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  • ...Obama Begins 2-Day Visit to L.A. on Thursday...[What Mass Murder? Show me the Money!]

    06/18/2015 1:56:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 6/18/15 | Tracy Bloom
    Obama was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to take part in a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee, according to the White House. The president will travel aboard Air Force One and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport sometime in the afternoon, a White House news release stated. He was scheduled to arrive around 2 p.m., according to LAX police.
  • Gay NYC Hoteliers Face Boycott for Hosting Ted Cruz Reception

    04/24/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4/24/2015 | T. Nguyen
    The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island. Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass (pictured with Cruz), two gay real estate moguls who run numerous vacation properties marketed towards the LGBT community, spoke with The New York Times yesterday about the reception they held for the presidential candidate. During that meeting, they mainly discussed foreign policy, while alluding to a possible shift (or private opinion) in Cruz’s thoughts about...
  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    10/23/2014 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 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. …
  • 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...
  • Arizona Education Chief Nullifies Federal Food Fundraising Rules

    02/16/2015 6:12:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | February 15, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    A state-level bureaucrat is standing up to the the central government planners is a most unusual way. Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas, has informed all school districts in the Grand Canyon State that they have blanket authority to ignore all federal nutrition mandates regulating school fundraisers. "Forcing parents and other supporters of schools to only offer federally approved food and snacks at fundraisers is a perfect example of the overreach of government and intrusion into local control," Douglas said in a statement. "I have ordered effective immediately, that the ADE Health and Nutrition Services division grant exemptions for...
  • Mob squeezed him; city squeezes widow (Kass: Chicago outfit, Daley machine)

    07/05/2009 9:17:12 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 1,139+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-4-09 | John Kass
    Whether the name of Richie Urso ever makes it into the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich next June is anybody's guess. You've probably never heard of Richie Urso. But the FBI sure has heard of him. His is a classic Chicago story, about a beefy yet charming guy born on Grand Avenue, who got in trouble with the law as a kid, only to make political friends and become extremely wealthy. He was arrested once for jewelry theft in the '60s by the Outfit's top Chicago police detective, William Hanhardt. Urso's alleged partner in the theft was the...
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • Obama’s Enemies List (Weekly Update)

    12/20/2014 11:23:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated Who is On the Obama Enemies List? Judicial Watch Sues to Find Out. The President from ACORN President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated It has become a tiresome, tedious – and costly – routine. Hollywood calls with a passel of cash, and President Obama comes running – at great expense to taxpayers – to fill up his political coffers. That’s what we discovered anew after obtaining records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force highlighting yet another Obama fundraising trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. These documents came to us in response to...
  • Obama’s Labor Day Trips Cost Taxpayers $1,539,402 in Flight Costs Alone

    11/18/2014 3:57:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 18, 2014 - 3:57 PM | Ali Meyer
    President Obama’s Labor Day weekend trips for fundraising and personal business cost taxpayers $1,539,402.10 in transportation expenses alone, according to records from the United States Air Force obtained by Judicial Watch. According to Judicial Watch, the $1,539,402.10 total included: flights for fundraising trips to Westchester, N.Y., and Providence, R.I., which cost $527,192.50; transportation for a round trip flight from D.C. to Westchester to attend a wedding, which cost $358,490.90; and another flight to Milwaukee, Wis., to speak at “Laborfest 2014,” which cost $653,718.70. These taxpayer-funded flights helped Obama attend two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee in New York; another...
  • Fundraisers for Darren Wilson halted while awaiting legal advice

    09/02/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 1 hour ago | Christine Byers
    Websites raising money for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson temporarily stopped accepting donations Sunday while the sites' administrators await clarification on whether the money can be used to cover the officer's legal expenses, according to organizers.
  • Gloomy, frantic Dems plead: More money, please

    08/15/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-15-14 | Byron York
    I've been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November's elections. First came the highly publicized "Impeachment Red Alert" campaign, in which the Democratic congressional committee warned that Republicans will impeach President Obama if they win control of the House and Senate. Though much ridiculed, the Impeachment Red Alert effort was a big winner, pulling in $2.1 million in small donations in a single weekend. Despite that success, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's mood seemed to blacken in subsequent days as she asked for more and more money. The subject line of Pelosi's...
  • Has Obama 'checked out' early? Critics point to 81 rounds of golf, mansion hunting in 2nd term

