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  • North Dakota Catholics Told Not to Donate to Groups

    03/17/2011 6:44:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Bishops advise against charitable gifts to groups they say support abortion, stem cell research or contraception The two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer workThe two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer work. Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese released a joint document “Guidelines on...
  • New O’Keefe tape shows George Soros has donated to NPR before last year

    03/17/2011 6:17:53 AM PDT · by bronxville · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    In conservative James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas’s third major National Public Radio (NPR) sting tape release, Betsy Liley, the taxpayer-funded radio network’s director of institutional giving is heard saying controversial left-wing billionaire George Soros has donated to the organization before last October’s $1.8 million gift. Liley is currently on administrative leave, but her bosses, Ron Schiller, the president of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, and NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) were both fired. Liley brought up Soros and his nonprofit organization, the Open Society Institute, while discussing what kind of on-air publicity the Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust would want in...
  • Embassy of Japan List of Charities

    From the website of the Embassy of Japan, a list of venues for donations and/or offers of assistance.
  • NPR exec caught on tape saying he would hide donation from Muslim Brotherhood from government

    03/11/2011 7:25:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2011 | Rick Moran
    Lenin was reported to have said that "Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." I got that feeling reading this story in the Daily Caller about another NPR executive saying something outrageous. This time, Betsy Liley, a senior vice president for Institutional Giving promised a fictitious front group for the Muslim Brotherhood that NPR could shield their $5 million donation from a government audit, thus making the donation invisible: When a man posing as Ibrahim Kasaam asked, "It sounded like you were saying NPR would be able to shield us from a government audit, is...
  • The Christchurch Earthquake, update and public service announcement (Vanity)

    02/24/2011 4:07:00 PM PST · by DieHard the Hunter · 33 replies
    DieHard the Hunter
    Folks, I have been in lurk-mode for about a year. However, the awful events in Christchurch NZ have prompted me to post this general update, for anyone in FReeperland who may be interested. By now, you will have heard the bare facts concerning the Christchurch earthquake, so I won't reiterate them here. The official death toll currently sits at just under 100, with expectations it may well rise to 300+. It is a terrible situation, one that New Zealand was never expecting. My beloved Guardian Angels NZ organization has 3 Lads in Christchurch. They are all OK, as are their...
  • 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.
  • Barack Obama's 2012 cash challenge

    01/14/2011 6:42:28 AM PST · by yoe · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | January 14, 2011 | JEANNE CUMMINGS
    Bracing for a half-billion-dollar onslaught of outside GOP cash in (2012) President Barack Obama President Barack Obama’s advisers are quietly working to bring back together the major donor base that produced a record-breaking fundraising haul in his first run for president. In the past few months, (DNC) aides have contacted several of Obama’s earliest financial backers to brainstorm about when and where to host the first money-raising events. Several big donors said they expect the Obama 2012 operation to open its doors this spring, with a string of fundraisers to generate the early cash needed to rebuild the president’s high-tech...
  • The Least Charitable Cities in America

    12/21/2010 1:04:23 PM PST · by rface · 18 replies
    MainStreet ^ | 12.21.2010 | staff writers
    10. Riverside, Calif. => Riverside, CA is home to the organization called, “Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics”. 9. Chula Vista, Calif. => President Barack Obama signed the plan approving of a bridge to Tijuana airport. In 2009, Chula Vista was ranked as one of the most boring cities in America by Forbes Magazine. 8. Toledo, Ohio => Tony Packo's Cafe is located in Toledo and features hundreds of hot dog buns signed by celebrities.[16] 7. Garland, Texas => The Effluent from Garland’s Wastewater Treatment Plant reduces the sediment and nitrogen contents of the water to a drinkable level providing millions...
  • Joe Scarborough suspended from MSNBC for campaign donations

    11/19/2010 11:36:08 AM PST · by Skeez · 5 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19/10 1:37 PM EST | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    MSNBC said Friday that it is suspending “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough for two days after he acknowledged giving eight previously unknown $500 contributions to friends and family members running for state and local offices during his tenure at the network, a violation of parent NBC’s ban on political contributions by employees without specific permission from the network president. “I recognize that I have a responsibility to honor the guidelines and conditions of my employment, and I regret that I failed to do so in this matter,” Scarborough said in a statement. “I apologize to MSNBC and to anyone...

    11/11/2010 9:37:38 AM PST · by Huck · 48 replies
    11/11/10 | Huck
    Hi, pretty self-explanatory. I'm seeking freeper advice on a good reliable veteran's organization I can donate to today in recognition and as a way of giving thanks to our veterans.
  • Big, evil industries funded…which party?

