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  • McCain camp portrays Obama as stumping in Europe

    07/18/2008 8:10:32 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies · 388+ views
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Signaling how they intend to frame their attacks next week against a globe-trotting Barack Obama, John McCain's campaign is suggesting that the Democratic nominee's popularity abroad may not translate well in middle America and that his trip amounts to a foreign photo-opportunity. "I don't know that people in Missouri are going to like seeing tens of thousands of Europeans screaming for The One," quipped a McCain aide, deploying a moniker some in the campaign use to poke fun at Obama's exalted status in certain quarters. McCain is stumping today in Kansas City, Mo. "This isn't about reaching out to allies...
  • Treasured New York Skyscrapers May be Sold to Foreign Funds

    06/14/2008 4:36:36 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 25 replies · 81+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 06.15.2008 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (AFP) - The iconic Chrysler and Flatiron skycrapers may soon join New York's GM Building as landmarks sold in part to Arab or European investors as the weak dollar spurs property grabs in the Big Apple, reports said Friday. The 50-story General Motors Building, constructed in 1968 and which includes the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, has already been sold -- for a record-breaking 2.8 billion dollars -- to US real estate firm Boston Properties, backed by investors from Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar. The deal, concluded on Tuesday, makes the GM Building the most expensive skyscraper in the...
  • CHRYSLER BUILDING ON THE BLOCK SOVEREIGN ARAB FUND TO PAY $800M

    06/11/2008 7:10:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies · 254+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 11, 2008 | LOIS WEISS
    The latest Big Apple trophy being coveted by oil-rich sovereign wealth funds is the landmark Chrysler Building. Sources say the super-rich Abu Dhabi Investment Council is negotiating an $800 million deal for a 75 percent stake in the Art Deco treasure that has defined the Midtown skyline since 1930. The Chrysler assets would be purchased from TMW - the German arm of an Atlanta-based investment fund that's been eager to cash out of its Chrysler stake. The deal follows last month's sale of the GM Building and three other Macklowe/Equity Portfolio properties for $3.95 billion to a group of investors...
  • Clintons cash in on Dubai

    04/09/2008 1:59:42 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 4 replies · 94+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 07, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Tax data shows $15 million from partnership with Arab sheik The tax returns released by Bill and Hillary Clinton late Friday reveal $15 million earned in a partnership with billionaire "supermarket czar" investor Ron Burkle and the sheik of Dubai, whose Arab state sparked controversy with a purchase giving it control of 22 American ports. Burkle is widely known as a top "FOB," or "Friend of Bill," whose corporate jet Bill Clinton has used so often the New York Observer claims Clinton has taken to calling it "Air Force Two." The news comes with the disclosure Burkle's Yucaipa Companies...
  • All eyes on Murdoch as daughter hosts fundraiser for Obama

    04/02/2008 10:10:08 PM PDT · by melt · 10 replies · 116+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 4/2/08 | Owen Gibson
    The Murdoch clan is used to the rest of the media, politicians and the chattering classes trying to decode their political stance and its implications from their public actions. The early signals were that Rupert Murdoch favoured Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election. But yesterday Murdoch-watchers were digesting the news that Elisabeth Murdoch, Rupert's 39-year-old daughter, who runs a large TV production company, will host a London fundraiser for Clinton's rival, Barack Obama, this month. Despite the extensive coverage in the UK media, for high-rolling US expats election fever must seem a long way away. But in the most...
  • U.S. Treasury fears Islamic strings on investments

    03/19/2008 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Man50D · 15 replies · 701+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 18, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The U.S. Treasury is struggling with how to handle any political or Islamic ramifications as Persian Gulf sovereign wealth funds look to make substantial investments in capital-poor American banks and securities firms. The crisis in mortgage-backed securities has created a need for new capital to enter financial markets after major financial institutions such as Bear Stearns and Carlyle Capital Corp. failed over the weekend. The crisis is an opportunity for sovereign wealth funds that have prospered as the price of oil has soared over $110 a barrel. WND previously reported sovereign wealth funds in six Persian Gulf countries, including Kuwait,...
  • A new downtown L.A., sponsored by ... Dubai

