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  • Vanity - Need Help With a Campaign Contribution Question

    11/27/2016 4:36:13 AM PST · by CarolAnn · 25 replies
    I was perusing the Opensecrets for 2016 Presidential contributions, and I have a couple of questions: First, why would a company called Renaissance Technologies give Hillary $14 million and also give Trump $15 million? Is it a cover their butts thing? Do they think they'll get access in return? Second, Why would the US Department of Agriculture and the US Postal service be contributing to Jill Stein????? Hope these aren't stupid questions. I'm not real familiar with campaign finance.
  • Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

    06/13/2016 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 13, 2016
    In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said: The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the...
  • Honest Question about Trump to Trump Lovers

    02/27/2016 2:44:25 PM PST · by applpie · 146 replies
    Punditfact ^ | July 9 2015 | will cabaniss
    "Data from the Federal Election Commission and state elections offices provided by the two websites show that Trump has given $584,850 to Democrats and $961,140 to the GOP over the last 26 years." (this is at the Federal level and does not include state or local)
  • Excessive, Prohibited and Impermissible Contributions (Cruz Campaign).

    02/25/2016 6:58:55 AM PST · by true believer forever · 13 replies
    Federal Election Commission ^ | February 21, 2016 | Carolina Mongeon
    An individual or a political committee other than an authorized committee or a qualified multi-candidate committee may not make a contribution(s) to a candidate for federal office in excess of $2,700 per election. An authorized committee may not make a contribution(s) to a candidate for federal office in excess of $2,000 per election. A qualified multi-candidate committee and all affiliated committees may not make a contribution(s) to a candidate for federal office in excess of $5,000 per election. The term "contribution" includes any gift, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of value made by any person for...
  • Maximum contributions to a Federal Candidate

    01/18/2016 8:29:47 PM PST · by ShivaFan
    01-08-2016 | The Government (Uncle Sam)
    As everyone is getting passionate, I suppose contributions to candidates is about to rocket through your wallets (remember, however, the Obama recession is about to get ugly and some/lots of you will be losing your jobs shortly, and there will be a vast migration of Africans, North Africans and such as oil continues to slide as well and they may be other costs coming soon) ... but just a reminder if/when you pull out the credit card to donate to your favorite Promiser (and beggars): How Much May Be Contributed Your contributions1 to Federal candidates and committees are limited under...
  • Support Pours in For Donald Trump After Muslims Rant: Panic as Donations For Campaign Soar

    12/13/2015 6:13:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Dec 13, 2015
    REPUBLICAN frontrunner Donald Trump is spending a fraction of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton as he continues to dominate political debate in the United States. While Mrs Clinton wrote off £19million in the past quarter to bolster her bid for the White House, the billionaire property tycoon is estimated to have invested just £3million. Since Trump's controversial demand for Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the US following an Islamic State inspired mass shooting in San Bernardino, donations have been pouring in to his campaign coffers. Experts estimate more than 100,000 supporters have given donations averaging £40 to his...
  • Clinton Foundation Amends Tax Returns, Discloses Millions In Foreign Contributions

    11/17/2015 3:38:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/15 | John Hayward
    The Clinton Foundation will “amend” its tax returns for the last four years, to correct “errors in the report of donations from foreign governments,” as reported by Fox News. Foundation President Donna Shalala said in a statement that the returns were revised after a voluntary review of the charity’s past tax returns. She added that the corrections were not required by law. “There is no change in our bottom line numbers: assets, liabilities, and net assets,” Shalala wrote in a statement to the foundation’s supporters that was obtained by Reuters. “There is nothing to suggest that the Foundation intended to...
  • Ted Cruz Says Campaign Contributions Skyrocketed After Debate

    08/10/2015 1:18:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    While most of the media attention after last weeks GOP presidential debate has been focused on Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a huge jump in his poll numbers, and apparently an explosion in campaign contributions since he took the stage. Check it out! Id say 225,000 contributions with an average contribution of $68 is quite impressive. Its important to note that a lot of these contributions are coming from ordinary Americans, making this a true grassroots effort, rather than bowing to the will of corporations in order to get funding. One of the reasons people seem to be...
  • Sarah Palin Reportedly Donates Only 5.5% of PAC Money to Actual Candidates

    10/25/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT · by Bratch · 114 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 20th, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Sarah Palins PAC is extremely stingy when it comes to donating money to her fellow Republicans:a report from Open Secretsreveals that since the 2014 two-year election cycle began, her PAC has raised a total of $2.7 million dollars, but only donated $150,000 of that money to actual candidates, a donation rate of 5.5%.This year was even worse: according to SarahPACs third quarter filings this year, they had $1.4 million cash in hand, but only donated $45,000 to nine Congressional candidates about 3% between July 1st and September 30th. What did they spend the rest on? Many of the...
  • Many Requests for Donations to the RNC

