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  • Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers

    07/23/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Carla Marinucci
    LOS ALTOS HILLS -- President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in. There was no listed price for tickets for Obama's morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC - the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount. And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the...
  • Letting the IRS Get Away With It ... Mark Steyn

    06/29/2014 1:11:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 28 June 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ... At any rate, ever since our suggestion that you might like to help out in this manner, we've had a steady stream of emails from readers explaining that this is all well and good but it's taxable income and what I really need to do is set up a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 or 501(c)87 or some such as a vehicle for this campaign. To which the answer is: well, we certainly considered the possibility, and a few years ago I might have entertained the notion. But not anymore. The National Organization for Marriage, which was founded to protect the...
  • Major Obama donor avoids jail time after brutally beating girlfriend (RadiumOne CEO)

    04/25/2014 5:53:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    A high-dollar Obama donor who was caught on video brutally beating his girlfriend got off with 25 hours of community service last week after he pled guilty to domestic battery charges. CCTV footage caught Gurbaksh Chahal, the CEO of San Francisco tech startup RadiumOne, kicking his girlfriend 117 times, including blows to the head, and trying to smother her with a pillow during a vicious 30-minute assault. He faced 45 felony charges until the footage was deemed inadmissible. As a result, Chahal has managed to avoid jail time, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.
  • DoJ puts Obama donor in charge of IRS investigation [The Fox Guards the Hen House]

    01/10/2014 7:59:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: How dare the Bush administration politicize the Department of Justice by asking for resignations from political appointees! New hotness: Let’s put donors and political allies in charge of high-profile investigations! The first such case this week comes as Reps. Darrell Issa and Jim Jordan demand to know how the DoJ managed to select a donor to the Obama campaign to investigate political targeting within the IRS: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday demanding the department remove DOJ trial...
  • Investors: McAuliffe Donor Gave 'Full Disclosure' on Scheme to Profit from Terminally Ill

    10/27/2013 11:37:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/27/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Saturday, the Washington Post revealed further details on a scheme investing in the pending deaths of terminally ill patients which attracted the capital of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Earlier this month, Breitbart News reported that McAuliffe admitted he was a "passive investor" in an investment fund organized by his friend and donor, Joseph Caramadre, that preyed on terminally ill patients. Caramadre's fund would pay terminally ill patients a small amount of cash before their death and, at the same time, would purchase life insurance policies on them. When the patient died, Caramadre and his investors reaped huge...
  • Developer guilty of illegal contributions to Harry Reid

    05/29/2013 8:48:17 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 05/29/13 | SCOTT SONNER
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A Nevada powerbroker who headed a billion-dollar real estate company and pulled the strings of state politics as a prominent lobbyist for more than a decade was convicted Wednesday of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Harvey Whittemore, 59, could face up to 15 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts tied to nearly $150,000 illegally funneled to Reid's re-election campaign in 2007. Later in the day, U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks declared a mistrial on a count of...
  • NEVADA DEVELOPER FOUND GUILTY FOR ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS TO HARRY REID

    05/29/2013 2:25:28 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 24 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | May 29, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    Harvey Whittemore, a Reno, Nevada, businessman has been found guilty on three counts of making illegal campaign contributions to Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
  • New HHS/Sebelius Donor Scandal Brewing

    05/20/2013 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/13 | Javier Manjarres
    A group members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent Secretary of the Department of Human and Health Services, Kathleen Sebelius, a letter questioning her reported actions of soliciting donations from non-profit organizations that are “directly implementing” Obamacare. Florida’s Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Jeff Miller, Bill Posey and Trey Radel are among the 26 members of Congress who penned their signatures on the letter to Sebelius. The letter asks Secretary Sebelius if she indeed made the calls,how many did she make? In addition, Sebelius was asked if Department resources were used, and how much money was raised?
  • Obama to tap Pritzker, Froman for economic jobs

    05/02/2013 4:45:31 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    AP/pioneer press ^ | 5-2-13 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate a longtime fundraiser to run the Commerce Department and a top economic adviser as the next U.S. Trade Representative, a White House official said. Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker, a businesswoman, philanthropist and Hyatt hotel heiress, is Obama's final pick to fill vacancies among Cabinet secretaries in his second term. The Commerce post has been vacant since last summer, when former Secretary John Bryson resigned after he said he suffered a seizure that led to a series of traffic collisions. USTR nominee Michael Froman is one of Obama's senior economic advisers and a former...
  • Hedge-fund Manager Paulson (major Democratic donor) Moving to Puerto Rico?

