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  • Who Is Funding Barack Obama?

    07/28/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 408+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Paul Hollrah
    Who Is Funding Barack Obama? by Paul Hollrah In a July 10 installment of “The World According to Barack,” we discussed Obama’s phenomenal fundraising juggernaut. Obama boasts of having built a contributor base of 1.5 million people, each contributing $5, $10, $20...or, as Obama assures us, “whatever they could afford.” Please do the math with me. The Obama campaign has disclosed that one-fourth, or $66.25 million of the $265 million reported as of May 31, 2008 (he has raised an additional $70 million during the month of June), came from those contributing $2,000, or more...which means that the remainder, or...
  • Cable Loses Nearly Three Million Subscribers to Streaming

    04/04/2012 9:01:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4/4/2012 | John Nolte
    The rise of streaming television is something I've been covering rather obsessively on my Daily Call Sheet for going on a year now. Not because I have any kind of inside information or data, but because if you connect the dots of the hundreds of various news stories that have been written about the phenomenon, you can see that something seismic is happening. Bundled cable is evil, and through this evil we are forced to not only pay for dozens and sometimes hundreds of channels we never watch, but we're also forced to pay for and subsidize channels that offend...
  • I need help understanding Campaign Finance Laws.

    02/21/2012 4:56:31 PM PST · by johnsmom · 25 replies
    John's Mom
    "Obama for America can accept contributions from an individual of up to $2,500 per federal election (the primary and general are separate elections). " How is it, then, that Vince Carter can host 40 people at his home for a $30k per plate dinner to ' support the Barack Obama Victory Fund"? That's $1.2 mil. What allows him to donate one sum and I am legally bound in the limits of what I can give? Is this 'bundling' and, if not, what is it and what's the difference, please?
  • Bundlemania!

    09/23/2007 7:43:11 AM PDT · by khnyny · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | September 20, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    No phony businesses or great train escapes in this one, alas, but on the upside it’s much easier to follow the money. One HillRaiser suspected of laundering contributions through frontmen is a fluke; two is a pattern. When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising event at her Washington home in late March, Pamela Layton donated $4,600, the maximum allowed by law, to Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign. But the 37-year-old Ms. Layton says she and her husband were reimbursed by her husband’s boss for the donations. “It wasn’t personal money. It was all corporate money,” Mrs. Layton said outside her...
  • Donors Stir 'Bundling' Questions (another "shoe")

    09/20/2007 12:50:12 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 58 replies · 2,565+ views
    Wall Street Journal (no subscription) ^ | September 20, 2007 | Brody Mullins and Ianthe Jeanne Dugan
    Clinton Campaign Vows To Check Contributions Solicited by Supporter BRISTOW, Va. -- When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising event at her Washington home in late March, Pamela Layton donated $4,600, the maximum allowed by law, to Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign. But the 37-year-old Ms. Layton says she and her husband were reimbursed by her husband's boss for the donations. "It wasn't personal money. It was all corporate money," Mrs. Layton said outside her home here. "I don't even like Hillary. I'm a Republican." The boss is William Danielczyk, founder of a Washington-area private-equity firm and a major fund-raising...
  • Hillary Clinton donors indicted

    02/16/2011 6:16:43 PM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    Ballot Box ^ | February 16, 2011 | Jordy Yager
    A federal grand jury indicted two Virginia men on Wednesday for allegedly trying to illegally reimburse donors who gave to Hillary Clinton’s senate and presidential campaigns. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused the two men, William Danielczyk and Eugene Biagi, of paying back $186,600 in contributions to the senate and presidential campaign committees of a candidate for federal office, and obstructing the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the FBI.
  • Hope, change & peddling access: Obama's impure fund-raising tactics

    10/31/2009 3:35:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 299+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Like Capt. Renault in "Casablanca," I am shocked, shocked to discover that access-peddling is going on in the Obama White House. Perks for deep-pocketed donors? Presidential meetings for sale? The stale Chicago odor of pay-for-play wafting from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Knock me over with a feather. Despite the president's claimed distaste for the campaign-finance practice known as "bundling" (rounding up contributions from friends, business associates and employees), the House of Obama has been a bundlers' paradise from Day One. A new Washington Times report just confirms the obvious: It's business as usual in the era of Hope and Change. O's...
  • WSJ: Obama Breaks Pledge on Inauguration Donations

    01/09/2009 3:26:14 PM PST · by jessduntno · 11 replies · 858+ views
    newsmax ^ | today | Jim Meyers
    WSJ: Obama Breaks Pledge on Inauguration Donations Friday, January 9, 2009 12:14 PM By: Jim Meyers A full 90 percent of donations to fund Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration have come from well-heeled fundraisers — including Wall Street executives whose companies have received federal bailout money. A total of 207 fundraisers have collected $24.8 million of the $27.3 million in donations disclosed by Obama through Thursday, according to an analysis by Public Citizen commissioned by The Wall Street Journal. Slightly more than 2,000 donors accounted for the $27.3 million raised, but 378 of those people each contributed the maximum $50,000...
  • Report: $25M in NJ pension funds lost (by Obama's earliest and biggest campaign fundraisers)

