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  • House quietly passes tax exemption for megadonors

    04/17/2015 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Hillary Flynn
    Major contributors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer would get a break on gift taxes to secretive non-profit groups. The House on Wednesday with little fanfare passed legislation that would protect major donors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer from having to pay gift taxes on huge donations to secret money political groups. The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, is seen by fundraising operatives as removing one of the few remaining potential obstacles to unfettered big-money spending by nonprofit groups registered under a section of the Tax Code — 501(c) — that allows them to shield...
  • Country Singers Tim McGraw, Billy Currington Headlining Gun Control Fundraiser

    04/16/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    On July 17, country singers Tim McGraw and Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise was founded after Adam Lanza stole various firearms then carried out a heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. NBC Connecticut quoted McGraw as saying: Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise...
  • Clinton Foundation to keep accepting donations from foreign governments

    04/16/2015 7:32:25 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/15
    Hillary Clinton seeks $2B to end big money politics [WTH?] The Clinton Foundation said late Wednesday that it will continue to accept donations from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, despite concerns that such gifts will create a conflict of interest for the Democratic front-runner. The foundation's board said that donations directly to the foundation would only be allowed from six governments — Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. However, other governments could continue to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a subsidiary program that encourages donors to match contributions from others to tackle...
  • Tom Steyer Vows to Spend Big in 2016, Media Suddenly Not Concerned About ‘Money in Politics’

    04/07/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/07/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    He has a name (sort of)! Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures.Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee launched what it calls the Hot Seat campaign aimed at calling out Republican candidates for taking money from the billionaire Koch brothers. The group will target Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign on Tuesday.Steyer’s PAC found limited success...
  • Steyer Vows to Spend Big in 2016, Media Suddenly Not Concerned About ‘Money in Politics"

    04/07/2015 6:52:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures. Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee launched what it calls the Hot Seat campaign aimed at calling out Republican candidates for taking money from the billionaire Koch brothers. The group will target Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign on Tuesday.
  • Report Shows Americans Forced to Send $1.5 Billion to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    03/25/2015 6:55:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A new governmental report shows American taxpayers have been forced to send $1.5 billion in federal funds to the nation’s biggest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Two years ago, pro-life members of Congress sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a comprehensive report on which abortion advocacy groups Americans were forced to fund with their tax dollars. Today the government watchdog (GAO) released the requested report which details funding for six abortion advocacy groups over a three year period (2010-2012).The six organizations researched were Planned Parenthood, Population Council, International Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher...
  • Salon: ‘massive Clinton Fundraising Operation’ Inside State Dept. Raked In Cash For Hillary

    03/21/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2015 | Breitbart News
    Editor’s Note: This excerpt, from a book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, first appeared on the left-wing site Salon. We reprint in part here.  Hillary tapped Kris Balderston, the hit list author, to keep the Clinton political network humming at State. A longtime lieutenant to both Clintons, Balderston, who called everyone “buddy,” liked to talk in salesman’s terms about Hillary’s “power to convene” and her commitment to making sure her partners could “do well by doing good.” What he meant was that Hillary could use the Clinton Rolodex to focus private-sector money, government power, and the expertise at colleges and...
  • Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton’s Office Over ‘Billions Stolen’ by Clinton Foundation

    03/20/2015 2:00:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 68 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 3-20-15
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff March 20, 2015 8:27 am Haitian activists protested outside of the Clinton Foundation in New York over the loss of “billions of dollars” that was meant to help rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The activists are claiming the money was stolen through the Haiti Reconstruction Commission that was headed by Bill Clinton. In January 2015, the Clinton Foundation was the target of protests for wasting more than $10 billion and awarding contracts to non-Haitian companies. The activists also said Haiti as a cover for foreign governments to funnel kickbacks of hundreds of millions of...
  • Clinton Foundation accepted millions from company deeply connected with Chinese government

