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  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN SCRAMBLES TO KILL ILLEGAL ONLINE FUNDRAISING STORY

    10/08/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Snuph · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2012 | WYNTON HAL
    Minutes after Newsweek published a story on the threat of illegal foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations late Monday afternoon, the Obama campaign struck back hard with a response smearing one of the article’s authors and offered an anemic defense of its online fundraising operations.
  • Bombshell: Obama.com Owned by Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to Chinese Government

    10/08/2012 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    breitbart ^ | October 8, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections
  • Shanghai Calling (China-based donor to pro-Obama Super PAC has Cayman Islands connections)

    10/08/2012 12:23:13 PM PDT · by parisa · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 11, 2012 | Andrew Evans
    A top Obama campaign bundler living in Shanghai, China, is an international businessman with ties to the Cayman Islands. Robert W. Roche has lived in China and Japan for the past 27 years, although he maintains a residence in Chicago. He has used his extensive connections to raise money for the Obama campaign, and has pledged to raise $500,000 for the Obama campaign this year, an upgrade from the $100,000-200,000 he agreed to raise four years ago. He donated the maximum $50,000 allowable to Obama’s inauguration fund in 2009. Roche’s wife, Ritsuko Hattori-Roche, along with Roche’s business partner Don Yang,...
  • Obama bundler tied to Chinese government?

    10/08/2012 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on October 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Most Republicans recall the Doodad Pro controversy from almost exactly four years ago, where Team Obama campaign websites turned off credit card security checks that allowed fraudulent and foreign donations to flow into the campaign. Could that be happening again? According to a new independent report from the Government Accountability Institute and reported by Breitbart, not only is it actually happening again — it’s actually gotten worse. A bundler for Barack Obama has set up a shady website operation to collect donations to the campaign, but it’s based in Shanghai, and the bundler has ties to the Chinese government: In...
  • Report: Obama.com solicits foreign contributions for prez

    10/08/2012 8:56:44 AM PDT · by Snuph · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2012 |
    -- Obama Campaign Lacks the Industry-Standard Level Of Credit Card Security For Donations, But Uses It For Merchandise Purchases: To purchase Obama campaign merchandise, the campaign requires buyers to enter their credit card CVV security code, but does not require the credit card security code to be entered when making an online campaign donation. By GAI's estimates, the Obama campaign's failure to utilize industry-standard protections potentially costs the campaign millions in extra processing fees.
  • Report: Obama Campaign Soliciting Foreign Donations (Again)

    10/08/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The Government Accountability Institute released a blockbuster study today on the issue of foreign donations in American politics, and in particular, the Obama campaign. The study determined three key findings: The absence of the industry-standard CVV and unknown use of AVS anti-fraud security for online credit card donations. The presence of a branded, major third-party owned website (Obama.com) redirects its 68% foreign traffic to a campaign donation page. Active foreign solicition using indiscriminate email solicitations and exposure to social media. The branded site, Obama.com, was created in Shanghai, China, by an Obama bundler, but its present registration information is hidden....
  • Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?

    10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign: * The Obama campaign lacks the “industry standard level” of credit card security for donations * The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises * 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months Schweizer...
  • Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?

    10/07/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012. Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday in a major magazine and national website story. The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the scandal are still under wraps, we do know taxes and unsecured credit card transactions are about to cause a major headache...
  • Obama hauls in record $750 million for campaign

    01/30/2009 9:19:31 AM PST · by STARWISE · 48 replies · 1,211+ views
    Int'l Herald Tribune ^ | 12-5-08 | Michael Luo
    President-elect Barack Obama brought in nearly $750 million for his presidential campaign, a record amount that exceeds what all of the candidates combined collected in private donations in the previous race for the White House, according to a report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. Underscoring the success of his fund-raising, Obama reported that he had nearly $30 million in the bank as of Nov. 24, despite spending furiously at the end of his campaign.
  • Obama's Myths: Young Voters and Small Donors

    12/02/2008 11:28:26 AM PST · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 511+ views
    Dick Morris.com ^ | 112/01/2008 | Dick Morris
    Myths in politics take on a life of their own and the Obama campaign has been quick to cloak its incredible electoral success with a new coat of mythology. Two fantasies, in particular, pervade the amazing triumph of the Obama candidacy: That young people propelled him to victory by finally voting in large numbers and that small donors financed his campaign.
  • How Obama Got Elected