    11/23/2008 5:07:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 863+ views
    <p>A New Jersey pension fund run by one of Barack Obama’s earliest and biggest campaign fundraisers has lost $25 billion -- including $9 billion in October, a published report says.  The New Jersey Investment Council, chaired by hedge fund manager Orin Kramer, says that the value of the state pension fund has shrunk from $82 billion in July to $57 billion, Politicker NJ reports.  The report could not be confirmed.</p>
  • Obama bundler says he lost $25 billion of N.J. pension funds (hedge funder Orin Kramer)

    11/23/2008 4:07:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 1,898+ views
    Obama bundler says he lost $25 billion of N.J. pension funds By Editor Hedge Fund millionaire Orin Kramer and Obama national finance director Julianna Smoot. A state pension fund headed by Kramer says they have lost $25 billion since July A New Jersey pension fund run by one of Barack Obama’s earliest and biggest campaign fundraisers/bundlers has lost $25 billion -- including $9 billion in October, according to a report issued today by a state panel. The New Jersey Investment Council, chaired by hedge fund manager Orin Kramer, says that the value of the state pension fund has shrunk from...
  • Big donors are the key to Obama's record haul

    08/05/2008 4:50:05 PM PDT · by flyfree · 14 replies · 141+ views
    IHT ^ | August 5, 2008 | Michael M. Luo and Christopher Drew
    In an effort to cast himself as independent of the influence of money on politics, Senator Barack Obama often highlights the campaign contributions of $200 or less that have amounted to fully half of the $340 million he has collected so far. But records show that a third of his record-breaking haul has come from donations of $1,000 or more - a total of $112 million, more than the total of contributions in that category taken in by either Senator John McCain, his Republican rival, or Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, his opponent in the Democratic primaries. Behind those large donations...
  • The skeleton in Obama’s money closet

    07/24/2008 9:01:38 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 9 replies · 113+ views
    CFP ^ | July 24, 2008 | Judi McLeod
    The skeleton in Obama’s money closet By Judi McLeod Robert Wolf, CEO of UBS Americas, who has bundled more than $370,850 for Barack Obama so far this year, is one of the most embarrassing skeletons in BO’s money closet, now that the financial institution Wolf heads up in America has been outed in The Nation’s Attack of the Global Pirate Bankers. Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
  • How Big Are Those Bundles?-Barack Obama's failure to practice what he legislates

    07/19/2008 8:30:53 AM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 8 replies · 176+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2008 | Washington Post editorial staff
    Recently, prodded by a letter from campaign finance reform groups, and after the New York Times pointed out that the Obama campaign had not updated its bundler list for months, the Web site added a flotilla of names, along with each bundler's city and state. However, the Web site does not provide the bundlers' occupations or employers, although those should be readily available to the campaign from the bundlers' individual contributions.
  • Obama Opts out of Public Funding:

    06/19/2008 5:53:22 AM PDT · by WesA · 170 replies · 906+ views
    Time.com ^ | 06/19/2008 | Mark Halperin
    The Illinois Senator makes the announcement Thursday morning in a video sent out to his supporters.
  • Code Pink ‘Bundles’ for Barack

    04/15/2008 1:45:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 76+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 15, 2008 | Catherine Moy
    The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink has “bundled” more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money. Jodie Evans, a Code Pink leader, gathered at least $50,000 from friends and associates and donated it to Obama’s presidential campaign, according to information compiled by the nonpartisan watchdog group, Public Citizen. Evans and her son, a student who lives at her Southern California address, each also gave the maximum individual allowable donation of $2,300 to Obama’s campaign. The donations have raised questions about Obama’s association with the more radical...
  • Where do I go to find someone who can sort out my home telecom, cable, net and network issues

    02/15/2008 3:01:35 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 42 replies · 188+ views
    02/015/08 | chickensoup
    I have three computers and need more than one hooked to the net but with blocking for the kids. I also need a line to a computer in a different room. I am spending over 200 per month on various telecom and am not sure I need it. I need to figure out what is needed where. Who or what should I call and how much should I expect to spend? I thought of calling a Best Buy guy who lives in our town. Is this a good idea?
  • With Friends Like These ...(Everything you wanted to know about the Clintons' shadiest donors)