    07/28/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | on July 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM | By Ben Axelson |
    Days spent on the links, fundraisers with celebrities and house hunting have raised questions about whether President Barack Obama has "checked out" before his term is up.... Obama has already played 81 rounds of golf in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election—as many as he played in his entire first term, according to an analysis of his schedule.... By comparison, Obama's predecessor George W. Bush only played 24 rounds of golf in the first 34 months of his presidency....Bush stopped playing golf in 2003 because he didn't want to be seen as taking the war lightly. Obama has also...
  • Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers

    07/23/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies ^ | 7/23/14 | Carla Marinucci
    LOS ALTOS HILLS -- President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in. There was no listed price for tickets for Obama's morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC - the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount. And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the...
  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast (hi HO Hi ho It's off to funnndraaiise I GO!!)

    07/22/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington's balance of power. The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the...
  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration crisis

    07/08/2014 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8 2014 | Steve Holland and Richard Cowan
    (Reuters) - The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for President Barack Obama. It was Obama's most substantive response to date as he struggles to gain control of a humanitarian crisis along the Texas border with Mexico. The money would both pay to care for the children and accelerate a return to their home countries. The funding move will test Obama's ability to negotiate effectively with Republican lawmakers who have blocked much...
  • 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
    Per Megyn Kelly on Fox News
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Laser Focus -Obama Schedule: 7 Fundraisers in 3 days

    11/24/2013 4:40:34 PM PST · by politisite · 17 replies
    Politisite/White House ^ | 11/24/2013 | Albert Milliron
    The President’s West Coast tour will bring him to two public events (one on the Economy and one on Immigration Reform) and Seven (count them 7) DNC/DCCC fundraisers. On Sunday, November 24th, the President will travel to Seattle, Washington where Obama will attend two fundraisers for the DNC and the DCCC. He will Remain overnight in Seattle On Monday, November 25th, President Obama will travel to San Francisco, California for an immigration reform event at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center as well two events for the DNC. In the afternoon, President Obama will head to Los Angeles, California...
  • Exclusive–Documents: Congress Charges Secret Fee to Land Top Committee Spots

    10/21/2013 4:08:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-21-13 | Wynton Hall
    Members of Congress must pay secret fees known as “party dues” to the Democratic and Republican parties to secure and maintain top committee chairmanships and assignments, newly uncovered internal documents reveal. The never-before-published lists are reprinted inside the new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, written by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Senior congressional staffers say the committee price lists have long been rumored to exist but that few people on Capitol Hill have seen them, giving them an almost "mythical" quality. The book contains copies...
  • First lady cancels Bay Area fundraisers

    10/08/2013 3:36:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | Carla Marinucci
    With the partial shutdown of the federal government dragging on, first lady Michelle Obama has canceled a fundraising trip to California that was scheduled for this weekend, Democratic Party officials said Tuesday. Obama was supposed to have visited Los Angeles on Friday and then headed to the Bay Area .. ... Democratic insiders said there was queasiness at the prospect of the first lady raising millions from wealthy donors and campaigning for Democratic causes while thousands of federal employees are furloughed because of the partial government shutdown. Because the events were political fundraisers and not public appearances, most of Obama's...
  • Obama to nominate 10 to ambassador posts

    06/22/2013 4:16:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 21, 2013 5:04 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama plans to send the Senate 10 nominees for ambassador, including two active in Democratic Party politics who were top fundraisers for his presidential campaigns. Obama announced Friday he intends to nominate Denise Bauer as ambassador to Belgium. Bauer was the finance chair for Women for Obama from 2011 to 2012 and served on the Obama national finance committee in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Obama also intends to nominate James “Wally” Brewster to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Now a senior managing partner for the Chicago consulting firm SB&K Global, Brewster was a fundraiser for Obama...
  • Biden Tapped For Fundraisers Four Of Five Days This Week

    06/14/2013 7:20:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | June 14, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Some 17 months before Election Day 2014, Vice President Biden is on his way to becoming a full time fundraiser for the Democratic Party, having been scheduled to host events four out of five days this week.
  • Obama heading to Peninsula homes of two major tech stars on June 6 fundraising swing

    05/18/2013 7:28:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies ^ | 5/18/13 | Carla Marinucci
    President Barack Obama will star at an “intimate” $32,400 per head June 6 fundraising dinner and discussion in the Portola Valley home of star Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and his wife, Neeru, according to the invite obtained by the Chronicle. The dinner is one of two events in Peninsula private homes on Obama’s upcoming fundraising swing here, which benefits the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In addition to the Khosla home dinner, Obama will also attend an earlier reception in the home of Marci and Mike McCue of Palo Alto. McCue co-founded Flipboard, and serves as its CEO. Senator...
  • Mumbai: possible Tiger links probed (Hillary Clinton's background and Ram Ranjan?)

