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  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Reid to refund campaign $16K for 'holiday gifts' [liquidate g-daughter's business inventory]

    03/26/2014 1:43:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    The Federal Election Committee (FEC) is asking Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to explain the listing of more than $16,000 in holiday gifts in a campaign filing, according to a report. Ralston Reports, run by Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, reported Tuesday that 2016 campaign money was used on presents for supporters. Ralston said he learned the gifts were actually purchased by Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who sells jewelry in Berkeley, Calif. She bought the gifts — using the campaign’s money — for Reid’s donors and backers, the report says. The filing only identified her as Ryan Elisabeth, and Ralston said...
  • Tax breaks for Hollywood should be scaled back, says report prepared for Cuomo tax commission

    11/21/2013 9:56:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | 11-20-13 | Michelle Breidenbach
    A unpublished report says New York is writing tax credit refund checks to film and television studios that far exceed the amount of taxes they owe the state. The report, prepared for a tax reform commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, suggests the program should be scaled back. "The growth in the industry comes at the expense of higher taxes for other taxpayers or lower spending on state services and investments, possibly reducing activity in other sectors of the economy," the report concludes. It's a 137-page addendum to a study by the tax commission co-chaired by former state Comptroller H....
  • Feds OK with leftover campaign money being invested

    02/07/2012 10:40:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 2-6-12 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — Candidate committees can rack up cash in a hurry, especially during a high stakes race. And provisions in election law allow campaigns to invest campaign funds, bolstering — or diminishing — contributions. In the 2011-12 election cycle, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-District 1, raised nearly $2.5 million, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. At the end of 2011, his candidate committee held $4.6 million. In early 1999, Citizens for Arlen Specter, the campaign for the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, sought the opinion of the FEC to determine what could be done with his excess cash,...
  • Defeating Obama: Will it take a Brokered GOP Convention? Probably! (Vanity)

    01/05/2012 12:40:56 PM PST · by no dems · 52 replies · 1+ views
    January 5, 2012 | no dems
    I'm thinking the only way we will be able to beat Obama will be to have a brokered GOP Convention and a "dark horse" candidate rise out of the ashes. Do I think it will happen? Heck no. So, we are, as my granny used to say: "In a mell of a hess". The GOP Candidates currently running, and the drop-out, Michele Bachmann, have beaten, bruised and bloodied each other so badly that we’re going to make doggone sure we send a nominee into the General Election damaged beyond repair; making victory easy for Obama. The Dems are loving our...
  • Jon Corzine Campaign Cash Could Be Returned by Obama Administration

    11/15/2011 10:13:18 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 8 replies
    Third Age ^ | 11-15-11 | Caitlin Bronson
    MF Global chief Jon Corzine donated $5,000 to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in April, but that money could be returned if Corzine is accused of any wrongdoing. As reported by Reuters, an official on the Obama campaign said all $500,000 raised by Corzine and donated to the president would be restored if the CEO has either civil or criminal charges brought against him. Corzine, who was head of the now bankrupt MF Global, has been thrown under a firestorm of controversy this week regarding the securities of the company. The former Goldman Sachs executive has not yet been accused...
  • Barack Obama, Ron Paul Lead in Campaign Cash From Military Donors

    10/16/2011 12:59:41 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 17 replies
    OpenSecretsblog ^ | 10-16-2011 | Michael Beckel
    U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya may weigh on the minds of voters next year, but during the early months of the 2012 election cycle, members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are active political donors are mainly rallying around two candidates, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Those candidates are President Barack Obama and libertarian-leaning Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Overall, individuals who listed their occupation as one of the branches of the military or the U.S. Department of Defense have donated about $78,000 to presidential candidates, according to the Center's analysis of donors...
  • 'Far right' questions Rick Perry on immigration

    08/21/2011 8:42:30 AM PDT · by Tempest · 16 replies
    Boston.com ^ | August 11, 2011 | Christopher Sherman
    The Texas Association of Business, which has backed Perry in all his gubernatorial campaigns and has members who individually have provided Perry with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash, touted that report in its firm support of comprehensive immigration reform. TAB, the state's chamber of commerce, has lobbied for immigration reform and against state legislation regulating immigration. "The economy would suffer without undocumented workers," said Bill Hammond, TAB president and CEO. "We need them." Texas remains welcoming to immigrants in ways some other states are not. Illegal immigrants can get in-state tuition at Texas universities. Neither employers nor...
  • White House, Senate Democrats clash over campaign cash