    10/03/2014 8:41:38 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 11 replies
    email | October 4, 2014 | National Republican Senatorial Committee
    AMAZING We asked our supporters to step up in September to help us catch up to the Democrats and tens of thousands of them did. It truly is amazing. We noticed though, that you did not take advantage of our September triple-match offer: EMAIL: SUGGESTED DONATION: $5.00 QUICK LINK: Click Here Will you stand with us today by making a $5 contribution to help us over the final 5 weeks of the election? We are on the verge of winning a Republican Senate majority and firing Harry Reid. This would put a final end to the Obama agenda, but we...
  • Senate moves forward with amendment to the Constitution on elections

    09/09/2014 7:17:36 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 08, 2014, 06:51 pm | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment meant to reverse two recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign spending. Republicans are likely to vote against the amendment when it comes up for a final vote, but by allowing it to proceed, ensured that it will tie up the Senate for most of the week. More than 20 Republicans joined Democrats in the 79-18 vote advancing the amendment, well over the 60 votes that were needed. The amendment is almost certain to fail, as it would need to win two-thirds support to pass the Senate, and then would still need to...
  • 16 year old programmer made something awesome that has politicians terrified

    06/23/2014 8:12:03 AM PDT · by Library Lady · 37 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | Josh Riddle
    Now when you hear babbling on about the Koch Brothers, you can see the hypocrisy and look at who he is bankrolled by. From Engadget: The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, will serve up a list of which parties have donated to their campaign funds, and the quantities. Greenhouse (geddit?) is currently available for Chrome, Firefox...
  • "Hillary For President" Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

    04/18/2014 7:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the stampede of politicians distancing themselves from their once best-friend - Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal - as AP reports, he plead guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. Without the contributions "nobody will even talk to you," Chatwal said. "That's the only way to buy them, get into the system." Welcome to the ugly truth of American politik.The FT details that Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management, pleaded guilty on Thursday...
  • Fewer Limits on Campaign Contributions Strengthens America

    04/07/2014 4:25:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Star Parker
    The Supreme Courts decision last week in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin to American democracy. The court ruled that such limits violate First Amendment free speech protection. Limits remain on the total funds that an individual can contribute to a given candidate in an election cycle. But the limit on the total contributions that an individual can make are now gone. The principle involved - that participation in elections and supporting candidates of ones choice is...
  • Another Election Problem in Search of a Solution

    04/04/2014 7:14:46 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 4, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When you have a problem, you look for a solution. Whether youre an engineer, a teacher, a scientist, or a cook, the goal is to solve an identified problem. The field of politics works the same way; the main challenge is that different sides have such different views of not only what the right solution is, but also of what the problems are. Campaign Finance laws which have always existed, but were turbocharged in the mid-1970s through the Federal Election Campaign Act and its successors are written to deal with one simple problem: theres too much money in...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Individual Free Speech Contributions

    04/02/2014 9:51:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 2, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Until this morning, the federal government could limit the amount of money you contribute for political speech. Today in McCutcheon vs. FEC, the Supreme Court invalidated overall contribution limits. The federal government limited individual campaign contributions to $48,000 overall and $123,200 to everything (PACs, candidates, national parties) each cycle. The Supreme Court struck down the limits, holding that the governments justification for limiting free speech rights to keep money out of politics and the avoid the appearance of impropriety failed. This decision cuts at the heart of the leftist narrative on free speech attacks. The heart of the...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits

    04/02/2014 7:17:50 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 85 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04-02-2014 | SCOTUSblog
    Breaking: scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case.
  • Is Fox News Really That Different?

    01/29/2013 8:43:34 PM PST · by SeminoleCounty · 46 replies
    WND ^ | January 29, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    For many Americans, Fox News is their alternative choice for news. Theyve made it the No. 1 cable news network, largely because they believe its fair and balanced promotional slogan? Many even believe Fox leans to the right and provides news they cant get anywhere else. But is Fox really different from the rest of the media? Or has it been successful merely at positioning itself as different? Would it surprise you to know that individuals at News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, gave nearly six times as much money to Barack Obama than Mitt Romney in the...
  • Michelle Obama Solicited Campaign Contributions As Sandy Pummeled East Coast

    10/30/2012 8:41:38 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    While Sandy pummeled the East Coast Monday night, Michelle Obama was soliciting campaign contributions from folks affected by the storm. The following was sent at 7:44 PM via email to voters in North Carolina and Virginia just around the time Sandy made landfall: From: Michelle Obama > Subject: I know we've asked a lot of you, but we're almost there To: Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:44 PM Friend -- There's still time to meet Barack and get two of the best seats in the house on Election Night. If you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered to...
  • Obama campaign collecting more donations from non-existent ZIP codes as campaign season goes on

    10/21/2012 2:34:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A soon to be released report from the conservative Government Accountability Institute shows that President Barack Obamas re-election campaign has increasingly collected more electronic donations from non-existent ZIP codes throughout the 2012 campaign cycle. From February through June this year the GAI findings reported that the Obama campaign collected $175,816.26 in electronic donations from non-existent ZIP codes. One month later, the campaign raised $411,369.55 through such donations and $197,464.59 in August. By the end of September, the Obama campaign raked in $2,199,204.38 thanks to donations from non-existent ZIP codes. The upcoming GAI report suggests the Obama campaign is allowing...