    03/11/2013 8:11:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Barron's ^ | March 11, 2013 | Brendan Conway
    Unnamed sources speaking with Bloomberg News say the hedge-fund manager is considering relocating to Puerto Rico for tax reasons, to benefit from a new law that the wire says lets new residents pay no local or U.S. federal taxes on capital gains. The story goes on to relate, via those unnamed sources, that Paulson & Co.would remain in New York:
  • Obama donor in process of buying up and ‘destroying’ America’s top pro-gun media outlets

    02/28/2013 8:54:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/13 | Patrick Howley
    Employees of Obama donor Leo Hindery Jr.’s media conglomerate Intermedia Partners, which now owns most of the top gun-culture media outlets in the country, believe that Hindery plans to gut and destroy all of them as part of a business plan that has already led to numerous layoffs and the virtual shuttering of prominent television production facilities in Minnesota and Montana. Hindery, an Obama donor who was considered for secretary of commerce job in the Obama administration, is managing partner of Intermedia Partners. The New York-based media private equity fund owns Intermedia Outdoor Holdings, which publishes 17 hunting, fishing, and...
  • Obama donor and pro-gun media manager faces conflict of interest accusations

    02/28/2013 3:54:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/13 | Patrick Howley
    Prominent Democratic donor Leo Hindery is facing conflict of interest accusations from shareholders of an apolitical television network that he is trying to merge with one of his own pro-gun media properties, according to Buzzfeed. Hindery, who has donated to the campaigns of Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Bob Menendez, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand and other pro-gun control Democrats, is a managing partner of InterMedia Partners LP. That company owns the Sportsman Channel, a hunting and fishing-themed network that runs advertisements, and thus gains revenue, from the National Rifle Association, while reportedly broadcasting a pro-gun viewpoint and featuring interviews with NRA...
  • Menendez Visited Donor's Dominican Resort Home in 2006 (did not disclose)

    02/12/2013 8:23:37 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies
    DAILY CALLER (posted on Fox News) ^ | 2/12/13 | David Martosko, Executive Editor, The Daily Caller
    Embattled New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez visited the swanky Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic in August 2006 and stayed at Dr. Salomon Melgen's posh villa, according to an interview Menendez gave (in Spanish) with the Dominican daily Listin Diario. The news report Aug. 22, 2006 included a photo of Menendez, with the caption: “Bob Menéndez, the senator from New Jersey, gave an interview to Listin Diario at the residence of the Dominican doctor Salomón Melgen, at Casa de Campo, La Romana.” Menendez has only acknowledged visiting Melgen’s villa on three occasions, all in 2010. He paid Melgen...
  • Sen. Menendez defends his relationship with political donor Melgen

    02/09/2013 7:33:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended his relationship with Florida doctor and political donor Salomon Melgen in an interview with Univision on Friday, saying he didn’t do anything on his friend’s behalf that he doesn’t regularly do for others. Melgen, a close friend of Menendez’s, reportedly overbilled the U.S. government by almost $9 million in Medicare payments, inviting a federal audit. Menendez acknowledged contacting officials to complain that the Medicare billing rules were unclear, but the senator denied that his close ties to Melgen had anything to do with him raising the issue. “The fact that someone is a donor does...
  • Secret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on 'Friends of Hamas'

    02/07/2013 3:16:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/7/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.” Yesterday, 25 senators sent a letter to Hagel demanding information on his foreign funding. Hagel has refused all such requests, prompting the senators to state, “in the judgment of the undersigned, a Committee vote on your nomination should not occur unless and until you...
  • Controversial Donor Melgen Tied to LA Mayor