    08/18/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/18/2011 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats are increasingly concerned that President Barack Obama’s campaign money machine is sucking up so much cash that it will cut into the party’s aggressive campaign to hold on to the Senate next year, several Democratic sources say. Democratic senators have already pressed Obama campaign officials — including campaign manager Jim Messina — not to lock up the richest Democratic donors, but the presidential campaign declined to make such a promise.
  • Democrats widen assault on anonymous campaign cash

    04/21/2011 7:55:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/11 | Alister Bull - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic congressman filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Federal Election Commission, widening efforts to expose anonymous campaign donations as the 2012 U.S. election gets under way. Representative Chris van Hollen, the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives' Budget Committee, filed the suit challenging FEC regulations which he said undermined the degree of campaign finance disclosure demanded by U.S. law. "The absence of transparency will enable special interest groups to bankroll campaign initiatives while operating under a veil of anonymity," Van Hollen said in a statement. Democrats claim that attack ads worth millions of dollars...
  • 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.
  • Craigslist Sex Trafficking Money in Democrats' Coffers

    09/22/2010 7:47:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 22nd 2010 | Emily Miller
    Craigslist has made tens of millions of dollars off sex ads, which have facilitated child sex trafficking, and part of that money is in Democratic campaign coffers. President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D.-Calif.) and Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) are among the politicians who have accepted the $83,800 in donations that Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donated to Democrats.
  • All the President's Goldman men

    04/21/2010 3:07:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 589+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    While President Obama assails the culture of greed and recklessness practiced by the men of Goldman Sachs, his administration is infested with them. The White House can no more disown Government Sachs than Obama can disown Chicago politics. Obama is headed to Wall Street tomorrow to demand "financial regulatory reform" -- just as the US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil suit against Goldman Sachs for mortgage-related fraud. Question the timing? Darn tootin'. As the New York Post reported Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee immediately bought sponsored Internet ads on Google that direct Web surfers who type in "Goldman...
  • Brunner spent more than she raised in latest quarter (Ohio US Senate Race)

    10/20/2009 4:18:21 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 7 replies · 768+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 20, 2009 | NA
    Brunner spent more than she raised in latest quarter Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jennifer Brunner spent more than the $147,000 she raised during the most recent quarter that ended Sept. 30 and has less than $112,000 on hand, a report filed with the Federal Elections Commission shows. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, her opponent in the May 2010 primary, reported raising $618,201 during the quarter with nearly $1.6 million cash on hand. Despite the fundraising difference, Brunner has vowed to make to the ballot. "There's some rumor-mongering going on that I'm getting out of the race," Brunner told The Dispatch last...
  • N.Y. Gov. Paterson To Enjoy Caribbean Conference On Campaign's Dime

    11/01/2008 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 2 replies · 190+ views
    Stealthy News ^ | November 1, 2008 | Tom Fox
    It's kind of hard to justify using tax payer money, from the State of New York, on a trip to beautiful St. Maarten in the Caribbean. So N.Y. Gov. David Paterson has decided to use campaign cash to attend the Caribbean Multinational Business Conference. The conference takes place at the The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, a "destinations within a destination," that just happens to feature the island's hottest nightclub, Q-Club; the world-class Good Life Spa, and the Vegas-style Casino Royale, where you can live out your James Bond fantasies. The casino has 300 slots and a panoply of...
  • Obama’s Campaign Cash Might As Well Be Monopoly Money

    08/18/2008 3:53:47 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 8 replies · 109+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 18, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    The MSM breathlessly tells us about the formidable Obama fundraising machine, as if the votes don't really count, it is just whoever raises the most money will be the winner. Except if you can't buy any votes with your campaign cash, well then it's worthless. For example, much was made a few days ago about Obama's spending on advertising in Florida. Obama has spent $6.5 million and run 9,785 television ads in the Sunshine State; McCain has spent zero to run zero. (This isn't counting national ads by both campaigns that run in the state.)
  • $11 Million For Giuliani

