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  • Google requesting donation to help refugees, will match

    09/16/2015 6:29:17 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    Google ^ | 16 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Google has a donation button to help refugees and a note that Google will match the donation. Apparently they're wanting to help the muslim refugees flooding Europe. What's wrong with this picture?
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all 2016 campaign cash

    08/01/2015 6:44:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    AP The Big Story ^ | 08/01/2015 | By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JACK GILLUM
    It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those results. New York hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer's $11 million gift to a group backing the Texas Republican's White House bid put him atop a tiny group of millionaires and billionaires whose contributions already dwarf those made by the tens of thousands of people who have given to their favorite presidential candidate. An Associated Press analysis...
  • Fracking Billionaires Give Record-Setting Donation to Ted Cruz

    07/28/2015 12:45:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    AllGov ^ | 07/28/2015 | Noel Brinkerhoff, Danny Biederman
    Two Christian conservatives who became billionaires from fracking have given a record political contribution to Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. Farris and Dan Wilks, who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have reportedly contributed $15 million to Keep the Promise, a super PAC supporting Cruz. The $15 million is the largest contribution so far in the 2016 race, and represents nearly half of the $38 million raised by Keep the Promise. The Wilks brothers have largely maintained a low profile until now. But their public remarks have caught the attention of liberals. Farris Wilks, 63, told CNN...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz returns donations from head of group linked to Charleston gunman

    06/26/2015 6:48:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    F ox News ^ | 06/26/2015
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has returned money given to his campaign by the head of an organization linked to the suspected gunman in last week's Charleston church shooting. The Cruz campaign said in a statement obtained by Fox News that it was returning money donated by Earl Holt III, the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens. The donations were first reported by The Guardian. "Senator Cruz believes that there is no place for racism in society," the statement read. "Upon learning about Mr. Holt's background and his contributions to the campaign, he immediately instructed that all of...
  • 23 Prominent Democrats Who Rolled In Donald Trump’s Dough

    06/17/2015 12:05:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/17/2015 | By Philip Wegmann
    For being a true conservative, Donald Trump sure has funneled a lot of cash to prominent liberal Democrats over the years. The billionaire media mogul has flirted with presidential politics before. But this time, he’s finally going for it. Yesterday, Donald Trump officially announced that he’s running for president. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the Donald declared that the nation needs someone to “take the brand of the United States and make it great again.” Mr. Trump knows something about rebranding. He’s done a lot of it over the past few years. On the conservative speaking circuit, Trump...
  • West Seattle couple leaves all their assets — $847,215 — to Uncle Sam

    05/20/2015 7:15:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 19MAY2015 | Erik Lacitis
    Americans often go to great lengths to keep the government off their assets. But last month, as Peter and Joan Petrasek had wished in their wills, a cashier’s check for $847,215.57 was made out to the Department of Treasury. The Petraseks had left their total accumulated wealth, of cash in the bank and sale of their West Seattle home, “to the government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The Petraseks had no children. Why the unusual will? Why not a charity or some cause?
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral gets donations from non-Catholics for repairs

    04/14/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/14/2015 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A good chunk of the $100 million raised to restore St. Patrick’s Cathedral has come from non-Catholics — a testament to the love and respect New Yorkers have for all religions, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Monday. “We couldn’t be that far were it not for non-Catholic benefactors who have been extraordinarily good to us,” Dolan said in an Association for a Better New York speech. One “prominent Jewish man” told Dolan that as a child he loved visiting St. Patrick’s, where his mother would always light a candle. “He said, ‘I don’t think she ever paid for them so ....
  • New File: "Donation-Gate" (The Clinton Foundation)

    04/26/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 4/26/15 | Nachum
     Donation-Gate  4/26/2015Stephanopoulos Floored as Gingrich, Bloomberg Editors Detail Seriousness of ‘Clinton Cash’Stephanopoulos Aggressively Questions Peter Schweizer Over ‘Clinton CashClinton Foundation Acknowledges Mistakes as Schweizer Calls for InvestigationFox’s Wallace Grills Lanny Davis over Clinton Donations: Not Just ‘Smoke and Mirrors’Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’Mark Halperin: An Assistant Secretary Would be Fired for What Already We Know Hillary Clinton DidClinton Foundation: 'Yes, We Made Mistakes'  4/25/2015Issam Fares: Supporter of Hezbullah and Hillary Clinton  4/24/2015White House Dodges on Whether Hillary Clinton Violated Secretary of State Contract (VIDEO)Report: Companies With Ties to Clintons Profited After Haiti QuakeAsked About Clinton’s Failure to Meet Admin Disclosure Rules,...
  • An Open Letter to Those Who Donated to the LAST Freep-a-thon (Jan-Feb 2015)

