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  • 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 Obama’s 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 Clinton’s biggest fundraisers for illegal contributions made to Clinton’s 2008 campaign, according to Yahoo!’s 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. “The 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. …
  • 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!”
  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    10/23/2014 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 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 Obama’s pick for the job. She’s a former investment banker who served as national vice-chair of finance for Obama’s 2012 campaign. She helped raise more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign as a “bundler” in 2012. …
  • Anti-Hillary Clinton graffiti plastered across streets surrounding restaurant where...

    10/19/2014 10:30:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/14 | Mia De Graaf
    **SNIP** However, Sabo has taken aim at the former First Lady in an overnight sting. This morning, he gleefully tweeted from the account @unsavoryagents: 'SNEAK PEEK - ABOUT LAST NIGHT' with an early morning photograph of one of the monkeys hanging from a lamp post. He told The Hollywood Reporter in an email: 'All these leftists, I'm tired of their s***'. The website describes Clinton as 'a tired old hag who can't stop wishing she was President'.
  • Ebola sends Obama to DEFCON ONE. Fundraiser canceled. Cabinet meets.

    10/15/2014 12:37:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | 10-15-2014 | streiff
    President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.” That’s right. Obama has cancelled a fundraiser. When the US Consulate in Benghazi was sacked and our ambassador killed, what did Obama do? According to the public schedule of the president, the...
  • Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 (Chicago)

    10/15/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter contact the reporter ElectionsBarack Obama WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will raise funds for Democrats at a $10,000-a-person dinner on Oct. 20 at the Lincoln Park home of Barbara Goodman Manilow, according to an invitation obtained by the Tribune. Obama’s appearance at the dinner had been slated for Oct. 19, but the date has been changed. Manilow is chairman of the board of the Crown Family Philanthropies in Chicago. The invitation says guests can expect a private, seated dinner, remarks, a question-and-answer period and photo.
  • Ebola bumper stickers greet Obama’s arrival in southern California

    10/10/2014 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s arrival in southern California Thursday was greeted by a ripple of discontent about the administration’s handling of the Ebola epidemic. Bumper stickers reading “EBOLA,” with the middle letter replaced by the iconic Obama campaign “O,” have appeared on cars in the Los Angeles area. Truth Revolt, a conservative news site, published photos of three cars with the stickers on Wednesday. The president’s fundraising trip begins Thursday night at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Several posters depicting actress Ms. Paltrow as an “Obama Drone” have surfaced near her Brentwood home. One such poster near an elementary school includes...
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to Obama: I'm Concerned About Equal Pay For Women as a Working Mother

    10/10/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraiser for President Obama and the Democrats at her ritzy home in Brentwood, California. Paltrow is worth $140 million dollars and was raised in a rich, privileged family before making her way to the big screen. But that didn't stop her from classifying herself as a "working mother" concerned about equal pay for women, an issue Obama has been dishonestly harping on.
  • Gwyneth’s ‘hood plastered with anti-Obama posters

    10/09/2014 1:09:57 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Gwyneth’s ‘hood plastered with anti-Obama posters By Derrick Bryson Taylor Gwyneth Paltrow’s neighborhood got some new artwork just in time for the swanky Democratic fundraiser she’s hosting at her home Thursday. According to Curbed LA, the goop founder’s face was plastered on anti-Obama posters with the text “Obama Drone,” which were scattered on telephone poles and utility boxes in her Brentwood, Calif., neighborhood. President Obama is slated to attend Thursday’s event. Posters of the president with the words “conscious uncoupling” — a nod to Paltrow, 42, and Chris Martin’s separation in March — were also spotted. An unidentified artist, who...
  • Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn

    10/03/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/02/14 | Monique Garcia, John Byrne, Rick Pearson
    **SNIP** After the big-dollar fundraiser, Obama traveled by helicopter accompanied by his former chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to deliver an hour-long economic address at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston. Marking the homecoming, Obama delivered several shoutouts to a cast of Democratic officeholders in the crowd who also will appear on the fall ballot, thanking them as people who “not only helped me be where I am today, but helped develop how I think about public service.” Using his speech to recap economic accomplishments of his administration from the early...
  • Michelle Obama: Americans 'Take for Granted' How Much Barack Has Improved US (Barf alert)

