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  • Billionaire Tom Steyer: I am absolutely nothing at all like the Koch brothers

    04/23/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Do I have any issues with a Tom Steyer using any of his legitimately earned billions of dollars to donate to political causes, candidates, campaigns, and super PACS in which he believes? Absolutely not. Do I have a problem with Tom Steyer smearing other billionaires for doing so, funding a perniciously targeted misinformation campaign full of flat-out falsehoods against the Keystone XL pipeline, and pretending that he has some sort of imagined moral high ground in this arena? Yes, yes I do. Via Politico: Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer insisted Tuesday that he’s not the left’s version of the Koch brothers....
  • "Hillary For President" Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

    04/18/2014 7:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the stampede of politicians distancing themselves from their once best-friend - Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal - as AP reports, he plead guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. Without the contributions "nobody will even talk to you," Chatwal said. "That's the only way to buy them, get into the system." Welcome to the ugly truth of American politik.The FT details that Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management, pleaded guilty on Thursday...
  • Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff

    04/13/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 98 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundys family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists.VideoAs a family in Clark County, Nev. continues to face an onslaught of heavily armed federal agents determined to kick them off of their ranch, reports have surfaced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid might be behind the entire ordeal. The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundys family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists. Despite attempting to silence protesters...
  • Harvey Whittemore Convicted Of Making Illegal Campaign Contributions To Harry Reid

    04/11/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/29/2013 | By SCOTT SONNER
    RENO, Nev. 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 lying...
  • GOP donors reportedly working to draft Jeb Bush for 2016 presidential run (NO!!!!)

    03/30/2014 2:01:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2014
    A group of top Republican donors have reportedly begun an intense effort to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. A Washington Post report quotes one major donor as saying that the "vast majority" of the top 100 givers to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney would back Bush in a nomination fight. The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because conservative leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand...
  • Does World Visions Flip-flop Mean Christians Should Continue their Support?

    03/27/2014 9:27:39 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies
    CST News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Dr. Don Boys
    The U.S. branch of World Vision based in Federal Way, Washington has about 1,100 workers with an annual budget of one billion dollars per year. The current president, Richard Stearns, announced this week that same-sex marriage was now acceptable but they would still require their employees to confine their sexual activities to be within marriage. Same sex marriage may be acceptable to World Vision but not to God. The Bible still teaches that perversion is still an abomination and is not approved or acceptable by Him and all true believers. Maybe part of World Visions problem is they have a...
  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    03/13/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish together," he argues. "Can I count on you?" The president's note is to those who supported him in the past. "I would not be here today without you. You have been an essential partner in everything we have accomplished." The...
  • Hillary Clinton adviser Minyon Moore sought funds for illegal campaign, court papers allege

    03/11/2014 5:06:23 PM PDT · by Baynative · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/11/14 | Matea Gold and Rosalind S. Helderman
    A longtime adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton personally sought and secured the funding for an illegal shadow operation to boost Clintons 2008 presidential bid, according to court papers released as part of a wide-reaching campaign finance scandal. Washington businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who pleaded guilty Monday on federal conspiracy charges in a case that has focused largely on District Mayor Vincent Grays 2010 election, told federal prosecutors that Clinton aide Minyon Moore asked him to fund pro-Clinton efforts in four states and Puerto Rico totaling $608,750 during the hard-fought 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign, the documents show.
  • Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure

    03/10/2014 7:47:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | March 1o, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Despite Hillary Rodham Clintons promise that she had scrubbed illegal cash contributions from her 2008 presidential campaign, prosecutors revealed Monday that the mastermind of Mayor Vincent C. Grays shadow campaign also funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Mrs. Clintons bid for the White House.
  • Reid Blasts Kochs Again: '2 Very Wealthy Individuals Who Intend to Buy Their Very Own Congress'

    03/05/2014 6:45:36 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/5/2014 | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he knows his recent comments about the Koch brothers -- wealthy Republican donors -- have stirred controversy. "But I will continue to shine a light on their subversion of democracy," Reid promised in another vituperative speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. "This is about two very wealthy individuals who intend to buy their very own Congress -- a Congress beholden to their money and bound to enact their radical philosophy."
  • Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

    02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 24, 2014 | David Greene
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics...
  • SF billionaire ready to spend $100 million on 2014 races

    02/18/2014 2:58:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2014 | Joe Garofoli)
    As weve been talking about for months and months, billionaire San Francisco ex-hedgefunder Tom Steyer has been hinting that hes going to go big in politics in 2014. He made it official Monday telling the New York Times that hes going to spend big this year. Like $100 million big, making him one of the most significant outside forces in American politics.
  • Open Secrets Shows Koch Campaign Money Dwarfed by Dozens of Other Groups,

    02/17/2014 6:29:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 17, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    The web site OpenSecrets.org has done a great deal of useful work. Especially helpful are its lists of high-dollar political campaign donor organizations. The web site's 1989-2014 and 2012-specific lists, to name just two, demonstrate that the hyperventilating on the left and in the establishment press about the eeeevil Koch Brothers is completely out of line: Imagine that. Koch Industries is way down in 59th place in the past 25 years and 77th place in 2012. This makes at least the following people look really dumb:
  • Real Party of the Rich Guys: Top Dem donors have outspent top GOP donors by $486 mill in last 25 yrs

    02/17/2014 5:36:53 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatewaypundit.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    the top ten DNC donors outspent the top ten RNC donors by nearly 2 to 1 since 1989 ... The political left always accuses the Republican Party of being the party of rich guys. Its a lie. ... C) Committed Democrat donors have outspent committed Republican donors by nearly $486 million since 1989 D) Overall, the top ten DNC donors outspent the top ten RNC donors by nearly 2 to 1 since 1989. E) The largest committed DNC donor group has outspent the largest committed RNC donor group by 67% since 1989 ... The arguments by Democrats that the RNC...
  • Former Warner Music exec allegedy embezzled over $1M (major Obama bundler)

    02/05/2014 8:17:32 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | 2/4/14 | REBECCA ROSENBERG
    A top Hollywood fund-raiser embezzled more than $1 million from her employer---the Warner Music record label.....one of several 2012 Hollywood power women touted for their clout in fund-raising for Pres Obamas re-election... pulling in between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama. Danielle Smith, 45, flew from California and turned herself in at the Manhattan District Attorneys Office. She was arraigned on charges of first-degree grand larceny. The California-based national director for Warner Music, allegedly racked up $1.3M in unauthorized charges. Her duties at Warner Music, HDQ'ed in Manhattan, included scouting and signing artists, arranging travel and lodging. But Smith also funded...
  • Democratic donors turn eyes to the Senate (Wasserman Schultz caves on House)

    02/02/2014 11:55:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 1/31/14 | Jason Pye
    Just hours after DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) conceded that Democrats arent likely to win control of the House of Representatives this fall, Politico ran a story noting that many high-dollar donors are shifting their focus to the Senate races in which vulnerable Democrats are running: With Democrats grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous and the House all but beyond reach some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House cant be won and go all in to save the Senate....
  • GAI report exposes Obama campaign accepting foreign donations

    01/28/2014 3:35:19 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 8, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Two days ago, the Paulding County Republican Examiner (reported) on a new Obama scandal that was emerging over the weekend that the Obama campaign was accepting illegal overseas donations and that the report would be released by an unnamed tax payer watch group. This morning, the non-partisan group, (Government Accountability Institute) (GAI) released its 108 page report, the first ever analysis of election campaign donations issues called, America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Campaign Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections? raises indications the Obama campaign has potentially violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or...
  • The 8 Juiciest Revelations From The Bob McDonnell Indictment Read more:

    01/22/2014 11:04:31 AM PST · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/21/2014 | Eric Lach
    Earlier this month, Bob McDonnell became former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. On Tuesday, he became indicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Just days after he left office, the Republican and and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, were charged in federal court with more than a dozen counts related to the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and loans they accepted from a wealthy Virginia businessman. (The ex-governor maintained on Tuesday that he had done nothing illegal.) The fact that the McDonnells were under scrutiny from prosecutors was no secret. Stories about the investigation, and the relationship between the McDonnells and...
  • Mostyn Law Firm donates $1 million to help Wendy Davis in Texas governor's race

    01/21/2014 8:46:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-21-14 | David Yates
    HOUSTON The Mostyn Law Firm and its attorneys are spending a small fortune to ensure Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' political ambitions come to fruition. The most recent contribution came on Dec. 31, with the Mostyn Law Firm ringing in the New Year by donating $1 million to the Texas Victory Committee -- a joint project of Wendy R. Davis for Governor and Battleground Texas, according to the Texas Ethics Commission. Davis, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is no stranger to law firms specializing in civil litigation, as she first joined the Fort Worth law office of Haynes & Boone in...
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong. Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • Remembering Harold Simmons

    01/01/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    I've not read the official obituaries because they are predictable. "Billionaire." "Reclusive." "GOP donor." "Swift Boat Vets." "Industrialist." "Controversial." "Dallas." And there you have it: the death of a sinister figure driven by greed, the puppeteer manipulating the political process, a 21st century J.R. Ewing. (Or is it Mr. Burns?) If this is what you've read, it's written by someone who didn't know Harold Clark Simmons. I never knew a man quite like him. I met him in 1981 while panhandling for some political cause or another. Back then, he kept a ledger of his political donations on 5-by-7 cards....
  • Republicans Are Overwhelmed By A Sea of Democratic Cash

    12/29/2013 9:22:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 29, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune investigates independent political spending over the last few election cycles. The results are stark, but wont surprise anyone who has been paying attention: A Star Tribune analysis of campaign finance records found that just three dozen individuals or entities have contributed more than $27 million to political action and independent expenditure committees over the past three election cycles. The analysis shows those donations heavily favored Democrats. Unless that trend is reversed, Republicans could find themselves at a disadvantage heading into the 2014 elections. No kidding. One union the powerful Education Minnesota teachers union poured...
  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies, said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to religious affiliation has to do with the Boy Scouts ban on atheist members.
  • Report: Bid to indict Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delayed

    12/19/2013 12:44:48 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-19-13 | James Hohmann
    The Justice Department has reportedly delayed until next year a decision on whether to indict outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in connection with a gifts scandal a decision that came after a face-to-face appeal by the couples lawyers. A report by The Washington Post late Wednesday night said U.S. Attorney Dana Boente told lawyers for the governor and first lady Maureen McDonnell a week ago that he planned to ask a grand jury to return an indictment by this past Monday over allegedly inappropriate help they gave dietary supplement maker Star Scientific after receiving gifts from...
  • Kochh Brothers Donation to Catholic University Stirs Protests

    12/17/2013 7:39:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/15/13 | David Gibson
    (RNS) Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by the Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential supporter of libertarian-style policies that critics say run counter to church teaching. Charles Koch and his brother, David, fund organizations that advance public policies that directly contradict Catholic teaching on a range of moral issues from economic justice to environmental stewardship, says a four-page letter to CUA President John Garvey, released Monday (Dec 16) The letter was signed by 50 priests, social justice advocates, theologians and other...
  • Livni blocks bill limiting foreign gov't donations to far-left NGOs

    12/15/2013 11:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 15/12/13 | Lahav Harkov
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appealed a bill declaring donations to anti-Israel non-governmental organizations from foreign governments no longer exempt from tax, after it was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday. Eight ministers from Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi approved the bill in the ministerial committee, while Hatnua and Yesh Atid ministers voted against it. The legislation proposed by Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman Ayelet Shaked and MK Robert Ilatov (Likud Beytenu) amends the Income Tax Law so that NGOs will have to pay 45 percent tax on donations from foreign governments if the organization or members of...
  • Report: Liberals Have Accounted for 70% of 'Dark Money' Spent in Politics in 2013

