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  • 3 charged including exec with past ties to Clintons in alleged scheme to defraud Pentagon billions

    12/03/2018 3:11:43 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    Shortened title. Full title: 3 charged-- including exec with past ties to Clintons-- in alleged scheme to defraud Pentagon billions, DOJ says Three Northern Virginia men --including one who reportedly celebrated New Year's Eve in 1999 with the Clintons-- were charged last week for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud the Pentagon after receiving an $8 billion contract in 2012 to provide food and supplies to troops in Afghanistan, the Department of Justice announced. Federal prosecutors said the three—all executives connected to Anham FZCO, a defense contractor based in the United Arab Emirates--- knowingly gave false estimates of...
  • Multimillionaire Trump Fan and Fox News Advertiser Jumps Into Film Financing....

    11/21/2018 10:39:42 PM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    Hollywoodreporter ^ | 11/21/2018 | by Paul Bond
    There's a new film financier around town: the unapologetic Trump-loving, born-again Christian conservative founder of My Pillow, who is sure to stand out in Hollywood.... Michael Lindell invested $1 million into a new film from the makers behind 'God's Not Dead,' and plans to keep spending on projects that fit his message. His investment amounts to one-sixth the entire production budget of Unplanned, which comes from some of the same filmmakers who were behind God's Not Dead and I Can Only Imagine, a couple of Christian films that did well at the box office, earning $61 million and $84 million,...
  • NRCC Sends Message That It Won’t Support Rep. Steve King

    10/31/2018 4:14:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    rollcall ^ | October 30, 2018
    Iowa Republican has come under renewed scrutiny for past remarks The campaign arm of House Republicans will not be sending any last-minute support to controversial Rep. Steve King, who faces a competitive race in a deep-red Iowa district. King has been the subject of renewed attention for racist remarks and social media posts backing white nationalists, following the shooting last week at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead. Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, tweeted Thursday that King’s “recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy...
  • Land O’Lakes will no longer support Steve King, citing 'company's values'

    10/30/2018 9:26:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 179 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2018
    Dairy company Land O'Lakes will no longer make financial contributions to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the company said Tuesday. "The Land O’Lakes, Inc. PAC has traditionally contributed to lawmakers of both parties that represent the communities where our members and employees live and work and are also on committees that oversee policies that directly impact our farmer owners," Land O'Lakes said in a statement. "We take our civic responsibility seriously, want our contributions to be a positive force for good and also seek to ensure that recipients of our contributions uphold our company’s values. On that basis, we have determined...
  • Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference

    10/19/2018 2:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2018 | Lisa Hagen and Max Greenwood
    Small-dollar donors are playing an increasingly prominent role in bankrolling campaigns. Right now, Democratic candidates running for seats in the House and Senate appear to be reaping the biggest rewards from low-dollar donations. For example, In the race for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 43 percent of the individual contributions brought in by Democrat Randy Bryce between July 26 and Sept. 30 came from donations of $200 or less, his most recent FEC filings show. Meanwhile, only 17 percent of the individual contributions to his Republican opponent, Bryan Steil, were from small donors. More than 70 Democratic challengers in some of...
  • Nike has donated three times as much money to Republicans as Democrats this year

    09/24/2018 5:05:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 23, 2018 | Blake Schuster
    There seems to be a bit of a disconnect between Nike’s branding and the sporting good giant’s political leanings. While Nike has caught heat from right-leaning supporters for its decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in the company’s latest ad campaign, a new report from the Center for Responsive Politics — a non-profit, non-partisan research group focusing on money in politics — shows that Nike employees and its political action committee have donated more than three times as much money to republican candidates as democratic challengers for the 2018 election season. In all, Nike has given $424,000 to the GOP compared...
  • Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

    09/03/2018 3:53:18 AM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/02/2018 | Jim Brunner
    Billionaire Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen this year has made his largest-ever foray into congressional politics, donating $100,000 to a group aiming to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. House of Representatives. The June 14 donation, disclosed in mid-July, went to Protect the House, a committee headed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. It’s the biggest check Allen has ever sent to a federal political candidate or committee, according to a review of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
  • Left-Leaning Fast Food Fans Lose Appetite After In-N-Out Burger Donates To CA GOP

    08/30/2018 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 8/30/2018 | GRACE DOBUSH
    The late CEO, Rich Snyder, was an evangelical Christian and supporter of Republican candidates, and current president Lynsi Snyder is also devout. Like cult chain Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out doesn’t make its founders’ Christian values a secret, per se. Customers just might be so focused on their Animal Style burgers that they don’t notice the references to Bible quotes printed on the wrappers. However, it’s not clear that the company’s current leadership is nearly as aligned with the Republicans as that of Chick-fil-A, a company that has publicly come out against LGBT rights. According to campaign finance filings, In-N-Out Burger also donated...
  • Your Favorite Burger Chain Just Donated a Bunch of Money to the Republican Party

    08/30/2018 7:23:13 AM PDT · by DFG · 96 replies
    LA Mag ^ | 08/29/2018 | Brittany Martin
    Orange County is shaping up to be one of the hottest political battlegrounds going into the midterm elections–and, it appears, Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger has cast their vote early. The corporation gave $25,000 to the California Republican Party this week, according to a public filing on the Secretary of State’s website. The filing was spotted by Washington, D.C.-based journalist Gabe Schneider, who shared it on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
  • Trump: ‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'

