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  • Busy Month for Obama Campaign with Fundraisers in Switzerland, Sweden, Paris and Communist China

    07/16/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    It’s going to be a very busy month for the Obama Campaign. Fundraisers are scheduled in Switzerland: Sweden: Paris: And Communist China: I’m 41 has more on the Obama fundraiser in Shanghai.
  • Bill Gates Supports Gay Marriage With $100K Gift

    07/05/2012 9:14:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/05/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has waded into the same-sex marriage debate in Washington State with a $100,000 contribution to help defeat a referendum that would ban same-sex marriage. Gates, along with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, both made the same six-figure contribution said Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, the group leading the charge for gay activists. "It's going to make a tremendous difference," Silk told The Associated Press. "It's very important for us to have the broad support from business leaders and companies themselves." In addition to Microsoft, other noted Washington State based companies such as Starbucks...
  • Even the Silicon Valley donors are starting to steer away from Obama (Running for the hills)

    06/26/2012 3:38:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Although California is consistently ranked among the absolute worst states in which to do business --- their nanny-state regulations, budget deficits, and tax structure have earned the state the honorary title of the "ninth circle of business hell" --- it's well-established attraction for venture capital is sometimes cited as a a big factor in keeping the state afloat. Silicon Valley is definitely a well-monied hot spot, but it seems that the typically more liberal execs, entrepreneurs, and engineers are feeling slightly less enthusiastic about an Obama-second term than they were about Hopenchange in 2008, as some of them are starting...
  • Obama Event Registry...????

    06/25/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    06/25/12
    Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
  • The Obama Supporters Are Quickly Disappearing

    06/12/2012 10:26:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-12-12 | Curt
    I thought if you don't vote for Obama you're a racist? [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREI'm sure we will get Jeb Bush any moment now calling him an extremist. Well, we all know Obama Girl is an extremist right?If Obama Girl isn't gaga over Obama anymore you have to know the party is over. I kid of course. She matters not one whit in this election or the last but you know what does? Donors: Percentage decrease in donors who gave $200 to Barack Obamain 2008 but have not yet in 2012, by state. The darknessof the state corresponds to...
  • Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks

    06/11/2012 12:46:05 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2012 | Breitbart.com
    Interesting stuff!!! Interview done by Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Obama donors get deal; depositors get ‘stiffed again’ - FDIC eases settlement for bankers

    06/10/2012 8:55:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/10/12 | Chuck Neubauer
    A billionaire Chicago family that has donated and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for President Obama got a deal from the federal government to avoid paying all of a $460 million settlement it agreed to in the 2001 failure of a Chicago-area bank it owned, while 1,400 former depositors are still owed more than $10 million in lost savings. And now, 11 years later, the prospect that any of the depositors will get their money back is bleak. The Pritzker family, which made its fortune in hotels and manufacturing, agreed to a $460 million settlement offer in December 2001...
  • Obama’s big-bucks benefactors sizzling over tarmac delay (delayed his departure-airport hold)

    06/02/2012 6:52:08 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 6-2-12 | Michael Sneed
    Fly ’em.... ... and fry ‘em! Sneed hears a bevy of out-of-town bigbucks benefactors of President Barack Obama , a.k.a., “The Wallets,” were tarmack sizzling hot Saturday morning when their private jets were unexpectedly grounded at O’Hare and Midway airports. ◆ Translation: Word is President Obama, who overnighted at his Kenwood home after raising tons of campaign cash, decided to spend a little more time with his Chicago buddies Saturday morning, thereby delaying his departure — prompting a security “ground hold” being placed on private jets leaving their airport terminals, according to a top Sneed source. (No commercial flights were...
  • Mega Obama Donor Bill Maher: Yeah, Mormonism's a "Cult"

    05/21/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Guy Benson
    Maher's brand of bile is more overt than the preferred approach of his fellow media lefties, but subtlety was never Bill's modus operandi.  Via Twitter:   RT @billmaher: Why even listen to #MittRomney on foreign policy? His entire FP experience is 2 yrs trying to brow-beat Frenchmen into joining his cult Quick reactions:(1) Some liberals are already saying that because Maher is a militant, aggressive atheist, he views all religions as cults.  Has he called Barack Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ a "cult"?  I can't seem to recall that particular smear for some reason.(2) David Axelrod said just yesterday...
  • White House: Obama Campaign Funded “Not From Huge Donors At All”… (video)

