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  • MEGA FUNDRAISER - I need your help reaching the right person in Trump campaign

    06/23/2016 3:40:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    dfu ^ | 6-23-16 | dfu
    FReepers, I need your help. Efforts to reach a decision maker in the Trump campaign have been fruitless. And the stinking RNC has not even returned by messages that I wanted to do a major fundraiser. I have contacted some major donors who have already done fundraisers in Las Vegas, but to no avail. I cannot describe the participants because I do not want to give it away, but I have interest from several people who want to participate in an event that is Hillary's worst nightmare. It will be an event that is intended to be in a venue...
  • Apple CEO to host fundraiser for Speaker Paul Ryan next week but still won't aid GOP

    06/20/2016 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/20/16 | walkingfeather
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3651291/Apple-CEO-Tim-Cook-host-fundraiser-Speaker-Paul-Ryan-week-won-t-aid-GOP-convention-distaste-Donald-Trump.html#newcomment
  • GOP Lawmaker To Give Away Two AR-15 Assault Rifles As Door Prize At Fundraiser (Tennessee)

    06/14/2016 11:14:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | June 13, 2016 | Laura Bassett, senior politics reporter
    One day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt (R) said he plans to give away two AR-15 assault rifles ó the same kind of weapon used in the massacre ó as a ďdoor prizeĒ at an upcoming political fundraiser. Holt, a self-described conservative Christian, had announced last week that he would give away one AR-15 at ďHogfest,Ē a barbeque fundraiser on his farm that has a petting zoo and hay rides. But when reporters asked him after the Orlando, Florida, shooting on Sunday whether he still planned to give away the assault weapon,...
  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...
  • Concerns raised over Trump's San Antonio visit next week

    06/11/2016 5:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WOAI-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Camilla Rambaldi
    SAN ANTONIO - Next Friday is the day Donald Trump makes a pit stop in San Antonio. It's a private fundraiser at the Oak Hills Country Club, the same week as the Texas Democratic Convention and already several protests are in the works. Activists are making it loud and clear they don't support the candidate. "Donald Trump is not welcome in San Antonio," said Jaime Martinez, Chairman of the Cezar Chavez Foundation Board....
  • Marine Vet Al Baldasaro Defends Trump! SLAMS Liberal Media Over False Reporting Donations (video)

    05/31/2016 5:29:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    WD Wayne Dupree ^ | 05/31/16 | Wayne Dupree
    I have to applaud Al Baldasaro, a marine veteran for what he just said. Donald Trump raised $5.6M dollars for the veterans and the media continued to lie and spread negative information. Trump took care of that today and Al called out the media!
  • Clinton Foundation Snafu: Video Footage Catches FBI Probe Suspects Arriving At Hillary's House

    05/30/2016 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Recently we reported that Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe was under investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department's integrity unit regarding donations to McAuliffe's campaign during his time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Specifically, investigators were scrutinizing a $120,000 donation McAuliffe received from Wang Wenliang, a Chinese businessman, who was also a donor to the Clinton foundation, pledging $2 million. The Daily Mail has obtained footage that shows the two men entering Hillary Clinton's residence off D.C.'s Embassy row as they attended a fundraiser on September 30, 2013.
  • Gov McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Hillaryís Home (donor gave Clinton Foundation $2 million)

    05/26/2016 2:37:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    time.com ^ | 5/25/16 | Michael Scherer
    Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national briefly shook Clintonís hand at a 2013 fund-raiser in her home;a separate Wang company pledged $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several totaling $2 million. The Clinton fundraiser was one of at least three interactions between Wang and McAuliffe. McAuliffe initially said he could not remember ever meeting Wang, though he later clarified that his staff had informed him of several likely meetings. Among the donations of DOJ interestwere a total of $120,000 in contributions to McAuliffe from a company controlled by Wang. DOJ told McAuliffe's attorney there were questions over foreign sources...
  • Donald Trump/Chris Christie Fund Raising Event (May 19, 2016)

    05/16/2016 5:33:08 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 874 replies
    Trump Web Site ^ | 05/16/2016 | Trump Web Site
    Both will be speaking at 7:00 pm EST Lawrenceville, New Jersey National Guard Armory Doors Open at 5:00 pm
  • George Clooney uses his platform at the Cannes Film Festival to denounce The Donald