    09/19/2014 7:57:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House.
  • Hollywood Dems Stage Last-Minute Fundraising Drive to Save Senate Majority

    09/08/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/07/2014 | Tina Daunt
    Major fundraisers are planned in September for Alison Lundergan Grimes and Michelle Nunn to boost faltering campaigns With their control of the Senate hanging in precarious balance, Democrats are papering Hollywood with last-minute fundraising appeals, and three of the entertainment industry’s anointed political stars this season are coming west to make their 11th-hour midterm cases in person. One email invitation to the coming weeks' full calendar of events desperately urged the industry Democrats to open their wallets because “there’s so much at stake.” Two of the favored trio — Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn in Georgia —...
  • 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.
  • Lame duck Gov. Jan Brewer seeks vengeance

    08/25/2014 2:24:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Arizona’s Republican governor Jan Brewer is sliding none too gracefully out the door of the ninth floor office she has occupied in the state Executive Tower. That’s the same office she was so warmly welcomed to in January 2009, when Democrat Janet Napolitano took an early hike to sign on with the Obama administration. Republicans greeted the change with jubilation. (SNIP) Jan Brewer, a woman with over three decades of political experience under her belt, has chosen a destructive path as she wraps up her final term. Rather than remaining neutral in statewide and legislative races, or endorsing GOP incumbents,...
  • Michelle Obama Policy Axes Cupcake Fundraiser For WWII Vets

    08/05/2014 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8:37 AM 08/05/2014 | Eric Owens
    Students at Waccamaw Middle School in Pawleys Island, S.C. did something pretty cool this spring when they baked cupcakes and cookies to sell during lunchtime to raise money so six World War II veterans could go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The fundraising effort was a smashing success. The students raised $2,500 in just three weeks to help the six vets visit the various national memorials that venerate their sacrifices, according to the Georgetown Times. If the kids want to act similarly selflessly this academic year, though, they’ll be out of luck. They can thank first lady Michelle...
  • 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.,...
  • 'This is what we call A-W-O-L': John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather….

    07/18/2014 11:51:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 18, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and DAVID MARTOSKO
    'This is what we call A-W-O-L': John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather than showing leadership over MH17 tragedy GOP Senator said only places in the world that are more tranquil because of Obama are those that have fundraisers Came after President was criticised for giving just 40-seconds of 16-minute transportation speech to the crash By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and DAVID MARTOSKO 18 July 2014 U.S. Senator John McCain has blasted President Barack Obama for going 'A-W-O-L' and utterly failing to show leadership in the wake of the attack on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in which 298 were killed...
  • Sheldon Adelson And Rick Perry’s Fair-Weather Federalism

    To say that Sheldon Adelson is a major political player would be like calling the Grand Canyon a big hole in the ground. Mr. Adelson certainly puts his money where his mind is or, perhaps one could say, where his interests lie. In 2012 alone, he donated around $100 million to Republican candidates and causes. So it’s little wonder that he is quite popular among many Republican politicians eager to gain his attention and his favor. Over the past year, Adelson has aggressively sought policy returns on his political investments, and he is leading some in the GOP down dangerously...
  • Obama to visit Los Angeles (and Los Altos) for DNC fundraiser(s) July 23

    06/29/2014 9:59:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 6/29/14 | City News Service
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes. Tickets for the event begin at $1,000, according to an invitation posted on the website, PoliticalPartyTime.org, which tracks political fundraisers. The price is $10,000 to attend the reception and for the opportunity to have a photo taken with Obama, and $32,400 -- the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee in a calendar year -- to be a co- host of the event,...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Charlie Crist Disinvited From Bill Clinton Party by Hillary!