    11/08/2013 2:23:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/7/2013 | Tony Lee
    Though Democrats have railed against the influence of money in politics after the Supreme Court'sCitizens United ruling, liberals have accounted for 70% of the so-called "dark money" that has been spent this year.According to Open Secrets, "liberal dark money in 2013 makes up 70 percent of all the dark money spent so far. At this point in 2011, liberal money accounted for less than 6 percent of the dark money spent, and in 2009, the total was a little higher, at 6.5 percent."Open Secrets describes "dark money organizations" as "501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits that don't have to disclose their donors."...
  • McAuliffe Campaign Funded the Democratic Ground Game That Sealed Victory

    11/06/2013 10:56:53 AM PST · by don-o · 18 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | November 6, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Breitbart News has confirmed that much of the credit for Terry McAuliffes narrow 47.9 percent to 45.5 percent victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Tuesdays election is attributable to a $4 million donation the McAuliffe campaign gave to the Democratic Party of Virginia, which used those funds to run a highly effective ground game for the partys full slate of candidates. Ashley Bauman, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that "[w]hile we used that money [the $4 million donated to the Democratic Party of Virginia from the McAuliffe campaign]...
  • Obama donors firm hired to fix Web mess it created

    11/02/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2013 | S.A. Miller
    A tech firm linked to a campaign-donor crony of President Obama not only got the job to help build the federal health-insurance Web site but also is getting paid to fix it.
  • Financier George Soros backs Hillary Clinton for U.S. president

    10/24/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 26 replies
    REUTERS/YAHOO ^ | October 24, 2013 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros, a major Democratic donor, is backing an effort to persuade former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, a spokesman said on Thursday."
  • DNC edges RNC in September fundraising

    10/20/2013 7:40:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/20/13 | BYRON TAU
    The Democratic National Committee has narrowly edged its Republican rival in fundraising for the first time all year. In a Sunday release, the Republican National Committee reported raising $7.1 million in September. Democrats on Friday reported a cash haul of nearly $7.4 million in September, while finishing the month with more than $5 million on hand.
  • McAuliffe among investors in Rhode Island insurance scam that preyed on dying people

    10/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | Published: October 9 | By Fredrick Kunkle
    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was one of dozens of investors with a Rhode Island estate planner charged with defrauding insurers by using the stolen identities of terminally ill people, according to court documents filed Wednesday by federal prosecutors in Providence. McAuliffes name appeared on a lengthy list of investors with Joseph A. Caramadre, an attorney and accountant who obtained the identities of dying people to set up annuities that ultimately cost insurance companies millions of dollars, the documents say.
  • McAuliffe to donate funds from convicted Rhode Island businessman to charity

    10/09/2013 8:24:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies
    http://blogs.nbc12.com ^ | 10/09/2013 | Ryan Nobles
    McAuliffe to donate funds from convicted Rhode Island businessman to charity Terry McAuliffe's name popped up today on a list of investors who bought annuities from a Rhode Island businessman who pleaded guilty in 2012 to stealing the identities of terminally ill patients. The convicted businessman, Joseph Caramadre, was also a donor to McAuliffe's failed 2009 bid for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia. Caramadre donated more than $26 thousand to McAuliffe and hosted a fundraiser for the candidate. Caramadre(Court sketch of Caramadre courtesy of WJAR) According to our NBC affiliate in Providence WJAR, there is no evidence that...
  • Americas #1 Abortion Chain Just Dropped $1 Million on Terry McAuliffePolicyPolitics

    10/03/2013 9:45:14 AM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | 10/03/2013 | Shaun Kenney
    Well isnt this special The ad opens by pointing out the hundreds of decisions that women make each day, from picking groceries to buying homes. And we make them ourselves, says the narrator, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Votes. But Ken Cuccinelli is intruding on our most personal decisions. Richards lists off some of Cuccinellis stances, including his call for a ban on all abortions, even when a womans health is in danger. Cuccinelli doesnt trust women, Richards says at the end of the ad. So how can we trust him to be governor? Because going to the abortion...
  • Tea Party loosens K Street's stranglehold on the GOP

