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  • Election Commission Votes to Allow Bitcoin Donations

    05/09/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2014 | NICK CORASANITI
    The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted to allow political committees to accept Bitcoin donations and outlined the ways that the virtual currency can be used by federally regulated campaigns. Responding to a request from a political action committee, the commissioners unanimously approved an advisory opinion that defined Bitcoins, which allows for online transactions without going through a bank or other third party, as “money or anything of value” — in essence, cash or an in-kind contribution. They also imposed some restrictions, ruling that Bitcoin donations will be capped at a cash equivalent of $100 per person per cycle, with...
  • Desert Developer's Woes Buffet Reid [Coyote Springs about 50 miles from Bundy's ranch]

    04/26/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 10, 2012 | By ALEXANDRA BERZON
    Six years ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid celebrated what he called a "love fest" of government support for the construction of a proposed 150,000-home community in the Nevada desert and the lobbyist-turned-developer behind it, Harvey Whittemore. Last week, a federal grand jury charged Mr. Whittemore with making illegal political contributions to Mr. Reid, a Democrat. Even before the indictment, Mr. Reid and other politicians had begun to distance themselves from Mr. Whittemore—long one of Nevada's most powerful lobbyists—by pledging to charity money to offset donations they had gotten from him. ~~snip~~ The allegations against Mr. Whittemore stem from a...
  • Linking California (Democratic) Sen. Yee's voting record to major donations

    03/29/2014 8:39:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 3/29/14 | John Coté
    As state Sen. Leland Yee aggressively campaigned in the 2011 San Francisco mayor's race, he blasted interim Mayor Ed Lee as beholden to City Hall power brokers with "selfish interests" and vowed to "throw them out" if elected. At the same time, Yee was allegedly soliciting $10,000 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate developer who had already illegally funneled $11,000 to Yee's campaign, telling the agent to "cover your tracks," and boasting that "there's tremendous opportunity in local levels ... because whoever's gonna be the mayor controls everything." **SNIP** Instead, it's of a man driven by...
  • Democrat “dogs” don’t salivate at the words “Koch Brothers”

    03/13/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/13/2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Democrat voters are generally reflexive in their politics. They often choose to remain ignorant of what their party is doing to them because “at least they’re not [the current conservative boogeymen]; and we don’t want to vote for them.” Remember when the mere mention of the words “Halliburton,” “Gingrich” and “Palin” got Democrat rank and file as well as big donors’ tail’s wagging? Apparently,“That was then, this is now,” because even Barack Obama is sizing up his party’s fund raising problems saying, “I guess we don’t think it’s sexy enough.” This stereotypical Obama quote sums up the distinct lack of...
  • Organizing for Action revamps rules after firing fundraiser

    03/04/2014 10:27:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Organizing for Action is revamping its fundraising practices and fired a fundraiser amid questions about whether the group was promising access to Obama administration officials in exchange for donations. Samantha Maltzman, a top fundraiser for the Democratic group with strong ties to President Obama, resigned from the organization after NBC News obtained emails between her and Dr. Munr Kazmir, a New Jersey businessman, explicitly listing prices to attend a summit last week with the president. The emails conflicted with a pledge by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, who wrote in an op-ed last year that “we can't and we...
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore ends fiscal year in strong position

    02/21/2014 7:33:17 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 2/21/14 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Buoyed by increased contributions and a strengthened economy, the Archdiocese of Baltimore ended Fiscal Year 2012-2013 in a stronger position than the previous fiscal year. According to an annual report released at the beginning of February, the archdiocese had a consolidated operating surplus of $44.3 million. In Fiscal Year 2011-2012, the archdiocese had a consolidated operating deficit of $12.6 million. The new report shows that last fiscal year, $12 million of the surplus was gained prior to factoring in investment income, which amounted to $10.8 million. It was the second consecutive year in which the archdiocese had a surplus prior...
  • The 'Evil' Koch brothers are just 59th on the top political donation list