    05/12/2016 11:46:37 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2016 | By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    George Clooney is making his disdain for Donald Trump known not just here in the United States but also overseas. The actor was interviewed by members of the international press at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday afternoon, and took some time to share with them his opinion of Trump. 'There's not going to be a President Donald Trump,' said Clooney, who held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last month in Los Angeles where tickets reportedly went for $353,400 per couple. 'That's not going to happen. Fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We're not going...
  • John McCain Fundraiser Arrested In Major Drug Bust

    04/28/2016 8:37:16 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Law enforcement authorities arrested a member of the Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) campaign team and her live-in boyfriend on Tuesday as a search of their home revealed drugs and drug paraphernalia in the same living in the same living space as small children.
  • George Clooney denounces Ďobsceneí big money in politics after hosting Hillary fundraiser(T)

    04/17/2016 7:08:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    George Clooney just made himself the personification of Hollywood hypocrisy by denouncing big money in politics in quick succession after having exacerbated the ďproblemĒ he identified. Does the man have self-awareness at all? Has playing fantasy characters in the movies destroyed all hold on reality in his mind? Or is he signaling that he really supports Bernie Sanders and is only running fundraisers for Hillary out of a sense of obligation (or fear?). Was this statement, delivered on todayís Meet the Press the equivalent of US prisoners in North Korea blinking SOS in Morse Code?
  • 'They sell you a dream': tech workers protest Clooney event for Clinton

    04/16/2016 8:31:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-16-16 | Nellie Bowles
    Nearly 200 Bernie Sanders supporters gathered last night with pots and pans outside Shervin Pishevarís star-studded Clinton fundraiser, co-hosted by George and Amal Clooney. The Sanders supporters argued corporate interests were buying Clinton that night Ė tickets for Pishevarís dinner started at $33,400 (for a seat at the Fairmont hotel) and went up to $353,400 (for a seat at his house). Most of those in the streets were young, and many were in tech. ďTech workers are workers, no matter how much money they make. The investors are whatís wrong in this city,Ē said 24-year-old Tom Sliwowski, one of the...
  • Obama: Democrats more willing to make tough choices

    04/08/2016 5:45:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 8:13 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama is praising Democrats as more willing to make tough choices and criticizing Republicans as afraid to do anything, including vote on his Supreme Court nominee. Speaking at a California fundraiser, Obama lauded House Democrats for casting difficult votes ďbecause we understood we had a certain responsibility to get things done.Ē ďAnd thatís what we have not seen from the other side,Ē Obama told about 100 people, including Hollywood stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow, seated at round dining tables in a tent at the Bel Air home of Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.ďAnd thatís...
  • Obama visit to SF will raise money, snarl traffic

    04/07/2016 7:01:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 7, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Be prepared for traffic snarls in San Francisco on Friday and Saturday as President Obama comes to town for fundraisers. Much as has been the case in the past, only those able to write a huge check will be able to see the president ó he wonít be making any public appearances.
  • Bernie Sanders calls George Clooney's $33,400-a-ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser 'obscene'

    03/28/2016 12:43:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies
    dailymail ^ | 28 March 2016 | Ashley Collman
    George Clooney is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on April 15 where seats at the head table cost $353,400 a couple The next night, another fundraiser will be held at Clooney's Los Angeles home and tickets are $33,400 each On Sunday, Bernie Sanders called the two fundraisers 'obscene' in an interview on CNN 'The people coming to this event have undue influence on the political process,' Sanders said Most of Sanders' fundraisers are '$15 or $50', he said 'It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign,' Sanders said on CNN's State of...
  • Clinton: You can sit with me at my next fundraisers for $353k

    03/26/2016 4:14:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2016 | MATT VESPA
    It will cost more than four times the average income in San Francisco to eat dinner next to Hillary Clinton and the Clooneys there next month. For two seats at the head table with Clinton, George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Clooney, at an April 15 fundraiser, a couple must contribute or raise a whopping $353,400 ó a huge ticket price for a hard-dollar fundraiser. The Bay Area fundraiser, hosted at the home of venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, is one of two events starring the Clooneys. On April 16, Clinton and the Clooneys will reunite at the Clooney Los...
  • Rosie O'Donnell to headline fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

    03/24/2016 1:47:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | March 24, 2016 | AL WEAVER
    Rosie O'Donnell is set to headline a fundraiser to support Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign along with other supporters next week in New York City. The former host of "The View" is set to join Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Jim Obergefell and Cynthia Nixon to support Clinton next Wednesday as she looks to sew up the Democratic nomination during contests in April. Eight states are set to decide on delegates throughout the month, including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York, where Clinton served for eight years as a U.S. senator.O'Donnell pushed news of the fundraiser on her social media accounts.
  • Islamic Movement accuses Israel of 'Judaizing' al-Aqsa Mosque

