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  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    09/08/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 6:52 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests’ financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and the states to limit the money raised and spent in election campaigns by outside groups, candidates and others, curbs that the Supreme Court has weakened in recent years. It has no chance of winning the two-thirds majority needed to clear the Senate, let alone even being considered by the Republican-run House. Democrats brought the measure to the Senate floor...
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 21, 2012 | ZIP
    Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead… You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • Obama's Chicago Politics: Thuggery Not Civility

    05/04/2012 8:44:43 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 3 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 5-4-12 | Michael Barone
    It has been reported that the Obama campaign this year, as in 2008, has disabled or chosen not to use AVS in screening contributions made by credit card. That doesn't sound very important. But it's evidence of a modus operandi that strikes me as thuggish. AVS stands for Address Verification System. It's the software that checks whether the name of the cardholder matches his or her address. If a campaign doesn't use AVS, it can wind up accepting contributions from phony names or accepting contributions from foreigners, both of which are illegal. The 2008 Obama campaign pocketed money from "John...
  • The Secret Witnesses Against (John) Edwards

    10/08/2010 7:09:00 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 7, 2010 | Diane Dimond
    The case has taken a dramatic turn...there are now a whopping 20 subpoenas and the investigation may well stretch beyond the Rielle Hunter controversy, and perhaps extend to the inner workings of his former Senate office, or even to the actions of Elizabeth Edwards.... John Edwards...might have thought he’d dodged a bullet when the long investigation into whether he funneled campaign money to Rielle Hunter, the mother of his 2-year-old love child, seemed to stall.U.S. Attorney George Holding has issued as many as 20 subpoenas, bringing a whole new gaggle of secret witnesses to the grand jury in Raleigh, North...
  • Senate Republicans launch filibuster on campaign ad spending

    07/27/2010 2:29:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans launched a successful filibuster Tuesday to uphold the Supreme Court's decision earlier this year that let corporations and unions spend freely on campaign ads. Democrats had sought to undo much of the ruling by adding strict disclosure requirements for those who run ads, and banning any ads from companies that have federal contracts. They argued the court's ruling would amount to letting corporations buy elections. But they fell shy of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster and begin debating the bill. "This bill is a partisan effort, pure and simple, drafted behind closed doors by current and...
  • New ACORN Pimp/Hooker Sting Video (Not All of Los Angeles is Honest)

    11/19/2009 7:20:56 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 966+ views
    Big Government/The Lid ^ | 11/19/09 | The Lid
    Just when we thought it was all over, the ACORN Pimp/Hooker Scandal rises again. Our heroes, Hannah Giles and James O' Keefe the fake pimp and hooker were in Philadelphia meeting with the folks at ACORN. Next Stop, Sunny Los Angeles. The first tape released from the ACORN of sunny LA was of Felix Harris Mr. Harris didn’t care about that the two were involved with prostitution in regards to a housing loan, but when the O'Keefe/Giles team started talking about underage girls, he said that ACORN did not get involved with things like that. Felix was the only person...
  • Obama: Change You Can Believe In (Or Not!)

    11/19/2009 8:13:19 AM PST · by hoguenews · 6 replies · 354+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Paul Smith
    Oh but I am not buying it! Even though I am a Republican, I still hope that Obama will change the culture in Washington. But I have to report in this area of Ambassadorships, Obama has turned into a Bush clone. I have written previously about how Bush gave Ambassador posts as a reward (Bush once gave a posting to the CEO of Ameriquest Mortgage to the Netherlands after his company went out of business and was sued over 160 times for help causing the sub-prime meltdown) for raising money for him, and Obama seems to have forgotten his promise...
  • Scozzafava Declares Herself Part of Abramoff Wing of GOP: Funnels Campaign Cash to Family