    06/27/2014 6:51:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 5/8/14 | Jose Lambiet
    Candidate for governor Charlie Crist was disinvited from a high-profile fundraiser starring former President Bill Clinton in Miami Beach Tuesday evening after Crist’s Democratic primary opponent Nan Rich ran into Hillary Clinton in Washington, Gossip Extra has learned. The $25,000-party at the Palm Island home of Lumber Liquidators founder Tom Sullivan was officially a fundraiser for the Democratic Governors Association, an organization that supports Crist.
  • Obama on way to Palm Springs for Fundraiser & Golf

    06/13/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT · by kcvl · 41 replies
    Fox News Megyn Kelly | 6/13/14 | Me
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  • Taxpayers Will Be Stuck With Enormous Bill After Obama’s CA Trip

    05/09/2014 7:07:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 8, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Taxpayers will pick up multimillion dollar bill despite Obama's fundraising stop Taxpayers will be stuck with an enormous bill after President Obama’s southern California fundraising tour, KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports. With his party’s Senate majority under siege, President Obama will attend a $10,000 per plate fundraiser at the home of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs. Bosh noted because of technicalities in the president’s schedule, taxpayers will actually pick up the tab for the entire trip despite the fundraising stop: STEVE BOSH: Then there’s the cost to taxpayers when the president travels to official or political events, like the visit to San...
  • Woman Shot to Death After Anti-Violence Fundraiser (Chicago)

    04/27/2014 4:02:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/26/14
    A woman was fatally shot in Chicago Friday night while returning home from an anti-violence group’s fundraiser. Leonore Draper had just returned home from A Charitable Confection, a fundraiser for teen anti-violence group Project Orange Tree, when she was shot outside of her home in the 1300 block of West 116th Street, police said. Officers said they heard shots fired in the area around 10:30 p.m. and when they arrived at the scene, they found Draper, 32, in her car with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.
  • Obama Celebrated Equal Pay Day by Fundraising with Wealthy Trial Lawyers

    04/14/2014 4:06:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/14/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    President Obama celebrated “Equal Pay Day” on April 7. The next day, he attended a DNC fundraiser at the Houston home of Steve Mostyn, a fabulously wealthy trial lawyer who has donated millions to Democrats over the years, before leaving for another Democratic fundraiser at the home of multi-millionaire trial lawyer John Eddie Williams Jr. Democrats hoped to raise at least two millions dollars from the events.Both Mostyn and Williams have accumulated sizeable fortunes by winning large class-action lawsuits against corporations and state governments. Williams, according to his firm’s website, is “passionate about the law and helping the proverbial ‘little...
  • Obama hitting Chicago for April 2 DNC fundraiser

    03/27/2014 1:54:37 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 3-18-14 | Lynn Sweet
    Chicago Obama hitting Chicago for April 2 DNC fundraiser Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:09pm Lynn Sweet President Barack Obama returns home on April for fundraising to benefit the Democratic National Committee with a small dinner among the events at the Lincoln Park home of Obama major donors Grace Tsao-Wu and Craig Freedman. "It will be a great opportunity to get a photo with the President and hear him speak in an intimate setting," a note with the invite said.
  • After Denouncing Putin in Classroom, Obama Heads to Fundraisers

    03/04/2014 5:29:19 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | By: Jim Geraghty
    The following is from ABC News… and seems like the sort of thing the media might have given the White House a pass over, a few years ago: Obama Takes a Tough Stand Against Russia-- On a Kid's Alphabet Carpet:This is awful, awful advance work on the part of the White House. And the contrast with Vladimir Putin today is… not good.Tonight the president will attend a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in McLean, Virginia. 
  • Bill Clinton pictured posing with two PROSTITUTES at star-studded charity event in his honor

    03/02/2014 2:20:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 1, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Bill Clinton pictured posing with two PROSTITUTES at star-studded charity event in his honor • Former President Clinton was pictured with two prostitutes who work at a legal brothel in Nevada • They were captured chatting at a charity event in Los Angeles on Thursday where Clinton gave the keynote address • The prostitutes- named Barbie Girl and Ava Adora- work at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and were in California for the unite4:Humanity event Bill Clinton's controversial couplings has reached a new level after he was pictured spending time with prostitutes at a recent charity event. The former President was...
  • Hollywood fundraises for Texas abortions with ‘Night of a Thousand Vaginas!’