    04/19/2015 11:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    Personal ^ | 19 Apr 2015 | Xzins
    To: Recent Donors SUBJECT: DO IT NOW Dear Freeper, Free Republic is, in my opinion, the best conservative news and discussion site on the web. It has been the best for so many years running, that I really cannot think of any other site that comes close. I've gone to other news outlets, conservative ones, and they allow you to comment on their articles, there's some possibility of those comments starting a discussion, and with great difficulty one can carry on that discussion. With Free Republic it is automatic. The very nature of the software makes discussion possible, comments findable,...
  • Report: Big Morocco donation to Clinton foundation (Phosphate export firm)

    04/09/2015 5:15:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/9/15 | Stephen Braun - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A phosphate export firm owned by the Moroccan government will give the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $1 million in advance of a May meeting the charity is to host in Morocco, Politico reported Thursday. The gift adds to the Clinton family charity's reliance on contributions from foreign nations as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to enter the 2016 presidential race. Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian did not confirm the Politico report about the donation from OCP, but said Thursday that international participants in the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Marrakech in early May would work...
  • Hillary’s Public Records Deception

    03/04/2015 11:14:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Inveterate liar with a private email account used for government business, Recipient of millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments made to the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State In yet another damning revelation underscoring her unfitness for the presidency, Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account to conduct government business during her four-year tenure as Secretary of State. According to State Department officials, Clinton may have violated the Federal Records Act requiring correspondence by government officials to be retained as part of the agency’s records. A National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) bulletin issued in...
  • Top 10 List of Excuses You Can Use if NOT Giving to the Freep-a-thon This PAYDAY Weekend

    01/30/2015 7:28:58 PM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    Personal ^ | 30 Jan 15 | Xzins
    10. The dog ate my cash. 9. We celebrated Christmas on January 30 this year. 8. Obama Said my refund would be delayed. 7. I discovered Big Jim Thompson is NOT a real person! 6. The Super Bowl Doggie Ad would generate a lot of money. 5. The NSA is listening and taking names. 4. David Letterman is funnier than a freep-a-thon 3. A moderator made me cry! 2. I am cheap. (drum roll) 1. I secretly support Hillary for President!
  • 5-year-old Michigan girls donate hair for children with cancer

    12/22/2014 2:13:08 PM PST · by workerbee · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/22/14
    A trio of 5-year-olds in Michigan is teaming up to help children with cancer this holiday season by donating their hair. Ava, Sari and Jenna, all friends who live in the Keego Harbor, Mich. area, went to get their locks chopped for charity without any coaxing from their parents.
  • Major Union Drops Partnership With United Negro College Fund Because Of The Kochs

    07/10/2014 1:42:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/10/2014 | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted donations from the Koch brothers and its president spoke at a Koch-funded summit. In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME President Lee Saunders wrote that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF. Saunders cited the UNCF’s decision to accept a $25 million grant from Koch Industries, Inc. and the Charles Koch...
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Koch Brother Donates Money to Hospital, Liberals Protest (Not a Parody)

    03/10/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 03/09/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    The Koch brothers are at it again. Their right-wing political Panzer Division descended on a New York City hospital over the weekend to protest (!) the addition of a new ambulatory care center. What the hell, Koch bros? Why not pro-America?Sorry. That’s not quite right. In fact, it was the New York State Nurses’ Association, the NAACP New York State Conference, and SEIU Local 1199, among others, who marched on the soon-to-be-built David H. Koch Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which was funded in part by a $100 million donation from the man one prominent liberal recently predicted would...
  • Rubio Camp Comes Calling

    02/07/2014 10:07:48 AM PST · by kjam22 · 9 replies
    VANITY | 2-7-2014 | kjam22
    So I'm gladly semi-retired as it is 15 degrees with snow on the ground here in Oklahoma City, when the phone rings. I take my attention off of the laptop and Freerepublic to answer the call. Caller ID says "Private Caller". I love those calls because I generally have a lot of fun with them. In fact I love them so much that I won’t put my phone number in the “do not call” database. For years now, I give these people the run around when they call. I always throw in something negative about democrats, and generally have them...
  • Ohio execution stayed while state weighs allowing organ donation