    12/01/2008 2:32:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 51 replies · 3,160+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 1, 2008 | Interview By Jamie Glazov
    INTERVIEW SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview’s guest today is John Ziegler, a former talk show host who is the director of the documentary Blocking 'The Path to 9/11’. He is now working on a new project, HowObamaGotElected. FP: John Ziegler, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Ziegler: Thanks. It has been a weird and rather rough time. FP: Why has it been weird and rough? Ziegler: Well, when I released the Zogby poll of Obama voters I never anticipated the level of outright hatred and irrationality that would be unleashed on me. I spent most of that week deleting nasty e-mail from my inbox...
  • Report says Obama's small-donor base claim is off

    11/24/2008 8:35:21 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 1,742+ views
    USA Today | 11/24/08 | Ken Dilanain
    Headline and link only due to copywrite. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-11-24-obamadonors_N.htm
  • The candidate who couldn’t win did; How Barack Obama won the presidency

    11/09/2008 6:04:32 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 11 replies · 341+ views
    Clancop - wordpress ^ | November 6, 2008 | Clancop
    The Republicans were beat BADLY, and now they will spend the next few years licking their wounds while trying to figure out how a far-left radical named Barack Obama could beat an experienced and well respected national hero like John McCain. My personal opinion is that “the fix was in” the moment he was put on the ticket, and the “forces that be” within the United States put together a political machine that not only broke the rules, but crossed ethical and morals lines which shouldn’t have been crossed. Never before have I seen a politician and his supporters go...
  • What is the law concerning Volnteers for political campaigns?

    11/08/2008 1:49:22 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 1 replies · 538+ views
    Nov 8, 2008 | Ice Flyer
    On the subject of campaigns we all know that candidates are not supposed to accept foreign donations (Unless you are Bill Clinton or another very liberal Democrat) If their money can not be used...can they volunteer? The reason I bring this up is from an unrelated news item from the UK. Seems a Mr. Adam Smith in a drunken rant telling his boss to umm to "make love to himself" spoke of his getting on a plane and getting to Miami to "volunteer for the Barack Obama Campaign." While I can't say that I know of any specific prohibition its...
  • How Better Marketing Elected Barack Obama

    11/07/2008 8:04:58 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 30 replies · 1,330+ views
    Business Week ^ | Nov. 7, 2008 | John Quelch
    Obama's defeat of the heir apparent in his own party and his victory over the much-vaunted Republican machine is a remarkable achievement that owes a lot to his instinct for marketing When the book is written on this election, it should not be titled "The Making of a President," but "The Marketing of a President." Barack Obama's campaign is a case study in marketing excellence. True, it was always going to be a Democratic year. An unpopular war, an incumbent Republican president with rock bottom approval ratings, and many Republican incumbents retiring from Congress as a result all meant that...
  • Ex-CIA Expert: Obama Took Millions in Illegal Foreign Donations

    10/29/2008 8:55:06 PM PDT · by BAW · 28 replies · 1,136+ views
    Newsmax ^ | October 29, 2008 9:27 PM | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    A Newsmax investigation of Obama/Biden campaign contributors, undertaken in conjunction with a private investigative firm headed by a former CIA operations officer, has identified 118 donors who appear to lack U.S. citizenship. Some of these “red flag” donors work for foreign governments; others have made public statements declaring that they are citizens of Cameroun, Nigeria, Pakistan, Canada, and other countries. A Newsmax sampling of about 3,400 donors also found hundreds more who showed “yellow flags” such as not having used a Social Security number or a known U.S. address. Most U.S.-born citizens are issued Social Security numbers at birth or...
  • Barack Obama releases his own CD

    09/23/2008 7:56:11 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 22 replies · 381+ views
    Times Online ^ | September 23, 2008 | Veronica Schmidt
    He has defeated Hillary Clinton, made history by becoming the first black man with a serious shot at the American presidency, and now Barack Obama could be set to top the music charts. After a raft of heavyweight musicians, from crooner John Mayer to rapper Kayne West, spontaneously pledged their support for him through songs, the Democratic presidential nominee has released an official campaign album. Soul label Hidden Beach Recordings, which counts Grammy winner Jill Scott among its signings, has unveiled Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement and will donate the profits to Obama’s campaign. The label’s generosity,...
  • Tamil Tigers fund raising for Clinton