    10/04/2007 1:21:58 PM PDT · by sitetest · 68 replies · 753+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2007 | Matthew Mosk
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani finally filled out the rest of the Republican money picture, and if you're a stalwart for the GOP, it ain't pretty. Giuliani raised $10.5 million in primary money, $11 million overall, which (barely) makes him the Republican money leader for the third quarter. And perhaps the best news for Giuliani supporters -- his campaign reports he will enter the critical final months of 2007 (when it's time to start buying all those television ads) with $16 million in cash on hand. That compares favorably to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who reported having about $9...
  • Hsu, The Little Red Book and Hillary

    09/14/2007 12:01:01 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 12 replies · 192+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 13 September 2007 | Patrick Truax
    Its like something out of a Clouseau movie. Peter Sellars plays the bungling inspector who always get his man. Except in the case of Norman Hsu, it appears no one was even looking for him when collapsed on the train. It was a tipster who led the FBI to the hospital where John Huang, er, uh Norman Hsu was recovering from a bocthed assina-, I mean a terrible flu. What troubles me about the whole thing, is that after he bolted San Mateo county's jursidction, he stayed in the country! I would have been on the first Air China out...
  • Extreme Prejudice **Media Bias**

    06/22/2007 6:01:41 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 730+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 22 June 2007 | Staff
    Journalism: Another year, another survey, and once again the conclusion is the same: The media have an overwhelming liberal bias. But sadly, they are too self-deceiving — or dishonest — to admit their tilt. The latest survey, by MSNBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman, had a simple methodology: Go to Federal Election Commission public records and see what various media figures contributed, and to whom. The story that resulted was well-written and researched. But Dedman buried the lead in the 16th paragraph: "The pattern of donations, with nearly nine out of 10 giving to Democratic candidates and causes, appears to confirm...
  • {Kinky} Friedman leads field in individual donations; {Governor Rick} Perry holds cash lead

    09/17/2006 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 131 replies · 1,368+ views
    Friedman leads field in individual donations; Perry holds cash lead AUSTIN (AP) - Comedic candidate Kinky Friedman has far and away the most individual donations in the governor's race this year, collecting campaign cash from thousands across Texas and across the country. Republican Gov. Rick Perry leads in total money, followed by independent Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn - both piling up millions of dollars and benefiting from some large contributions of $100,000 or more. With Perry and Strayhorn holding that strong financial advantage entering the Nov. 7 election, Friedman will be working to capitalize on what appears to be a...
  • N.M. Cash Over Limit In Calif. Campaign:Bustamante (Dem Culture of Corruption)

    08/06/2006 8:21:48 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 6, 2006 | Mike Gallagher
    With about a month to go before the October special election, the California Democrat's campaign received an injection of more than $150,000 in cash from three prominent New Mexicans or companies with which they are affiliated. Questions were raised about Bustamante's campaign finances after he lost the election.The California Fair Political Practices Commission, which enforces the state's campaign finance laws, sued Bustamante in 2004 for accepting contributions over the allowable limit of $21,200.
  • Mayor says office mistakenly used for campaign work (CT Govnr Race - Yup, More Yankee Hypocrisy)

    01/06/2006 8:15:23 PM PST · by right-wingin_It · 50 replies · 829+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 6, 2006 | AP Connecticut
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The secretary to Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and her City Hall telephone should not have been used to receive calls for a gubernatorial campaign event earlier this week, the mayor's spokesman said Thursday. An invitation was recently sent for a campaign event at DeStefano's home following his inauguration for a sixth term on New Year's Day. The invitations were paid for by "DeStefano for Connecticut" but did not indicate whether the event was tied to the inaugural ceremony or a gubernatorial campaign effort. DeStefano is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. The invitations directed those who...
  • Gingrich Blasts Republican "Teamwork"

    01/06/2006 6:31:53 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 44 replies · 1,267+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 5, 2006 | Rolling Stone
    Gingrich Blasts Republican "Teamwork" Newt Gingrich, the original architect of the Republican Revolution, is obviously dismayed to see his handiwork going up in flames. Even so, the force with which Newt is blasting his party's corruption woes is surprising. As he told Bloomberg: The Abramoff scandal has to be seen as part of a much larger and deeper problem. It's not about lobbyist corruption. You can't have a corrupt lobbyist without a corrupt member or corrupt staff. This was a team effort. There are a series of behaviors, a series of attitudes, a series of crony-like activities that are not...
  • Hillary’s cash machine rolling