    05/22/2012 6:48:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 5/22/12 | Zip
    Clooney’s $15 million fundraiser begs to differ.
  • Top Obama Donors Withholding Money From His Super PAC (Outraged He Didn't Sign E.O. On Gay Workers)

    05/08/2012 8:48:04 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | May 8, 2012 | Weasel Zippers
    There’s a price to pay for not being fabulous.Via WaPo: Some leading gay and progressive donors are so angry over President Obama’s refusal to sign an executive order barring same sex discrimination by federal contractors that they are refusing to give any more money to the pro-Obama super PAC, a top gay fundraiser’s office tells me. In some cases, I’m told, big donations are being withheld. Jonathan Lewis, the gay philanthropist and leading Democratic fundraiser, is one of many gay advocates who has been working behind the scenes to pressure Obama to change his mind. When Obama decided against the...
  • Largest Donor to Obama Super PAC Calls Mormonism a 'Cult'

    04/29/2012 5:54:21 AM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 87 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Bill Maher, the largest donor to President Obama's super PAC, called Mormonism a "cult" on his HBO show last night, and said that donating money to that religion doesn't count as charity because it's "bulls---."
  • Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'

    04/25/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'By Cameron Joseph - 04/25/12 05:33 PM ET Mitt Romney's fundraising has skyrocketed since he became the de facto nominee, a top Romney fundraiser told The Hill Wednesday evening. "People are coming out of the woodwork," said the fundraiser, who requested not to be named. "A number of my friends who didn't want to get involved in the primary are now coming off the sidelines for the general election." The Romney supporter told The Hill that two recent fundraisers in Florida had netted more than $3 million combined, and said the moment Romney...
  • Donor Cash For White House Access

    04/16/2012 7:28:03 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 16, 2012
    Corruption: A new study documents that access to the White House is based on how much money is put into the president's campaign coffers. At least the Lincoln Bedroom isn't for rent — yet. During the Clinton administration, when the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House became a favorite place for campaign contributors to rest their weary wallets, the infamous Johnny Chung made the observation that the White House was like a subway turnstile: You put your token in and you got inside. An analysis of White House access by the New York Times suggests that hope and change has...
  • Top Obama campaign donor accused of fraud (Abake Assongba)

    04/01/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/1/12 | Jack Gillum - ap
    A major contributor to President Barack Obama's re-election effort is accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official. Donor Abake Assongba gave more than $50,000 to Obama this election season. But her past legal troubles, which include unpaid debts, are creating a new headache for Obama's campaign. The allegations were first reported Sunday by The Washington Post. ..
  • Algae Alimony: Obama donors stand to profit from president’s latest green energy fixation

    03/20/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/20/12 | ndrew Stiles -
    President Obama’s most recent green energy fixation—algae—may suffer from the accusations of cronyism that have plagued his broader effort to promote non-fossil fuel energy sources through massive federal subsidies. Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration’s controversial stimulus package, and is poised to receive millions more as part of the president’s recent efforts to promote green biofuels such as algae. The firm employs a former member of the Obama-Biden transition team who, according to one online bio, “played a key...
  • HHS weighs accepting men who have sex with men as blood donors

    03/13/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 3/13/12 | Rachel Leven
    The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is seeking comments on designing a pilot program to create “alternative donor deferral criteria” for gay men. Currently, men who have had sex with other men (MSM) since 1977 cannot donate blood due to “higher levels of certain transfusion-transmissible infections” among that population, the notice explains. Members of Congress’s interest and increased accuracy among donor testing have made the department reconsider the ban. “[T]he increased effectiveness of donor testing for [Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)], [Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)], syphilis and other infectious agents has greatly enhanced
  • Romney Lags in Small Donors as Big Givers Hit Limits [$77 Million mostly from high-dollar donors]

    03/08/2012 10:27:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 7, 2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ASHLEY PARKER
    .....With an unusually large proportion of his donors already giving the maximum contribution allowed by federal law, Mr. Romney’s campaign has made repeated appeals to grass-roots donors in recent days... Mr. Romney has tacked a request for help onto the end of his stump speech in recent days, directing supporters to his Web site,... ........A spokeswoman said on Wednesday that Mr. Romney raised $11 million in February, bringing his total for the cycle to $77 million, much more than any other Republican in the race. But relatively little of it has come from small checks. Through the end of January,...
  • It's time to Boycott from President Obama's corporate donors, GE, GM, Chrysler, Goldman, Etc.