    03/18/2008 4:02:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies · 399+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2008
    What happens when you combine a collapsing dollar, America's addiction to oil, a slumping commercial real estate market, tight credit markets, and hopes for revitalization of downtown Los Angeles? You get a situation where the royal family of Dubai plays a major role in shaping the future of Los Angeles. News item: "Armed with $100 million from Dubai and a refined design plan, officials Monday said construction will finally begin next month on the Frank Gehry-designed residential and shopping plaza along Grand Avenue that is considered a linchpin to downtown L.A.'s revitalization." More, from the L.A. Times: "The announcement comes...
  • McCain Invites Fundraisers to London

    03/15/2008 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 879+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2008 | Matthew Mosk
    Sen. John McCain and his staff have been adamant for days that his upcoming overseas trip to Britain, France and Israel is not political. /snip ...Apparently, though, there will still be room for fundraising. McCain's campaign has sent out an invitation for a March 20 luncheon at Spencer House -- the neo-classical home built for an ancestor of Diana, the late Princess of Wales -- "by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and the Hon. Nathaniel Rothschild." The price to attend is $1000 to $2,300. And the dress code for the event? "Lounge suits" -- British for business...
  • Citigroup Faces Big New Trouble

    03/06/2008 4:36:17 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 32 replies · 214+ views
    new york sun ^ | 35/08 | Julie Satow
    Citigroup, the financial giant that is one of the nation's largest banks and one of New York City's largest private-sector employers, is facing more trouble, with an analyst at Merrill Lynch forecasting an $18 billion write-down in the first quarter for Citi on top of the $18 billion in write-downs the company has already announced.
  • Gulf investors may not save Citigroup, Dubai executive says[Citi Needs $]

    03/04/2008 6:03:42 AM PST · by BGHater · 57 replies · 243+ views
    Market News ^ | 04 Mar 2008 | Mirna Sleiman
    Mideast sovereign wealth funds may fail to save troubled U.S. banking giant Citigroup Inc. unless more cash is pumped into the lender, the head of a $13 billion Dubai-owned investment firm said Tuesday. Sameer Al Ansari, Chief Executive of Dubai International Capital told delegates at a private equity conference that it will take more than the combined efforts of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Kuwait Investment Authority and Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to save the bank. "It's going to take more than that to rescue Citi," Ansari said. He added that more write downs are expected and...
  • Bush May Take Foreign Money for Presidential Library

    02/29/2008 6:37:01 PM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 168+ views
    New York Times ^ | 29 Feb 2008 | NY Times
    President Bush said Thursday that he would probably accept foreign donations to build his presidential library in Dallas and would consider keeping the donors’ names confidential if they do not want to be identified. The comments, at a White House news conference, were the first time Mr. Bush had talked in any detail about his plans for the library, which will be at Southern Methodist University, the alma mater of First Lady Laura Bush. But his detail was scant. “We just announced the deal,” he said, “and I, frankly, have been focused elsewhere, like on gasoline prices and, you know,...
  • Wolf to Georgetown: Detail Use of Saudi Millions

    02/16/2008 9:06:40 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | February 15, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    A U.S. congressman is asking Georgetown University about its academic scrutiny of Saudi Arabia and its use of $20 million donated by a Saudi prince in 2005. U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) wrote to Georgetown President John DeGioia Thursday, saying he was concerned about how the money was being spent at the university's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Of particular concern, Wolf said, was the university's role in training current and prospective U.S. foreign service personnel. "The Saudi government continues to permit textbooks to contain inflammatory language about other religions," Wolf wrote. "Restrictions on civil society and political activists continue to...
  • The Wall Street “Sheikh-Up” (Guess who is taking over U.S. companies?)