    11/13/2013 3:56:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    KFGO ^ | 11/13/13 | Kim Palmer
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich on Wednesday stayed the execution of convicted killer Ronald Phillips to assess whether Phillips's non-vital organs or tissues can be donated to his mother or possibly others. Phillips, 40, was scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 1993 murder of 3-year-old Sheila Marie Evans. But Kasich granted a stay until July 2 to allow medical experts to assess whether Phillips's non-vital organs or tissues can be donated to his mother or others.
  • Police ID mystery boy who donated savings of $10.03

    09/18/2013 12:33:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | September 17, 2013 | Brooke Lefferts
    An 11-year-old boy's anonymous donation to his local police department captured the heart of his community and is inspiring others. Police wanted to thank him for it — but first they had to do a little detective work. Two days after the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, a boy walked into his local police station in Greenfield, Wis., and shook more than $10 in loose change out of his bag. He told the woman at the desk he wanted to make a donation to the police, but walked out before she could get his name. "You...
  • China introduces fair organ distribution system

    07/19/2013 10:41:44 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 07-10-13 | staffIthink
    A new system for human organs harvest will soon go into operation nationwide. Haihua, of NHFPC, said patients currently on organ waiting lists will (also) be ranked as harvest candidates. The system will be used in line with organ (collection and) worldwide distribution. NHFPC rules for obtainment, distribution will make the distribution process more transparent...and make the new system compulsory, Deng said. China has about 3,000,000 patients suffering from missing organ(s) each year, but only around 10,000 organ are found. It is no secret, executed prison (donated human organs) supply 96% of the American dental, jaw-bone / tooth-bone, soylent smile...
  • Kevin Durant Gives $1 Million To The Red Cross For Oklahoma Tornado Relief

    05/21/2013 9:52:34 AM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    TBI ^ | Tony Manfred
    Kevin Durant Gives $1 Million To The Red Cross For Oklahoma Tornado Relief Tony Manfred May 21, 2013, 12:38 PM Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant is donating $1 million to the Red Cross for tornado relief, Royce Young of Daily Thunder reports. Moore, Oklahoma — which was hardest hit by the storm — is about 11 miles south of Oklahoma City. Durant made ~$17 million in salary this season. He has been the face of the franchise and the city since the Thunder moved there in 2008. He sticks around town in the offseason, and even played flag football...
  • Inaugural donations from corporations: Not okay in 2009, totally cool in 2013

    01/21/2013 4:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Because accepting donations from those distasteful, money-grubbing corporations is just not acceptable --- except, you know, when you really need the money.In 2008/2009, President Obama’s inaugural committee (amidst much self-promoted fanfare, I might add) decided to buck precedent and announced that they would not be accepting corporate donations or individual donations in excess of $50k in a grandiose display of thwarting special interests.Now, of course, the situation is quite different --- worn-out donors and a still-"recovering" economy mean that the inaugural committee is totally okay with corporations and the wealthy possibly ingratiating themselves with Team Obama. It is what it...
  • Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions

    10/11/2012 10:19:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday demanding an investigation into online campaign contributions to the president's reelection campaign. "[T]he President's campaign committee does not use the industry standard practices to guard against receiving fraudulent or excessive contributions via the internet," Priebus alleges in the letter. "As a result, the President's campaign committee is vulnerable to the receipt of prohibited contributions. Their failure to adhere to the industry standard has caused these questions regarding whether the campaign is deliberately inviting prohibited contributions." The Priebus letter is based on a report the...

    10/10/2012 3:23:00 PM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 30 replies
    To the Point News (free article) ^ | 10 October 2012 | Dagny D'Anconia
    Even CBS News is now calling it Foreign-Donor-Gate. As Obama’s coffers approach the 1 billion dollar mark, the Government Accountability Institute released a report that finally alarmed the mainstream media. They consider the foreign donor funds to be untraceable and unknowable. However, our experts in the credit card industry have shown us how to make these suspicious transactions traceable. Imagine the power of knowing the country, the bank and the details of how the numbers were generated. The stakes could not be higher.
  • BU hopes to get donation from former student Psy, ... rapper known for 'Gangnam Style' hit

    10/01/2012 7:26:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Boston ^ | 10/01/12 | Matt Rocheleau
    BU hopes to get donation from former student Psy, the South Korean rapper known for 'Gangnam Style' hit Posted by Matt Rocheleau October 1, 2012 04:27 PM Boston University plans to seek a donation from former student and South Korean rap sensation Psy for the school’s recently launched $1 billion fund-raising campaign. This summer, 34-year-old Park Jae-sang, known to most as Psy, released the single “Gangnam Style.” The song and accompanying music video have gained rapid global popularity. In the summer of 1996, Psy enrolled in an English language program designed for international students at BU, according to campus spokesman...
  • Soros donates $1.5 million to pro-Obama super PACs