    Comedians Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and others are scheduled to appear for an evening of comedy and music Sunday to raise funds for Texas abortions. The event, titled “A Night of A Thousand Vaginas!” will take place at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles and is being billed as an “emergency benefit to help Texas women” who have been affected by Texas’ new abortion restrictions passed in the state over the summer. “A is For is organizing this emergency benefit to raise money for Texas abortion funds (Lilith Fund, TEA Fund, Whole Women’s Health Action Fund, and Fund...
  • Hillary Clinton Partied While Benghazi Mission Begged for Help

    12/02/2013 10:47:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/02/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Clinton can’t point to any actual diplomatic achievements during her time as Secretary of State. The one thing they bring up endlessly is how often she traveled and how many parties she attended. Take this New York Times profile… In contrast, even when members of Mrs. Clinton’s own party describe her achievements, they tend to point to a lot of miles traveled (956,733 to be exact).While at the State Department, Mrs. Clinton enjoyed generally positive media coverage and some of her highest approval ratings. She was often portrayed as a pantsuit-wearing globe-trotter, hitting the dance floor in Pretoria,...
  • Obama, at fundraiser, calls GOP an 'impediment' (What did Hitler call the Jews?)

    11/25/2013 10:42:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/24/13 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an "impediment" to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party.
  • Ticket sales slow to Obama’s S.F. fundraiser — deals offered

    11/19/2013 2:16:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 19, 2013 | Matier and Ross
    Ticket sales for President Obama’s big fundraiser Monday at the SFJazz Center are so sluggish, organizers are cutting the price of some tickets in half. The cheap seats for the Democratic National Committee luncheon — the ones that were going for $1,000 — have been reduced to $500, according to an e-mail to potential donors sent out Monday by Ella Arnold of Buell Private Political Management in San Francisco. Arnold added, “We are thrilled to announce that if you have already purchased a $1,000 ticket … your seat will now be upgraded to VIP, which includes rope line access!” We’re...
  • Biden attends Hagan (RAT period-NC) fundraiser at UNC

    11/18/2013 1:20:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Tar Heel ^ | 11/18/13 | Madeline Will
    Vice President Joe Biden was on campus Friday, raising money for Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. **SNIP** Biden told donors at the event that Hagan is able to work across the aisle with Republicans. “The only way to break through this gridlock is with people who can earn the trust of people on the other team, that’s why she’s so valuable,” he said. Biden also criticized the Tea Party at the event and said he hoped the Republican Party would move away from far-right politics.
  • Michelle Obama Fundraises: 'You Can Write a Big Ol' Fat Check'

    11/18/2013 12:22:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/18/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama is telling Democratic donors to pay. "[I]t's simple, you can write a big ol' fat check," the first lady told Democrats at a fundraiser. "That's what we need you to do. Right now, write a big check -- big huge one -- write the biggest check you can possibly write.
  • Obama Schedule Heavy with Fundraising Trips [Coming to Miami TOMORROW]

    11/07/2013 4:29:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/24/13 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Barack Obama, doing what he does best, is back campaigning and fundraising hard for the next five weeks. Obama’s plans include eight fundraisers for Democrats in the House and Senate. The events include: 1. New York: Fundraising for House Democrats and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 2. Boston: a House Democratic fundraiser on Oct. 30. 3. November 6, Dallas: No: another fundraiser 4. November 8, Miami: an event for Senate Democrats. 5. November 14, Philadelphia: another event for Senate Democrats 6. Seattle: fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 7. San Francisco: more fundraising for House Democrats. 8. Los...
  • A Tale of Two Fundraisers (Sept.12,2012 & Sept.9,2013)

