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  • 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...
  • With All The Volts Counted, Taxpayers Lose Again

    02/15/2012 1:24:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 15, 2012 | Staff
    Incentives: Doubling down on industrial policy failure, the administration decides to bump up the taxpayer subsidy for Government Motors' touted electric car. Who said its range wasn't enough to drive us to the poor house? Tucked away in the recesses of President Obama's 2013 budget, a budget that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will not bring to the Senate floor, is a nugget that speaks volumes about the troubles we're in: While delaying the Keystone XL pipeline, the administration plans to increase the subsidy for the Chevy Volt and other "new technology" vehicles to $10,000 per car. "We...
  • VA Democrats to hold annual George Jefferson, Jesse Jackson dinner in Richmond, 2/10-12 (BARF ALERT)

    02/09/2012 10:33:17 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    VA rat email
    Dear friend, We are just two days away from the 2012 Democratic Party of Virginia's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner and I could not be more excited. We throw a pretty good party in Montana so I can't wait to see how Democrats get together in the Commonwealth. I am honored to have the opportunity to give the keynote speech and I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with people from across the state about how Democrats can win in 2012 and continue moving this country forward together. This year's JJ Dinner is going to be one for the ages and I don't want...
  • Super PAC-Men: Obama Bundlers Gone Wild!

    02/08/2012 3:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | 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...
  • Komen apologizes for 'recent decisions,' pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood

    02/03/2012 8:33:19 AM PST · by alancarp · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/3/2012 | Tom Benning
    Komen for the Cure just released the following statement from Nancy Brinker and the Susan G. Komen Board of Directors: We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives. The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not. Our original desire was...
  • 6 CENTS of every 100 DOLLARS. Yup, that is all PP was getting from the Komen Foundation

    02/02/2012 3:28:58 PM PST · by HD1200 · 53 replies
    $600,000 from the Komen Foundation against the BILLION DOLLARS in funding PP gets every year = 6 cents on $100 dollars.
  • For Dems, Abortion Trumps All

    02/02/2012 11:06:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 2, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    How charming. Democrats are attacking the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation because it has declined to give yet another grant to Planned Parenthood. Note that Planned Parenthood itself doesn't even do breast screenings . . . by its own admission, it only "connects" women to entities that do provide cancer screenings and mammograms.  How can one argue that Komen has done something wrong by concluding that its money wasn't best spent handing grants to the nation's best-known abortion provider -- one that provides no direct services pertaining to breast health? And that isn't even the stated basis for the foundation's decision....
  • Amid abortion debate, Komen cancer charity halting grants to Planned Parenthood

    01/31/2012 2:23:00 PM PST · by Yossarian · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/31/12 | AP Editors
    NEW YORK — The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women. Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups. (snip) “We’re kind of reeling,” said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood...
  • Romney Contributed $10,000 to Radical Gay Group In 2004

    01/31/2012 10:34:09 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 37 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 1-31-2012 | Steve Baldwin
    Over the last few weeks or so, various elements of the mainstream media have reported that, aside from gay marriage, Romney continues to support much of the gay agenda. He does not talk about his positions on gay issues but if questioned, he invariably comes down on the liberal side. Indeed, Romney has come out in support of allowing gays to serve openly in the military, “anti-discrimination” laws, domestic partnerships and gay adoption rights. Of course, all of these positions come at the expense of the constitutional rights of others, military morale, and what’s best for children, but Romney does...
  • Thune: What Corzine Won't Tell Us, the FBI, CFTC Will Tell Us

    12/27/2011 3:04:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12-27-11 | Neil W. McCabe
    In an exclusive Human Events interview, the senior Republican on the Senate’s Agriculture Committee's Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation subcommittee discusses his take on the MF Global bankruptcy scandal. “I have heard from several South Dakotans who were affected by the apparent fraud that occurred in the final days of MF Global before its collapse,” said Sen. John R. Thune (R-S.D.), who worked in the Small Business Administration​ under President Ronald W. Reagan. [Video of Thune's December 13 questioning Corzine is at the bottom of the article.] The firm’s Halloween bankruptcy was followed by the November 4 resignation...
  • Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp

    11/22/2011 3:04:06 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 57 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
    The Los Angeles Times just reported: “Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city.” “City officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall.” Full Story & Details here: “Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp; Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.”
  • Obama gave RFK Jr. $1.4 Billion bailout for solar company.