    01/05/2006 8:31:45 PM PST · by ncountylee · 11 replies · 815+ views
    newsday ^ | January 5, 2006 | GLENN THRUSH
    NY’s junior senator is in full fundraising mode for other Dems and her own possible ‘08 presidential bid WASHINGTON -- What's in a name? About $50 million for Democrats who have used Hillary Rodham Clinton's money-making moniker to raise cash for their campaigns since 2001. New York's junior senator has drummed up at least that much for Democrats around the country simply by lending her name to "Dear Friend" fundraising letters or appearing at events on their behalf, according to a new estimate of Clinton's fundraising clout compiled by her campaign. She's raised $1.2 million for Senate and House hopefuls...
  • Hillary Clinton Caught with Abramoff Cash

    01/05/2006 6:04:46 PM PST · by doctorhugo · 56 replies · 1,956+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 12:52 a.m. EST | Carl Limbacher
    Hillary Clinton Caught with Abramoff CashUnlike many in her party, 2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has been silent about the influence peddling scandal erupting around lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose plea bargain with the Justice Department is said to have more than a few on Capitol Hill quaking in their boots. Now we know why. Turns out, Mrs. Clinton is among the dozens of Democrats who accepted Mr. Abramoff's tainted contributions. Clinton spokeswoman Ann Lewis told The Buffalo News on Thursday that "after examining our records we found two contributions for $1,000 from tribes which have been clients of Jack Abramoff...
  • When guest list turns to ghost list [Hollywood]

    12/16/2005 7:33:17 AM PST · by ncountylee · 15 replies · 1,630+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 16, 2005 | By Tina Daunt
    You've got the Beverly Hills mansion (a beautiful French Normandy-style estate owned by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman). You've got the celebrity entertainment (Melissa Etheridge, unplugged). You've got Wolfgang Puck's catering crew (on the menu: steak and fries, with risotto for the vegetarians). And the guest list includes some of Hollywood's top executives, who have contributed thousands of dollars to the Democratic party for the privilege of attending the event. Yet there's something missing: a number of the main political VIPs set to be feted. When it came time to stage the fundraising bash at the DeVito-Perlman residence Wednesday night,...
  • Angry widow calls for new 9/11 panel

    08/14/2005 12:50:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 168 replies · 4,657+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 12, 2005 | PAUL DE LA GARZA
    TAMPA - With details emerging Thursday that the Sept. 11 commission omitted crucial information from its final report last year, a group of 9/11 widows called for creation of a new independent panel. "I'm very disturbed, and I want to get some answers," said Kristen Breitweiser, whose husband, Ronald, died in the World Trade Center. "I want to know what the truth is." Her organization, the September 11th Advocates, or the Jersey Girls, was instrumental in pushing for creation of the Sept. 11 commission. On Thursday, the now-disbanded commission became embroiled in controversy, after acknowledging it omitted crucial information about...
  • Cannon settles dispute over campaign contributions

    07/19/2005 8:54:01 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 3 replies · 298+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 7/19/2005 | Robert Gehrke
    Radio show: A program host, in Spanish, told listeners in 2004 to give to the campaign, even if the donors were undocumented immigrants WASHINGTON - Rep. Chris Cannon's campaign has resolved a flap over a Spanish-language radio show the congressman appeared on last year where it was suggested that undocumented immigrants should find a way around the law to contribute to Cannon's re-election bid. The Cannon campaign quietly settled the matter with the Federal Elections Commission last month. As part of the agreement, Cannon's treasurer, state Sen. Curt Bramble, and staffer Marco Diaz agreed to attend an FEC-sponsored seminar on...
  • CA: (Duke) Cunningham says sale 'showed poor judgment'