    02/15/2014 10:38:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2013 | Rick Moran
    Sometimes, if you listen to some Democrats, they're running against the "Evil" Koch brothers rather than a specific Republican candidate. The brothers that liberals like to hate are often trotted out as prime examples of why campaign finance reform is necessary. They are often portrayed as one of the biggest contributors to political candidates, their evil money financing evil Republicans. The group OpenSecrets.com has compiled a list of top donors to candidates and, to the left's surprise, the Koch brothers are far down the list. Washington Examiner: Charles and David Koch are the two most evil people in American...
  • The Charity Swindle

    11/26/2013 5:20:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11-25-13 | Ken Stern
    WASHINGTON — BY all outward indications, the U.S. Navy Veterans Association was a leader in the charitable community. Founded in 2002 to provide support to Navy veterans in need, the charity recorded astonishing financial success. In its first eight years, it raised around $100 million in charitable contributions, almost all of it through a direct marketing campaign. The organization, headed by Jack L. Nimitz, boasted of 41 state chapters and some 66,000 members. This would be a great story of charitable success, except for the fact that virtually everything about the association turned out to be false: no state chapters,...
  • Clinton, Reid, DNC took campaign contributions from deathbed identity thief

    10/14/2013 5:02:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Preibus called for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to return campaign donations they received from a man who pled guilty to identity theft of the terminally ill.Clinton, Reid, and the DNC all received donations from Joseph Caramadre. Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe invested $47,000 in an illegal business in which Caramadre applied for annuities and bonds with the stolen identities of dying people.Caramadre donated $27,000 to McAuliffe’s last gubernatorial campaign in 2009 and hosted a fundraiser for the former DNC chairman. McAuliffe and his campaign immediately vowed to...
  • N.Y. tax checkoff funds for cancer research sit idle

    10/13/2013 8:14:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Topix.com ^ | Oct 13, 2013
    N.Y. tax checkoff funds for cancer research sit idle Since 2005, New York taxpayers have donated $1.8 million through their income tax returns to aid the fight against prostate cancer, but researchers have yet to see a dime.
  • Funds for West Texas Relief Withheld

    For most of the world, the tragedy in West, Texas that began with the explosion of the fertilizer plant, ended with a remarkable outpouring of support from fellow Texans and friends far away, raising money and sending more supplies than the town could handle. With over $3 million funds donated, everything seemed on track for a fast recovery and rebuild.
  • 2 Million Bikers to DC need funding

    09/10/2013 4:04:03 PM PDT · by Shannon · 41 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9-10-13 | facebook page
    THE LEGAL FIGHT WITH THE PERMIT AND THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT IS TURNING OUT TO BE AN INCREDIBLE RIDE, WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ASK YOU GOOD FOLKS TO HELP WITH THE FINANCES "IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT".
  • A reply to Reince Priebus for money

    08/20/2013 10:48:02 PM PDT · by Delacon · 13 replies
    Dear Mr. Priebus, I just received a request for a donation. I will not be giving any money to the GOP on any federal level until two things happen. 1) Any immigration bill dies in congress this year. I don't trust the party to dangle out enforcement and border security in an amnesty deal. I don't trust the GOP to work anything out. Amnesty will kill the conservative movement, if not the GOP and I am sick of my voice not being heard. So don't waste the paper and postage mailing me unless congress passes an enforcement/border security only law....
  • Operation Homefront serves those who serve

    07/22/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT · by Katydidnt · 8 replies
    The Intelligencer ^ | 7-22-13 | Theresa Hegel
    When Tiffany got the text message, the former Air Force Reservist thought it was a scam. “Call this number. They’re giving out free homes to veterans.” It might as well have been a heartfelt missive from a down-on-his-luck Nigerian prince or an urgent notification that she’d won 2 million pounds in the British lottery. The Philadelphia woman who once served at the Horsham airbase immediately called the friend who’d sent the text to let her know her phone had been hacked. But it wasn’t a scam. It wasn’t spam. It was Operation Homefront. Courtesy of the national nonprofit, the single...
  • Research: a Health Hazard

    06/16/2013 5:42:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Calif., believes that if her Assembly Bill 926 passes, researchers will be able to pay egg donors as they develop medical advances that can help all women. To her, the bill is an issue of simple fairness -- gender equity, really. Since a well-intended 2006 bill banned researchers from paying egg donors more than expense reimbursement, researchers have been at a competitive disadvantage, while affluent couples can offer fertile women top dollar. UCSF Professor Marcelle Cedars lamented at a hearing of the state Senate Health Committee on Wednesday that the status quo robs potential egg donors of...
  • House Republicans ask top insurers if Kathleen Sebelius requested donations

    05/24/2013 11:29:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    House Republicans who are critical of the federal health care law have written to more than a dozen companies, including top insurers Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield, to ask if President Obama’s top health official tried to solicit funds from them to support the overhaul. The Committee on Energy and Commerce is looking into reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called members of the health care industry to suggest they donate to Enroll America, a nonprofit that is promoting the Affordable Care Act. Chairman Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, signed onto a request from House and Senate leaders that...
  • Where the Scandal Points

    05/14/2013 4:42:42 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 2 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 5/14/13 | Ed Itorial
    It looks like one of the things that will be inflicted on New Yorkers as a result of the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service is a whole new round of tirades from the New York Times calling for state-funded electioneering.
  • Corruption Flashback: White House Asks Contractors to Release Political Donations Before Bidding

    05/14/2013 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/14/13 | Jim Hoft
    Back in 2011 the Obama Administration asked contractors to release information on their political donations. Here’s the letter: Page 1
  • Why it's become clear that Obama's White House is open to the rich and closed to the poor

    03/16/2013 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 16, 2013 | Mark McKinnon
    Since last weekend, Mr and Mrs Regular Citizen have been denied the access people used to be granted to tour the White House, purportedly because of the clampdown on federal spending since the "sequester" that imposed cuts across the board. And their cancellation is an austerity measure that saves a pittance, while more frivolous taxpayer funding for items like the White House dog walker continues. Meanwhile, noble Americans can buy time with the president for a suggested donation of $500,000 to his new campaign group, Organising for Action.
  • Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money

    02/04/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.” “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization. The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from...
  • Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money

    02/04/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.” “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization. The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from...
  • Is Fox News really different?

    01/31/2013 7:11:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    For many Americans, Fox News is their “alternative” choice for news. They’ve 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 can’t 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...
  • Donations to Obama from faculty, staff, at Catholic colleges outpaced those to Romney

    12/04/2012 9:59:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Caroline May
    The vast majority of faculty and staff members from the nation’s top Catholic universities donated to President Barack Obama’s campaign over Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s this cycle, according to a new report. Ninety-one percent of the employees at 23 different Catholic schools gave to Obama, according to Federal Elections Commission data available on OpenSecrets.org and analysed by the conservative college site Campus Reform. Much has been made of Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandate requiring employers to provide contraception coverage, a requirement that church officials say conflicts with Catholic religious doctrine,
  • 96% of political donations from Ivy League faculty & staff went for Obama

    11/28/2012 10:28:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/28/2012 | Oliver Darcy
    96% of the faculty and staff at Ivy League colleges that contributed to the 2012 presidential race donated to President Obama's campaign, reveals a Campus Reform investigation compiled using numbers released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). From the eight elite schools, $1,211,267 was contributed to the Obama campaign, compared to the $114,166 given to Romney. The highest percentage of Obama donors came from Brown University and Princeton, with 99 percent of donations from faculty and staff going towards his campaign. Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty contributed to the President’s campaign in the lowest numbers, with only...
  • Campaign donations from university employees went overwhelmingly to Obama

    11/14/2012 3:05:25 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 10 replies
    Four of the top ten organizations whose staff donated to President Obama’s reelection campaign were universities, data released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) reveals. The University of California (UC) represented the single largest employee group to donate to President Obama’s campaign in 2012, funneling $1,092,906 to assist the President in his bid to gain reelection. That number includes the university’s PACs, individual members or employees, and employee’s immediate families.
  • Hmmmm: Obama Campaign Allowing IP Proxies for Donors

    10/09/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Snuph · 13 replies
    Jawa Report ^ | October 09, 2012 | Rusty
    However, this time it's getting interesting. John E. has this about the weak security that Obama uses to match donor information from redirects which are mostly foreign, and Doug Ross now sees evidence in the websites html that Obama's people are intentionally allowing proxy IP's to be used by their donors. That last bit? That's more than a little fishy.
  • Corruption: Exposing Barack Obama’s Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole

    10/08/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 08, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    OFA isn’t run by amateurs and has a highly sophisticated online presence. OFA is known as the “gold standard” in online technology with a Facebook co-founder, veteran YouTube videographer and an award-winning CNN producer keeping everything running smoothly. Not to mention, the campaign obviously sees the benefits in using a CVV code to prevent fraud. After all, OFA uses a CVV security code for merchandise purchases. To purchase a sweatshirt or other item in the OFA store, a CVV code must be entered at check out, but the donation page does not require a credit card security code to be...
  • Romney camp reports $12M in online donations in 48 hours after strong debate performance

    10/06/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/2012
    Mitt Romney's strong debate performance Wednesday night has generated $12 million in online contributions, his campaign said, as well as a surge in volunteers and bigger crowds at his events. The $12 million the campaign reports raising in less than 48 hours after the debate tops the amount Mr. Romney raised in the days after announcing Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., as his running mate and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a major plank of the president's health-care law. Sixty percent of the money came from first-time donors, the campaign said, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Romney's debate...
  • Democrats Offer Lunch With Gore and Pelosi As Prize for Donations

    09/23/2012 5:14:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/22/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Democrats Offer Lunch With Gore and Pelosi As Prize for DonationsBy Noel Sheppard | September 22, 2012 | 18:09 Al Gore was nowhere to be seen at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte earlier this month, but an email message sent out Saturday indicates he's stepping into the fray. **SNIP** "Vice President Al Gore is joining me for lunch in New York ... Will you join us?" Pelosi wrote in the DCCC email obtained by the Post. "We’ll cover hotel and travel for you and a friend. You just have to figure out who you will bring!"
  • Republicans vs Democrats: State vs State money raising totals.

    09/21/2012 7:03:20 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    I honestly don't know if this really means anything or not. But the state by state totals have the republicans raising more money per state. The Democrats only raised more money than Republicans in 15 states. California District of Columbia New York Illinois Massachusetts Maryland New Jersey Washington Oregon New Mexico Hawaii Maine Rhode Island Delaware Vermont in 2008 it was a different picture. Democrats Raised more money than Republicans in 25 states. http://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/statetotals.php?cycle=2008 Based on data released by the FEC on Sep 3 2012 12:00AM. Totals include PAC and individual contributions to federal candidates and parties. Data via "the...
  • Lawyers Give $24.3 Million to Prez Candidates

    09/12/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/12/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    President Barack Obama is outpacing Mitt Romney in donations from lawyers by more than a two-to-one margin. So far, lawyers and law firms have donated a combined $24.3 million to all of the presidential candidates during the 2011-2012 election cycle, the second most of any job sector.
  • Look-Alike Sites Funnel Big Money to Mystery PAC

    09/10/2012 1:15:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9-9-12 | Shane Goldmacher
    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated how CAPE PAC sites are identified. Candidate sites are labeled as CAPE PAC sites in fine print at the top and bottom of each site. Noam Neusner, a former White House speechwriter for President George W. Bush, thought he had given $250 to GOP Senate candidate Josh Mandel. He hadn’t. Instead, Neusner was one of nearly 3,000 donors who stumbled onto a network of look-alike campaign websites that have netted more than $570,000 this year in what some are calling a sophisticated political phishing scheme. (UPDATE: Mystery PAC Look-Alike Websites Dissappear!) The...
  • Democrats in Panic Mode After RNC Raises $3.5 Million Following Ryan Pick

    08/12/2012 5:25:21 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 66 replies
    The DNC is in panic mode. They’re on both knees begging supporters for donations following Mitt Romney’s running mate announcement.
  • Nonprofit cash lined with ties to Prince George’s exec Baker

    08/01/2012 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2012 | Jim McElhatton and Andrea Noble
    Since funding a lavish half-million-dollar party to celebrate the election of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III about 18 months ago, officials at the Bowie-based Path to Greatness have continued to raise thousands of dollars from donors while counting Mr. Baker’s wife as a trustee, an arrangement that critics say opens up another avenue for special interests to curry favor with his administration. Under Internal Revenue Service rules, such nonprofit organizations are not required to make public the names of donors, though officials did so in response to a request by The Washington Times. The list reveals dozens...
  • NY Times: $900K Flows From 'Mysterious' Donor

    07/28/2012 2:45:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 28, 2012 | Peter Flaherty
    The New York Times has a front-page story today on a political giver named James Robert Williams, who has no visible means of support, but is very generous to both parties and to politicians of different stripes. From the article: ...one government watchdog group called the pattern of donations extremely troubling. Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, said, "In more than 15 years of investigating political corruption, I've never seen a more suspicious set of facts." According to the story by reporters Raymond Hernandez, Alison Leigh Cowan and Jo Craven McGinty, Williams lives in a...
  • f Bain Capital Is So Evil Why Did Obama and All These Democrats Take Their Donations?

    07/18/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 7 replies
    "The Lid" ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | "The Lid"
    If you believe the Democratic Party, Bain Capital is nothing but a bunch of vampire capitalists. They outsource jobs to other countries, close steel mills and take lollypops from little babies. According to Open Secrets, during the present election cycle these Democratic Party candidates took a total of $340,750 from Bain, its lobbyists and employees. Even the Obama re-election campaign took money from Bain Capital. So if the Democrats believe Bain is so evil, why are these candidates taking their money? Note: The Barack Obama contributions are not from open secrets but directly from the FEC here and here. Candidate...
  • Help with 501c's - Vanity

    07/06/2012 9:45:02 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 25 replies
    USPS | 7/06/12 | me
    My parents are donating daily to these people. My father has Parkinson's & is SO worried about 0bama ruining the country that he donates to nearly everything he gets. Fortunately, my Mom gives the mail to me and I select (with her approval) which ones are forwarded, saving them a pile of money & more mail that is caused by each donation. Today I have FOURTEEN of them!
  • Ka-Ching: Team Romney Rakes in $5.5 Million After ObamaCare Upheld

    06/30/2012 9:36:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/30/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    When people say Thursday's Supreme Court ruling was a big win for President Obama, the Romney Campaign must shake their heads just a little bit. Since the ruling, Team Romney has raked in $5.5 million. That money isn't coming from big time donors at fundraisers, but is made up of 55,000 separate donations, with 65 percent of those people donating for the first time. These numbers come after Romney outraised President Obama in May, spent less and Obama seems to be draining his war chest quickly. Just one month after the start of the general election campaign, Mr. Obama has...
  • Romney raises $4.6M after health ruling

    06/29/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    TheHill ^ | 6/29/2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised $4.6 million since the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama's healthcare law is constitutional. Romney started raising funds immediately after the decision, and in a message to supporters Friday morning his campaign spokeswoman said he had raised $4.6 million from 47,000 donations. This morning, the Romney campaign had raised $4.3 million less than 24 hours since the court's ruling. "As of this morning, we have raised $4.3 million with 43,000 donations online," spokeswoman Andrea Saul said early Friday. "The Supreme Court may have found ObamaCare constitutional, but it remains just as disastrous for job...
  • A SPECIAL REQUEST(Can you spare a dollar Joe?)

    06/26/2012 4:40:42 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 16 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    I hope this is not an improper request. But since the Silver Star Families of America was practically born on FR I wanted to make a request for donations. We have had so many requests for our food coupon books to give to homeless vets that go to V.A. Medical Centers that we have run out of funds. Also our Chaplain run Prayer Blankets for our Hospice vets program is in the red. The mission of the Silver Star Families of America is to remember, honor and assist the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces from all...
  • Jimmy Kimmel mocks Obama wedding registry

    06/26/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Via the Washington Free Beacon, Jimmy Kimmel mocks the Obama wedding registry fundraising idea with a spoof ad. “On the campaign website, it says, “a campaign donation goes a lot farther than a gravy bowel (sic),” Kimmel said. “Not if you love gravy it doesn’t. Without a gravy bowl where else am I going to keep my gravy?”
  • It's Not Just YOUR Day...

    06/25/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • Obama Euphoria Dwindling; 2008 Donators Not Giving In 2012

    06/04/2012 10:34:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-04-12 | Curt
    Looks like all those Obama fanatics that gave and gave and gave some more in 2008 aren't feeling it this time around: In 2008, more than 550,000 gave more than $200 to Barack Obama, entering their names in the longest list of individual donors ever seen in American politics. That list was a snapshot of the hope Obama inspired in a cross sections of liberals, young professionals, African-Americans, and Democrats who saw in him a generational and historic moment. But now, as Obama struggles to keep pace with his 2008 fundraising clip, that list offers a cross-section of Democratic...
  • Obama's 2008 Donors Don't Give In 2012 (Nearly 90% of 2008's above $200 donors not giving this year)

    06/04/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 06/03/2012 | Ben Smith and Rebecca Elliott
    In 2008, more than 550,000 gave more than $200 to Barack Obama, entering their names in the longest list of individual donors ever seen in American politics. That list was a snapshot of the hope Obama inspired in a cross sections of liberals, young professionals, African-Americans, and Democrats who saw in him a generational and historic moment. But now, as Obama struggles to keep pace with his 2008 fundraising clip, that list offers a cross-section of Democratic disappointment and alienation. According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008...
  • Corruption report highlights political party funding in EU countries

    05/09/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 09.05.12 @ 18:15 (May 9) | Nikolaj Nielsen
    European nations are not doing enough to fight corruption and bribery, according to an annual report released on Wednesday (9 May) by the Council of Europe (CoE). In the EU alone, corruption costs an estimated €120 billion annually. The CoE's group of states against corruption (GRECO), which acts as a peer review system producing reports and recommendations on different aspects of each member's efforts to fight corruption, says members need to increase transparency of political funding. In April, GRECO requested Italy to clean up its act, citing a gross lack of transparency throughout its party funding structure. "The control performed...
  • Twenty eight percent left to go FreeRepublic! Git 'er done! Please help!

    05/08/2012 9:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
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  • Fraud found in Obama’s online donations (unauthorized transactions go to Hussein)

    05/08/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/08/12 | Neil Munro
    Fraud found in Obama’s online donationsBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign has hundreds of thousands of eager, low-dollar donors — and a tiny trickle of unwilling, defrauded donors. The latest example comes from David Newman, who found a $15 charge, dated May 6, from the “Obama For America” campaign on one of his debit cards. Newman had supported Obama in 2008, but “I didn’t sign up to say ‘Do this every three months or every three years when you need money,’” he told The Daily Caller. “This is completely 100...
  • Another FReepathon! [Vanity]

    03/27/2012 11:27:39 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 14 replies
    March 27, 2012 | Self
    We're just a few days away from the 2nd Quarter 2012 FReepathon! I may be a bit different because I don't hate 'em. Although it's disheartening that not everyone contributes in a timely, generous manner to keep the 404 away from America's exclusive website for Conservative Activism, FReepathons are a time for FRiends from all over the world to unite in a common cause for good. There's a lot of camaraderie, good clean humor and some fun graphics in the FReepathon threads. It's a chance for many of us to get to know our fellow FReepers better. Plus, it's always...
  • Gingrich begins charging $50 for pics at events

    03/26/2012 11:01:08 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 462+ views
    CBS TV News ^ | March 26, 2012
    HOCKESSIN, Delaware - In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican County groups here in the northernmost part of the state. It was the first time the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photographs of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign's website, newt.org. On Monday night, those...
  • No Kugel for you! (Big Brother Bloomberg bans food donations)

    03/19/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | JEFF STIER
    So much for serving the homeless. The Bloomberg administration is now taking the term “food police” to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the city’s homeless.In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans. For over a decade, Glenn Richter and his wife, Lenore, have led a team of food-delivery volunteers from Ohab Zedek, the Upper West Side Orthodox...