    10/23/2009 7:15:08 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 18 replies · 1,391+ views
    redstate.com ^ | Erick Erickso
    Jack Abramoff, present jailbird, was convicted of all sorts of crooked schemes. One of his favorites was to funnel money through various organizations into the hands of other people. It appears Dede Scozzafava is funneling RNC, NRCC, and donor dollars through her campaign account to her family. Dede Scozzafava is or was until recently the Chief Operating Officer of her brother’s company...
  • Obama's Got About 40 Fundraising Events on the Schedule in September

    09/09/2008 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 30 replies · 467+ views
    NRO (Campaign Spot) ^ | September 9, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    How many fund-raisers would you like your candidate to attend in September, with 60 to 30 days remaining until Election Day? By my count, Obama's doing about 40 of them. One of them is in London. Now, many of them will not be major time commitments. Drop in, shake a few hands, give a five to ten minute speech, then hop in the motorcade to get to the next event. And some of them can effectively double for speeches if he decides to open up these events to the press. But by comparison, McCain will be doing none, unless he...
  • Clooney's Obama fundraiser in Geneva a sellout

    09/02/2008 9:56:36 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies · 232+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/2/2008 | Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - George Clooney has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama by headlining an exclusive event for Americans in Geneva, one of the world's most affluent cities. The Hollywood actor and director, fresh from the world premiere of the Coen brothers' comedy "Burn After Reading" in Venice, slipped without fanfare into the Swiss city on Tuesday for his first appearance on behalf of the Democratic nominee. Some 170 contributors have paid $1,000 a head to attend a cocktail party with Clooney at a museum in Geneva's Old Town on Tuesday evening. And 75...
  • First Read: Obama forgoes public funding (Didn't his campaign sue McCain?)

    06/19/2008 9:09:50 AM PDT · by GauchoUSA · 11 replies · 65+ views
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2008 | From Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro
    *** Obama opts out: In a video to supporters that his campaign has just released, Obama has announced that he's opting out of the public financing system for the general election. This move has been widely speculated, but it's a reversal from comments he made earlier in the campaign season that he would he accept general funds -- which gives the candidates about him $85 million to spend after the conventions. Assuming each of Obama's 1.5 million-plus contributors gives him $100, that comes to $150 million; if they give him an average of $200, that’s $300 million. Campaign finance issues...
  • Sunsetting campaign war chests

    03/26/2008 6:00:03 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 5 replies · 220+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | March 25, 2008 | David D'Arcangelo
    This article recommends limiting the campaign war chests of encumbents in order to give new candidates a more equal opportunity to win elections.
  • 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...
  • Demagoguery earns Kucinich millions

    12/15/2006 5:19:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 566+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2006 | Don Surber
    EVERYONE who laughed when the elfin Dennis Kucinich threw his hat in the ring to run for president in 2004 should realize why he smiles. He had 2,955,963 reasons to smile. That is how many bucks federal taxpayers gave his ridiculous campaign for president. Kucinich had no chance. Yet under the bizarre federal election rules, taxpayers had to give this fool $2,955,963 just to humor his vanity. Ralph Nader took $798,827 from taxpayers in 2004 to indulge his fantasy of being elected president. Consumers beware. I look for this demagogue to run again. Lyndon LaRouche is another likely candidate. Last...
  • Harris: I'll sell house to get campaign cash

    10/18/2006 7:55:57 AM PDT · by BritExPatInFla · 69 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/18/06 | Ludmilla Lelis & Jim Stratton
    In March, Harris went on national television to say she would pump $10 million of her personal fortune into her bid to become a senator. So far, she has put in about $3.15 million, and only three weeks are left in the campaign. Harris paid $795,000 for the home in 2003, and its total assessed value in 2005 was about $806,500. Even if she sells it for $1 million and puts that into the campaign, her total personal contribution would be $4.1 million. Just-released finance reports show that Harris had about $964,000 in campaign money as of Sept. 30. That's...
  • Firm pressured to donate to gov? (IL-Blagojevich)