    06/24/2005 1:20:35 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 53 replies · 1,486+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 24, 2005 | Marcus Stern
    After 11 days of near silence in the face of mounting controversy, Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham released a three-page statement yesterday acknowledging that he "showed poor judgment" in selling his Del Mar house to "a friend who does business with the government." The Rancho Santa Fe Republican added that he welcomed "all appropriate investigations" and expressed confidence that they would show he "acted honorably and honestly." The controversy stems from Cunningham's 2003 sale of his Del Mar house to Mitchell Wade, a Cunningham friend and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based defense contracting company MZM Inc. Wade put the house back...
  • Contractor who bought Cunningham's house made employees give political contributions

    06/21/2005 5:51:20 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 6 replies · 417+ views
    COPLEY NEWS SERVICE ^ | 6-21-05 | Marcus Stern
    WASHINGTON – A defense contractor who took a $700,000 loss on the purchase of Rep. Randy Cunningham's Del Mar residence in 2003, and provided a yacht for his use in the nation's capital, forced his employees to make political contributions that benefited the San Diego Republican and other members of Congress, according to three former senior officials of the company. The former employees of the defense contractor, MZM, Inc., said separately that its founder, Mitchell Wade, routinely forced employees to give political donations. "By the spring of '02, Mitch was twisting employees' arms to donate to his MZM PAC," said...
  • Ex-Clinton aide's fate in jury's hands (deliberating begins Thursday)

    05/26/2005 4:32:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 639+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 5/25/05 | Chuck Conder
    Ex-Clinton aide's fate in jury's hands Rosen denies wrongdoing in reporting cost of gala to FEC Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Posted: 11:53 PM EDT (0353 GMT) LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Jurors in the federal trial of David Rosen, former finance director of Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate campaign, will begin deliberating his fate Thursday. **SNIP** Defense and prosecuting attorneys finished their closing arguments Wednesday. The jury was to convene Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. ET). Rosen's attorney, Paul Sandler, described his client as "courageous and truthful," adding that Rosen "has suffered for years with this sword of Damocles over...
  • HILLARY IS MUM ON MONEYMAN'S ARREST

    01/11/2005 11:52:01 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 13 replies · 931+ views
    New York Post ^ | 01/12/05 | MICHAEL WARNER
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday refused to answer questions about the indictment last week of her 2000 Senate campaign finance director. Clinton's former aide, David Rosen, was charged with filing false reports to the Federal Election Commission to cover up the true cost of a lavish Hollywood fund-raiser held on Clinton's behalf Aug. 12, 2000. When asked about Rosen by reporters at a press conference, Clinton said: "I have nothing to add to the statement that was issued last week." In that statement, released Friday night, Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, said the senator's camp believed Rosen would be cleared once...
  • Hillary aide pleads not guilty

    01/24/2005 1:43:40 PM PST · by fidelio · 22 replies · 1,420+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 24 Jan 05 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former campaign finance director pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges he deliberately underreported the amount raised at a Hollywood gala for the senator in 2000. David Rosen, 40, of Chicago was released for a trial March 22 in Los Angeles. But his attorney, Paul Mark Sandler, said he planned to ask that the case be moved to Washington. Rosen is charged with four counts of filing false reports with the Federal Election Commission. Each count carries up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Sandler said after the hearing...
  • U.S. Defends Sealing Charges Against Former Hillary Rodham Clinton Aide David Rosen

    03/03/2005 4:28:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,324+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/02/05 | IAN URBINA
    U.S. Defends Sealing Charges Against Former Clinton Aide By IAN URBINA Published: March 2, 2005 Correction Appended Federal prosecutors are battling attempts to dismiss their criminal case against Hillary Rodham Clinton's former fund-raising director, claiming in a court motion that they kept the indictment of him secret for more than a year to protect the identity of a witness cooperating in a separate investigation. The defendant, David Rosen, is charged with failing to report in-kind contributions and producing a false invoice in connection with an Aug. 12, 2000, fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton, according to an indictment unsealed in January. He...
  • Clinton Case Mystery