    03/19/2016 5:06:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Kamil al-Khatib, the deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, is accusing Arab officials of giving a green light to "Judaizing actions" around the al-Aqsa Mosque. He also says that the officials incite against the Islamic Movement in order to ban its activities and neutralize the group in its struggle. During an interview with the Hamas newspaper Falastin, Khatib expressed his wonder over the usefulness provided by Arab officials when "Rabbi Yehuda Glick walks around the al-Aqsa courtyard and provokes Muslims around the world?" He further claimed that "His [Glick's] settlers hold Talmudic ceremonies and settler weddings around the...
  • 6 Jewish vigilantes jailed for Paris attack on Gaza fundraiser

    03/19/2016 8:12:20 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 16 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 19 March 2016 | non-attributed
    Six Jewish vigilantes were jailed in Paris yesterday over a "savage gang attack" targeting attendees at a fundraising event for Gaza in 2009 in the French capital. The defendants used iron bars, baseball bats and bike chains in the onslaught, in which they deliberately targeted anybody who looked like a Muslim. Among their victims was a 22-year-old singer who suffered a ďlynchingĒ by the 20-strong mob who chanted ďDeath to ArabsĒ and ďLong live IsraelĒ. All were leading members of the Jewish Defence League (JDL), a notorious vigilante group that is outlawed in both America and Israel because of its...
  • Why Breitbart Website Is Fundraising For Ted Cruz‚Ķ

    11/22/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by free_life · 139 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | Sundance
    This is apparently one of those things that is an open, and yet non-discussed, secret. Several people have queried why they would be getting Ted Cruz campaign donation requests/solicitation directly from Breitbart, and/or getting donation requests from Ted Cruz on Breitbart letterhead. The answer is simple, yet perhaps like me you never knew. The Breitbart Media Group is financially backed and funded by Hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer. Mercer was/is the originating financial backer for the Ted Cruz "Keep the Promise" (KtP 1, KtP2 and KtP3) Super-PACs. Mercer is also the financial backing behind Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is the receiver...
  • Trump Denounces ‚ÄėIllegal‚Äô RNC Fundraiser Invoking His Name ‚Äď Forces Them to Take It Down!

    02/13/2016 10:47:30 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 79 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-13-2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump issued a statement on Facebook Saturday denouncing as ‚Äúillegal‚ÄĚ a Republican National Committee fundraising email that encouraged donations to the RNC to get on ‚ÄėTrump‚Äôs list‚Äô of donors that would be shown to him before the GOP debate in South Carolina Saturday night.
  • Former Obama Fundraiser Don Peebles: ‚ÄúI Think Donald Trump Is Poised to Win it

    01/31/2016 4:49:39 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/31/16 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Peebles told Neil Cavuto that Trump is poised to win. Don Peebles: "On the Republican side for president, governors, Donald Trump, so you got people who know how to manage things. New York City is an example of what you can get with incompetent management. Neil Cavuto: Ted Cruz said he (Donald Trump) can win the whole thing if he wins in Iowa. What do you think of that? Can he go on to win it all? wrote Don Peebles: Oh, I think Donald Trump is poised to win it all.
  • Harry Reid Recalls 'Good Old Days' When Trump 'Did a Fundraiser or Two for Me'

    01/27/2016 3:06:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/27/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today recalled "the good old days" when Donald Trump "did a fundraiser or two for me." Reid was asked outside a closed policy luncheon on Capitol Hill today about Trump's compliments. "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will be gone," Trump told MSNBC yesterday, in reference to the Nevada senator's impending retirement. "I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviosuly, I haven't been dealing with him so he'll actually use my name as the ultimate -- you know, as the ultimate of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former President Jimmy Carter Says He's Not Cancer-Free: 'I'm Still Taking Treatments'

    01/25/2016 3:07:03 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    ETOnline ^ | January 25th 2016 | Zach Seemayer
    Jimmy Carter says his body is responding well to treatments, but the former U.S. President says he's not entirely free from cancer. Speaking exclusively with ET's Brooke Anderson in Plains, Georgia, during the Painting, Paula [Deen] and a President fundraiser, Carter opened up about the struggle he still faces. "They haven't detected any cancer, but sometimes the cancer spots [return]," Carter said, "including in my brain."
  • Warren Buffett Said to Join Tony James for Clinton Fundraiser