    07/31/2018 4:25:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump ripped the Koch brothers one day after the political network formed by the billionaire conservative businessmen said it would not support a Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” Trump said in a series of tweets early Tuesday. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every...
  • Bannon to Koch Brothers: 'Shut up and get with the program'

    07/30/2018 9:50:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/30/2018 | Rick Moran
    Charles and David Koch have created a massive network of political organizations that donate hundreds of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and conservative causes. But they are currently unhappy with the White House and the Republican Party for abandoning what they see as core principles such as fiscal responsibility and free trade. They made their displeasure known during a meeting in Colorado Springs with dozens of their organizations.
  • Charles Koch vows to hold Republicans accountable

    07/29/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire activist Charles Koch said Sunday that his network of big-spending political groups would be more aggressive in going after Republicans who have failed to adhere to fiscally conservative principles. Speaking to a small group of reporters in a rare interview at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Koch vowed to hold GOP lawmakers accountable for their votes when they break with the network’s free-market views on issues like spending and tariffs. “I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported … we’re gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable,” Koch said. The Koch network will...
  • RNC outraises DNC again in June

    07/21/2018 6:15:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/18 | John Bowden
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) posted strong fundraising numbers for June, surpassing the cash-strapped Democratic National Committee (DNC) for another month in a row. RNC officials reported almost $14 million in fundraising in June, compared to just $8 million raised by Democrats during that time. The party remains far ahead of the DNC in to-date fundraising totals for this cycle, enjoying a lead of almost $100 million in total funds raised, according to The Washington Post. Democrats ended June with just $9 million cash on hand and $6.3 million in debt, according to the Post. That's compared to a much...
  • Another Day, Another Case Study on Media Bias

    07/19/2018 3:01:13 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 3 replies
    https://freebeacon.com ^ | July 18, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    Some nonprofit groups will no longer have to give the IRS the names of donors who give them $5,000 or more. Among the groups that will no longer have to report donors are the National Rifle Association, various chambers of commerce, and groups focused on particular issues, such as Americans for Prosperity, which has been closely associated with the Koch brothers. But the ruling also applies to groups like the NAACP, labor unions and volunteer fire departments. Huh? Why the headline focus on the NRA, then? The headline could have just as easily read "NAACP and some other nonprofits" or...
  • Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information ...

    06/26/2018 10:04:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter ^ | June 25, 2018 | President Trump
    Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows? Isn’t this highly illegal. Is it being investigated?
  • Clinton donor's dealings and murky connections questioned by watchdog group (Kremlin ties?)

    06/19/2018 3:01:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Perry Chiaramonte
    **SNIP** Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the “Hillary Victory Fund” (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio. He has also been considered by California to be one of the state's biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the Kremlin. The donor, Edgar Sargsyan, contributed $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, ands chaired a $100,000-a-couple Clinton fundraiser in Beverly Hills in September 2016. He is also being...
  • Obama endorses Feinstein in California Senate primary

    05/04/2018 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Former President Barack Obama endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Friday, his first Senate endorsement of the 2018 cycle. By backing Feinstein, Obama is stepping into what could be a contentious battle between the incumbent Democrat and California Democratic state Senate president Kevin de León, a liberal upstart who is looking to unseat the longtime senator. "She's always been an indispensable leader for California, and we became dear friends and partners in the fight to guarantee affordable healthcare and economic opportunity for everybody; to protect our planet from climate change, and our kids from gun violence," Obama said in a statement....
  • Secret Donors Helped Finance Trump Dossier Team Research After Election (Partners In Slime)

    05/01/2018 8:54:40 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-1-2018 | Alex Pappas
    The team of opposition researchers behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier embraced by the FBI were paid big bucks to continue trying to dig up dirt on Russian meddling in American politics – even after the 2016 presidential election. That revelation, buried inside a 243-page report released by House Intelligence Committee Republicans last week, has sparked new speculation about the identities of the secretive donors who were funding the post-election project. According to the House Intelligence Committee report, Daniel J. Jones – the president of the Penn Quarter Group and a former staffer for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein – “secured the...
  • Bush-bashing professor has Fresno State scrambling to keep its donors

    04/20/2018 5:41:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/20/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “racist” soon after her death Tuesday, and said she was glad “the witch is dead,” continues to face fallout as donors mull ceasing donations to the institution. Randa Jarrar, an English professor at the school (also known as California State University at Fresno), sparked outrage Tuesday just hours after the former first lady died at age 92, writing a number of tweets attacking Bush and the family. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with...
  • DARK MONEY: 10 anonymous donors ‘March For Our Lives’ is deliberately hiding

    03/29/2018 8:42:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 3/29/2018 | ADMIN
    Is anyone wondering how a group of high school students managed to pull off a huge, highly organized, multi-million dollar rally involving hundreds of thousands of people across the country, all in a matter of weeks? Debbie Wasserman Schultz Mark Kelly & the Gifford Foundation Michael Bloomberg & Everytown for Gun Safety MoveOn.org Planned Parenthood George Soros & Open Society Institute, the Tides Foundation, Women’s March, Louis Farrakhan Friends Committee of National Legislation American Federation of Teachers Jeri Rhodes & Greenpeace Friends Committee on National Legislation Saturday’s March for Our Lives event, which was supposedly organized “for kids and by...