    04/21/2005 3:38:01 AM PDT · by The Raven · 71 replies · 3,023+ views
    NY Sun ^ | Apr 21, 2005 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A Democratic fund-raiser involved in Senator Clinton's 2000 campaign has offered a guilty plea to bank fraud charges and is likely to become a government witness at the upcoming federal trial of a top finance aide to Mrs. Clinton, David Rosen, court records obtained by The New York Sun show. As part of an FBI investigation into alleged campaign finance reporting violations by Mrs. Clinton's campaign, the mystery witness secretly taped a conversation with Mr. Rosen in September 2002 and apparently tried to elicit statements from the former Clinton staffer about financial irregularities involving an August 2000 Hollywood fund-raising event....
  • Kennedy Relative Tied to Fund-Raising Case

    04/22/2005 9:47:18 PM PDT · by kcvl · 12 replies · 1,299+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2005 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    Kennedy Relative Tied to Fund-Raising Case By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ Published: April 23, 2005 WASHINGTON, April 22 - A brother-in-law of Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts has been working as a confidential informant in a criminal case against Hillary Rodham Clinton's former fund-raising director, according to people involved in the case. The brother-in-law, Raymond Reggie of Louisiana, has apparently been acting as an undercover informant in the case and secretly recorded a conversation he had with Mrs. Clinton's former fund-raising director during a steak dinner. In that conversation, the two discussed a 2000 fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton that is at...
  • Hill: My $$ Man Will Be Cleared

    04/23/2005 4:12:05 AM PDT · by Peach · 70 replies · 2,071+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2005 | Deborah Orin
    HILL: MY $$ MAN 'WILL BE CLEARED' April 23, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday stood behind her indicted former fund-raiser after prosecutors said Ted Kennedy's brother-in-law taped him making "incriminating" statements about her Senate campaign's Hollywood gala. "The Senate campaign committee fully cooperated with the investigation. [David] Rosen worked hard for the campaign and we trust that when all the facts are in, he will be cleared," Clinton lawyer David Kendall said in an e-mail to The Post. Rosen goes to trial May 3 on charges of falsely underreporting the costs of the August 2000 gala...
  • In-law fraud case stings Ted K, Dems (Clinton 2000 fundraiser)

    04/23/2005 2:57:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,195+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4-23-05 | Straub
    In-law fraud case stings Ted K, Dems By Noelle Straub Saturday, April 23, 2005 - Updated: 07:45 AM EST WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's embattled brother-in-law - fingered as the FBI informant who secretly taped conversations for a case against a top fund-raiser for Sen. Hillary Clinton - donated money to the Bay State senator and boasts deep political ties to his family. New Orleans political consultant Raymond Reggie, 43, became Kennedy's in-law in 1992 when his sister Victoria married the senator, and had also enjoyed a friendship with the Clintons. But facing unrelated charges of fraud against three...
  • (Boston Globe) Hillary Clinton aide reportedly taped; Kennedy in-law said to aid the FBI

    04/24/2005 9:34:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 53 replies · 2,311+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4-24-05 | Kranish
    Hillary Clinton aide reportedly taped Kennedy in-law said to aid the FBI By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff | April 24, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy's brother-in-law secretly taped at least one telephone conversation as part of an FBI investigation into a former aide to Senator Hillary Clinton, according to published reports. ================================================== The BOSTON GLOBE has the story. Legs. Entire story: CLICK.
  • HILLARY 2000 FUNDRAISING SCANDAL: The Players

    04/24/2005 3:04:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 124 replies · 3,573+ views
    DFU | 4-2005 | dfu
    <p>David Rosen - Chicago whizkid and Hillary campaign finance director who wanted to be a big time player in DemocRAT politics. Charged in January in a 10-page felony indictment. He filed false reports and amended false reports to the FEC and had another person create a fictitious receipt. So far, he has not turned on Hillary. If it starts getting too hot for him, will he make a deal?</p>
  • PETER PAUL AND HILLARY: No. 1 – Peter Paul to Make Big Announcement on Hannity Show (Update, #92)

    05/02/2005 11:57:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 254 replies · 11,546+ views
    phone conversation with Peter Paul | 5-2-05 | Doug from Upland
    Note: this is the first in a series of stories regarding the events surrounding the business relationship of entrepreneur Peter Paul, William Jefferson Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is a story that Hillary does not want you to know. Intro to the series: DFU’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE WITH PETER PAUL ================================================================= Entrepreneur Peter Paul spent almost two million dollars of his own money in 2000 for a gala Hollywood farewell to Bill Clinton and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. It was the largest fundraiser for her senate campaign. Paul will be appearing today on the Sean Hannity Show in his first...
  • David Rosen - Hillary Clinton MASSIVE Campaign Finance Trial - Day 1 - (Any MSM coverage yet?)