    10/06/2013 12:04:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    How did the Republican Party become so splintered and so infused with hard-line conservatives? Don't blame redistricting. Don't chalk it up to anti-Obama fervor.Republicans have become an unruly bunch of scorched-earth conservatives because the Tea Party smashed the business lobby's monopoly on GOP fundraising.Here's a story of where the GOP used to be:Back in 2006, I asked a couple of conservative Republican congressmen to give blurbs for my book on corporate welfare. My boss loves the book, one of their top aides said, but were not going to put his name on it." Why not, I asked. "Who do you...
  • Kinda Creepy Email From Obama Organization Targets Deadbeat Donors Like Me

    09/29/2013 1:35:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a blogger, I subscribe to the email lists of some organizations whose goals I do not, shall we say, necessarily embrace. Among them is Organizing For Action, the successor to the 2012 Obama campaign. As you can imagine, although I read OFA's messages with interest, I don't succumb to its frequent appeals for funds. You might think OFA might let me loaf along on its list, but no. Just now arrived an email I'd call kind of creepy. Start with the subject line [emphasis added throughout]: "Mark: Not an OFA donor". Whoah: so this is not just a generic...
  • Pelosi, World Leaders in Attendance at Soros Nuptials

    09/22/2013 6:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 08:48 AM | Audrey Hudson
    Billionaire and Democratic Party financier George Soros got married Saturday and celebrated the nuptials with hundreds of his closest friends, including corporate executives, world leaders, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Soros, 83, married Tamiko Bolton, a healthcare consultant who is nearly half his age. She is his third wife.
  • Defense contractors donate a ton to pro-war Senators

    09/16/2013 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/16/13 | George Spelvin
    Senator John McCain raked in a staggering $176,300.00 to win the gold in the defense contract lobby dollars Olympics, the most of any other senator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee according to a print outlet in Great Britain. (1) Is this mind blowing amount reverberating in his brain as he tells Congress and the American people, It would be catastrophic if Congress doesnt go along with Baracks Syria policy? Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) who is up for re election next year won the silver with a $127,350 purse, and VA Democrat Tim Kaine pulled in $101,025 to wear the...
  • Guess Which Texas Billionaire Just Donated $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

    08/31/2013 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Plutocrat and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Texas, to help fill the gap left by the states defunding of the Womens Health Program. For nearly 100 years Planned Parenthood has helped to educate men and women regarding family planning and general family health, said Margot Perot, speaking for the Perot Foundation of Dallas. Our family has supported this nonprofit for many years because we are impressed with the work they doproviding birth control; scientifically based education; breast health exams; and basic, life-saving healthcare for women who cannot afford services otherwise. In...
  • VA homosexual group to host phone bank for McAuliffe in Richmond

    08/21/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    There's only one week until LGBT phone bank night! And I need your help. I need you to come out to make some phone calls to help ensure that there will be an LGBT friendly administration in the Governor's Mansion next year. Register here! It's time for the LGBT community and its allies to flex a little gay muscle and demonstrate to politicians the importance of supporting equality. Virginia is still a place where saying things like, "Homosexuality brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but of their soul," will earn you votes. I need you to come out next...
  • Billionaire Environmentalist Lends Support to McAuliffe

    08/05/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies
    Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer is testing his influence in the Virginia gubernatorial election in support of Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, with his political group preparing to spend a large amount of money in the race. Steyer is a San Francisco billionaire who used to work as a hedge fund manager, and is using his super PAC "NextGen Climate Action" to launch television ads to mobilize environmentalist voters to turn out in the gubernatorial race in support of McAuliffe in the Old Dominion, Politco reports. Steyer told Politico that he hopes to send a message to the country about the power...
  • BACKSTORY Anthony and Huma Weiner move into luxury $3.3M condo owned by top Clinton donor