    03/16/2015 4:37:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    PersonalLiberty.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Ben Bullard
    Which Hillary Clinton scandal is bigger? Is it the one involving her likely illegal secreting and destruction of email records from her time as secretary of state, or is it the one involving the massive conflict of interest she wholeheartedly embraced by using her family’s nonprofit foundation to collect millions of dollars from foreign government donors — again, during her time as secretary of state?Time will tell, but the foreign-donor scandal got a fresh dose of ugliness Monday with a CBS investigative report revealing that the Clinton Foundation received a massive injection of money from “at least one” Chinese company...
  • Billionaires Ken Griffin, Pritzkers part of $1.3M cash dump to Emanuel campaign ( Chicago politics )

    03/09/2015 5:47:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/09/2015 | Natasha Korecki
    Over three days, some of the wealthiest people in Chicago, if not the nation, dumped more than $1.3 million into the political re-election campaign of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.. Among the donors was Citadel founder and billionaire Ken Griffin, who donated $250,000 to Emanuel. The mayor is battling to keep his seat against a surging Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Others who donated from March 3 to March 6 include: Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, $200,000; Richard Melman, $100,000; and Jay B. Pritzker and M.K. Pritzker, who tossed in $50,000 each. Garcia recently took in a a $250,000 contribution from...
  • Bribes Disguised As Charitable Gifts: Hillary Clinton’s Possible Legal Trouble

    03/09/2015 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    In 2011 and 2012, the Obama administration’s Securities and Exchange Commission levied large penalties against U.S. pharmaceutical companies for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. These included Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Eli Lilly and Company. Among the charges was making donations to a charitable foundation in Poland. That charitable foundation was run by an official with a regional health ministry who had the authority to make pharmaceutical purchasing decisions. The charitable foundation was legitimate and the foundation’s work was for a good cause. But the U.S. government found that the donation still had a corrupt purpose. Again, the Clinton...
  • The NRA P***ed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

    09/16/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    It was reported Monday that Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and incredibly wealthy guy, and with his wife, Melinda, have given $1 million to Initiative 594 in Washington state. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters on November 4 (and it currently enjoys overwhelming support), will require universal background checks for all firearm purchases in the state.
  • Hillary’s presidential chances threatened by her own blundering (Clintons cash-in bigtime)

    03/01/2015 6:00:56 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/28/15 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    ....victory eluded Hillary in 2008...now her 2016 run is marked by mistakes, gaffes and reports of ethical corner-cutting. Once viewed as a smart, passionate woman whose brilliance would shine when she was liberated, she is, at 67, getting long in the tooth to be talked of in terms of "potential." After 25 years in the circus, she’s still a celebrity guest, not a star performer. Instead she’s running the Rose Garden strategy of a favored incumbent. She’s still giving paid speeches, believing she can float above it all like a giant balloon in the Thanksgiving Day parade....she sees herself as...
  • The Bill,Hillary,Chelsea,and His Royal Highness King Salman of Saudi Arabia Clinton Foundation

    02/21/2015 4:12:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    The Wall Street Journal reported this past week that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has quietly dropped its ban on foreign contributions and is accepting donations from the governments of “the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline.” The Journal’s conclusion: Since 2001 “the foundation has raised at least $48 million from overseas governments.” Needless to say, the gargantuan troll-like conflict of interest that arises as soon as the foundation of the leading candidate for the presidency of the United States begins accepting money from overseas is...
  • Dem mega-donor Steyer caught up in Oregon governor scandal

    02/14/2015 10:23:19 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Rick Moran
    Democratic mega donor Tom Steyer financed at least one of the green groups who made payments to former Governor John Kitzhaber's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes while she was an "unofficial" advisor in the governor's office. The payments were made at the same time that the state was evaluating green fuel standards. The Washington Free Beacon is also reporting that several Steyer associates were involved in the scheme.
  • Carlos Slim Just Became The New York Times’ Largest Investor

    01/14/2015 10:49:30 PM PST · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 14, 2015 | David Lieberman
    Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu now owns more of the New York Times Company than does the Sulzberger family, which has controlled the venerable news provider since 1896. Slim became the dominant investor today after paying $101.1 million to exercise warrants that boosted his ownership of Class A shares by 11.9 million to 27.8 million, equal to 16.8% of the voting stock, the company says. The billionaire acquired the warrants in 2009 when he bought $250 million of the Times’ notes. The investment helped see the company through a dark period as print ads fell, and it had to invest in its digital platform. The terms guaranteed Slim...
  • George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    01/15/2015 6:09:59 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets. Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
  • Kansas Episcopal church hosts chili fundraiser for abortion

    01/15/2015 2:53:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    worldmag.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2015, | Courtney Crandell
    St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kan., plans to host a “Chili for Choice” fundraiser for Planned Parenthood on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, helping to pay for abortion while other churches are encouraging participation in pro-life events, including a march in the Kansas capital. The fundraiser supports Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri with “an evening of stimulating conversation, refreshments and CHILI!” The ticket costs range from the $20 “income-sensitive” option to the $1,000 “Scorching Serran Patron.” Until 1967, the Episcopal church condemned both abortion and infanticide. But in 1967, the church embraced abortion law reform and...
  • In Middle of Fox News Blackout, Docs Reveal Dish Chairman Donated Thousands to Dems

    01/15/2015 4:05:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    One look at the political history of Dish Network founder and Chairman Charles Ergen places the idea that the network dropped Fox News over a simple contract dispute in serious doubt. Since Dec. 20, when the Dish network dropped Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, the former has lost about 90,000 subscribers. The Media Research Center’s Dan Joseph decided to take a look at OpenSecrets documents revealing Ergen’s political donations from last year, which immediately raised some red flags. Ergen donated a total of $64,000 to the Democratic Senatorial campaign Committee, according to the report. As Joseph writes, Ergen’s donating record obviously doesn’t prove he...
  • New Congressional Bill Would De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    01/08/2015 4:33:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | 1/8/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Just weeks after it announced that it killed another 327,000 unborn babies in abortions in its most recent fiscal year, Planned Parenthood faces a new Congressional bill to yank its taxpayer funding. Congressional Republicans informed LifeNews today that more than 80 other House members re-introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act would would revoke taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood to ensure taxpayers are not financing the abortion industry. Representative Diane Black, a pro-life congresswoman from Tennessee, is the lead sponsor of the bill along with Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Pro-Life Caucus Co-Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ), and...
  • Hillary Makes 'Announcement' … to Ask for Cash for Foundation

    12/30/2014 9:52:39 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-30-14 | Daniel Halper
    This morning, Hillary Clinton sent an email to supporters with the subject line, "Announcement." But the contents of the message did not explain the former secretary of state's future political ambitions. Instead, the message asked for money from supporters of what is now the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. "This is a season to give thanks for our many blessings and to remember our responsibilities to each other – that we're all in this together," Clinton wrote. "In my family, we're celebrating our first holidays with a beautiful new granddaughter. We're also celebrating the generosity and commitment of our...
  • Warren Buffett, Reluctant PAC Man, Is Ready for Hillary [link only]

    12/05/2014 5:54:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] | December 4, 2014 | Lisa Lerer
    link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-12-04/warren-buffett-bets-big-on-hillary-clinton
  • Melinda Gates Lies to Time: Our Foundation Doesn't Fund Abortion

    12/01/2014 1:11:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Tim Graham | November 30, 2014
    Melinda Gates is the ideal philanthropist in the eyes of the liberals at Time magazine – after all, she and her husband Bill Gates became Time’s Persons of the Year...about the same time they gave Time money for a health summit. Anyhow, Melinda was recently honored with the “Ten Questions” interview with Belinda Luscombe in Time’s December 1 and 8 issue. They promoted “The philanthropist on the importance of contraceptives, her daughters and her growing optimism.” The contraceptive talk turned to....vagina mints? Then Mrs. Gates lied to (or at best, misled) Time about her foundation's support for abortion advocates.
  • At issue: $35K grant from Catholic group to pro-'gay' clergy

    11/28/2014 2:16:41 PM PST · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    ...the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is providing a $35,000 grant to the Coalition. "[The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition is] actively engaged in the promotion of homosexuality activism,"..."It's pushing this thing called the Gay-Straight Alliance [and] it actually formed its own Gay-Straight Alliance through one of its projects.
  • Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab

    11/13/2014 8:17:18 PM PST · by mykroar · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/14 | Kenneth Vogel
    Elizabeth Warren insists she has no interest in running for president in 2016, but the rich liberals to whom she spoke Thursday afternoon seemed unwilling to take ‘no’ for an answer. The Massachusetts senator got a rock stars’ welcome during a closed-door speech to major donors, one of whom interrupted her by yelling “Run, Liz, Run!”
  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    11/06/2014 6:07:53 PM PST · by Paul R. · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 11/6/2014 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Thursday began canceling plans for television ads in Louisiana's major markets to help Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign...
  • It's Over: DSCC Pulls Ads For Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Run-Off

    11/06/2014 1:22:06 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 53 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | Nov 06, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After Republicans easily clinched a Senate majority on Tuesday night, we knew the run-off election in Louisiana wouldn't go well for Democrat Mary Landrieu against her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy and now, it just got a lot worse. POLITICO is reporting the DSCC has pulled funding for television advertising in the state. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary Landrieu ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana. The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Fund Gun Control Initiative, While Living With Armed Guards…

    11/03/2014 12:08:55 PM PST · by Robwin · 31 replies
    Dc Gazette ^ | 08/26/14 | Dc Gazette
    <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand gun control measures in Washington state, bringing their coffers up to nearly $6 million dollars.</p> <p>The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.</p>
  • Tom Steyer: The Green Billionaire Pouring Millions Into The Midterms

    10/26/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 26, 2014 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Tom Steyer: The Green Billionaire Pouring Millions Into The Midterms Former hedge fund executive has given nearly $56m and taken a stand against the Koch brothers by boosting liberal candidates in close races Suzanne Goldenberg 26 October 2014 10.02 EDT Tom Steyer has spent nearly $56m in competitive Senate and gubernatorial races. The green billionaire Tom Steyer this week solidified his status as the leading patron of environmental causes in American politics, with the announcement that he had given nearly $56m to make climate change a top-tier issue in the midterm elections. With just days to go until the elections,...
  • Washington D.C. City Council Tries to Force Pro-Life Groups to Pay For Abortions

    10/25/2014 6:05:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/24/14 | Alliance Defending Freedom
    Alliance Defending Freedom and six other pro-life organizations sent the Council of the District of Columbia a letter Thursday arguing that a proposed bill violates federal law by forcing the groups to provide elective abortion coverage through their insurance plans and employ those who live and act contrary to the organizations’ pro-life mission. The letter explains that the bill clearly violates federal law in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. pichealth50The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act prohibits employers from “discriminating” against employees for any “reproductive health”...
  • Abortion Activist: De-Funding Planned Parenthood a Bigger Threat Than Ebola

    10/20/2014 6:57:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Carole Novielli
    Over at the People’s Cube blog where they claim to “cure weak liberalism with strong communism” they have put into perspective the Ebola scare in light of – are you ready for it- ABORTION! No, they are not referring to the millions of babies already slaughtered and the thousands that are killed every day from abortion. People’s Cube author Commissarka Pinkie wants you to “put the scare into perspective.“ plannedparenthood109Lest you think this is finally a voice of reason- think again ! Commissarka Pinkie writes, “The hysteria over Ebola has gotten so out of hand lately, that President Obama was...
  • Hillary Clinton Fund Raiser Raises 2.1M at Jeffrey Katzenberg Co-Hosted Hollywood Fundraiser

    10/21/2014 4:56:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 20 October 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Hillary Clinton tonight told a room full of Hollywood heavyweights that the midterm elections are very important to make sure the Democrats retain the Senate so they can move forward on “important issues like immigration reform.” What she also told the 60 or so guests in attendance is, to use some of the introductory remarks by co-chair Jeffrey Katzenberg, is “the amazing drawing power” of the former Secretary of State. A fact not lost on anyone as tonight’s event raised $2.1 million for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a fundraising record. SNIP...The DreamWorks Animation boss and his wife Marilyn were joined...
  • Obama Has An Ebola Czar. She Re-Directed Federal Research Money to a Democrat Donor