    12/04/2015 3:54:54 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Bloomberg via Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/03/2015 | Sonali Basak, Devin Banerjee
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s Warren Buffett and Blackstone Group LP's Tony James, two of Hillary Clinton's most high-profile supporters in the world of finance, will gather at a fundraiser in New York this month to support the Democratic Party, according to people familiar with the event. Attendees will pay $33,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund, ---SNIP-- Clinton "has a vision for America that's very similar to mine, in terms of everybody being included in the prosperity we enjoy," Buffett told Bloomberg's David Westin
  • NBCUniversal Executive Hosts Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton (Comcast, NBC & MSNBC)

    11/07/2015 4:33:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/05/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    An NBCUniversal executive, Joe Waz, is hosting a fundraiser today for Hillary Clinton. "Clinton has arrived at her first fundraiser of the day. NBCUniversal executive Joe Waz, and his wife Cynthia Telles, are hosting the event," Dan Merica of CNN reports on Twitter. NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, operates NBC and MSNBC, among other television networks.
  • Obama offers advice to future candidate Kanye West

    10/10/2015 4:59:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2015 | Joe Garofoli
    As if rapper Kanye Westís ego needed a boost, now he can say that President Obama opened for him Saturday at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. The two men never shared the stage during the fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. Obama made a beeline for an Air Force One run to Los Angeles for more fundraisers Saturday after speaking for 22 minutes to 1,300 people who paid between $100 and $10,000 to attend. Then West, who Obama referred to as a ďjackassĒ in 2009 after the rapper interrupted singer Taylor Swift at an awards ceremony, performed for about...
  • Hillary attends fundraiser hosted by convicted cocaine dealer [She just can't turn down a buck]

    09/28/2015 7:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    How low will she go? We already know that the Clinton Foundation has rather…uh…lax standards when it comes to accepting massive donations. But now Hillary Clinton has attended a campaign fundraiser at the home of a convicted drug dealer. Anita Kumar of McClatchy writes: Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, attended a fundraiser in New York hosted by John Zaccaro, convicted on felony drug charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover cop. The 1988 conviction of the son of unsuccessful Democratic vice presidential candidate Gerraldine Ferraro was reported in numerous publications at the time....
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speaks At Fundraiser In Norwood, MA

    08/28/2015 5:41:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 72 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke at a fundraiser in Norwood Massachusetts hosted by Ernie Boch, Jr.
  • Taxpayers to foot security bill for Hillary Clinton's Aspen fundraiser

    08/05/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jason Auslander
    Taxpayers should not have to pay for private political events such as the one attended by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday outside Aspen, the sheriffs of Pitkin and Garfield counties said. ďItís uncalled for,Ē said Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario. ďItís abuse. Itís that political class attitude that thinks theyíre entitled to consume public resources. Itís been a part of their life for so long.Ē Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo agreed, saying that heíd be happy to provide security to public events. But private fundraisers, such as the one Clinton attended Tuesday that cost $2,700 a head to...
  • Major donor to Obama, Emanuel to host Hillary Clinton fundraiser in Chicago

    07/21/2015 2:57:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Rick Pearson, Bill Ruthhart and John Chase
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her second fundraising visit to Chicago on Tuesday, attending an event at the home of securities trader Rajiv Fernando. In 2011, Obama appointed Fernando to serve on the International Security Advisory Board, a panel that was charged with advising then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on sensitive security matters. After the appointment, ABC News raised questions about Fernandoís qualifications for the panel. Days after the report, which also noted Fernandoís contributions to the Clinton Foundation, the trader stepped down from the board, saying he did not have time to serve. Clinton is asking...
  • George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster

    07/13/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/15 | Daily Mail
    George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster rolls for 300 guests at family estate. Jeb Bush and his father, former US President George H. W. Bush, wooed wealthy supporters and donors to his White House campaign with an extravagant fundraiser at their family home in Maine. Among the 300 guests invited for the luxurious retreat at Kennebunkport were billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, former Florida governor Bob Martinez and top Wall Street financier Marvin Schwartz. The visitors were treated to cocktails as they were greeted by the former President and First Lady Barbara...
  • Jeb and George H.W. Bush host fund-raiser party at family estate

    07/12/2015 6:37:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/15 | Emily Smith
    Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, along with his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush, threw a party for top fund-raisers, including billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, at the Bush family compound in Maine. In a Kennedy-esque move, Jeb hosted the retreat at his father and mother Barbara Bushís estate on Walkerís Point in Kennebunkport, which was bought in the 19th century by Jebís great-great-grandfather.
  • Why Obama didnít cancel fundraising despite tragic Charleston shooting

    06/21/2015 2:45:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | By David Nakamura
    SAN FRANCISCO ó President Obamaís motorcade, 20 vehicles deep, wound through the Highland Park neighborhood Friday in Southern California and stopped at the crest of a small hill. Only the presidentís custom black sport-utility vehicle continued, veering up a steeper street until it disappeared. Somewhere out of the view of reporters, Obama got out and entered a makeshift recording studio in the garage of Marc Maron, host of a popular podcast. WTF? That is actually the name of Maronís show . But it was as good a question as any to ask about why Obama was there to begin with....
  • Obama, Pelosi mend fences at fundraiser hosted by billionaire activist Tom Steyer

    06/20/2015 5:28:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/20/15 | Dave Boyer
    Thereís nothing like a big-money fundraiser for House Democrats to bring President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi closer together. Mr. Obama and Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, made a show of mending fences Friday night at a fundraiser at the home of billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer overlooking the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Friday was their first meeting since Mrs. Pelosi turned against the president last week by leading the opposition that temporarily derailed crucial trade legislation Mr. Obama is seeking. Despite those tensions, Mr. Obama told more than 50 wealthy Democratic donors, who paid up to...
  • Hillary takes 'everyday Americans' campaign to trial lawyers' $11.4 MILLION Dallas home...

    06/04/2015 2:35:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/04/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary takes 'everyday Americans' campaign to trial lawyers' $11.4 MILLION Dallas home for $2,700-per-plate fundraiser whose hostess donated to Democrats after infamous Clinton 'White House coffees' Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said she ants her second presidential campaign to position her as a champion for 'everyday Americans.' But her two-day fundraising swing through Texas included a Wednesday dinner event at a $11.4 million home in the most exclusive corner of Dallas. The home of prolific Democratic donors Frank and Debbie Branson boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of living space, about 13 times the size of a typical one-bedroom...
  • Silda Wall Spitzer to Host ĎWomen Onlyí Fund-Raiser for Hillary

    05/25/2015 8:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Silda Wall Spitzer, who knows a thing or two about moving onward and upward from a cheating husband, is hosting a women-only Manhattan fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton. Silda, along with Wall Street queen Alexandra Lebenthal, Heidi Miller, tech entrepreneur Geraldine Laybourne and Maroon Capitalís Ann Davlin, is hosting the ďjust for womenĒ event for Hillary on June 1. Tickets cost $2,700 for the two-hour event...
  • Libya closes Benghazi airport after Islamists fire at U.S. drones

    09/14/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT · by barryobi · 50 replies
    haaretz ^ | 9/14/2012 | ha
    Libya closed its air space over Benghazi airport temporarily because of heavy anti-aircraft fire by Islamists aiming at U.S. reconnaissance drones flying over the city, days after the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in an attack. The closure of the airport prompted speculation that the United States was deploying special forces in preparation for an attack against the militants who were involved. A Libyan official said the spy planes flew over the embassy compound and the city, taking photos and inspecting locations of radical militant groups who are believed to have planned and staged the attack on...
  • Ted Cruz to stump in Beaumont (May 19th Texas Meet & Greet/Fundraiser)

    05/11/2015 12:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | May 11, 2015 | Staff
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will stump in Beaumont on May 19 during a campaign fundraiser at the MCM Elegante, 2355 Interstate 10. Sen. Cruz, 44, announced in March that he intended to seek the GOP presidential nomination. Contribution amounts for the Beaumont fundraiser range from $100 to $500 for general attendance, which will go 6:30 to 8 p.m., according to a release from the Jefferson County Republican Party. VIP contributors Ė donors giving more than $1,000 Ė will get an extra half-hour with the Republican candidate, the release said.
  • Obama: Illegals ĎAre Americans Just Like Our Kids, Except They Donít Have the Right Documentsí