    09/06/2013 3:54:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9-6-2013 | Matt Vespa - Commentary
    September 6, 2013 A Tale of Two Fundraisers Matt Vespa As the United States gears up for another war in Syria, the president has postponed a $32,000-a-head fundraiser with Hollywood’s elite due to the crisis. It’s nice to see Obama delay this event, and I’m sure liberals will tout his role as commander-in-chief. Then again, he didn’t show Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was assassinated last year, the same courtesy. He jumped on a plane to Vegas to collect those checks since he was worried about losing his job to Mitt Romney.The Hollywood Reporter wrote on September 5 that:President Obama has...
  • President Obama To Visit Southland Tuesday, LAPD Advises Motorists On Areas To Avoid

    08/06/2013 10:01:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 5, 2013 11:59 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Afternoon traffic delays can be expected Tuesday when President Barack Obama makes a brief visit to Los Angeles to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. The president is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 3:25 p.m. and will be in Burbank for the show’s 4:30 p.m. taping, according to the White House. Motorists should expect a number of street closures and congestion to accommodate the president’s motorcade, although President Obama will likely be taken to Burbank by helicopter from LAX. Although routes or security operations surrounding presidential visits are never officially...
  • Michelle Obama Loses Her Cool: First Lady Threatens To Leave Fundraiser

    06/05/2013 3:34:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Mail Online ^ | June 5, 2013 | David Martosko
    First lady Michelle Obama's speech at a Washington D.C. political fundraiser was interrupted by a lesbian protester on Tuesday night, and she threatened to leave the event if the gay rights activist wasn't forced to leave. But the official White House transcript doesn't indicate anything about the heckler or Mrs Obama's audible reaction.
  • FLOTUS at Fundraiser with Jason Collins: Max Out, Be a 'Baller'

    05/30/2013 4:50:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/29/13 | Breitbart Sports
    At an fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday evening in New York, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged attendees at the LGBT gala to be ballers and "max out" to the Democratic National Committee. "We need you to keep on writing those checks, and if you haven’t maxed out, you know, what’s my motto? Max out," she said. "Let’s say it together: Max out. And if you’ve maxed out, get your friends to max out. It’s a very -- maxing out." She then added, "Sounds kind of baller, too--maxing out. Everyone here should be maxed out."
  • Pelosi clarifies her stance on fundraisers ahead of fundraisers with Obama

    05/29/2013 4:13:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WLS AM ^ | 5/29/13 | Christine Fiedler
    (CHICAGO) Nancy Pelosi is in Chicago for fundraisers with President Obama Wednesday night -- and she says there is nothing ironic about it. 89 WLS Reporter John Dempsey was at a Q&A session for Pelosi Wednesday afternoon. He asked her if it was even a little ironic that she spent time decrying fundraisers in the past and now she is in Chicago for a private fundraiser with the president. "We have to raise money to win the election so that we can change," Pelosi responded. "But what we're raising tonight is not the money I was talking about." She clarified...
  • The Time Lois Lerner Failed To Investigate A Major Al Gore Fundraiser At The FEC

    05/22/2013 3:24:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 22, 2013 | Jacob Fischler
    When heading the FEC’s enforcement office in the late 90’s, the beleaguered IRS official was accused of failing to investigate a Democratic fundraiser. “When it recommended not pursuing the allegations against Mr. Glicken, the FEC staff specifically cited his close ties to the Vice-President, Vice-President Gore,” Dan Burton (R-IN) said at the hearing. The IRS scandal currently engulfing Washington isn’t the only episode in which Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the agency’s tax-exempt organizations office, has come under fire for playing partisan politics in a nonpartisan entity. In 1998, while heading the Federal Election Commission’s enforcement office, she was...
  • Obama to Hollywood Donors: We Haven’t Quite Broken the Republican Party Yet

    05/13/2013 4:14:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/13/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama held another fundraiser last night with Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake and other Hollwood elitists at Harvey Weinstein’s house. Barack Obama held a fundraiser with Hollywood leftists last night. During the high-dollar event Obama told his supporters that he hasn’t quite broken the the Republicans yet. He also blamed Rush Limbaugh for the gridlock in Washington DC. The Atlantic Wire reported: President Obama told donors like Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake (who was wearing hipster glasses), and Tommy Hilfiger that Washington gridlock is pretty much Rush Limbaugh’s fault on Monday evening at a fundraiser at Harvey Weinstein’s house in New...
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Hoopster Collins to appear with FLOTUS at DNC fundraiser