    11/16/2011 9:22:41 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 49 replies
    Big Govt ^ | 11/16/2011 | Wynton Hall
    President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack...
  • 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.
  • ABC: Obama Fundraisers Tied to Green Firms That Got Federal Cash

    09/29/2011 5:50:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 29, 2011
    Several of Barack Obama's top campaign supporters went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative energy firms, ABC News and iWatch News have learned. One of them was Steven J. Spinner, a high-tech consultant and energy investor who raised at least $500,000 for the candidate. He became one of Energy Secretary Steven Chu's key loan program advisors while his wife's law firm represented a number of companies that had applied for loans. Recovery Act records show Allison Spinner's law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, received...
  • Not-for-profit group used state funds to buy decked-out Hummer

    09/20/2011 9:11:26 AM PDT · by Freedumb · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09/20/2011 | DAVE McKINNEY & CHRIS FUSCO
    With its custom red paint job, on-board TV, public-address system, game consoles and sparkling chrome tire rims, the 2003 Hummer was no ordinary vehicle. The $45,196 SUV was designed to deliver an eye-catching, AIDS-awareness message to people in poor African-American neighborhoods on behalf of the Illinois Department of Public Health, then headed by Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends.Soon, though, other AIDS activists began to question how the Chicago not-for-profit organization that used the decked-out Hummer to spread its message could afford to spend money on such a vehicle. After first insisting otherwise, Whitaker aides...
  • 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…
  • 244 mega-fund-raisers rake in the money for Obama

    07/17/2011 6:29:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/17/11 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON — The Obama re-election team released the names of more than 244 mega-fund-raisers Friday — including 31 who raised at least $500,000 to bankroll the Obama 2012 campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The fund-raisers are known in the political business as “bundlers,” people who use their extensive networks to raise money on behalf of a candidate. The Obama for America campaign calls their bundlers “volunteer fund-raisers.” The Obama team disclosed the 244 bundlers (in a few cases couples or business partners were counted as one bundling unit) who collected at least $50,000. No one from the Chicago area...
  • An Illegal Alien's Guide to the Top Five Best Places to Live In America

    06/29/2011 8:19:36 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies
    Fox News - ^ | June 29, 2011 | Bob Dane
    When “relocating” to the United States, it’s best to avoid states that have selfishly put the interests of their legal residents ahead of yours with laws that hinder your access to jobs and benefits. But many attractive destinations remain, endorsed by millions of illegal aliens already living in each. 1. California California’s state motto “Eureka” (I have found it!) aptly applies here. The state's population includes 3.2 million illegal aliens -- almost 24% of all illegal aliens in America -- have chosen preferred domicile. Despite its $26 billion budget deficit, the state spends $21.5 billion dollars annually subsidizing illegal alien...
  • Huntsman’s family gave nearly $25,000 to Reid last cycle

    06/22/2011 9:29:37 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 74 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 6/22/11 | Jon Ralston
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said this week he prefers Jon Huntsman to Mitt Romney in the GOP Mormon presidential primary, has taken a lot of money from the Huntsman family, and the former Utah governor appointed Reid’s son, Josh, to Utah’s Board of Regents. So no wonder Reid said Tuesday, “If I had a choice in that race, I’d choose Huntsman over Romney.”
  • Budget cuts close 6 Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota

    06/21/2011 10:04:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Planned Parenthood is closing six clinics in outstate Minnesota on Aug. 1 because of federal budget cuts made this spring in a highly politicized abortion battle. The state's largest provider of family planning and abortions announced the closures Monday, citing an 11 percent reduction in its budget because of cuts to the federal Title X program. Closing are clinics in Thief River Falls, Brainerd, Red Wing, Owatonna, Albert Lea and Fairmont. They did not perform abortions, but provided services ranging from contraception to cervical cancer screenings to testing for sexually-transmitted diseases. Clients will be encouraged to use any of the...
  • A Bill To Make Soros Richer