    03/02/2012 5:40:36 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 15 replies
    vanity | March 2, 2012 | Steelers6
    It's time to use the lefts tactics on them, they have done this to many conservatives and is doing it to Rush now. It's time to fight back.
  • Obama campaign fires back, dares Koch brothers to reveal group's donors (trade for transcripts?)

    02/29/2012 4:57:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/29/12 | Justin Sink
    Obama campaign fires back, dares Koch brothers to reveal group's donorsBy Justin Sink - 02/29/12 06:21 PM ET The war of words between the Obama reelection campaign and billionaire conservative activists Charles and David Koch escalated Wednesday. The president's campaign manager, Jim Messina, sent a letter to Philip Ellender, Koch’s president for government and public affairs, disputing Ellender's claim that an organization partially backed by the brothers represented the interests of thousands of grassroots donors. "You argue that Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots organization of everyday citizens. But its emphasis on rolling back environmental protections and blocking a clean...
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC

    02/26/2012 12:39:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham, Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012.But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy.Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.Who is this mystery...
  • Among Romney Super PAC’s Corporate Donors, Big Names Not All Easy to Spot (List of Romney enablers)

    02/22/2012 6:51:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | 2/22/12 | ADAM SORENSEN
    Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy, raised $7 million in January, topping off its deep reservoir of funds and allowing the group to flood media markets from Sioux City to Sarasota with some $14 million in advertising. Its FEC disclosure on Monday revealed that its extensive effort to elevate Romney and bury the competition relied on a set of donors that runs the gamut from famous heirs and CEOs to the most opaque and controversial kind of corporate interests. Unlike its competitors, Restore Our Future doesn’t have a lone high-profile benefactor, like Newt Gingrich has...
  • Obama losing financial backing of big S.F. donor

    02/16/2012 9:12:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/16/12 | Carla Marinucci, Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writers
    San Francisco philanthropist Susie Tompkins Buell, one of the Democratic Party's most generous benefactors, is keeping her checkbook closed when President Obama holds high-priced California fundraisers this week."I want to look him in the eye and say, 'Thank you so much' " for his work, said Buell, who expresses deep disappointment in the president's leadership on environmental issues, especially climate change. With Obama's 2012 re-election campaign in full swing, "I would just love to write my big check ... or have a high-dollar dinner here" on his behalf, she said. "I can't."Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit clothing company, has...
  • Billionaire Gingrich Contributor [Sheldon Adelson] To Cut Support

    02/10/2012 3:59:14 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 293 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jaywon Choe
    While billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson may have rescued Newt Gingrich’s campaign in its early days, today, he may have just buried it. Bloomberg News reports that Adelson, who has donated $11 million to Gingrich’s Super PAC, does not plan to send any more money Gingrich’s way. Bloomberg is citing an anonymous source “familiar with their deliberations,” though an Adelson spokesman declined to comment. The move seems to be weeks in the making. After poor showings by Gingrich in the last several races and the re-resurgence of Rick Santorum, the former House speaker has once again been pushed to the...
  • Super PAC-Men: Obama Bundlers Gone Wild!

    02/08/2012 3:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House didn't blow a dog whistle for deep-pocketed liberal donors on Monday. No, the administration whipped out a supersized vuvuzela. Blaring message: Let loose the campaign finance-bundling hounds of super PAC war! President Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, who served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations before assuming 2012 re-election duties, announced the super PAC super-flip-flop in a mass e-mail to supporters and a blog post published on the left-wing Huffington Post website. In a related conference call to major campaign finance bundlers, Messina encouraged these high-dollar donors to start funding Priorities USA Action. That's...
  • Breaking: Fugitive Obama Fundraiser Linked to Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials. This has gone public, as has his $200,000 in fundraising done for Barack Obama. Obama has now returned the money, but the scrutiny on Cardona continues. It now appears that Cardona's links to the organized crime world also ties him to the DEA, which ran Operation Fast and Furious. Cardona was allegedly involved with a top drug cartel across the...
  • Goldman Sachs Backs Mitt And Gay Marriage