    02/01/2008 4:48:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 89+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-1-08 | Jonathan Schanzer
      The Wall Street “Sheikh-Up”   By Jonathan SchanzerFrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, February 01, 2008 The stock market is undergoing a dizzying correction. The subprime mortgage mess has forced credit markets to dry up and has hammered U.S. securities. Fears of recession recently sparked one of the worst stock sell-offs in years. But the worst may be yet to come. While Americans are selling their positions in U.S. companies, Middle Easterners flush with petrodollars are aggressively gobbling up these stocks at fire sale prices. Moreover, as American financial institutions report the losses that forced them to deplete their cash reserves,...
  • The New Kings of Wall Street

    01/21/2008 10:55:27 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 10 replies · 69+ views
    Businessweek ^ | Jan 10 2008 | Emily Thornton
    Six gulf states control sovereign wealth fund assets of some $1.7 trillion. Here are the men who manage these funds The men who manage the so-called sovereign wealth funds of the Persian Gulf for their governments are quickly becoming some of the world's most powerful money managers. They are using billions from Persian Gulf oil revenues to change the face of global finance by buying big chunks of blue chip companies, partnering with private equity firms to do buyouts, and increasingly snapping up companies on their own. As the credit crisis deepens, investment banks and buyout firms are stepping back...
  • America for Sale, and OPEC is buying

    01/21/2008 6:31:01 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 112 replies · 200+ views
    Set America Free ^ | January 20, 2008
    Petrodollar rich foreign governments buy their way into US board rooms - click the link to watch the video
  • China to Join Saudi In Citigroup Rescue

    01/14/2008 2:58:09 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 32 replies · 135+ views
    The Wall Stret Journal ^ | January 14, 2008 | By Christina Cuesta
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is poised once again to save Citigroup Inc., but this time he won't do it alone. The Saudi prince will be joined by other investors including China Development Bank, people familiar with the situation said...... As David Enrich and Robin Sidel report, it isn't clear how much Prince Alwaleed will invest this time; the Chinese entity is expected to invest roughly $2 billion, one person said. Citi is hoping for $8 billion to $10 billion from investors, and will possibly unveil the investments tomorrow......
  • Dubai to Build $600M Hub in US "Corridor of Shame"

    01/13/2008 8:08:25 AM PST · by Clemenza · 197 replies · 283+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 1/13/08 | Harvey Morris
    Dubai is investing $600m in one of the poorest counties in the US to set up a manufacturing and distribution complex that would serve as a major logistical hub for North America. The long-term aim, according to people familiar with the deal, is to take advantage of a new generation of larger merchant ships passing from Asia through the soon to be widened Panama Canal and docking at ports such as Charleston and Savannah, seen as future primary gateways to the US. The project is being handled by Jafza, a unit of the government-owned Dubai World group, which has bought...
  • Citi looks to secure further $14bn in new capital -- from Chinese, Kuwaiti and - other investors.

    01/11/2008 8:23:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 87 replies · 389+ views
    Financial Times ^ | January 11 2008 22:02 | Henny Sender in New York
    Citigroup is putting the final touches to its second big capital-raising effort in as many months, seeking up to $14bn from Chinese, Kuwaiti and public market investors.Under the proposal being discussed, the bulk of the money – roughly $9bn – would be most likely to come from China, people familiar with the negotiations say. The Kuwait Investment Authority would contribute about $1bn, while $2bn to $4bn would be raised through a public placement of shares. The formula is still being adjusted and there could be last-minute changes, the people involved say. It is also possible other investors will participate.The deal...
  • Cashed-up China set to hunt down more US bargains

    12/20/2007 8:54:45 AM PST · by charles m · 34 replies · 34+ views
    AFP ^ | December 21, 2007
    SHANGHAI (AFP) — Fresh from a five-billion-dollar investment in Morgan Stanley, China's cashed-up government is set to go shopping for more bargains as it takes advantage of the financial turmoil in the United States. China's sovereign wealth fund created global headlines on Wednesday when it seized on Morgan Stanley's credit problems and grabbed a 9.9-percent stake in one of Wall Street's oldest and most storied investment firms. It was the second high-profile foray in the United States by the newly created China Investment Corporation, Beijing's 200-billion-dollar behemoth whose orders are to cruise global markets in search of sweet investment deals....
  • Morgan Stanley bailed out by Beijing after $9bn write-off