    06/14/2011 4:43:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 14, 2011 | Staff
    Rules: A bill encouraging the use of natural-gas-powered vehicles will give the EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases while rewarding the Democratic left's patron saint. We like natural gas. It's the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, the U.S. has lots of it and, thanks to technologies such as hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking"), we can get even more of it from the vast shale formations that dot the country. Others like it, too, which is why a bill floating through Congress, the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011 (HR 1380), or Nat Gas Act, has seen a number of...
  • Progressive Christian organization goes after Ayn Rand

    06/13/2011 1:34:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies · 1+ views
    A progressive religious organization, American Values Network, has a new ad out attacking conservative leaders like Rush Limbaugh and Paul Ryan by criticizing their appreciation for Ayn Rand’s philosophical views. ... And, of course, the group has tied to George Soros. Stu pointed out that they received at least $800,000 from, his website for the Open Society Institute.
  • Obama's Jewish backers on edge over his Mideast peace plan

    05/25/2011 7:45:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 25, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas
    Washington— President Obama's Jewish fund-raising network is trying to calm uneasy donors who fear that his blueprint for Middle East peace would jeopardize Israel’s security. Although Obama's core fund-raising volunteers aren’t panicking, they say his outline for a peace deal has created unexpected obstacles that make it more difficult to meet short-term fund-raising targets. But many in the Jewish community remain worried about what the president said, what he meant and what it all means for Israel. In Philadelphia, a committee of about 30 Obama supporters is trying to raise about $3 million for an Obama fund-raising dinner set for...
  • Progressive Insurance Supports MoveOn.Org & ACLU. Gave Almost $30,000,000 To Soros's Radical Causes.

    05/18/2011 11:38:27 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 75 replies
    E-mail | Unk
    PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE is owned by Peter Lewis: Who is he? Read this... You’ve seen and smiled at the Progressive Insurance TV commercials with the cute, but slightly ditsy brunette dressed in white. Well, you’re about to learn the rest of the story: PROGRESSIVE AUTO INSURANCE has great TV commericals, but waht you might not know is that the Chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the major funders of Obama, ACORN and other far-leftist causes in America . Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most responsible for destroying what's left of Americas...
  • Obama Schmoozes With Planned Parenthood President at Fundraiser

    05/11/2011 8:25:43 AM PDT · by julieee · 20 replies ^ | May 11, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Schmoozes With Planned Parenthood President at Fundraiser After his speech in El Paso, Texas, President Barack Obama made his way to Austin for a campaign rally where he asked hundreds of supporters to help him with his re-election bid. In a more private affair, he curried favor with the head of Planned Parenthood.
  • Politico: Gay donors/activists mainstay of Obama re-election effort

    05/09/2011 2:22:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 9, 2011 | PETER J. SMITH
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2011 ( – Donors in the homosexual community are providing critical activist and financial support to President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection efforts, according to Politico. Politico reports that homosexual groups are compensating for the loss of enthusiasm (and donors) that Obama faces on the political left, and the White House is taking full advantage of the situation. Although deeply unhappy with the president for most of his term, homosexual activists have changed their tune since Obama repealed the 1993 ban on homosexuals serving in the military and dropped his administration’s defense of the 1996 Defense of...
  • Bob Casey Will Vote Against De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    04/12/2011 10:32:21 AM PDT · by julieee · 60 replies ^ | April 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Bob Casey Will Vote Against De-Funding Planned Parenthood Washington, DC -- The office of Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who claims to be a pro-life Democrat, has confirmed he will not vote for an amendment to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
  • Democratic Female Senators Irate Over GOP Plan To Defund Planned Parenthood