    02/06/2012 11:03:46 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 16 replies
    Bloomberg.com reported, Feb. 1, that Goldman Sachs Group workers contributed $106,580 to Mitt Romney's presidential bid in the fourth quarter of last year and that Goldie is his largest source of campaign bucks at a half-million total so far. Goldman Sachs does like to spread its money around. It gave boatloads to Barack Obama and got Timothy Geithner as secretary of the treasury in return, along with a whole lot of bonus people. . . . In other Goldman Sachs news, its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, became the first national corporate spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual advocacy group....
  • Gingrich and Adelson met in Vegas

    02/04/2012 3:39:15 PM PST · by VinL · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-4-12 | Bohn
    – The Newt Gingrich campaign held a meeting with approximately 60 donors Friday in Las Vegas, including casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a source with knowledge of the session told CNN. Gingrich, who attended the meeting, had a brief discussion with Adelson at the session, the source said. The long-time friends are legally barred from speaking about the Adelson family's $11 million contributions to the super PAC supporting Gingrich's White House bid.
  • The Man Behind Gingrich’s Money

    01/29/2012 4:30:25 AM PST · by don-o · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 28, 2012 | MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO
    Mr. Adelson, by some estimates worth as much as $22 billion, presides over a global empire of casinos, hotels and convention centers whose centerpiece is the Venetian in Las Vegas, an exuberant monument to excess with canals, singing gondoliers and acres of slot machines. That fortune is a wellspring of financial support for Mr. Gingrich, who has benefited from $17 million in political contributions from Mr. Adelson and his wife, Miriam, in recent years, including $10 million in the last few weeks that went to a “super PAC” supporting him.
  • Soros & Co. on campus

    01/18/2012 2:55:54 PM PST · by Edmunds mom · 5 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/18/2012 | Scott Walter
    [Soros is crusading] to re-shape the entire discipline of economics, which he believes suffers from “market fundamentalism.” As Neil Maghami reports, Soros has promised to funnel $5 million a year for ten years through Central European University, a Budapest school he founded in 1991 and to which he’s donated hundreds of millions. Soros launched his economics project in 2010 at King’s College, Cambridge, where 200 academics were exhorted for three days “to develop new paradigms that explain market imbalances and uncertainties and that reject ‘static’ concepts such as rational expectations and market equilibrium.” (Video here.) Now grants have begun to...
  • Malkin: Obama's Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal

    11/16/2011 12:10:47 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    What do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. This latest Chicago-style payoff on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White House's most frequent visitors. They're the "1 percent" with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York...
  • Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal (Obama donor gets no bid contract)

    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Obama administration gives $433m no-bid contract to Democratic donor.

    11/14/2011 5:54:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2011 | Moe Lane
    The last time I checked, didn’t the Left call this sort of thing ‘crony capitalism?’ Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world’s richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor. As you probably know, smallpox was eradicated in the wild decades ago: mostly because it was a genuinely terrifying threat...
  • There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine

    11/15/2011 10:18:12 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI - The Blaze ^ | 11-15-2011 | Becket Adams
    There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine Becket Adams, The Blaze Nov. 15, 2011, 12:21[Editor's note: smallpox is indeed a horrifying and terrible disease; this cannot be overstated. It is not the intent of this article to mitigate the very real and terrible nature of the disease. The point of this article is to question the White Houses’ intentions in this deal.] Several critics believe that the Obama administration’s $433 million investment in the new ST-246 smallpox vaccine reeks of scandal. How could a multimillion dollar investment in an antiviral pill that could...
  • Billionaire Buffett's Bakken Boom

    11/17/2011 10:26:11 AM PST · by kbobdelux · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/16/2011 07:02 PM ET | Andrew Malcolm
    Energy Policy: Killing the Keystone XL pipeline may help one of the world's richest men get richer. North Dakota's booming oil fields will now grow more dependent on a railroad the president's economic guru just bought. Stop us if you see a pattern here. About the time George Soros — Hungarian billionaire and key donor to leftist groups and the Democratic Party — invested heavily in the stock of the state-run Brazilian oil company Petrobras, President Obama was curbing U.S. offshore oil production and the U.S. Export-Import Bank announced a $2 billion loan to Petrobras to finance deep-water drilling off...
  • SHOCKING PENN STATE RUMOR: Jerry Sandusky 'Pimped Out Young Boys To Rich Donors'