    12/20/2007 8:30:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 228+ views
    Times of London ^ | 12/20/07 | Tom Bawden
    Morgan Stanley bailed out by Beijing after $9bn write-off Tom Bawden in New York Morgan Stanley became the latest bank to announce a bailout from a foreign government as the Wall Street firm reported the first quarterly loss in its 73-year history yesterday after taking writedowns of $9.4 billion (£4.7 billion) on mortgage-related investments. The writedowns, which took Morgan Stanley to a $3.56 billion fourth-quarter loss, were so severe that the bank was forced to agree a $5 billion cash injection from the Chinese Government to prop up its capital base. The Beijing Government's China Investment Corporation (CIC) will inject...
  • Morgan Stanley posts first quarterly loss, and welcomes Chinese investor

    12/20/2007 7:55:00 AM PST · by Greg F · 10 replies · 89+ views
    international herald tribune ^ | 12/20 | By Michael J. de la Merced and Keith Bradsher
    NEW YORK: Morgan Stanley posted its first quarterly loss ever Wednesday after taking an additional $5.7 billion write-down related to subprime mortgages. The investment bank also said it would sell a $5 billion stake to China Investment Corp., a sovereign wealth fund, to shore up its capital. The sale, which would give the Chinese government a stake of about 9.9 percent in one of Wall Street's biggest investment banks, is the latest example of a foreign investor aiding a Western financial firm after the housing meltdown. Morgan Stanley's fourth-quarter loss of $3.59 billion, or $3.61 a share, was a sharp...
  • Morgan Stanley Selling Stake in Company [selling 10% of its stake to China, plus 9% annual returns]

    12/19/2007 8:05:50 AM PST · by charles m · 10 replies · 86+ views
    AP ^ | 12/19/07 | Stephen Bernard
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Wednesday it sold a portion of itself to China Investment Corp., an investment arm of the Chinese government, for $5 billion to raise capital after taking $9.4 billion in writedowns on mortgage-related investments. Morgan Stanley said the investment will help bolster its capital position and allow it to continue growing its Chinese operations. China Investment will receive equity units that convert into as much as 9.9 percent of Morgan Stanley common stock. The equity units carry a fixed annual payment of 9 percent before converting to shares of common stock Aug....
  • New York Times Set To Nuke Hillary? (Tomorrow?)

    12/15/2007 8:27:52 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 262 replies · 524+ views
    New York Times Set To Nuke Hillary? Drudge has this below up with no link. But pay attention to the reporter's name: NYT Plans Sunday Exclusive on Questionable Clinton Library donors... Reporter Don Van Natta... Developing... He's a serious award-winning investigative journalist ... and co-author with Jeff Gerth of Her Way: link: Prosecutors later came to believe that Hillary had padded her bills; she "wasn't guilty of [knowingly] facilitating nefarious transactions -- she was guilty of doing less work than she took credit for," Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. explain in their 2007 biography, Her Way. Hillary...
  • Clinton Library Got Funds From Abroad: Saudis Said to Have Given $10 Million

    12/15/2007 2:05:37 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 95 replies · 239+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2007 | By John Solomon and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    Bill Clinton's presidential library raised more than 10 percent of the cost of its $165 million facility from foreign sources, with the most generous overseas donation coming from Saudi Arabia, according to interviews yesterday. The royal family of Saudi Arabia gave the Clinton facility in Little Rock about $10 million, roughly the same amount it gave toward the presidential library of George H.W. Bush, according to people directly familiar with the contributions. The presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has for months faced questions about the source of the money for her husband's presidential library. During a September...
  • Kennywood sold to Spanish company