    08/01/2013 8:28:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC POST ^ | 8/13/12 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Full title.......Anthony Weiner and wife Huma move into luxury $3.3M condo owned by top Clinton donor... are they there for free or just getting a sweet deal? dailymail.co.uk story | 8/13/12 / FR Posted by ColdOne Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his faithful wife Huma Abedin have moved into a $3.3million New York City apartment owned by a top donor to Ms Abedin's boss, Hillary Clinton. The well-appointed luxury pad includes four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in the 12th floor of an exclusive building on Park Avenue. It costs an estimated $14,000 a month. The price...
  • Lamar Alexander 2014 Campaign Donations

    07/09/2013 9:44:06 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 7 replies
    Blount County (BC) Public Record ^ | 07/06/2013 | Unknown Blogger
    Heres a long list of companies to boycott. http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/641/13020171641/13020171641.pdf
  • "Gays Are The Next Jews Of Fundraising"

    06/26/2013 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    While raising money for Bill Clinton (who signed the Defense of Marriage Act) in 1992, Rahm Emanuel proclaimed Gays are the next Jews of fundraising.
  • N-word user Paula Deen is an Obama supporter

    06/23/2013 10:59:31 AM PDT · by South40 · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Television chef Paula Deen, who lost her gig Friday with the Food Network after admitting and apologizing for having used racial epithets, including the N-word, is a supporter of President Barack Obama and campaigned on his behalf in 2008. The Southern-bred television personality also invited Michelle Obama onto one of her television programs and praised the first ladys healthy eating agenda.
  • Major Democratic donors flock to Christie

    06/03/2013 11:30:26 AM PDT · by jim_trent · 50 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | June 3, 2013 | Salvador Rizzo
    TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie is cashing in donations from top Democratic fundraisers and other traditionally liberal donors across the country, even nabbing the support of a handful of rainmakers aligned with President Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Star-Ledger review of state and federal records shows. The checks are flying into the Republican governors war chest from all sorts of unlikely places the hedge fund run by liberal billionaire George Soros, for example, and the politically progressive halls of the University of California, Berkeley. The nascent support from Democratic donors is an early sign of Christies fundraising...
  • Obama heading to Peninsula homes of two major tech stars on June 6 fundraising swing

    05/18/2013 7:28:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/18/13 | Carla Marinucci
    President Barack Obama will star at an intimate $32,400 per head June 6 fundraising dinner and discussion in the Portola Valley home of star Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and his wife, Neeru, according to the invite obtained by the Chronicle. The dinner is one of two events in Peninsula private homes on Obamas upcoming fundraising swing here, which benefits the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In addition to the Khosla home dinner, Obama will also attend an earlier reception in the home of Marci and Mike McCue of Palo Alto. McCue co-founded Flipboard, and serves as its CEO. Senator...
  • Were Republican-owned GM dealerships targeted for closure in 2010? (Video)

    05/17/2013 6:04:41 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Two members of Congress are asking if the Treasury Department disproportionately targeted more Republican or conservative owned auto dealerships during the government-lead restructuring of General Motors in 2009. Breitbart.com reported today that Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) released a letter asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to release documents regarding the process and methodology that determined which GM dealerships were closed.
  • National Organization for Marriage to sue IRS for leaks

    05/16/2013 3:11:36 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2013 | Greta Van Susteran
    NOM says IRS illegally leaked donor info...
  • Obama to Hollywood Donors: We Havent Quite Broken the Republican Party Yet

    05/13/2013 4:14:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/13/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama held another fundraiser last night with Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake and other Hollwood elitists at Harvey Weinsteins house. Barack Obama held a fundraiser with Hollywood leftists last night. During the high-dollar event Obama told his supporters that he hasnt quite broken the the Republicans yet. He also blamed Rush Limbaugh for the gridlock in Washington DC. The Atlantic Wire reported: President Obama told donors like Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake (who was wearing hipster glasses), and Tommy Hilfiger that Washington gridlock is pretty much Rush Limbaughs fault on Monday evening at a fundraiser at Harvey Weinsteins house in New...