    11/10/2011 12:06:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/11 | Tony Manfred
    SHOCKING PENN STATE RUMOR: Jerry Sandusky 'Pimped Out Young Boys To Rich Donors'Tony Manfred | Nov. 10, 2011, 9:27 AM Sportswriter Mark Madden went on WEEI in Boston and reported a rumor that alleged child molester Jerry Sandusky would pimp out boys to rich donors. "I hear a rumor that there will be a shocking development from the Second Miles Foundation ... That Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors." Madden claims it's being investigated by "two prominent columnists." We'd say this is ridiculous, and that you should take it with a grain of...
  • Do Obama's big donors break his no-lobbyist pledge?[How phony is Obama?]

    10/28/2011 10:39:01 AM PDT · by Righting · 9 replies
    CBS ^ | Oct 28, 2011
    Do Obama's big donors break his no-lobbyist pledge? CBS News President Obama's re-election campaign is pushing back against a New York Times report that suggests Mr. Obama may not be meeting his own standards when it comes to keeping corporate lobbyists out of his campaign.
  • Soros a secret J Street donor since ’08

    10/27/2011 11:35:21 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/25/2010 | GIL SHEFLER
    Amid accusations of misleading the public, J-Street website reveals George Soros has donated money to organization. US Jewish billionaire investor George Soros, who is known for his support of leftwing causes and occasional criticism of Israel, is a major J Street donor, it emerged on Friday. Tax forms obtained by The Washington Times’ Eli Lake revealed that over the past three years, the Budapest-born Holocaust survivor and finance guru has given $750,000 to the organization. ...For years J Street had repeatedly denied having any connection with Soros.
  • NOT SO FAST: Turns Out Obama Has Raised Twice As Much Money From Wall St. As Romney

    10/20/2011 7:35:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 20, 2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Looks like President Obama is the one truly one occupying Wall St. donors. Earlier this week a report went out suggesting that the financial sector had abandoned Obama in favor of Mitt Romney. Turns out these numbers do not reflect the reality of the money situation. The Washington Post took a closer look at the numbers and reports that, in fact, Obama has outraised Romney on Wall Street this year 2-1. The Post reports that Obama raised $15.6 million from employees in the industry, Romney has raised less than half that ($7.5 million) and Perry has only managed to collect...
  • More solar companies led by Democratic donors received federal loan guarantees

    09/28/2011 10:15:09 PM PDT · by martosko · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/29/2011 | John Rossomando
    A Daily Caller investigation has found that in addition to the failed company Solyndra, at least four other solar panel manufacturing companies receiving in excess of $500 million in loan guarantees from the Obama administration employ executives or board members who have donated large sums of money to Democratic campaigns. And as questions swirl around possible connections between political donations and these preferential financing arrangements, the Obama White House suddenly began deflecting The Daily Caller’s questions on Wednesday to the Democratic National Committee. Asked Wednesday to comment on the connection between large Democratic donors and Obama administration loan guarantees to...
  • 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…
  • Bachmann Took Money from GlaxoSmithKline — Manufacturer of HPV Vaccine (Competitor of Merck)

    09/17/2011 10:18:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 240 replies
    The American Pundit ^ | 16 Sep 11 | Stephen Tawney
    good times good times. Meanwhile, Bachman has taken somewhere north of $140,000 from pharmaceutical companies. Those donors include Abbott Labs, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Eli Lilly and Bayer. Yet, not a dollar of all that pharma money, from such a wide range of the world’s largest drugmakers, came from Merck. Might Bachmann be going after Merck on behalf of that company’s competitors who also happen to be Bachmann donors? She’s claiming a vaccine manufactured by Merck (Gardisil) causes mental retardation. Meanwhile, she’s taking campaign donations from Merck’s top HPV vaccine (Cervarix) competitor, GlaxoSmithKline.Hey, that’s not at all suspicious.Weren’t we...
  • Disappointed Hollywood Giving Obama Cold Shoulder (et tu Entertainment Industry?)