    11/09/2010 3:14:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/09/2010 | David Freddoso
    Now that election 2010 is over, let’s go back over to OpenSecrets and look at which evil corporations stole our democracy and bought Congress for the Republicans — the RepubliCorp! First suspect: the military-industrial complex! •Defense Contractors: 55% Democrat, 44% Republican ($18 million) Oh, really? Well, then, it must have been Wall Street! That’s it: Wall Street bought Congress for the GOP! •Securities & Investment: 53% Democrat, 46% Republican ($8.2 million) Oh. Well, even if Wall Street as a whole preferred Democrats, it must have been the real bad guys, those risky Hedge funds and exotic investors… •Hedge Funds: 53%...
  • Some good races to send $5 or $10 to, if you are wondering if there is something else you can do

    10/30/2010 10:39:42 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 7 replies
    self | 1031-2010 | Secret Agent Man
    If you are inclined to want to help out any additional races besides the ones you have already here are a few (not all) suggestions: Sharron Angle - running well against Reid. Probably will win. Marco Rubio - running for senate against Crist - florida. Probalby will win. Could use support though. Sean Bielat - running against Barney Frank. Within 4 points I believe. If you ever wanted to safely 'stick it' to Barney, this could be your chance. Sean Duffy - running for open WI house seat David Obey (40+ years) is not running again. expected to win. Michelle...

    10/22/2010 2:58:51 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    All Things Considered, NPR (Text and Audio) 2007 ^ | 19 September 2007 | National Public Radio Archives (2007)
    SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FUN AND GAMES) "September 19, 2007 Rudolph Giuliani is raising campaign cash in London. Only U.S. citizens and green-card holders can legally give to U.S. campaigns. But Giuliani, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are all holding events for Americans living in the British Isles. ROBERT SIEGEL, host: Today, Republican Rudolf Giuliani campaigned for the White House in England. Tonight he's got a lecture and dinner with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. But in this cash-craze race for the White House, he also did something no other presidential candidate has ever done: He held a fundraiser on...
  • Donations to U.S. biggest charities drop sharply last year (Biggest drop in 20 years)

    10/18/2010 6:45:38 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 10 replies
    XINHUA NEWS ^ | 10/18/2010
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Donations to the U.S. biggest charities dropped sharply last year, as people appeared to be less generous in a still struggling economy, according to a new report released on Sunday. Donations to the nation's biggest charities dropped 11 percent last year, a decline that was the worst in the two decades since the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a biweekly newspaper that covers the nonprofit world, started its Philanthropy 400 ranking of the organizations that raise the most from private sources. The drop in contributions was nearly four times as great as the next biggest annual decrease:...
  • Alan Grayson Lies to DUers in Plea for Donations

    10/12/2010 6:13:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 12, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how desperate is Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson to get re-elected now that even liberals such as Contessa Brewer have questioned both his credibility and ethics? So desperate that Grayson is now pleading for donations at the Democratic Undergound. And in keeping with his normal operating procedure, Grayson accompanied his donation plea with a flat out lie. Here is Grayson making his pitch to the DUers with his lie highlighted: On Friday, the DC newspaper "Politico" reported that: (a) "conservative outside groups" have now spent over $9 million "slamming vulnerable House Democrats," and (b) the total against me will reach...
  • Minnesota a model in disclosure law

    10/12/2010 10:29:28 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Mpls Star & Sickle ^ | 10-12-10 | JEREMY HERB
    WASHINGTON - A Minnesota campaign law requiring disclosure of corporate donations is fast becoming a national model in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts in elections. Finding their elections awash in secret donations, other states are looking for a way to replicate Minnesota's law, which requires disclosure of funding sources for groups that spend on political advertising for or against a candidate.
  • Halperin: Why Obama Is Losing the Political War

    10/11/2010 11:56:15 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 10/11/10 | Mark Halperin
    Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From above, by elite opinion about his competence. From below, by mass anger and anxiety over unemployment. And it is too late for him to do anything about this predicament until after November's elections. With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits,...
  • Insurance firms infuse GOP with big doses of cash

    10/04/2010 9:02:51 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-4-10 | Noam Levey
    Health care law changes spur surge of political donations from industry ### Faced with wide-ranging new requirements in the health care law, the insurance industry is pouring money into Republican campaign coffers in hopes of scaling back regulations while preserving the mandate that Americans buy coverage. Since January, the nation's five largest insurers and the industry's Washington-based lobbying arm have given three times more money to Republican lawmakers and political action committees than to Democrats. *snip* "The industry would love to have a Republican Congress," said Wendell Potter, a former executive at Cigna Corp., one of the country's biggest insurers....
  • Christine O'Donnell Web Site no longer flagged my McAfee (Vanity)

    10/01/2010 6:54:48 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 5 replies
    McAfee Site Advisor ^ | 1 Oct 10 | Self
    "We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems."
  • Christine O'Donnell's Site Flagged by McAfee Site Adviser! (Vanity, but important)

    09/29/2010 8:47:38 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 30 replies · 1+ views
    McAfee Site Advisor ^ | 29 Sept 10 | self
    "McAfee TrustedSource web reputation analysis found potential security risks with this site. Use with extreme caution."