    04/10/2011 8:46:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 09, 2011 | Sean Lengell
    Democratic Female Senators Irate Over GOP Plan To Defund Planned Parenthood Sean Lengell April 8, 2011 Nine Democratic female senators held a news conference Friday to slam Republicans for their insistence that funding for Planned Parenthood be stripped from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. "These cuts are biased, politically motivated, they hurt women, and we the women in the Senate will not let it happen," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. "What's at stake isn't the amount of cuts, it's the ability of American women — poor American women — to get health care service." Added...
  • Trump’s Political Donations Are Left-Leaning

    04/07/2011 10:35:52 AM PDT · by arista · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/7/2011 | Brendan Coffey
    Donald Trump may be talking a game the Tea Party activists embarce, such as consistently questioning President Obama’s American birth of late, but an analysis of his political donations since 1989 show a distinct support of the Deomcratic Party that may not go over well should Trump be serious about running for the Republican Party nomination for President. <--snip--> Before 2010, when we could infer he was less serious about running for the Republican nomination, 59% of his political donations were to Democrats.
  • Fmr. NPR CEO Admits Liberal Establishment Is Terrified of Being Exposed

    04/05/2011 6:49:49 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 51 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 5th | Henry D'Andrea
    Tell me something I don’t know…. Today former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller admitted that the liberal establishment is terrified of being exposed for their blatant corruption and far left bias. Fired and failed lib NPR CEO Vivian Schiller spoke Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in New York and lashed out at the videographers who exposed the bigotry in her organization, calling the undercover sting an “abomination.” She admitted the rest of the establishment is “terrified” of being the next NPR, Planned Parenthood or ACORN…and speculated that the goal of these stings is to instill fear. “It’s terrifying,” Schiller...
  • Likely GOP Presidential Candidates Want Planned Parenthood De-Funded

    04/04/2011 9:27:02 AM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies ^ | April 4, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Likely GOP Presidential Candidates Want Planned Parenthood De-Funded Washington, DC -- This week, the Susan B. Anthony List contacted Republican presidential hopefuls to ask them where they stand on defunding Planned Parenthood.
  • Planned Parenthood, Abortion Enabled My Abuse; Now I’m Pro-Life

    04/02/2011 12:36:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/1/11 | Kristan Hawkins
    As the CR vote comes to a climax again next week, I wanted to share an incredible story with the LifeNews blog readers.  We’ve seen the Live Action undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s protection of racists, rapists and sex traffickers but their movies come to life when SFLA directly works with Planned Parenthood’s victims.Melissa Pereira, a pro-life student leader at Caldwell College in New Jersey, sent me her story last week after winning the “Tell Congress” video contest and her interview with the National Pro-Life Youth Podcast. It is so powerful, I want to share it with you. As...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO’s Mammogram Claims Are False

    03/30/2011 7:27:28 AM PDT · by Boogieman · 9 replies ^ | 3/30/2011 | Lila Rose
    In the wake of undercover evidence revealing Planned Parenthood’s abusive and illegal activity, the America’s biggest abortion business unrolled a massive PR campaign to defend its $363-million-a-year taxpayer subsidies. The campaign included TV, print, radio and online ad buys, a big pink bus rolling across the country, and numerous appearances and opinion pieces by Planned Parenthood spokespersons and supporters (including this gem by PP vice-president of communications Stuart Schear. Planned Parenthood has been insisting that they provide invaluable health services to “millions” of America women. (Video at link) Just a few weeks ago, on national television, Planned Parenthood President Cecile...
  • NPR exec caught on tape saying he would hide donation from Muslim Brotherhood from government

    03/11/2011 7:25:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2011 | Rick Moran
    Lenin was reported to have said that "Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." I got that feeling reading this story in the Daily Caller about another NPR executive saying something outrageous. This time, Betsy Liley, a senior vice president for Institutional Giving promised a fictitious front group for the Muslim Brotherhood that NPR could shield their $5 million donation from a government audit, thus making the donation invisible: When a man posing as Ibrahim Kasaam asked, "It sounded like you were saying NPR would be able to shield us from a government audit, is...
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a Soros funded net neutrality astroturf group

    10/30/2010 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The first direct link above is to Soros' own web page. Many of you will choose not to click on it and well that's your choice. But some of you should actively look and see for yourself. Open the PDF, scroll down to the year 2008. Electronic Frontier Foundation got 300,000 dollars from Soros. Now scroll down to the year 2007. Another 100,000 dollars. So the total is 400k. And there is more. Let's take a look at who it is that sits on their various boards: I am aware of Ethan Zuckerman being a Soros buddy because of...
  • Perdue Did Not Pay for Official Travel (NC DemonRAT Guv travelgate continues!)