    05/08/2015 11:47:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 8, 2015 | Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said at a fundraiser in Portland, Ore., yesterday that young foreign nationals who are in the United States illegally but on whose behalf he has decided not to enforce the immigration law are ďAmericans just like our kids, except they donít have the right documents.Ē ďWe still got to make sure we get comprehensive immigration reform passed in this country,Ē Obama said . ď I couldnít be prouder of the work that weíve done through executive actions to make sure that our young DREAMers--young people who were brought here as children and are Americans...
  • Greens Steamed Over Steyer Hosting Hillary Fundraiser

    05/07/2015 5:50:25 PM PDT · by yuffy · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 07 May 2015 04:47 PM | By Cathy Burke
    Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer, a vocal opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline Ė and any Democrats who support it Ė hosted a $2,700-per-person fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at his San Francisco home, riling some green activists, Politico reports. Though Clinton has avoided public comment while the Obama administration weighs the fate of the pipeline, as secretary of state, she presided over studies that said the pipeline would pose few environmental risks Ė and even said in 2010 the administration was "inclined" to support it. "I am not surprised that he would want to get on-board the Clinton train, but I'm...
  • Windfall at Bernie's: Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours

    05/01/2015 1:51:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/1/2015 | Dan Merica
    Bernie Sanders' nascent presidential campaign announced Friday that it raised more than $1.5 million in its first 24 hours, a number that far outpaces what Republican presidential hopefuls posted in their first day. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, kicked off his dark horse campaign for the Democratic nomination on Thursday with an email to supporters and a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol. Since then, more than 100,000 people signed up for the campaign and 35,000 people donated money, according to a campaign press release. The average donation was $43.54. "This is a remarkable start...
  • U.S. political fundraiser gets 12 years for bank fraud

    07/16/2010 12:43:12 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Hassan Nemazee, an Iranian-American businessman who raised money for the political campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for defrauding Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc and HSBC Holdings Plc out of $292 million. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein imposed the sentence on Thursday following Nemazee's March 18 guilty plea in Manhattan federal court to charges of bank fraud and wire fraud over loan transactions with the three major banks. Nemazee said he needed the money to pay debts arising from his dealings in hedge funds and properties.
  • Streets To Be Shut Down For President Obamaís Visit

    03/11/2015 8:05:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Los Angeles police say between 3 and 5 p.m., motorists should avoid the area around Sepulveda Boulevard, between Lincoln and Century boulevards; North Hollywood way between West Empire Avenue and North Glenoaks Boulevard and Sheldon Street between Roscoe and San Fernando Boulevard. Burbank police says the northbound and southbound Hollywood Way from Empire Avenue to Glenoaks Boulevard will be shut down, starting at about 4 p.m. through about 5:30 p.m. The closure is expected to affect surrounding side streets including Thornton, Burton and Tulare Avenues, San Fernando Boulevard and Cohasset Street. There will be several hard street closures during the...
  • David Brock resigns from Hillary Clinton PAC

    02/09/2015 7:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    David Brock on Monday abruptly resigned from the board of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, revealing rifts that threaten the big-money juggernaut being built to support Hillary Clintonís expected presidential campaign. In a resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Brock, a close Clinton ally, accused Priorities officials of planting ďan orchestrated political hit jobĒ against his own pro-Clinton groups, American Bridge and Media Matters. Those groups ó along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary ó had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic...
  • Another Hillary Campaign Bundler Hit with Federal Charges for Illegal Contributions

    12/04/2014 4:21:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    AP Via Free Beacon ^ | December 4, 2014 | Brent Scher
    President Barack Obamaís choice to be the next attorney general, Loretta Lynch, has asked a federal judge to impose a prison term of four and a half years on one of Hillary Clintonís biggest fundraisers for illegal contributions made to Clintonís 2008 campaign, according to Yahoo!ís Michael Isikoff. Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal had requested leniency from prosecutors on charges that he made more than $180,000 in illegal contributions to the Clinton campaign, but Lynch made clear this week that leniency would not be granted. ďThe evidence in this case reveals a man who believes that either the rules do...
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    11/18/2014 8:31:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:17 PM EST
    Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana. Ö
  • 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 Ďnoí for an answer. The Massachusetts senator got a rock starsí welcome during a closed-door speech to major donors, one of whom interrupted her by yelling ďRun, Liz, Run!Ē
  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    10/23/2014 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 7:24 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is nominating a major fundraiser for his presidential campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The White House says Azita Raji is Obamaís pick for the job. Sheís a former investment banker who served as national vice-chair of finance for Obamaís 2012 campaign. She helped raise more than $500,000 for Obamaís campaign as a ďbundlerĒ in 2012. Ö