    12/12/2007 6:14:26 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 39 replies · 235+ views
    Kennywood Park, the summertime mecca for generations of Pittsburghers in search of thrill rides, arcade games, old-fashioned family fun and gooey cheese fries, was sold yesterday to a Spanish company. Kennywood Entertainment, a West Mifflin-based enterprise since 1898, will be taken over by Parques Reunidos of Madrid, which plans to leave day-to-day operation of the park in local hands. The descendants of F.W. Henninger and A.S. McSwigan, who acquired the park from Pittsburgh Railway Co. in 1906, had been approached by amusement companies in the past about selling the local icon, but have refused. When Premiere Parks, an Oklahoma-based chain,...
  • Saudis give big to U.S. colleges

    12/10/2007 5:24:27 AM PST · by period end of story · 12 replies · 260+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2007 | Julia Duin
    Two years ago this month, a Saudi prince caused a media splash — and raised eyebrows — when he donated $20 million each to Georgetown and Harvard universities to fund Islamic studies. Although few details have been released about how the money has been spent, at Georgetown, the money helped pay for a recent symposium on Islamic-Western relations held in the university's Copley Formal Lounge. The event attracted about 120 persons: students, Catholic priests, men in business suits and several women in colorful head scarves who all came to hear religion experts from several American universities, as well as from...
  • Abu Dhabi breaks from its past with Citigroup investment

    11/27/2007 7:19:58 PM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 120+ views
    Int'l Herald Tribune ^ | 11-27-07 | Heather Timmons and Julia Werdigier
    By agreeing to purchasing a $7.5 billion stake in the faltering banking giant Citigroup, the secretive, government-controlled Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is breaking with tradition. As the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, with assets estimated at $650 billion, it poured money in the past into low-return, low-profile investments or small emerging market deals, unlike its flashy emirate neighbor, Dubai. But a falling dollar and a growing cash pile are spurring Abu Dhabi to change strategy, according to analysts, economists and deal makers, who said that more big-ticket deals might be ahead. snip Abu Dhabi is the largest oil...
  • Abu Dhabi Invests $7.5 Billion in Citigroup (too big to fail)

    11/26/2007 7:13:06 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 45 replies · 140+ views
    WSJ ^ | By Robin Sidel
    Citigroup Inc., seeking to restore investor confidence amid massive losses due in credit markets and a lack of permanent leadership, is receiving a $7.5 billion capital infusion from the investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government. The investment by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority will help rebuild Citigroup's capital levels, which have been eroded by a credit crunch that began in the summer. Citigroup Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Charles Prince resigned earlier this month after the bank, which had already written off billions of dollars, said it was facing as much as $11 billion more in losses.
  • Dubai may buy into US banks after mortgage crisis

    11/19/2007 2:21:28 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 38+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Nov 2007 | John Irish
    The Dubai government agency that bought into Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE: Quote, Profile , Research) this year said on Monday it was considering investing in U.S. financial services firms affected by the mortgage-market crisis. DIFC Investments, one of the agencies Dubai has used to buy foreign assets, is identifying "good opportunities for acquisitions" in the United States, the governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) said on Monday. Asked whether the targets could include U.S. banks such as Citigroup (C.N: Quote, Profile , Research) and Merrill Lynch (MER.N: Quote, Profile , Research), Omar bin Sulaiman told Reuters: "Without mentioning names...
  • Hillary Clinton's Chinatown Tangle

    11/02/2007 10:08:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 101+ views
    Time via Yahoo ^ | 10/02/07 | MICHAEL WEISSKOPF
    <p>Last June, Hillary Clinton's campaign gave back $7,000 to Chinese restaurant workers who contributed $1,000 apiece for a political fundraiser.</p>
  • Hillary's Hurdles: Dubious Donors

    10/24/2007 6:37:54 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 3 replies · 32+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 24, 2007 | Michele Malkin
    ASIAN-American groups don't like the increased scrutiny that Hillary Clin ton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting. To which I say, in words that should be universally understood: Boo-freaking-hoo. In the wake of eye-opening investigations by The Post and the Los Angeles Times of more dubious foreign funny money flowing into Hill's coffers, ethnic-grievance groups are stepping forward to condemn these stories as examples of "negligent journalism." Yep: The newspapers are guilty of "negligence" because they actually broke news instead of covering it up. Both papers uncovered dishwashers, cooks and other suspect Hillary campaign contributors in Chinatown, Flushing, The Bronx...
  • Hillary's Hurdles: Dubious Donors (Hillary and illegal hyphenates-perfect together)