    09/27/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2012 | Dan Eggen
    George Soros, the liberal billionaire investor who has largely laid low during the 2012 elections, announced $1.5 million in pledged donations Thursday to a trio of super PACs backing President Obama and congressional Democrats, PAC officials said. Soros, who became nationally prominent in 2004 when he spent more than $20 million on independent groups supporting Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), will give $1 million to Priorities USA Action — which is supporting Obama — and $500,000 to Majority PAC and House Majority PAC, which are running ads on behalf of Democratic candidates for Congress. The move could signal a softening of...
  • Obama opens wallet, makes first donation to his campaign

    07/31/2012 10:48:01 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 31 July 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    CNN) – President Barack Obama made a $5,000 donation to his campaign Monday night, the first contribution the president has made to his re-election effort. In an email to supporters, Obama wrote that his donation "won't be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we've seen on the other side, both from our opponent's campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him." An Obama campaign aide said the donation was made online in New York City, where Obama attended a fund-raiser Monday.
  • Obama's Problem Obeying the Law

    07/06/2012 5:59:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-6-12 | William Sullivan
    There is ample evidence that Barack Obama, and people under his supervision, committed at least one felony -- specifically, illegal gambling across state lines -- to fund his 2008 election campaign. The Obama Campaign's Numbers Racket The general definition of a lottery is an activity that includes (1) mandatory payment of consideration -- i.e., money -- as a condition of participation, (2) a prize -- i.e., anything of value, such as an expenses-paid trip, and (3) an element of chance in the selection of the prize winners. It is against federal law to conduct a lottery across state lines, and...
  • An Extraordinary Act of Christian Charity

    05/20/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 20, 2012 | JP
    James, thought by some Biblical historians to be the half-brother of Jesus, issued a challenge to those of us who consider ourselves Christians: “Be doers of the Word,” he wrote, in the epistle that bears his name, “and not hearers only.” Rankin Paynter proved himself this week equal to the challenge set forth by James. The Winchester, Ky. businessman was shopping at a local Kmart that was scheduled to close its doors for good. He asked a clerk what was going to happen to all the unsold items and he was told that “power buyers” would take it all. So...
  • Newt Gingrich's super PAC receives another 'substantial' donation from Sheldon Adelson.

    02/27/2012 6:09:57 PM PST · by true believer forever · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    An independent group supporting Newt Gingrich has received another “substantial” contribution from billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and will launch TV ads in seven states this week, a source close to the group confirmed Monday. The source, who requested anonymity to speak freely, did not confirm the amount of the contribution but called it substantial and at least on par with two $5 million donations Adelson and his family have given previously. The group, known as Winning Our Future, will launch TV ads Tuesday in Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio and Tennessee, with more to come Wednesday in Mississippi, Alabama and Kansas....
  • Romney gave $4 Million donations to Mormon Church. Do Mormons help the poor with these donations?

    01/24/2012 6:55:11 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 355 replies
    January 24, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    On his income taxes released today, we see that Romney gave $4 Million tithe donations to Mormon Church. Do Mormons help poor Americans with these donations? Do the Mormons have something similar to Catholic Charities, which helps thousands of Americans (both Catholic and non-Catholics) with basic life needs, medical help, childcare help, education help, etc. The main question is do Mormons use the $4 Million from Romney to ONLY advance the Mormon religion without helping the American poor. Does Romney even know or care what the Mormon Church does with his $4 Million donation? I think that is a fair...
  • NEWSMEAT - Mitt Romney's Federal Campaign Contribution Report (donated to Dems)

    01/23/2012 5:16:10 PM PST · by JediJones · 14 replies
    NEWSMEAT ^ | 9/19/11 | NEWSMEAT
    I found some black stains on Mitt Romney's record. He Romney donated to Democrats in three different parts of the country in 1992. NEWSMEAT - Mitt Romney's Federal Campaign Contribution Report SWETT, RICHARD NELSON (D) House (NH District: 02) DICK SWETT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE $250 primary - 05/18/92 LAFALCE, JOHN J (D) House (NY District: 29) FRIENDS OF JOHN LAFALCE $250 primary - 05/18/92 ANDERSON, DOUGLAS DELANO (D) Senate - UT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT DOUG ANDERSON FOR THE U S SENATE $1,000 primary - 05/11/92
  • Warren Buffett: I'll match any Republican donation to pay down the federal debt

    01/11/2012 5:45:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 1/12/11 | The Hill
    Business mogul Warren Buffet is promising to match any donation Republican members make toward cutting the national deficit. And he upped the ante when it came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying he would match the leader's donations three-to-one. His pledge comes after McConnell said that if Buffett is feeling guilty about not paying more in taxes, he should just send in a check. "With regard to his tax rate, if he’s feeling guilty about it, I think he should send in a check," McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in September.
  • Gov. Haley Received $36,000 Campaign Donation from Romney PAC before Endorsement

    01/10/2012 3:32:07 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 72 replies
    Posner Politics ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rob Groce
    Gov. Nikki Haley announced her endorsement of Mitt Romney in mid-December. The Republican presidential candidate, regarded to be somewhat moderate, earned her Tea Party support because “he knows how the private economy works, how to fix it, and most importantly how to solve problems,” Haley said in her announcement. The fact that Romney knows how to donate to campaigns might have more to do with it, though. His “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $36,000 to Haley’s campaign in 2010. And she’s not alone, either. Romney has, to date, received 35 endorsements from politicians his PAC donated to...
  • U.S. to Take Another Look at Gay Blood Donation Ban

    07/26/2011 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/26/11 | Maggie Fox
    A policy that bars gay men from donating blood for life is “suboptimal,” advisers to the Health and Human Services Department said on Tuesday, and needs another look. HHS asked a committee of experts on blood and tissue donations to reexamine the policy and see if there is a way to let at least some gays donate blood. (snip)Men who have sex with other men, including gay and bisexual men, have an HIV infection rate 60 times higher than that of the general population
  • Heartwarming child's gift

    11/28/2010 4:13:21 AM PST · by mountaineer1997 · 2 replies
    WCHS ^ | 11/28/2010 | Leslie Rubin
    Thanks to a generous and wonderful little guy who wants to make his, and our, world a bit better!
  • Campaign donation advice (vanity)

    10/29/2010 6:22:46 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | October 29, 2010 | cowboyway
    I live in South Carolina and my senator who is up for reelection, Jim DeMint, doesn't have a real challenger and so I've decided to donate to outside campaigns. I've only got a couple of hundred bucks to spare and I thought that I'd send $50 to four candidates that need it the most. I already chosen two: O'Donnell in Delaware and Bielat in Mass. So what say the hive? Where should the other two $50 donations go?
  • Freerepublic Money Bomb Less than 7 hours away!!!!!

    10/22/2010 10:29:13 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 7 replies
    10/22/2010 | b.b.e.b.
    Don't forget today at 5PM Pacific time to money bomb Freerepublic! Donate even $5 and you will have good luck all weekend!
  • Donor groups that Obama criticized are bipartisan undertaking

    10/14/2010 3:10:45 PM PDT · by paudio · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2010 | Lesa Jansen and Dana Bash
    Multiple Democratic sources tell CNN there is great frustration in some Democratic circles with the president's attacks on what he calls shadowy Republican groups. These sources say that has made it harder to convince Democratic donors to contribute to their outside groups, which for better or worse, are emerging as significant players in this year's election.
  • The American (after tax) generosity machine

    10/08/2010 12:59:55 PM PDT · by DallasDeb · 2 replies
    You Tell Me, KTBB AM600, 92.1 FM, Tyler Texas ^ | October 8, 2010 | Paul Gleiser
    Earlier this week on Tuesday morning, the top folks at Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler hosted a breakfast for the purpose of making a big announcement. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Owen have made a cash gift to Trinity Mother Frances of $18 million for the purpose of building a seven-story, free-standing heart hospital that will be named in their honor. As I sat there listening to the presentation and looking at the artist’s renderings of the facility, slated for completion in 2012, I couldn’t help thinking that people like Louis and Peaches Owen are among the very people...
  • You Want To Investigate Foreign Donations? Start With Obama

    10/08/2010 10:30:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-10 | DrJohn
    My God, does hypocrisy stink. You can smell it right through your computer screen. Democrats are all wee-wee'd up about the Chamber of Commerce donating to campaigns this year. Yesterday Barack Obama, whining about alleged foreign money being donated to Republicans, said: “groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections, and they won’t tell you where the money for their ads come from.” And he also said “All Republicans should be concerned. Independents should be concerned. This is a threat to our democracy. The American people deserve to know who’s trying to sway their elections.”...
  • Tea party group announces $1 million donation