    12/01/2008 9:50:21 PM PST · by earmarksrus · 7 replies · 821+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | December 1, 2008 | Tom Lamb
    Link "Pakistan told Indian officials to look into all aspects, including an LTTE or Al-Qaeda connection. Pakistan also informed India that some of the terrorists appeared to be South Indians and looked like LTTE cadres. India investigated every angle," the official said. London's Pakistani High Commissioner in an interview told BBC over the weekend that some of the terrorists looked very much like South Indians. From Sir Lanka Ministry of Defence ....... A little known terror outfit "Deccan Mujahideen" has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Anti-terrorist operations are continuing as Indian security forces take on the formidable mission to...
  • NEW: RI (Democrat) Lobbyist Gave $300,000 Loan to Sister of Jill Kelley

    11/13/2012 3:10:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 108 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team A prominent Rhode Island lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser gave a $300,000 personal loan to the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman tied to the love affair that ended CIA Director David Petraeus’ career, court documents show. Bankruptcy records filed by Natalie Khawam last April list Gerald Harrington, the founder of the Capitol City Group, as an unsecured creditor on the loan. Khawam owes nearly $4 million in total. The loan was first reported by the New York Post. A message left at Harrington’s Providence law firm was not immediately returned. The Post...
  • Anxious Obama plans fundraising spree (More, More, MORE Fundraisers!!!)

    07/31/2012 4:36:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2012 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink
    President Obama will host a series of high-dollar fundraisers in the coming weeks and is expected to add more events than usual after the Democratic National Convention. The string of upcoming events reflects deep worry in Chicago about competing with the tidal wave of cash being raised by outside groups aimed at electing Mitt Romney. The impetus for more and more big fundraisers just 98 days before the election is also in stark contrast with where Obama was in his matchup against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, when he had a substantial financial advantage fueled by individual donations.
  • Video - Obama is out of touch with you!

    07/21/2012 12:41:49 PM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies ^ | 7/21/12 | Wolf13
    President Obama and Democrats claim that Republicans are out of touch with ordinary Americans. But it's Obama who's scandalously out of touch with most Americans. Here's proof.
  • Busy Month for Obama Campaign with Fundraisers in Switzerland, Sweden, Paris and Communist China

    07/16/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    It’s going to be a very busy month for the Obama Campaign. Fundraisers are scheduled in Switzerland: Sweden: Paris: And Communist China: I’m 41 has more on the Obama fundraiser in Shanghai.
  • Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some in Hollywood

    06/22/2012 6:31:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Hollyod Reporter ^ | Jun e21, 2012 | Tina Daunt
    Some of the president's most ardent entertainment industry supporters quietly tell The Hollywood Reporter that while they realize he needs to deploy all of his weapons to compete with deep-pocketed Republican super PACs, they fear the increasing reliance on stars and celebrity contests could backfire with swing voters and mobilize the right. Reaction was particularly strong to the $40,000-a-plate dinner co-hosted June 14 by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour with guests including Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin and Bravo's Andy Cohen. Critics say the tony, heavily promoted event­ -- Parker sent an e-mail to supporters promising the evening...
  • Celebrity-in-Chief: 28 celeb fundraisers for Obama

    06/07/2012 9:39:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6//8/12 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama had one of the biggest star-studded fundraising nights of his re-election campaign last night, less than a month after he attended a celebrity fundraiser hosted by George Clooney in May. Obama attended two LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) events - one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles - that featured Hollywood stars Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon and Glee actors Jane Lynch and Darrin Criss. (Snip) This list does not include Obama’s campaign surrogates or White House staffers that have hosted or attended fundraisers with celebrities on the President’s behalf, nor does it include the president’s campaign fundraisers
  • Check out this new short video--Obama: The Out of Touch President

    06/06/2012 9:48:48 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies
    Obama: The Out of Touch President President Obama and Democrats claim that Republicans are out of touch with ordinary Americans. But it's Obama who's scandalously out of touch with most Americans. Here's proof.
  • President Obama Hosts 6 Fundraisers Friday on Minneapolis, Chicago Visit (Priority#1 - FundRaisers!)

    06/01/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/1/12 | Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News
    President Obama will jump-start what looks to be a major June fundraising push with six money events today in Minneapolis and Chicago - the most fundraisers he's held in a single day since launching his bid for a second term. Obama is expected to raise more than $7.2 million total for the Obama Victory Fund (OVF), according to figures provided by the campaign. Flying to Minnesota under the banner of "official business" - an event at a Honeywell factory in a Minneapolis suburb - Obama will quickly turn to politics, lunching with three separate sets of donors at the downtown...
  • The Soros Summit -FB exclusive:Inside the secret Miami meeting-George Soros’s liberal conspiracy

    05/15/2012 8:58:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5-15-12 | Andrew Stiles
    Complete Title: The Soros Summit - Free Beacon exclusive: Inside the secret Miami meeting of George Soros’s liberal conspiracy ### A secretive network of left-wing billionaires and their political operatives descended on the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Miami over the weekend to discuss strategy for the coming elections. The location of the conference had been kept a closely guarded secret by the members and guests of Democracy Alliance (DA), a collection of ultra-wealthy liberal donors formed in 2005, and is reported here in a Washington Free Beacon exclusive. Attendees roamed the grounds at the 150-acre tropical resort on their way...
  • More than half of Obama's 2008 big fundraisers have been given administration jobs

    03/09/2012 6:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2012 | Rick Moran
    <p>A promise not to hire lobbyists didn't even last 2 months. A promise for sweeping ethics reforms has been all hat no cattle.</p> <p>Big donors considering whether to work the phones raising money for President Obama's reelection campaign might consider the fate of his 2008 bundlers. Many of them, it turns out, won plum jobs in his administration.</p>
  • Obama: At Least 74 Fundraisers Since January 2011 (to January 2012)

    02/16/2012 11:05:20 PM PST · by garjog · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | January 12, 2012 9:02 A.M. | By Jim Geraghty
    In the seventh paragraph of an article on page A7, the Washington Post acknowledges that a bit of administration spin is particularly unconvincing: “Aides said Obama is focused on governing, not campaigning, but he has held five fundraisers this week alone.” Obama held 69 fundraisers between January 1 and December 1 of 2011, an average of one every five days. Then again, perhaps Obama sees fundraising as a form of governing.
  • Obama releases list of top money 'bundlers'

    01/31/2012 8:59:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/12 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign identified its top fundraisers on Tuesday, including 61 people who each raised at least half a million dollars. Altogether, the more than 440 fundraisers collected at least $75 million to help Obama win a second term. Among them are embattled former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee late last year returned $70,000 in contributions from Corzine and his wife following questions about the collapse of MF Global, the financial firm Corzine ran. Corzine is no longer raising money for the re-election, campaign officials said. The campaign...
  • The Bank of (Democratic Party) America

    01/18/2012 4:01:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | January 18, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Well, isn't this rich? And I do mean rich. President Obama, man of the people, will deliver his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. -- so that Democratic Party fundraisers can reward big donors with skyboxes and other lavish perks. As usual, the White House and its allies are trying to camouflage naked partisan money-grubbing in populist garb. "I think this would be a great opportunity to have tens of thousands of North Carolinians and others outside of the state to see and participate in the convention process," one North Carolina Democratic Party...
  • Americans 'rise and fall together as one nation,' Obama tells Chicago crowd

    01/11/2012 6:17:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2012 | Rick Pearson and Christi Parsons
    President Barack Obama returned tonight to the comfort of his hometown, where he made his first trip to his re-election headquarters that opened in May and used a supportive political base to raise millions in campaign cash at a series of fundraisers.
  • Another Obama donor convicted of fraud

    12/30/2011 5:43:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/30/2011 | Tina Korbe
    File this one under culture of corruption. Obama supporters just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, can they? This latest scandal involves a former Tarheels basketball player and a $21 million bank fraud scheme. New York Daily News reports: Courtney Dupree was convicted of vastly overstating the billings of his Long Island City-based lighting company GDC Acquisitions in order to fraudulently obtain a loan from Amalgamated Bank.Dupree, 42, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read in Brooklyn Federal Court. He faces up to 30 years in prison and has to pay back at least $18 million. …Dupree, who attended...
  • WARNING: Do Not Try To Drive In Manhattan This Afternoon (O has 3 fundraisers today&tonite)