    10/24/2007 5:58:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies · 126+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2007 | MICHELE MALKIN
    The NY Post and LA Times uncovered dishwashers, cooks and other suspect Hillary campaign contributors in Chinatown, Flushing, The Bronx and Brooklyn who were limited-income, limited-English-proficient and smellier than stinky tofu. One Asian donor admitted "to lacking the legal-resident status required for giving campaign money." Another was reimbursed for her $1,000 donation - setting off clear alarm bells over yet another possible straw donor scheme on the heels of Norman Hsu-gate.
  • Clinton Rakes in Illegal Chinatown Donations, Drive-Bys Ignore

    10/22/2007 3:21:58 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 26 replies · 292+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 22, 2007 | Rush
    RUSH: Now, folks, I want to say just a little bit more about the "unfairness," the "inaccuracy," whatever you want to call it from the Drive-By Media of the Harry Reid smear letter auction with my matching donation now generating $4.2 million for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. In anybody's judgment, that's huge news, especially since it involved a skirmish between me and the Senate majority leader. The amount of coverage that this has received, especially accurate coverage, is such that you could put it in a thimble. Well, maybe a syringe, but certainly nothing larger than that. But the...
  • Clinton Returned $7,000, Campaign Says (Chinese Money)

    10/20/2007 7:00:21 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 64 replies · 58+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 20, 2007 | PATRICK HEALY
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign returned $7,000 in donations last spring that were linked to a fund-raising event in Chinatown in New York City, campaign officials said yesterday, acknowledging another instance where questionable donors came into Mrs. Clinton’s political orbit. unlike Mrs. Clinton’s trouble with the former fund-raiser Norman Hsu — whose extensive legal problems and dubious fund-raising practices came as a surprise — her campaign identified the concerns about the Chinatown fund-raising on its own, campaign officials said. The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that it had reviewed the cases of more than 150 donors apparently linked to...
  • Giuliani Fund Raising Reaches Into Kazakhstan

    09/30/2007 2:11:17 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 13 replies · 529+ views
    Wall Street Journal online ^ | September 25, 2007 | Mary Jacoby
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's campaign is looking for political cash this week in an unlikely place: Resource-rich Kazakhstan, where the Republican presidential front-runner's law firm does substantial business in the often murky oil, gas and minerals industries. A fund-raising event tomorrow in Almaty, the commercial center of the former Soviet republic, will mark the campaign's third foray overseas for cash. Last week, Mr. Giuliani flew to London for a fund-raising luncheon where about 100 Americans living in Europe paid between $1,000 and $2,300 for a ticket -- the second his campaign has held in the United Kingdom. Mr....
  • KAZAKH KASH (forget Americans---Rooty mining global vote)

    09/22/2007 5:25:06 AM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies · 446+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 22, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani is reaching out to Borat's glorious nation......his campaign will throw a fund-raiser in Kazakhstan (in the Crimea).
  • The Dems' Foreign Funny Money

    09/05/2007 4:38:46 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 347+ views
    JWR ^ | Sept. 5, '07 | Michelle Malkin
    When it comes to shady foreign operators infusing cash into our electoral system, Bill and Hillary Clinton have declared themselves "shocked." One of the Democrat Party's mysterious, deep-pocketed bagmen is Norman Hsu, a prodigious Democrat donor who was arrested last week, after having evaded the law for 15 years over grand theft swindling charges. He was supposed to serve jail time. Instead, he managed to remain a fugitive while raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars for Democrat candidates and officeholders - and openly posing for photographs with the likes of Hillary Clinton. The 84 individuals who received money from...
  • Leading Clinton Donor Stays Below the Radar (The China Connection?)