    10/16/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 75 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    You may be wondering why Barack Obama, with his propensity to name “czars” for every problem that ails us, has not named an Ebola Czar. The reason is because he has, in fact, named an Ebola Czar. So why are we constantly seeing Dr. Tom Frieden of the CDC embarrass himself in press conferences instead of our Ebola Czar? It turns out Dr. Nicole Lurie, the czar in charge of potential infectious disease catastrophes, has made the most of her time by funneling federal dollars to Democratic donors. That would be the federal dollars the left says we need more...
  • Al Gore made $500 million from jihad terror sponsor Qatar

    10/03/2014 6:51:54 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 3, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country which owns Al Jazeera America, the network which was established following your sale of CurrentTV to Al Jazeera for $500 million in 2013. As cited below, in fact, you and your business partner, Mr. Joel Hyatt, engaged in two major transactions with Qatar: first the purchase of Newsworld International in 2004, from which you launched CurrentTV; secondly, the selling back of the station to Qatar to broadcast Al Jazeera...
  • Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

    09/29/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ap ^ | 9/29/14 | KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer
    FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) -- American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from...
  • Waitress Says Rush Limbaugh Tipped Her $1,000 on Two Occasions..

    09/24/2014 3:37:53 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 83 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 9/24/14 | Jason Howerton
    Waitress Says Rush Limbaugh Tipped Her $1,000 on Two Occasions — Here’s What She Did With the Money Just to Spite Him A waitress turned author claims she received two generous tips of $1,000 on two separate occasions from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh — but she couldn’t find it in herself to keep the “blood money.” Instead, she allegedly donated a “sizable chunk” of Limbaugh’s $2,000 tip to an abortion charity.
  • President Obama to visit RI for fundraising event

    08/29/2014 6:52:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | 8/29/14 | Angie Angers
    Rhode Island is finishing preparations Friday morning for a visit from President Barack Obama. Obama is expected to headline three events in the northeast on Friday. Two are scheduled in Westchester County, New York, and the third is set for Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros

    08/28/2014 6:06:29 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/26/14 | Ciandella
    As the 2014 midterm elections approached, the media were quick to criticize conservative donors like the Koch brothers for backing issues important to them. But journalists largely ignored the incredible financial power being used to promote the liberal agenda. Five top donors – Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Steyer and George Soros’s own son, Jonathan – are major funders of the left. Together, they have contributed at least $2.7 billion since 2000 to groups pushing abortion, gun control, climate change alarmism and liberal candidates. That’s not how major media depicted them. Broadcast networks applauded when billionaire hedge fund...
  • Ballmer bucks swell gun initiative war chest to $3.4M [anti-gun Steve Balmer]

    08/11/2014 9:18:58 PM PDT · by steve86 · 3 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | August 11, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    A fresh cash infusion of $250,00 from ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and wife Connie has swelled the pro-Initiative 594 Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility warchest to $3.4 million. The Ballmers gave $125,000 apiece, swelling their total contributions to $600,000. The pro-594 campaign reports more than $1.1 million in cash on hand, according to its filings with the state Public Disclosure Commission. The alliance was formed, largely by faith leaders, after the December 2012, massacre of 20 first graders in Newtown, Connecticut. After the Washington Legislature failed to act, supporters collected signatures to put on the ballot a statewide initiative that...
  • White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

    07/29/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called repeatedly for Republicans to stop talking about impeaching President Barack Obama — but said he wouldn’t do the same for Democrats who’ve been fundraising off it nonstop in recent days. “It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions,” Earnest said at the White House daily briefing. “I will leave it to Dem strategists who have a much better sense than I do about the best way to raise money for their campaign committees.” Earlier in the briefing, Earnest read through a list of Republican members of Congress who have...
  • Soros Has Donated More Than $100M To 'Immigrant Rights'

    07/27/2014 9:14:59 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 66 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2013 | BREITBART NEWS
    Left-wing financier George Soros has spent more than $100 million funding groups that in some way support "immigrant rights" since 1997, with many advocating for comprehensive immigration reform legislation. He has donated over $3 million to the National Immigration Forum, which has fiercely advocated for comprehensive immigration reform legislation and legalization of the nation's illegal immigrants.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama raises money for Democrats in Chicago