    12/14/2007 2:04:13 PM PST · by ferri · 16 replies · 237+ views
    globalincidentmap.com ^ | 12-14-2007 | N/A
    [Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence] NEW JERSEY / SRI LANKA - LTTE Heavily Involved In Fund Raising For Hilary Clinton In New Jersey "Well known activists of a banned terrorist group in the United States are involved in the fund raising activities of the US Democratic candidate Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton" "According to a fundraising web site for the Senator, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activists are involved in raising funds from 100 Dollars to 2300 Dollars to help elect Senator Clinton as the next United States President. The website could be reached at: https://contribute.hillaryclinton.com/events/nj1212.html " "The terrorist group,...
  • MoveOn girds for battles ahead

    12/02/2004 1:13:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 35 replies · 2,288+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/02/04 | Beth Fouhy, AP
    After President Bush won re-election, many political observers expected MoveOn.org to move into retreat. The sentiment surrounding the liberal online powerhouse was neatly summed up by The Onion, a well-known satire publication, in its spoof headline: "MoveOn CurlsUp InCorner."[snip]Armed with over $30 million raised from donors ranging from students to billionaire financier George Soros, MoveOn moved well beyond cyberspace -- organizing star-studded concerts, airing television ads produced by A-list Hollywood directors and mobilizing 70,000 members to walk precincts in key battleground states. But the efforts proved ultimately unsuccessful, and amid the inevitable postelection recriminations MoveOn came in for plenty of...
  • FREEPER: "I HAVE DISCOVERED SOLICITATION OF FOREIGN FUNDS FOR HOWARD DEAN ON THE WEB (JAPAN)"

    12/17/2003 2:25:53 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 147 replies · 2,836+ views
    AmericanInTokyo (translating) from Japanese Website ^ | 17 December 2003 | AmericanInTokyo (translating from original Japanese to English)
    I have come across, (in the Japanese language), the directing of Japanese in Japan (foreign nationals/small contributions) to stateside contribution websites for the HOWARD DEAN FOR PRESIDENT campaign.The Japanese site is located located at:http://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~lune1978/mt/archives/000218.htmlThe post is from mid-August, but is still up. You will need a font/browser and Japanese language comprehension capabilities to understand the solicitation. This report follows research provided to FREE REPUBLIC in August 2003 [ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/953876/posts ] also exposing the DENNIS KUCINICH campaign (which is still openly soliciting in Japanese FOREIGN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS), on the internet in Japan. This also follows Matt Drudge's recent expose on...
  • HateBush.org (The anti-Bush, antiwar, anti-everything world of MoveOn)

    08/11/2003 6:37:49 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 621+ views
    National Review ^ | August 11, 2003 | Byron York
    s the 2000 presidential campaign began, a young computer programmer from Massachusetts named Zack Exley enjoyed 15 minutes of fame when he created a website called GWBush.com. The site, which Exley billed as a "parody," featured a doctored photo of George W. Bush with what appeared to be cocaine on his upper lip and nose. It sold bumper stickers with sayings like "GWBush, Not a Crackhead Anymore!" and "GWBush, Born with a Silver Spoon Up His Nose." And it featured a cartoon of Bush dancing with a bottle in his hand as kegs of beer bounced around the screen and...
  • **FR Exclusive** KUCINICH SOLICITS FOREIGN MONEY FOR 2004 ON FOREIGN WEBSITE (JAPANESE) [VIOLATION?]

    07/28/2003 9:30:12 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 348 replies · 2,482+ views
    (You will need a browser with Japanese font capability, and ability to comprehend written Japanese) As a FReeper Researcher, I have just come across a JAPANESE organization, based on an overseas JAPANESE website, in JAPANESE, that is encouraging foreigners to contribute money to and assist the "Campaign for American President Dennis Kucinich".The URL of the activity was located at:http://www.peace2001.org/ The organization is called "Global Peace Campaign" located in Japan. It is part of an umbrella of socialist and communist organizations opposing US efforts in Iraq, it supports North Korea, and is aligned with the usual communist movements.The website has...