    02/04/2008 5:20:16 AM PST · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 549+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Monday, February 04, 2008 | Marin Cogan, Melanie Mason, and Barron YoungSmith
    It's not that we expect politicians to have squeaky-clean donor lists. You try running for office without, at one point or another, taking money from someone you probably shouldn't. Even Barack Obama, Mr. Clean, has Tony Rezko. But the Frank Giustra-Kazakhstan-Uranium affair, blown open by The New York Times last week, serves as a reminder that the relationship between the Clintons and money has not always been lily-white. Here, a guide to the unsavory characters who have been associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton. THE DONOR Norman Hsu, Hong Kong "apparel executive." THE GREEN Hsu bundled more than $850,000 for...
  • Hillary's Texas Money Bundler

    11/27/2007 6:50:25 AM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 53+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11-27-07 | Lee Cary
    Hillary has a Texas border town bundler, Alonzo Cantu, who, according to the Washington Post, "...persuaded more than 300 people in Hidalgo County, where the median household income in 2006 was $28,660, to write checks ranging from $500 to $2,300 to the senator from New York."
  • How Big Man In McAllen Bundles Big For Clinton

    11/25/2007 4:22:31 AM PST · by xtinct · 48 replies · 912+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/07 | Matthew Mosk
    McALLEN, Tex. -- During the first nine months of this year, Sen. Barack Obama raised just $2,086 for his presidential campaign from people who live in and around this border town of stucco bungalows and weed-covered farm lots, and most candidates raised even less. But Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, has already raised more than $640,000 here, and her campaign expects to collect even more. Clinton's success in this unlikely setting is based almost entirely on her friendship with one man, McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu. A self-made millionaire who once picked grapes on the migratory farm labor circuit,...
  • US firms accuse Qualcomm of unfair practices in South Korea

    07/03/2006 7:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 302+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/03/06
    US firms accuse Qualcomm of unfair practices in South Korea SEOUL, July 3, 2006 (AFP) - Two US technology firms have filed a complaint with South Korea's antitrust watchdog accusing US mobile phone chip developer Qualcomm of abusing its market dominance, officials have said. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC), a state organization watching for fair trade, said the complaint was lodged by Texas Instruments and Broadcom. "Qualcomm was accused of selling its handset chips bundled with other chip products by using its market dominance," an FTC official said. Qualcomm has monopoly market status in South Korea as the sole supplier...
  • CORRUPT DIM POLITICIANS ALERT Massive New Jersey Bundling Operation (Hil, DNC, Torch named)

    06/30/2004 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies · 478+ views
    FEC ^ | 6/30/04
    Companies, partnerships and individuals connected to Charles J. Kushner have given over $1 million ($1,008,600) to federal candidates and national party committees in 1999-2000. The operation involved at least 72 partnership/companies and 75 individuals/employees in and around Florham Park, New Jersey. The principal recipients were the Democratic National Committee ($383,300); Committee For Working Families ($140,000), a federal political action committee linked to Mayor Jim McGreevey of Woodbridge, NJ; Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ($100,000, of which $38,000 was returned); Hillary Clinton ($79,250); Jon Corzine ($72,000); Senator Robert Torricelli ($57,000); and former Vice President Al Gore ($51,000). The employee relationship, timing and bundling...
  • Two-Card Monti (re: Microsoft settlement)

    03/25/2004 5:37:10 AM PST · by OESY · 48 replies · 197+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25, 2004 | Editorial
    <p>Check this out: Yesterday Europe's antitrust czar, Mario Monti, ordered Microsoft to offer a version of its Windows operating system without the currently included Windows Media Player, which allows computers to play music, movies and the like. Oh, the commission also fined Microsoft $612 million for "bundling" Media Player into Windows. But that's not the weird part.</p>
  • News Corporation & Viacom Chiefs Are Big Bundlers for Kerry

    02/12/2004 5:27:53 PM PST · by FlyLow · 2 replies · 111+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 2-12-04 | Brent Baker
    So much for the notion that media chieftans are a bunch of country club Republicans. An article this week in Britain’s Guardian newspaper revealed how FCC records show that top executives from News Corporation, CBS parent Viacom, as well as the former President of CBS, Howard Stringer, are heavy contributors to John Kerry’s campaign, pledging to raise $50,000 or more for him by bundling gifts from others of up to $2,000 each. Viacom COO Mel Karmazin also pitched in for Tom Daschle. The DrudgeReport (www.drudgereport.com) linked on Tuesday to the February 10 story, “Media chiefs back Kerry campaign,” in the...
  • Kerry Funds Raise Questions: Donations From Tech Firm Spark Controversy (drip, drip, drip..)

    02/10/2004 2:19:56 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 279+ views
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2004 | Jake Tapper
    Kerry Funds Raise Questions Donations From Tech Firm Spark Controversy for Candidate By Jake Tapper ABCNEWS.com Feb. 9— On the night of his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts warned so-called special interests that a new day was coming. "We're coming, you're going, and don't let the door hit you on the way out!" he said to cheers. The sincerity of that claim, however, depends upon one's definition of a "special interest." Kerry has been criticized for proclaiming himself to be a foe of lobbyists and special interests although, according to...