    05/04/2013 9:43:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    Jason Collins, the pro basketball player who outed himself as gay this week, will appear alongside First Lady Michelle Obama at a New York fundraiser, according to a source familiar with the event. Collins will appear with Obama at the May 29 Democratic National Committee LGBT gala, the source said. The event is Obama's first fundraising stop since President Barack Obama won re-election.
  • Obama’s chief fundraiser attended White House meeting with Progress Kentucky leader

    04/20/2013 11:20:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/21/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    According to White House visitor log records, Obama’s chief fundraiser Matthew Barzun was among those in attendance at the Dec. 5 White House meeting that also included Shawn Reilly, the Kentucky politico who is accused of secretly bugging a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Longtime journalist and Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board member Keith Runyon was also there. These facts, along with other emerging details, further undermine the narrative that Reilly and his colleagues were nothing more than quixotic rogues who got out over their skis.
  • Obama back in NYC for cash (Dems miffed---say prez is "cannibalizing" donors)

    04/09/2013 4:52:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 30 replies
    NY POST ^ | 4/9/13 | PAGE SIX
    EDITED EXCERPT Obama promises “a frank and intimate discussion, will answer questions and take a photo,” at a $32,400 per couple fund-raiser. But Obama has annoyed Dem insiders. “It’s like ‘Lord of the Flies’....he's cannibalizing donors.” Others expressed fund-raiser fatigue: “It is stunning that he's back. We’d like to see some results for the money we’ve already given." The invite explains to Dems: “You may ask why the fund-raiser and the reason is twofold....we've built a large campaign operation melding a 2 million grass-roots army of volunteers with ground-breaking technology . . . We can’t let Republicans catch up. The...
  • Obama in California: ‘I could get a whole lot more done if Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House’

    04/04/2013 8:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/04/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    During his fundraisers in California, President Obama explained that it was more important than ever to win a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in the upcoming elections. Obama singled out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. as the reason he flew out to California for a fundraiser. “She has been an extraordinary friend of mine, but more importantly, she’s a friend to working families all across the country each and every day,” Obama said about Pelosi. “I could not be prouder of her, and I expect that she is going to be once again the Speaker of the...
  • Secretary of State Clinton Blames the Sri Lanka Government for Possible Tamil Tigers's Actions

    04/25/2009 3:34:03 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 462+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | Saturday, April 25, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    When I heard Clinton was picked by the Obama administration to serve as the Secretary of State, I was curious if anyone in the Senate confirmation hearings would bring up her political ties with Ram Ranjan.And since her confirmation, Clinton has now put blame on Sri Lanka for the death of civilians. For those who don't know who Ram Ranjan is, he was involved with a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Ram Ranjan is a supporter of the Tamil Tigers. The Tamil Tigers are considered a terrorist group. In the above hyper link you will find the following: Update II:...
  • Huma Abedin's cooking scars

    03/18/2013 9:31:41 AM PDT · by drpix · 68 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/18/13 | staff
    Huma Abedin drew worried glances at a fund-raiser for Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor of Virginia, by wearing bandages on both forearms. Abedin was joined by husband Anthony Weiner at the event, thrown by billionaire hedge-fund manager and longtime Clinton backer Marc Lasry and his wife, Cathy, at his Manhattan town house. Sources tell us Abedin was injured during a cooking accident. She burned her arms taking something out of the oven.
  • Mitch McConnell Fundraises off Rand Paul Filibuster

    03/11/2013 12:55:36 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3 11 2013 | staff
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster about 12 hours into the marathon, 13-hour speech. Now he’s using the speech as an opportunity to raise funds for his own reelection. In an e-mail, McConnell asks his supporters to sign a petition declaring, “I stand WITH Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell. They are shining examples of Republican leadership.” He says he wants his fellow Kentucky Republican to be “overwhelmed with support and thanks for the battles he is fighting.” He also warns that ”President Obama has put a huge target on my back and will no doubt...