    05/03/2005 7:50:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 1,689+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/03/05
    Rosen goes to trial May 3 on charges of falsely underreporting the costs of the August 2000 gala — thus inflating the amount of campaign cash ostensibly raised for Clinton at the event.
  • PETER PAUL AND HILLARY: No. 2 – Sorry, Alan Colmes, You Will Not Stop hillcap.org or the Truth

    05/03/2005 9:50:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 4,174+ views
    Peter Paul; dfu | 5-3-05 | Doug from Upland
    Note: this is the second in a series of stories regarding the events surrounding the business relationship of entrepreneur Peter Paul, William Jefferson Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is a story that Hillary does not want you to know. SERIES INTRO No. 1 Peter Paul appeared briefly on the Hannity and Colmes Show to announce the launch of the Hillary Clinton Accountability Project and the website hillcap.org. Paul wants Hillary to finally take responsibility for her massive campaign finance fraud in 2000. Alan Colmes was on hand to reprise his almost legendary role. He was still shilling for the...
  • IN LOS ANGELES, THE SILENCE OF THE MEDIA IN DAVID ROSEN TRIAL IS DEAFENING

    05/09/2005 9:31:49 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 71 replies · 2,545+ views
    dfu | 5-9-05 | DFU
    FReepers, it is an amazing thing to witness. I'm about an hour from Los Angeles and plan to go to the David Rosen trial on Tuesday. I have been on the phone calling radio news stations and local TV affiliates in Los Angeles to see if they were covering the story. No one knows about the story. How can that be possible? Not even KFWB knows, the main news radio station in Los Angeles. The mainstream media is going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming into covering this story. It has the potential to derail Queen Hillary's run...
  • DFU CROSSWORD CHALLENGE No. 14 - Peter Paul and Hillary

    05/09/2005 6:19:13 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 598+ views
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  • Clinton Fundraising Probe

    05/09/2005 7:32:30 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 15 replies · 825+ views
    Sacunion - AP ^ | May 9, 2005 | Paul Chavez
    LOS ANGELES—A lavish politics-goes-Hollywood fundraiser that helped propel Hillary Clinton into the U.S. Senate is the main event at the pending federal trial of the New York Democrat’s former campaign finance director. ... It’s rare for alleged federal campaign finance violations to go to trial. But that is what’s scheduled to happen Tuesday in federal court here, with witnesses including Sen. Edward Kennedy’s brother-in-law, who wore a wire for the government. Based on that conversation and allegedly false federal filings, prosecutors charged finance director David Rosen with deliberately lowballing the cost of the August 2000 gala. An FBI agent has...
  • Dick Morris: STEAK DINNER COULD COOK HILL

    05/10/2005 3:14:56 AM PDT · by The Raven · 58 replies · 3,587+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2005 | Dick Morris
    May 10, 2005 -- THE Justice Department case against David Rosen, national finance chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate race, is getting stronger, increasing the odds the aide will start cooperating with the government — which could be disastrous for the senator's ambitions. Rosen has been indicted for deliberately reporting that the cost of an August 2000 Hollywood fund-raising gala was only $400,000 when the actual tab was $1.2 million — a step that let Mrs. Clinton spend $800,000 more in "hard money" for her campaign. (After Hillary and opponent Rick Lazio agreed to ban soft money, both camps were...
  • Hillary Clinton's Ex-Staffer Goes On Trial (David Rosen)

    05/10/2005 7:12:12 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 14 replies · 655+ views
    WINS News ^ | 4/10/05
    (1010 WINS) LOS ANGELES A federal criminal trial involving a former finance director for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will be watched by Republicans seeking to derail her re-election next year and potential 2008 bid for the White House. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Tuesday for the trial against Clinton's former finance director, David Rosen. He is accused of filing false campaign finance statements in connection with the fundraiser for Clinton's successful 2000 senatorial campaign. Rosen has pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and up to $250,000 in...