    09/20/2006 8:49:11 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 4 replies · 356+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 20, 2006 | Dave McKinney, Chris Fusco, Fran Spielman, Natasha Korecki
    A criminal investigation into whether lucrative state pension business was being traded for campaign contributions to Gov. Blagojevich has developed a Hollywood storyline: Federal authorities want to know if an investment firm then co-owned by the Oscar-winning producer of "Million Dollar Baby" was pushed to donate money to Blagojevich as it vied for a $220 million state deal, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. The producer, Tom Rosenberg, and Capri/Capital Advisors were approached in 2004 about contributing to the governor and were told it was a condition for securing investment funds from the state Teachers' Retirement System, sources familiar with the...
  • Investigative Report: Another Clinton Scandal Coming?

    08/13/2004 11:19:50 AM PDT · by Thanatos · 52 replies · 6,416+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 8-13-04 | Paul M. Rodriguez
    Investigative Report: Another Clinton Scandal Coming? Posted August 13, 2004 By Paul M. Rodriguez Hillary Clinton is flying high within the Democratic Party as a marquee star that many hope will launch a presidential run in 2008 or 2012 or join up as a vice presidential contender. But previously unknown federal documents outlining potentially serious election law violations could spell trouble for the junior senator from New York and some high-fliers in the Democratic Party. At the same time, according to legal and federal law enforcement sources who have spoken to Insight on condition of anonymity, the failure to pursue...
  • Trends in campaign funding

    06/30/2004 7:33:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 232+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    <p>By April 30, the Republican National Committee (RNC) already had spent $115 million of the $180 million it had raised since the beginning of last year. For the president's sake, the RNC had better hope the money was spent wisely. The latest reports issued by the Federal Election Commission summarizing fund-raising and spending patterns of President Bush, Sen. John Kerry, the RNC and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) paint a picture that White House strategists clearly had not envisioned last fall.</p>
  • House arrest for lawmaker extradited to US

    01/02/2003 11:18:06 AM PST · by jedi150 · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Star Publications (Malaysia) ^ | Thursday, January 02, 2003
    House arrest for lawmaker extradited to US MIAMI: A Philippine lawmaker accused of tax evasion and making illegal campaign contributions to US politicians can post bail but will be under 24-hour house arrest in Florida until trial, a US judge ruled on Tuesday. Despite arguments from US prosecutors that Mark Jimenez should be kept in jail because he might flee and “cannot be trusted,” US Magistrate Ted Bandstra set a series of conditions meant to allow the congressman to be freed but keep him on a tight leash. Jimenez, who turned 56 on Tuesday, arrived in Miami on Sunday to...
  • Why did Al Gore really drop out? Cashill & Sanders suggest Kerry was willing to expose subversion

    12/16/2002 11:49:34 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 636+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, December 17, 2002 | Jack Cashill & James Sanders
    After the events of Sept. 11, Al Gore must have hoped no one remembered. But someone did. On Sept. 20, 2001, the Boston Globe broke the story of how the so-called Gore Commission had failed in its mission to address airline safety. The Globe claimed this failure "represents the clearest recent public example of the success that airlines have long had in defeating calls for more oversight." The Globe traced that failure to a series of campaign donations from the airlines to the Democratic National Committee in 1996 in the wake of the crash of TWA Flight 800. Although on...
  • SJC won't fund Clean Elections - Justice rules only Legislature can tap treasury

    03/13/2002 1:41:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies · 169+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 13, 2002 | Rick Klein
    <p>In a blow to candidates seeking public campaign financing, a Supreme Judicial Court justice ruled yesterday that the court cannot order funding for the voter-approved Clean Elections Law without legislative action.</p> <p>The ruling, issued by Justice Martha B. Sosman, found that only the Legislature can appropriate funds from the state treasury under the Massachusetts Constitution. The SJC had previously raised the possibility of circumventing the House and Senate to fund candidates, but yesterday's ruling dashed that hope, at least for now.</p>