobbed a heavy-duty attack at Mitt Romney this morning, airing an ad that links the closure of a GST Steel plant in Kansas City to the loss of a family’s health insurance — and the death of a woman some time later. The man speaking in the ad, Joe Soptic, says, “Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that...
  • Another Obama donor convicted of fraud

    12/30/2011 5:43:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/30/2011 | Tina Korbe
    File this one under culture of corruption. Obama supporters just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, can they? This latest scandal involves a former Tarheels basketball player and a $21 million bank fraud scheme. New York Daily News reports: Courtney Dupree was convicted of vastly overstating the billings of his Long Island City-based lighting company GDC Acquisitions in order to fraudulently obtain a loan from Amalgamated Bank.Dupree, 42, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read in Brooklyn Federal Court. He faces up to 30 years in prison and has to pay back at least $18 million. …Dupree, who attended...
  • Obama Campaign Bundler Works at Bain, Had Role in Layoffs

    07/19/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 9 replies
    Conservative Daily News.com ^ | July17, 2012 | Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor)
    Oops! Here’s a little something that must have slipped out while David Axelrod and the rest of the President Barack Hussein “kill list” Obama reelection campaign committee weren’t looking. The Obama reelection campaign blamed Mitt Romney for the failure of GST Steel company in 2001. A May, 2012, TV ad focuses on the Bain acquisition of GST Steel, and it shows workers at a shuttered plant blaming Romney and Bain Capital for the closure and job losses. But there are two facts about this situation that the Obama campaign would rather that you not know. First, GST Steel failed in...
  • Top UBS executive and Barrack Obama's leading fundraiser, Robert Wolf under bank scrutiny

    06/21/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 6/22/12 | Economic Times
    One of the biggest banks in the world wants the president's favourite banker muzzled. The banker, Robert Wolf, a top UBS executive in New York, is among President Barack Obama's leading fundraisers, building more than $500,000 for his re-election so far this year. A regular presence at big campaign fundraisers, Wolf, who is 50, golfs and vacations with Obama and is known for emailing friends photos of himself with the president.
  • Politically Connected Bank Gets a Dodd-Frank Waiver

    06/03/2012 4:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Helen Whalen Cohen
    Bloomberg News reports that Emigrant Bank in New York will be the sole recipient of a Dodd-Frank exemption. The bank asked legislators on the House Financial Services Committee to change the language of the financial regulations slightly, exempting Emigrant from having to comply and saving the bank $300 million.  A New York City bank with $10.5 billion in assets would be the sole beneficiary of a Dodd-Frank Act exemption approved today by the House Financial Services Committee. Emigrant Bank asked lawmakers on the committee to approve a change to the 2010 financial-regulation overhaul law that will save the institution $300...
  • Booty Bundler Job Claim Debunked

    06/03/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/12 | staff
    ABC in Atlanta reports that an Atlanta government position that Obama bundler Stacii Jae Johnson claims to have held does not actually exist. Johnson listed herself as the commissioner of the mayor’s Office of Film, Television, Music and Digital Media in a presentation last year; according to ABC Atlanta, that position does not exist. Johnson also starred and produced in a instructional strip video entitled “I Want to Strip for My Man but I Don’t Know How,” which the Washington Free Beacon first reported on in May. ANCHOR: Good morning. A woman who once produced and starred in a video...
  • The Booty Bundler: Obama fundraiser produced striptease instructional DVD

    05/23/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/23/12 | Andrew Stiles
    A major Obama campaign fundraiser wrote, directed, and produced a 2004 film titled “I Want To Strip For My Man But I Don’t Know How … Unleashing the Naughty Girl In You!” that instructs “everyday women” how to strip. Stacii Jae Johnson, who currently serves as special events director in the office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) and has bundled between $50,000 and $100,000 for the Obama reelection campaign, is a former Hollywood actress with extensive connections to the film and television industries. Johnson got her start in politics as a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in 2008, and has...
  • O’s Israel Basher Bundler

    05/07/2012 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/7/12 | Adam Kredo
    Team Obama includes a self-identified “Muslim Palestinian-American” campaign fundraiser who has a history of blasting Israel in highly charged letters and newspaper articles about the Middle East conflict. Hala Hijazi, a Jordanian native and current San Francisco city employee, has personally secured between $100,000 to $200,000 for Obama’s reelection effort, according to Federal Election Committee filings. She also has gone on record accusing Israel of war crimes while castigating America for providing the Jewish state critical military aid—a long-term investment that has bolstered U.S. security interests. Hijazi, who has cultivated pristine left-wing credentials
  • Obama appoints top campaign bundler to Netherlands ambassador post