    02/05/2013 7:42:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/5/13 | Mary Lou Byrd
    A new connection has emerged between Los Angeles Mayor Anthonio Villaraigosa and the eye doctor at the center of controversy surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (D., NJ). The Washington Free Beacon found Villaraigosa pictured alongside both Menendez and controversial donor Salomon Melgen at a gala honoring the Democratic mayor. The National Association of Latino Electoral and Appointed Officials (NALEO) honored Villaraigosa last February in Washington D.C. A photographer from the doctor’s company, VOXXI, captured photos of Melgen with several prominent Democrats, including Villaraigosa. Melgen is the chairman of the board of VOXXI.
  • Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donor

    11/03/2012 2:45:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/02/12 | Paul Bedard
    Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donorPaul Bedard - Washington Secrets November 2, 2012 | 12:36 pm The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, cited in news reports for halting nonunion repair crews from helping to restore power in superstorm Sandy's New Jersey-New York path, is one of nation's top union donors to Democrats, a group President Obama last year praised in a visit to an IBEW training Center. The Center for Responsive Politics, a public political spending watchdog, said IBEW has the nation's fifth highest spending political action committee, doling out nearly $2.3 million, 97 percent of which...
  • 'Poop Transplants' May Combat Bacterial Infections

    10/20/2012 6:36:10 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/20/12 | Karen Rowan
    "Poop transplants" are an effective way to treat people with one type of intestinal bacteria infection, a new study shows. Researchers transplanted fecal matter from healthy people into the colons of people infected with the notoriously hard-to-treat Clostridium difficile bacteria, which causes severe, watery diarrhea. The researchers found that 46 out of 49 patients got better within a week of the treatment.
  • Calif. official whose agency under-reported unemployment stats was Obama campaign donor

    10/18/2012 9:06:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/12 | Gregg Re
    Marty Morgenstern, the secretary of the California agency that substantially under-reported unemployment claims last week, contributed to President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election campaign, The Daily Caller has learned. On Oct. 11, the federal government reported that weekly jobless claims were down significantly, suggesting a dramatic national increase in economic growth. But within hours, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that one major state had failed to fully document jobless claims. Speculation among market watchers and economists initially focused on California, but the state’s Employment Development Department strongly denied that it had failed to properly document the data. “Reports that...
  • Credit Card Changed and I'm a Monthly Donor - How to fix? [Vanity]

    10/01/2012 8:50:00 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 19 replies
    10/01/2012 | Self
    Mystery charges on my Credit Card caused me to issue a fraud notice and I now have a new account number. FR has my old number for my monthly charges. I want to continue my donations, so what to do?
  • Organs taken from patients that doctors were pressured to declare brain dead: suit

    09/26/2012 8:38:50 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 73 replies
    The New York Organ Donor Network pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead so their body parts could be harvested — and even hired “coaches” to train staffers how to be more persuasive, a bombshell lawsuit charged yesterday. The federally funded nonprofit used a “quota” system, and leaned heavily on the next of kin to sign consent forms when patients were not registered as organ donors, the suit charged. “They’re playing God,” said plaintiff Patrick McMahon, 50, an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who claims he was fired as a transplant coordinator after just four months for...
  • A Failure to Disclose ‘Nonpartisan’ Obama Donor Authors Pro-Tax-Hike Report

    09/19/2012 4:23:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/19/12 | Andrew Stiles
    The author of a study that says tax cuts on high-incomes and small businesses have little to no impact on economic growth has personally donated at least $3,400 to President Obama since 2008—a fact that the media outlets touting the study have failed to disclose. The author, Thomas L. Hungerford, also gave at least $2,450 to Democratic campaign committees during that same period. Hungerford is a public finance specialist at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the nonpartisan agency that provides “policy and legal analysis” for members of Congress. “CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan,”...
  • Watchdog who exonerated Obama on energy loans now an Obama donor