    09/16/2011 11:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    As the 2012 election fund-raising cycle heats up, the onetime darling is finding far less enthusiasm from the showbiz donors who tell THR what went wrong. At this point in the previous presidential election cycle, Barack Obama was a Hollywood heartthrob. The entertainment industry's ardent Democratic activists couldn't dig deep enough into their wallets to finance his ambitious run for the Oval Office. The industry remains with the president, but the disenchantment is increasingly palpable, and even devoted Democrats are approaching his re-election campaign with all the enthusiasm of a studio contractually obligated to finance a dubious sequel. Obama certainly...
  • Perry runs Romney ragged

    09/05/2011 1:46:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2011 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM and CARLA MARINUCCI
    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's loss is Rick Perry's gain in the 2012 Republican presidential race, as the Texas governor, a late starter in the wide-open Republican presidential field, is not only stealing support but also big-money backers from the former GOP front-runner. Just look at California. Four years ago, Mike Schroeder was California political director of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. This year, he dismisses Romney's second White House campaign as "disorganized." "A lot of the energy that was for Romney has gone to Perry this time around,'' said Schroeder, who has not formally endorsed a candidate. Former California assemblyman Scott...
  • Starbucks CEO: Don't donate to pols (Big Obama supporter)

    08/15/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/2011 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The CEO of Starbucks is urging fellow business leaders to join him in getting Washington’s attention by refusing to give money to political campaigns until there is a serious plan to rein in deficits. “I am asking that all of us forgo political contributions until the Congress and the president return to Washington and deliver a fiscally disciplined long-term debt and deficit plan to the American people,” Howard Schultz wrote Sunday in an email to business honchos obtained by POLITICO. Schultz called on CEOs and other corporate executives to “voice your perspective publicly,” and he has done the same in...
  • 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...
  • Bachmann: President created twice as many donors as jobs in the second quarter

    08/05/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/11 | Tina Korbe
    This morning’s predictably dejecting jobs report provided the GOP presidential candidates with an apt opportunity to cast the president in an unflattering light — and to contrast his approach with what their own would be. Memorably, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney framed his statement in a way that leaves voters displeased with the economy little choice but to vote Obama out of office. “When you see what this president has done to the economy in just three years, you know why America doesn’t want to find out what he can do in eight,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said. Importantly,...
  • Rick Perry For President? Meet 24 Billionaires Who've Backed Him

    07/20/2011 12:28:59 PM PDT · by Clairity · 125 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 20, 2011 | Clare O'Connor
    In a federal race like the presidency, each donor can only give $2,500 per candidate. However, there's nothing stopping powerful 'bundlers' from collecting checks from their rich friends. President Obama is already taking advantage of these super - donors: billionaire Democrats including Penny Pritzker and Marc Benioff have already raised hundreds of thousands for the reelection campaign. Perry must be hoping his past billionaire donors will do the same. Per Texas state disclosure records:
  • Christie Tells Wealthy Donors Why He’s Not Running in 2012

    07/20/2011 7:15:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/11 | Jim Geraghty
    There is a fascinating, if slightly disturbing, account in Mike Allen’s newsletter from Politico this morning: FLY ON THE WALL: Fifty of the most prized donors in national politics, including several hedge-fund billionaires who are among the richest people in the world, schlepped to a Manhattan office or hovered around speakerphones Tuesday afternoon as their host, venture capitalist Ken Langone (pronounced LAN-goan), a co-founder of The Home Depot, implored New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to reconsider and seek the GOP presidential nomination. The governor was firm that it’s not in the cards this time, but left his spurned suitors with...
  • $35M of Obama’s $86M traced to bundlers - Campaign touts its ‘grass roots’

    07/18/2011 11:22:56 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2011 | Luke Rosiak
    The campaign fundraising efforts of President Obama raised $86 million in the past three months from 500,000 people — but at least $35 million of it can be traced to just 244 well-connected supporters who collected contributions from wealthy friends. Just 634 donations from people giving $30,000 or more to the Obama Victory Fund comprise $23 million, while the 1,335 donations the fund received from those giving $250 add up to about $336,000, a Washington Times analysis shows. The campaign has branded itself as a new type of political operation and touted its reliance on a grass-roots network of everyday...