    08/29/2007 9:03:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 14 replies · 787+ views
    WSJ ^ | 08.29.07 | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN and BRODY MULLINS
    Leading Clinton DonorStays Below the Radar By IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN and BRODY MULLINSAugust 29, 2007; Page A6 Norman Hsu is one of the leading political fund-raisers in the country this year. In fact, many fund-raisers say he is one of a small handful of people capable of raising more than $1 million -- a major feat considering the maximum donation allowed by an individual for 2008 races is $4,600 per candidate. 
  • PRO-CLINTON 'DIRTY CASH' MAN FLEES (H/T Drudge Flashback)

    08/29/2007 12:58:18 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 39 replies · 1,131+ views
    NYPost ^ | March 4, 2007
    A Pakistani immigrant is wanted by federal authorities on charges he channeled $30,000 in illegal contributions to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential war chest. The FBI is hunting Los Angeles businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, who vanished soon after his grand-jury indictment for violating federal election laws last May. Clinton's camp has denied any knowledge of Jinnah's scheme, which is also alleged to have funneled more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the political action committees of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday. Jinnah, 56, a cellphone and frozen-yogurt businessman, allegedly collected campaign donations from family members,...
  • Rosie(O'Donell) told to keep her donation(Canada)

    12/27/2005 6:45:57 AM PST · by Dane · 6 replies · 939+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | 12/27/05
    Tue, December 27, 2005 Rosie told to keep her donation By CP ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Federal NDP candidate Peg Norman received an offer she had to refuse from former TV chat show host Rosie O'Donnell. Norman, who is running for the second time in the Newfoundland riding of St. John's South-Mount Pearl, had to say no thanks to O'Donnell's "generous" offer of a donation in the Jan. 23 election campaign because the actress isn't a Canadian citizen. The offer not only reflects O'Donnell's left-leaning political bent, but also her affection for Canada, says Norman. "Politically, we're pretty close --...
  • Selling Out - $1.3 Trillion of American Companies Sold to Foreign Corps

    12/27/2005 5:40:24 AM PST · by AmethystCrystal · 11 replies · 463+ views
    The following staggering amount of our wealth producing companies has been sold to foreign owners in the 10 years from 1995 through 2005. Below is a partial list of the 8,600 U.S. companies sold. It is critical to understand that even if these are not all familiar corporate names, they are all very valuable strategic companies with vast amounts of technology, assets, production facilities, tax base, and employment attached to each one. In fact, many of the smallest, most unfamiliar acquisitions represent some of the most significant strategic and proprietary technology losses to this country. Many of these companies took...
  • Russia devises protection against color revolutions

    12/26/2005 10:34:46 AM PST · by x5452 · 18 replies · 607+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 24/ 11/ 2005 | Vladimir Simonov
    Russia devises protection against color revolutions 18:24 | 24/ 11/ 2005 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti political commentator Vladimir Simonov.) - During the July conference with the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, Russian President Vladimir Putin categorically objected to foreign financing of political organizations in Russia. In November the State Duma (lower house of parliament) began the first reading of the bill on amendments to relevant laws. The parliament calls for closer monitoring of more than half a million public, non-governmental and human rights organizations, foundations and associations. Nobody knows the precise figure because the law regards groups without an...
  • CA: 2-year prison term for funneling funds (foreign contributions to Democratic Party)

    12/17/2005 9:03:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 358+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/17/05 | Henry K. Lee
    A Pleasant Hill man convicted of funneling foreign contributions to the Democratic Party was sentenced to two years in prison Friday on separate charges of structuring monetary transactions to avoid detection. Yogesh Gandhi, 56 -- who says he is a descendant of the late Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi -- was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins on four counts of structuring transactions.
  • U.S. FOREIGN MONEY ADDICTION MEANS TROUBLE