    08/23/2012 8:48:57 AM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | August 23, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON – A veteran Wall Street executive who performed an independent review that exonerated the Obama administration's program of loans to energy companies contributed $52,500 to re-elect President Barack Obama in the months since completing his work, according to an Associated Press review of campaign records. The executive defended the integrity of his conclusions and said he decided to donate to Obama after his work was finished. The campaign contributions to Obama started just weeks after Herbert M. Allison Jr., in congressional testimony in March, minimized concerns that the Energy Department was at high risk in more than $23 billion...
  • Watchdog who exonerated Obama on energy loans now an Obama donor

    08/23/2012 8:41:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/23/12 | ap
    WASHINGTON – A veteran Wall Street executive who performed an independent review that exonerated the Obama administration's program of loans to energy companies contributed $52,500 to re-elect President Barack Obama in the months since completing his work,
  • Minnesota marriage amendment foe allowed to keep donation anonymous

    08/18/2012 7:48:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-18-12 | Billy Salisbury
    A Roman Catholic Church employee who gave $600 to a group leading the opposition to a Minnesota constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples does not have to reveal his name. State campaign finance regulators said in a decision Friday, Aug. 17, that the donor could be identified as "John Doe" in contribution reports to protect him from being fired by church officials. It is the first time an individual has been exempted from the state's disclosure requirement, said Gary Goldsmith, executive director of the state Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. The donor told the board that when he...
  • Obama’s 'Bank of Washington' applauded by Solyndra CEO in email

    08/02/2012 10:34:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/12 | Neil Munro
    Solyndra’s CEO labeled President Barack Obama’s administration “The Bank of Washington.” Chris Gronet offered the description in an internal email one year before the company collapsed in 2010, costing taxpayers roughly $500 million. “The Bank of Washington continues to help us!” he wrote in the October 2009 e-mail, which described several government programs and incentives. The email bolsters GOP claims that Obama’s support of green-tech companies amounted to “crony capitalism.” Several White House officials had close ties to green-tech companies, and many green-tech executives have donated to Obama’s political campaigns.
  • Romney's top donor: Goldman Sachs, Ron Paul's top donor: US Army

    01/02/2012 10:06:05 AM PST · by packback · 75 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 1.2.12 | Andy Booker
    Mitt Romney's top ten is made up of Goldman Sachs, followed by Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Morgan Stanley, Barclays (UK), Bank of America and JP Morgan. In contrast Romney's co-frontrunner in Iowa, Ron Paul, has a top three donor list made up of the US Army, US Navy and US Airforce.
  • Another Obama donor convicted of fraud

    12/30/2011 5:43:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/30/2011 | Tina Korbe
    File this one under culture of corruption. Obama supporters just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, can they? This latest scandal involves a former Tarheels basketball player and a $21 million bank fraud scheme. New York Daily News reports: Courtney Dupree was convicted of vastly overstating the billings of his Long Island City-based lighting company GDC Acquisitions in order to fraudulently obtain a loan from Amalgamated Bank.Dupree, 42, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read in Brooklyn Federal Court. He faces up to 30 years in prison and has to pay back at least $18 million. …Dupree, who attended...
  • Emails: Obama Donor Weighed Asking White House to Save Solyndra

    11/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PST · by Driftwood1
    ABC News ^ | 11-9-11 | Matthew Mosk
    A key investor in the failed solar power company Solyndra, who was also a political donor to Barack Obama, strategized with his top executives about whether and how they should use their contacts inside the White House to help their failing business venture, according to emails surfaced by Congressional investigators Wednesday. "The White House has offered to help in the past and we do have a contact within the White House that we are working with," an adviser to billionaire Oklahoma oilman George Kaiser writes in an October 6, 2010 email. "I think the company is hoping we have some...
  • 'Stimulated' stem cells stop donor organ rejection