    10/28/2010 4:19:54 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 9 replies
    Carolina Journal On-Line ^ | October 27, 2010 | Don Carrington
    RALEIGH — A Carolina Journal review of 2007-08 expenditures by the office of then-Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue reveals that, in addition to not paying for a number of campaign-related flights, she also made no payments to private aircraft owners for travel related to official state business. Records show flights that were a combination of official business and campaign events. Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson acknowledged the flights and told CJ that travel provided to Perdue when she was conducting official state business was treated by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor as a gift to the state from those providing the...
  • Students (at Ivy League Colleges) Feel Peer Pressure to Donate

    10/28/2010 3:01:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2010 | STEPHANIE STROM
    Nonprofits have long used the honor roll, a list of benefactors prominently displayed, to inspire others to make gifts. In the last school year, seniors at Dartmouth College and Cornell University turned that tactic on its head, creating a sort of dishonor roll of peers who failed to donate to the class gift. At Dartmouth, the lone student in the graduating class who held out, Laura A. DeLorenzo, was excoriated in the student newspaper and on The Little Green Blog, a student Web site, which also ran her picture. Raising the stakes for the student fund-raisers was the potential of...
  • Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems

    10/27/2010 1:40:55 PM PDT · by goldendays · 16 replies ^ | October 26, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems By: MICHAEL BARONE Senior Political Analyst October 26, 2010 (AP) Who is the largest single political contributor in the 2010 campaign cycle? You can be pardoned if you answer, erroneously, that it's some new conservative group organized by Karl Rove. That's campaign spin by the Obama Democrats, obediently relayed by certain elements of the so-called mainstream media. The real answer is AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union's president, Gerald McEntee, reports proudly that AFSCME will be contributing $87.5 million in this cycle, entirely or almost entirely...
  • Rumors abound as to exactly how Mrs. Obama obtains her wardrobe

    07/14/2010 10:24:08 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 190 replies · 5+ views
    The Daliy Caller ^ | 07/14/2010 | Caroline May
    It is no secret that the Obamas are advocates for free handouts, but even in her personal life Michelle Obama does not appear to have shied away from accepting free goodies. Numerous news outlets have reported on the first lady’s proclivity for high fashion. And Mrs. Obama’s pricey tastes have not precluded her ability to wear the outfits over which many women drool. Rumors abound as to exactly how the first family obtains all the pomp and frills associated with Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe. Do the Obamas pay for it all themselves or are the first lady’s outfits given to her...
  • Political ads are tough sell for image-conscious corporations

    06/01/2010 11:07:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 137+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 1, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    All over the country, corporate CEOs and trade groups are asking their lawyers the same question: How can we get our companies involved in this political election season without leaving tracks? After a landmark Supreme Court ruling this year freed executives to spend unlimited corporate cash on campaigns, some predicted that businesses would flood television airwaves with pro-industry political ads -- but that just hasn't happened yet. Image-sensitive corporations are still trying to make sure that, if they jump into 2010 politicking, they do so as anonymously as possible, according to Republican political operatives and trade group leaders. Many corporate...
  • Supreme Court refuses ACORN appeal of funding ban

    04/23/2010 5:09:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 535+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2010
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down ACORN's request for help in its lawsuit claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group's federal funding. The high court on Friday refused to throw out a decision by the federal appellate court in New York City.
  • Supreme Court refuses ACORN appeal of funding ban

    04/23/2010 5:14:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 946+ views
    wash. examiner ^ | 4/23/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down ACORN's request for help in its lawsuit claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group's federal funding. The high court on Friday refused to throw out a decision by the federal appellate court in New York City. That court had decided to freeze a judge's determination that Congress acted unconstitutionally in yanking the group's funding.
  • Top hedge fund bosses earn a record $28bn (Soros gets $3.3 billion)