    04/29/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/29/12 | Fox
    President Obama has nominated a top campaign bundler to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, following in a rich presidential tradition of granting diplomatic posts to big-dollar fundraisers. The White House announced this past week that Maryland lawyer Timothy Broas would be nominated for the Dutch ambassadorship. According to the Obama campaign, Broas has helped raise more than $500,000 for the 2012 reelection effort. By law, Broas cannot contribute all that money himself -- so he, like other so-called "bundlers," serves as a fundraising point person and collects money from others to donate to the campaign.
  • One-Time Obama Bundler Now Seeing Only Red

    11/17/2011 7:22:54 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 15 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | 11-16-11 | Michael Beckel
    Chicago hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, who served as one of President Barack Obama's top fund-raisers four years ago, says he won't be backing Obama again this election. Instead, he'll be fueling an on-again, off-again love affair with the GOP and raising money to help elect Republican Mitt Romney. “Mitt Romney understands that the private sector is the source of economic growth and job creation,” Griffin told Bloomberg on Tuesday. “His ideas can help get America’s economy moving again and start putting people back to work.” Four years ago, Griffin bundled between $50,000 and $100,000 for Obama's election effort. That...
  • Solyndra Investor, Obama Bundler George Kaiser in 2009: It’s Time to Cash in on the Mother of All

    09/20/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 9/120/11 | Morgen
    Billionaire Obama fundraiser George Kaiser visited the White House 16 times over the past 3 years, and is caught in the middle of the Solyndra scandal as the company’s chief investor and prime beneficiary of the debt restructuring approved by the Obama Administration earlier this year. This has lead to the obvious question of whether Kaiser leveraged his political connections to obtain federal stimulus funding, and preferential treatment, but surely there might be a less nefarious explanation for Kaiser’s White House visits, right? Nah…
  • Democrats say Solyndra scandal touches Republicans, too

    09/13/2011 3:48:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 13, 2011
    ... Democrats have found enough information in public records of the Energy Department’s loan approval process and from media reports to try to widen the Solyndra scandal to Republicans. Although Solyndra’s biggest private investor was a venture capital fund affiliated with Kaiser, its second largest investor was a fund linked to the Walton family, of Wal-Mart renown, a major donor to Republicans. Kaiser has denied he ever spoke to the Obama administration about the Solyndra loan. The chief executive of Solyndra, Brian Harrison, is a registered Republican, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The Democrats’ main defense against accusations...
  • Obama's Solyndra Loans "Number One Priority" for House Investigating Committee Since Feb.

    09/13/2011 5:20:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | John Ransom
    <p>Our Lawyer-in-Chief, the brilliant Harvard law professor, has recently put on a symposium for us on investment law.  It should be titled “How not to invest when saving/creating jobs with taxpayer dollars.”</p> <p>Lawyer Obama apparently ignored a glowing, red legal flag when his administration decided to make what turns out to be a $527 million loan to a now-bankrupt solar energy company. The loan was part of a package made to struggling Solyndra, a solar company owned by a top contributor to the president, as we reported previously on Townhall Finance.</p>
  • Solyndra execs likely to testify on Hill next week

    09/13/2011 11:58:23 AM PDT · by sunmars · 31 replies
    washington examiner ^ | washington examiner
    Executives from solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which received over a half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the Obama administration before filing for bankruptcy last week, are in negotations with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to openly testify before Congress next week, according to Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., the chairman of the panel's subcomittee on oversight and investigations. The company's president and chief executive, Brian Harrison, and W.G. Stover, Jr., its chief financial officer, were asked to testify as part of tomorrow's committee hearing on the questionable loans, which have embroiled the Obama administration in what Stearns deemed...
  • Questions Raised After DOE Hides Costs Of Energy Projects (Billionaire Kaiser involved?)

    09/02/2011 6:42:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    9/01/11
    Link only - Questions Raised After DOE Hides Costs Of Energy Projects Each project is listed in detail on the DOE's website, but the costs were recently taken down.
  • Ex-subprime bank executive finances Obama

    10/29/2008 2:40:34 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 4 replies · 812+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 29 October 2008 | Jerry Seper
    John W. Courtney's world collapsed at dinnertime on a Friday in July 2001. That's when he learned from a television newscast that much of the $200,000 that he had saved from his construction job over a 30-year period was lost when his Chicago-area bank was shut down after pursuing a failed strategy of subprime loans. Seven years later, the Vietnam War veteran has yet to recoup $85,000 of his uninsured losses from Superior Bank's failure. And he watches in disbelief as one of the bank's former top officials, billionaire hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, leads the record-breaking fundraising machine of Democratic...
  • Obama Bundler Who Stormed Palin Convention Speech Welcomed at Obama's Elite Hollywood Fundraiser

    09/18/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 128 replies · 2,547+ views
    Thursday, September 18, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democrat presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois put his seal of approval on the woman who attempted to storm the stage during the acceptance speech by Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska at the Republican National Convention by welcoming her to his $28,500 per person fundraiser held in Hollywood on Tuesday night.Less than two weeks after garnering worldwide attention by getting within feet of the stage where Palin stood before getting dragged away by security personnel, Obama bundler Jodie Evans, co-founder of the anti-American group Code Pink, was one of about 300 donors attending the high-priced...
  • TOP OBAMA CAMPAIGN FINANCIER ATTEMPTED TO STORM STAGE DURING SARAH PALIN SPEECH

    09/03/2008 9:46:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 439 replies · 6,345+ views
    Thursday, September 4, 2008 | Kristinn
    One of Barack Obama's elite fundraisers from the anti-American group Code Pink attempted to storm the stage last night during Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the GOP convention in St. Paul.Jodie Evans, one of a group of about 500 top financiers who have bundled tens of thousands of dollars for the Obama campaign was seized by the Secret Service after she had made her way to side of the stage and and started to yell at Palin.The Washington Post reported on the incident:10:45 p.m. A pair of Code Pink activists just got to the...
  • Welcome To the Fray, Senator Biden (Remember Winkle Paw?)

    08/24/2008 8:02:23 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 2 replies · 153+ views
    Suitably Flip ^ | August 23, 2008 | Flip Pidot
    Longtime readers will recall that Barack Obama's newly tapped running mate Joe Biden was fugitive bundler Norman Hsu's 5th most richly lavished Senator, behind Clinton, Obama, Harkin, and Kennedy. Over a 15 month period from 2005-2006, the veep hopeful accepted at least $39,100 from Hsu's suspected straw donors.
  • RNC Accuses Obama Bundler of Supporting Iraq Insurgency

    08/19/2008 8:13:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies · 839+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) published an update at its BarackBook.com website yesterday that accuses Barack Obama presidential campaign bundler Jodie Evans of supporting the insurgency in Iraq. http://www.barackbook.com/Profiles/JodieEvans.htm Evans is co-founder of the so-called antiwar group Code Pink. The RNC quoted a January 15, 2006 column by Robert Novak that said, "Code Pink, At A Mock War Crimes Tribunal In Istanbul June 27, Signed A Declaration That The Iraqi Insurgency 'Deserved The Support Of People Everywhere Who Care For Justice And Freedom.'" Evans represented Code Pink at the mock war crimes tribunal. In addition to expressing Code Pink's support...
  • Code Pink co-founder is Obama bundler

    06/12/2008 2:21:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 152+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/11/2008 | Jonathan Martin
    A co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink, which has made a name for itself by interrupting hearings on Capitol Hill, is a fundraising bundler for Barack Obama. Jodie Evans has pledged to raise at least $50,000 for Obama, according the Democrat's campaign site. According to research being circulated by GOP sources, Evans has a record of inflammatory statements such as saying that women were better off in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, "Men are dying in their Hummers in Iraq so you can drive around in yours" and, my favorite, that the invasion of Iraq amounted to "global testosterone poisoning."...
  • Clinton Rakes in Illegal Chinatown Donations, Drive-Bys Ignore

    10/22/2007 3:21:58 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 26 replies · 292+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 22, 2007 | Rush
    RUSH: Now, folks, I want to say just a little bit more about the "unfairness," the "inaccuracy," whatever you want to call it from the Drive-By Media of the Harry Reid smear letter auction with my matching donation now generating $4.2 million for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. In anybody's judgment, that's huge news, especially since it involved a skirmish between me and the Senate majority leader. The amount of coverage that this has received, especially accurate coverage, is such that you could put it in a thimble. Well, maybe a syringe, but certainly nothing larger than that. But the...
  • For Hillary, There's No Such Thing as Dirty Money

    10/20/2007 10:25:34 AM PDT · by Eva · 74 replies · 226+ views
    Nation ^ | October 1, 2007 | Nicholas von Hoffman
    With an endorsement of sorts from George Bush, Hillary has now rounded up about all the big names and moneybags in Washington politics. The President predicts she will get the Democratic nomination, and everything seems to be going her way. Never has the adjective "golden" found a more apposite noun to modify than "Ms. Clinton." The woman has always had an affinity for gold. You can trace her appetite for bling back to her Arkansas days, when she was a partner in the Rose Law Firm. Questions arose about her billing clients, which have not yet been satisfactorily answered. Nor...
  • Lawyer in Plea Deal Was Edwards Bundler

    09/19/2007 3:57:52 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 2 replies · 91+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 19, 2007 | John Solomon & Carrie Johnson
    Though his former law firm came under indictment more than a year ago and he himself appeared likely to face criminal charges, prominent trial lawyer William S. Lerach slipped past the vetting of John Edwards' presidential campaign and was permitted to raise large amounts of money for the Democrat's 2008 bid. Lerach, his family and members of his new law Lerach Coughlin law firm accounted for nearly $78,000 in donations to Edwards' campaign in the first half of this year, making the trial lawyer one of the North Carolina Democrat's leading "bundlers" of contributions. *** Through it all, Edwards stood...