    10/18/2011 3:03:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    MedicalXpress ^ | 10/18/11
    (Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to stimulate a rat’s stem cells after a liver transplant as a means of preventing rejection of the new organ without the need for lifelong immunosuppressant drugs. The need for anti-rejection medicines, which carry serious side effects, is a major obstacle to successful long-term transplant survival in people. With a combination of a very low, short-term dose of an immunosuppressive drug to prevent immediate rejection and four doses of a medication that frees the recipient’s stem cells from the bone marrow to seek out and populate the donor organ, the...
  • Villaraigosa donor faces fines up to $184,000

    10/11/2011 6:45:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/11/11 | David Zahniser
    A Koreatown real estate developer faces nearly $184,000 in fines for allegedly making illegal contributions to the 2009 reelection campaign of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The city Ethics Commission meets Tuesday to decide how large a fine to hand Alexander Hugh, who was indicted by a grand jury earlier this year on charges that he conspired to circumvent campaign contribution limits, procured false documents and committed forgery. Hugh has asked the five-member commission for leniency, saying he suffered major financial setbacks in recent years and has been "deeply" humiliated by reports in the Korean and mainstream media. ... Prosecutors said...
  • Obama raising with Missouri stimulus beneficiary

    09/23/2011 1:25:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Politico, ^ | 9/23/11 | Alexander Burns
    President Barack Obama will raise money in early October with a Missouri businessman whose company benefited from a $107 million federal tax credit to develop a wind power facility in his state. Tom Carnahan, a scion of Missouri’s most prominent Democratic political family, is listed on Obama’s campaign website as a host of a $25,000-per-person fundraiser to be held in St. Louis on October 4. His energy development firm, Wind Capital Group, was helped by a sizable credit authorized in the stimulus, for an energy project in northwest Missouri.
  • Solyndra Investor, Obama Bundler George Kaiser in 2009: It’s Time to Cash in on the Mother of All

    09/20/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 9/120/11 | Morgen
    Billionaire Obama fundraiser George Kaiser visited the White House 16 times over the past 3 years, and is caught in the middle of the Solyndra scandal as the company’s chief investor and prime beneficiary of the debt restructuring approved by the Obama Administration earlier this year. This has lead to the obvious question of whether Kaiser leveraged his political connections to obtain federal stimulus funding, and preferential treatment, but surely there might be a less nefarious explanation for Kaiser’s White House visits, right? Nah…
  • Solyndra execs likely to testify on Hill next week

    09/13/2011 11:58:23 AM PDT · by sunmars · 31 replies
    washington examiner ^ | washington examiner
    Executives from solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which received over a half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the Obama administration before filing for bankruptcy last week, are in negotations with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to openly testify before Congress next week, according to Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., the chairman of the panel's subcomittee on oversight and investigations. The company's president and chief executive, Brian Harrison, and W.G. Stover, Jr., its chief financial officer, were asked to testify as part of tomorrow's committee hearing on the questionable loans, which have embroiled the Obama administration in what Stearns deemed...
  • Gibson Competitor is Dem Donor;Uses Same Wood, ExperiencedNo Federal Raids

    08/27/2011 10:52:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/26/11 | John Nolte
    Via Andrew Lawton at Landmark Report: One of Gibson’s leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Company. The C.E.O., Chris Martin IV, is a long-time Democratic supporter, with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the DNC over the past couple of elections (though, to be fair, he did donate a whopping $750 to Republican Congressmen in the 90s.) According to C.F. Martin’s catalog, several of their guitars contain ''East Indian Rosewood.' In case you were wondering, that is the exact same wood in at least ten of Gibson’s guitars. If true, it adds another piece to an increasingly disturbing puzzle.
  • Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations

    08/15/2011 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 15, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Full title: Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations, Urges Americans To Go On Strike Against Their Politicians In today's most underreported news of the day, which could potentially have the biggest impact on the future of America, none other than America's CEOs, or at least one of them: Starbucks' Howard Schultz, has mass blasted an email to fellow CEOs asking for a consensual boycott on donating to political campaigns in order to encourage the nation's muppets, elsewhere idiotically called "leaders", to solve America's budget and debt impasse. Bloomberg quotes from the CEO's e-mail...
  • Plane carrying donor organ crashes at UK airport (2 crew members injured, liver OK)

    11/19/2010 1:33:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/10 | AP
    LONDON – A small plane carrying a liver for transplant crashed and burst into flames at England's Birmingham Airport Friday. Two crew members were injured, but rescuers managed to salvage the donor organ and rush it to a nearby hospital West Midlands Police Chief Inspector Matt Markham said the privately owned Cessna made a "hard landing" and caught fire just after 3:30 p.m. (1530GMT, 10:30 a.m. EST). He said visibility in the area, 120 miles (195 kilometers) north of London, was "appalling" because of thick fog. An airport spokesman said the plane, flying from Belfast, clipped an antenna as it...
  • POLITICO: Crashing the big Democratic donors' D.C. meeting

    11/17/2010 5:15:44 AM PST · by maggief · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 17, 2010 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & JESSICA TAYLOR
    Some of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors met Tuesday afternoon with influential party figures such as AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, organizer Joan Fitz-Gerald and former White House aide Van Jones to discuss the lessons and implications of the GOP’s landslide midterm election victory. The meeting – organized by a group of wealthy, politically active liberals called the Democracy Alliance – took place at Washington’s swank Mandarin Oriental hotel, where off-duty police officers and other security patrolled the halls looking for reporters and other uninvited guests, who were escorted from the premises. "The agreement is that everything that goes on here...
  • Steele ‘punked’ by blogger posing as GOP donor

    08/03/2010 7:08:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 132+ views
    yahoo ^ | 8/3/10 | Holly Bailey
    It might be a good idea for Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele to start screening his calls. Last week, the embattled GOP chairman took a call at his home from someone he thought was a prospective GOP donor and, during the conversation, dismissed the idea that former Sen. Norm Coleman might be after his job. "Norm is an old friend. Norm is not going to challenge me for RNC chairman," Steele said. "If he does, I'll put my record up against anyone who comes after me."
  • Elena Kagan a big Dem donor

    05/13/2010 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 215+ views
    boston herald ^ | 5/13/10 | Richard Weir
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has been a faithful Democratic donor over the past decade, lavishing nearly $15,000 on candidates from Barack Obama to Al Gore - a generous habit that may spark some fireworks at her confirmation hearings, experts said. “Other people whom Obama has tapped for other positions have given far more, but I think the question over potential conflicts could be raised by senators,” said Michael Beckle, a spokesman for Centers for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan watchdog organization that tracks campaign donations and lobbying.
  • Time Square Bomber a Democrat and Obama Donor?

    05/04/2010 10:17:41 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 63 replies · 2,120+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-10 | Mike's America
    Still tracking down that news but one thing is clear: he wasn't a Tea Partier!There are reports that Faisal Shahzad, the failed Time Square bomber was a registered Democrat in Connecticut and may be a donor to Obama's campaign. This comes after the Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg openly speculated that the bomber might be “somebody with a political agenda who doesn't like the health care bill or something." Coming on the heels of repeated warnings from Obama, Bill Clinton and others that Tea Parties might lead to violence it was only natural for libs to assume this attack...
  • Hedge fund manager in Goldman Sachs case is major Dem donor

    04/16/2010 7:43:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 2,661+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/16/10 | Alexander Bolton
    The billionaire hedge fund manager at the center of an alleged fraud hatched at Goldman Sachs, a leading investment bank, has given tens of thousands of dollars to both parties. Campaign fundraising records show that John A. Paulson, founder and chairman of the hedge fund Paulson & Co., gave $30,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in June, qualifying him as a major Democratic donor. He also gave $2,300 to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) reelection campaign in February of last year and $4,800 to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) last April, according to records filed at...
  • Anti-Obama billboards pop up around Atlanta

    04/03/2010 6:40:25 PM PDT · by funfan · 29 replies · 2,237+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 2, 2010 | Christian Boone
    Talk radio is no longer the only outlet for metro Atlanta commuters opposed to President Barack Obama's policies.
  • Clinton donor list doesn't say who gave in '09