    07/25/2014 7:43:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 25, 2014 | By Rick Pearson
    First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her hometown Thursday and decried the effects of gun violence on Chicago’s youth as she told a group of campaign donors to “write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write” to help Democrats make a better future for children. The First Lady noted that all children deserve a bright future of opportunity, but it was not happening in some Chicago neighborhoods. Donors paid from $500 per person to $20,000 per couple, and the First Lady asked them to give more.
  • The price tag tops out at $25,000 in Obama’s rush hour Tuesday visit (Seattle)

    07/22/2014 9:35:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 22, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    President Obama makes a rush hour foray into Seattle and the Eastside on Tuesday, once more holding no public events and raising money from donors who will pay up to $25,000 to see the 44th president and ask Obama a question. The President’s political ATM machine will operate at two destinations, the Madrona home of Bruce and Anne Blume alongside Lake Washington and the Medina mansion of Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal. One event is for the Democratic National Committee, the other will benefit the Senate Majority PAC. Air Force One is due to land at Boeing Field around 3 p.m.,...
  • Senators Blast Dem Mega-Donor Over IRS Investigation into Tax Avoidance Scheme

    07/23/2014 12:40:10 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 23 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    A major Democratic donor who is funding some of the left’s most politically active electioneering groups was subject to bipartisan condemnation this week in the midst of a federal investigation into his hedge fund’s tax avoidance schemes. Senators from both parties blasted efforts by Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund owned by Democratic mega-donor Jim Simons, to shield itself from federal income taxes during a Tuesday hearing. “Two banks and a handful of hedge funds developed a complex financial structure to engage in highly profitable trades while claiming an unjustified lower tax rate and avoiding limits on trading with borrowed money,”...
  • Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers

    07/23/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Carla Marinucci
    LOS ALTOS HILLS -- President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in. There was no listed price for tickets for Obama's morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC - the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount. And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the...
  • Plum jobs eluding big Dem donors [Waaaah alert]

    07/22/2014 3:47:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/22/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Partisan gridlock blocking President Obama’s nominees for prestigious ambassadorships has created vacancies in a slew of top diplomatic posts at a time of growing international instability. It has also prevented Democrats from rewarding some of their biggest donors and bundlers in the midst of an intense campaign year, when they are eager to raise more money than Republicans. Ambassadorial nominees used to sail through the Senate. But as Obama has tapped an increasing number of them with strong political ties to the Democratic Party, the confirmation process has been bogged down, leaving gaps in important posts around the world. Secretary...
  • Crowd Fund Illegal Alien Buses to DC

    07/19/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 20 replies
    Title says it all. Who has experience with crowd funding? Get a bunch of school buses and drop them off in D.C.
  • Clintons Demand $1 Million to Allow Donor’s Kids at Benefit Dinner

    07/18/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Washingtion Free Beacon ^ | July 18 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A Chinese businessman paid $500,000 to have dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton. But when he asked if his kids could join, the former first couple demanded another half-million, the New York Post reports. One witness said Holzman regaled guests with a tale that “lunch for two with Bill and Hillary went for $500,000 to benefit the Clinton Foundation.” And the winning bid came from “a Chinese business mogul who then asked if he could bring his two children along to the meeting.” But, our spy said, the high bidder was then told by the Clinton camp he could only...
  • Clinton: Speaking fees 'donated'

    07/04/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 4, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Hillary Clinton on Friday defended her six-figure speaking fees, saying she's donated all the money earned from colleges over the past year to her family's foundation. “All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,” she told ABC News on Friday. The former secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential contender reportedly charges about $200,000 for speaking engagements. Clinton recently drew fire from University of Nevada Las Vegas students who threatened to protest an upcoming fundraiser she's...
  • We've Crossed A Tipping Point: Most Americans Now Receive Govt. Benefits (Happy Dependence Day!)

    07/03/2014 11:57:08 PM PDT · by quesney · 301 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/02/2014 @ 4:45PM | Merill Matthews
    Obamacare has pushed us over the entitlements tipping point. In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October. Currently, around 6 million to 7 million Americans who have signed up for Obamacare are receiving taxpayer-provided subsidies (though the administration’s numbers cannot be trusted, it’s all we have to work with). There are another 3 million who have signed up for Medicaid. That means some 10 million Americans—or a total of about 161 million—are now getting government...