    12/15/2005 8:44:33 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 21 replies · 492+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 12/15/2005 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2005 (AP) It's an addiction. Every day, the United States sucks in more and more of it from abroad, just to keep the nation going. We speak, of course, about foreign money. At our current rate of trade and budget deficits, foreigners need to purchase $2 billion in dollar-denominated assets each day just to keep the dollar stable, said Axel Merk, who manages $60 million at Merk Investments and runs the Merk Hard Currency Fund. Over half the national debt is now financed by foreigners, according to Roger Ibbotson, chairman of the financial consulting firm Ibbotson...
  • Red China Endorses Kerry - Communists Pick Kerry Over Bush

    10/19/2004 6:17:50 PM PDT · by ambrose · 22 replies · 1,078+ views
    Red China Endorses Kerry - Communists Pick Kerry Over Bush Charles R. Smith Wednesday, July 28, 2004 John Kerry has gained the support of the largest political party in the world. The official online news outlet for communist China, the People's Daily, endorsed the Senator from Massachusetts for President of the United States. "Comparatively speaking, Kerry is noted for being friendly with China. He was once firmly against linking the most-favored-nation status to China with human rights," stated an article on the U.S. Presidential race posted by the official Chinese Central Communist Party news outlet. "From a long-term view, a...
  • Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence

    10/18/2004 3:38:18 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 25 replies · 1,217+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 15, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence Democrats are counting on Sen. John Kerry's military credentials to convince voters that he can be trusted with America's national security. But documents that surfaced over the weekend raise serious questions about whether Kerry was duped in the 1990s into helping the Chinese military perfect its ability to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. In 1996 Kerry met with Liu Chaoying, the daughter of a powerful Chinese military official who also doubled as vice president of a subsidiary of the state-owned China Aerospace Corp. Before the meeting, held in Kerry's Senate office, Liu's...
  • Kerry Taking Campaign Contributions From Pro-Iranian Group

    10/15/2004 3:37:26 PM PDT · by ocr1 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    http://www.gopusa.com/news/2004/october/1015_kerry_iran_contributions.shtml (snippet) WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The chairman of a pro-Iranian democracy group is charging that the campaign of Sen. John Kerry has been accepting political contributions from a lobbying group promoting the agenda of the mullah rulers of Iran. Aryo Pirouznia, leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iraq (SMCCDI) says that backers of the regime in Tehran are channeling hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Kerry campaign...
  • Global elections. (Barracks Emperor Alert!)

    01/07/2004 7:58:57 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 119+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7Jan 07 | By Tony Blankley
    <p>Funding for American presidential elections isbeginningtogo global. From Sweden to Canada to Portugal, on international Web sites solicitations are popping up urgingthe citizensof the world to contribute to advertising campaigns intended to influenceour November presidential election.Of course, they are not tryingtore-elect George Bush.The candidaciesof Howard Dean and Wesley Clark seem to be the inspiration for such efforts.</p>
  • Billionaire mounting anti-Bush effort

    09/17/2003 10:37:47 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 38 replies · 250+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept. 17 | UPI
    Billionaire mounting anti-Bush effort RESTON, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Billionaire George Soros reportedly is putting together a $10 million warchest to prevent U.S. President George Bush from winning a second term. Soros, who in 1992 made $1 billion in a single day through currency speculation that drove down the British pound, along with a group of philanthropists and trade unions, is mounting a campaign to unseat Bush for what he sees as the administration's misuse of power, Canada's National Post reported. "You passed the U.S.A. Patriot Act without proper discussion," Soros said in a recent interview with PBS. "Anyone...
  • Clinton's Money Trail: Roger Clinton's mysterious money

    03/20/2002 11:57:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 612+ views
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2002 | Byron York
    When the House Government Reform Committee released its report on the presidential pardon scandal last week, the consensus reaction was that it contained little new information on the controversy that consumed the end of Bill Clinton's presidency. But in fact, the voluminous report - it's as thick as a big-city phone directory - is filled with new information. It's just that some of the most intriguing details aren't about pardons at all. Among them are new revelations about the tangled finances of the former president's brother, Roger Clinton. In the course of the pardon investigation, committee lawyers uncovered unexplained deposits...