    09/21/2010 10:50:54 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 9-21-10 | Laurie Kellman
    A tea party group announced a $1 million donation from an anonymous donor Tuesday, a shot of cash to be spent before the election by a movement that has relied on grassroots outreach to fiscally conservative voters. The nonprofit Tea Party Patriots said it had received the donation from a single contributor who wants it divided up and given to local coordinators by Oct. 4. The group's spokesman told reporters that recipients of the money must spend it by Nov. 2, but they are barred from using it for ads or fliers that mention a specific candidate
  • Holy Cow! Christine O'Donnell's campaign donation page on fire!! (vanity)

    09/15/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 119 replies · 3+ views
  • Judge Mulls Minn. Law That Showed Target Donation

    08/21/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    KSAX ^ | 8-10-10 | Ryan Ruud
    The future of a new Minnesota law that let the public know about polarizing political donations from Target Corp., Best Buy Co. and other companies rests with a federal judge who will decide whether to suspend the disclosure requirement on free speech grounds. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank said Friday he will rule within a month on a request for a temporary injunction to suspend the law, which could free corporations and other independent groups to spend on this year's election without revealing their identities. Abortion opponents Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the anti-tax Taxpayers League of Minnesota and a...
  • 34 billionaires pledge to give away 50 percent of wealth (Gates, Buffett Lead Dontation Campaign)

    08/04/2010 8:12:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 125 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 08/04/2010
    Thirty-four U.S. billionaires pledged Wednesday to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity as part of a campaign by investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Among the billionaires joining the campaign are New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, entertainment executive Barry Diller, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, media mogul Ted Turner, David Rockefeller and investor Ronald Perelman. Gates and Buffett launched "The Giving Pledge" in June to convince hundreds of U.S. billionaires to give away most of their fortune during their lifetime or after their death
  • The Underfunded 20 (Quick cash could make the difference for these 20 GOP House challengers.)

    07/27/2010 7:11:10 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 26, 2010 4:00 A.M. | Jim Geraghty
    We learned in 2006 that money isn’t everything,” says Rep. Pete Sessions, the Texas Republican who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee and who is perhaps the man most responsible for whether the GOP wins the House this fall. “Environment can play a bigger role than money.” ...Those 26 races represent the good news for Republicans; the bad news is that they will need to win another 13 seats to control the House next January. And in a lot of the districts where the GOP stands a chance — districts that supported Bush and McCain, or for which the GOP...
  • Target Corp. defends Minn. political donation

    07/27/2010 6:13:01 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Pioneer OPressed ^ | 7-27-10 | MARTIGA LOHN
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—Target Corp. on Tuesday defended the use of its new freedom to spend money on political campaigns as employees and gay organizations criticized a $150,000 donation that will help a Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidate who opposes gay marriage. Chief Executive Officer Gregg Steinhafel assured employees at the company's Minneapolis headquarters in an e-mail that the discount retailer's support of the gay community is "unwavering." He said employees, some gay, raised concerns that the money is helping state Rep. Tom Emmer, a fiery conservative who is his party's likely nominee for governor. Target's headache illustrates the potential risks for...
  • APNewsBreak: $500K donated to Ariz. to defend law

    07/08/2010 3:42:22 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2010 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX – Retirees and other residents from all over the country were among those who donated nearly $500,000 to help Arizona defend its immigration enforcement law, with most chipping in $100 or less, according to an analysis of documents obtained Thusday by The Associated Press. The donations, 88 percent of which came from through the defense fund's website, surged this week after the federal government sued Tuesday to challenge the law. A document from Gov. Jan Brewer's office showed that 7,008 of the 9,057 online contributions submitted by Thursday morning were made in the days following the government's filing. Website...
  • $500K donated to Ariz. to defend immigration law

    07/08/2010 1:49:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Paul Davenport The Associated Press
    Money donated from all across the spectrum and country to defend Arisona against the O-bum-a-loser administration.
  • The $600 billion challenge(Bill Gates & Warren Buffett feeling generous?)

    06/16/2010 8:31:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 314+ views
    Fortune ^ | 06/16/10 | Carol J. Loomis
    June 16, 2010, 7:00 am The $600 billion challenge Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates figuring out how to get billionaires to give half. Flying cross-country in March, Bill Gates stopped in Omaha to lunch near the airport with Warren Buffett at a Hollywood Diner, giving it a small place in history as one venue where the two made plans...