    01/01/2010 12:10:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 434+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/1/10 | SHARON THEIMER and LARRY MARGASAK,
    WASHINGTON – Former President Bill Clinton's charity released a donor list Friday under an agreement with President Barack Obama to prevent conflicts with Hillary Rodham Clinton's role as secretary of state, but it failed to identify who gave in 2009, her first year in the Cabinet post.
  • ACLU loses its biggest donor: $19 million a year

    12/10/2009 3:22:58 PM PST · by publius321 · 20 replies · 1,138+ views
    Gelbaum said in a statement. "My investments in alternative, clean energy companies have placed me in a highly illiquid position as a result of the general credit crisis in the American and world financial systems." (Click link above for column) Oh goodness, I hope that someone else steps in and fills the gap because we desperately need someone to continue the desecration of everything we hold dear. We need more people to spit on the graves of our veterans by removing crosses that have served as war memorials for the past 75 years. We need someone to remove Christian symbols...
  • Man with donated liver hits 0.39 BAC

    12/09/2009 3:20:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 22 replies · 782+ views
    lacross tribune ^ | 12-9-09 | Tribune staff
    A liver transplant recipient was given a public intoxication warning Monday afternoon after he registered a 0.39 percent blood-alcohol level, according to La Crosse police reports. The 34-year-old man was found on a curb at Springbrook Way and Cliffside Drive about 3 p.m., reports stated. He could not stand or walk unassisted when a family member took him home, police noted. He was taken to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center for detoxification.
  • A Lifesaver Out of Reach, for Want of a Profit

    10/20/2009 7:42:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies · 588+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2009 | Jim Dwyer
    Scrambling to get 60 seconds out of every minute, Katie Meacham finally got the boyfriend to take her for a carriage ride in Central Park. He hated it, she reports. “He said, ‘You know this is a pity ride, don’t you?’ ” she said, laughing. Even though she is just 26, her days and time are at a premium. Ms. Meacham lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but she is also a citizen of another country: cancer land. She has a kind of aggressive lymphoma, a disease that ruins the blood.
  • China Announces Voluntary Organ Donor System

    08/26/2009 12:40:14 PM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 427+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Aug 2009 | MICHAEL WINES
    China has inaugurated a voluntary organ donor program, hoping to overhaul a system that now harvests the vast majority of its organs from black-market sellers and executed prisoners and leaves millions of ailing people without hope of getting a transplant. The new program, run by the national Red Cross Society with help from China’s Health Ministry, was reported by the state-run English-language newspaper China Daily on Wednesday. The newspaper quoted the vice minister of health, Huang Jiefu, as saying the goal was to create an organ donation system that “will benefit patients regardless of social status and wealth.” At least...
  • In Congress, UN chief calls US 'deadbeat' donor

    03/11/2009 10:21:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,664+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | John Heilprin - ap
    WASHINGTON – A day after his White House meeting with President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the United States a "deadbeat" donor to the world body while making the made the rounds on Capitol Hill. Ban's criticism Wednesday of the U.N.'s single biggest backer irked some members of the House Foreign Relations Committee. They were generally supportive of his leadership but voiced concern about U.N. efforts in areas from Sudan to Somalia. "He used the word 'deadbeat' when it came to characterizing the United States. I take great umbrage (over) that," Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the panel's senior Republican, said...
  • Clinton donor benefited from legislation backed by Sen. Clinton (Pay-to-play?)

    01/04/2009 7:11:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 538+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/04/09 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    Clinton donor benefited from legislation backed by Sen. ClintonAn upstate New York developer donated $100,000 to former President Clinton's foundation in November 2004, about the same time Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped... By CHARLIE SAVAGE The New York Times Originally published Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM WASHINGTON — An upstate New York developer donated $100,000 to former President Clinton's foundation in November 2004, about the same time Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman's mall project. Sen. Clinton helped enact legislation allowing the developer, Robert Congel, to use tax-exempt bonds...