    11/30/2011 1:42:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 11/30/11 | Zeke Miller
    Consider yourselves warned. @GridlockSam, our favorite source of New York City traffic information, calls today "the gridlock alert day of the decade." It's going to be a traffic nightmare today as President Barack Obama is in town for three fundraisers, coinciding with the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Obama is landing at JFK around 5 p.m., choppering in Marine One to Wall Street, and then attending three events in Greenwich Village, the Upper East Side, and West Midtown. Each neighborhood will be subject to a traffic freeze while the President is on the move. Plus, the area...
  • Grassley Asks for FCC Records, White House Contacts (Obama tied to LightSquared scandal)

    10/07/2011 11:54:16 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Bloomberg/AOPA | 10/7/11 | Engleman
    Link Only.
  • Obama Fundraiser Llnked To Loan Program That Aided Solyndra

    09/16/2011 8:00:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 16, 2011 | Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer
    Obama Fundraiser Llnked To Loan Program That Aided Solyndra The revelation is likely to spur new inquiries about the solar company's political influence. Separately, California lawmakers seek investigation of a state tax break the firm received. By Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer September 17, 2011 The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted to the firm. Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the...
  • Questions Raised After DOE Hides Costs Of Energy Projects (Billionaire Kaiser involved?)

    09/02/2011 6:42:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Link only - Questions Raised After DOE Hides Costs Of Energy Projects Each project is listed in detail on the DOE's website, but the costs were recently taken down.
  • DNC raises $6.7 million in July (hurt by cancelled O headliner fundraisers)

    08/20/2011 1:16:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/20/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised $6.7 million in July, hurt by the cancellation of fundraisers headlined by President Barack Obama as he negotiated a debt ceiling deal with Republicans. The party's fundraising included $2.2 million for the Obama Victory Fund, .. Obama did not attend any fundraisers in July and .. Summertime is typically a slow period for political money as many donors are on vacation and few events are held. July was the DNC's lowest monthly amount since Obama launched his re-election campaign in April.
  • 127 events top Bush and Clinton

    08/19/2011 10:34:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/19/11 | POLITICO STAFF
    -- “By comparison, President George W. Bush had held 88 fundraisers and President Clinton, 76, at this point in their first terms.” --“ While Obama hit the road to raise money for endangered House and Senate Democrats in 2010 congressional elections, he has appeared at 37 fundraisers this year to benefit his own campaign, according to Doherty's tally. That's more than three times the 11 fundraisers George W. Bush held for his own campaign at this point in his first term.”
  • Rev Al Rips Ryan $15 Fundraiser, Forgets Obama Raked In $38,500/Head

    08/18/2011 5:29:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yo, Rev Al: thanks to Al Gore, we've got the internets. We can look things up. So when, on your MSNBC show this evening, you ripped Republican Paul Ryan for holding a $15-a-head fundraiser, of course we're going to check out how much President Obama pulled in per head at a recent do. Turns out it was . . . $38,500! So what's your point? View video here.
  • Obama cancels fundraisers amid debt negotiations

    07/24/2011 10:56:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies ^ | July 24, 2011 | Steve Brusk
    Washington (CNN) - A campaign official for President Barack Obama tells CNN the president has cancelled two political fundraising appearances Monday night because of the debt ceiling situation.
  • 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...
  • Obama releases names of top fundraisers (list of 244 'bundlers' voluntarily disclosed)

    07/15/2011 1:56:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/11 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign team has signed up an early wave of elite fundraisers who have collected at least $34.95 million combined since April, helping bankroll the president's re-election bid. The Obama campaign on Friday voluntarily disclosed its list of 244 individuals and couples who serve as "bundlers," often wealthy, well-connected donors who raise campaign cash from friends and business associates. The campaign has emphasized its more than 550,000 donors and note that Obama does not take money from political action committees or Washington lobbyists. But the list underscores the role of high-dollar bundlers who helped Obama...
  • Biden vacations in Aspen amid Libya questions and Florida reporter's detainment

    03/28/2011 9:13:54 PM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 3/28/11 | Kerry Picket
    On the eve of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on U.S. military action in Libya and a recent story about a local Florida reporter who was locked in a storage closet during a fundraiser he attended for Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, Vice President Joe Biden can only be found vacationing in the ritzy resort city of Aspen, Colorado, reports the Aspen Times. According to the Aspen Times' article published on Friday, Mr Biden was described as "vacationing" in Aspen by a local sheriff after the Vice President flew in from headlining two fundraisers for Sen.Nelson in Florida:...