    04/03/2010 6:13:31 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 21 replies · 780+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | April 4 2010 | unknown
    "The world may still be coming out of the Great Recession, but for the richest hedge fund managers, 2009 was the best year ever. And it couldn't have happened without the carnage of 2008," the magazine said. Appaloosa Management chief David Tepper, who bet on the recovery of banks and the debt of bailed-out US insurer AIG, earned the biggest payouts with $US4 billion ($4.36 billion) in 2009, a record for the sector. US financier George Soros, the head of Soros Fund Management, took the second spot with $US3.3 billion ($3.6 billion), followed by James Simmons of Renaissance Technologies with...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood on budget victory (BARF ALERT)

    03/26/2010 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 237+ views
    email received from Planned Parenthood
    Thank you for defending women's health! Dear xxxx, As we told you last week, the two remaining anti-choice budget amendments were stripped from HB30. While the budget conference committee meets behind closed doors, we know that several of our legislative champions fought hard for Planned Parenthood. Both Gov. McDonnell and A.G. Cuccinelli have vowed to do everything in their power to strip Planned Parenthood of state funding, so this victory is particularly important! TAKE ACTION: Please thank these legislators now! OR call them to say thank you: Senator Janet Howell (D-32): (703) 709-8283 Senator Edward Houck (D-17): (540) 786-2782 Senator...
  • Ellen Presents $30,000 To Lesbian In Prom Flap [Cash To Change America's Culture!]

    03/19/2010 10:26:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 1,367+ views
    AP Report ^ | March 19, 2010
    Ellen Presents $30,000 To Lesbian In Prom Flap Talk show host says she admires McMillen for challenging school rules Constance McMillen, left, an 18-year-old student from Fulton, Miss., appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" after her school district canceled the high-school prom after McMillen asked to bring her girlfriend. March. 19, 2010 JACKSON, Miss. - A lesbian high-school student embroiled in a legal flap over her school’s prom policy has received a $30,000 scholarship on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Constance McMillen was speechless Friday when the talk show host pulled out an oversized check from the Web site Tonic.Com, a...
  • Bachmann: ObamaCare Will Create Federally Funded Abortion and Cause 30 Percent Increase (Video)

    03/21/2010 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 803+ views
    Earlier today Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., explained the consequences of Rep. Bart Stupak’s, D-Mich., decision to support health care reform — even with President Barack Obama’s so-called executive order that will restrict federal abortion funding. Bachmann said at a press conference earlier on March 21 this health care reform legislation “will for the first time in the history of our nation create federally funded abortion.” She also cited the Guttmacher Institute and said abortions will in crease 30 percent under ObamaCare. ...more (w/video)...
  • Acorn on Brink of Bankruptcy, Officials Say

    03/20/2010 4:18:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,155+ views
    Acorn on Brink of Bankruptcy, Officials Say By IAN URBINA BALTIMORE — The community organizing group Acorn, battered politically from the right and suffering from mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and other funds, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, officials of the group said Friday. Acorn is holding a teleconference this weekend to discuss plans for a bankruptcy filing, two officials of the group said. They asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the news media. Over the last six months, at least 15 of the group’s 30 state...
  • Talk show host DeGeneres presents $30K scholarship to lesbian student in Miss. prom flap

    03/19/2010 1:27:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies · 1,652+ views
    AP ^ | March 19, 2010
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lesbian high school student embroiled in a legal flap over her school's prom policy has received a $30,000 scholarship on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Constance McMillen was speechless Friday when the talk show host pulled out an oversized check from the Web site Tonic.Com, a digital media company.
  • A Beck inspired 'blackboard' on left wing funding from foundations to public media and more

    03/12/2010 5:37:18 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    After creating a huge post regarding all the different ways that the left shuffles funding around towards NPR, I realized it was probably a bit too long and I thought there might be a better way. So here is a visual which should help make it easier: