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  • Establishmentum: Several potential Rubio, Christie backers already defecting to Jeb Bush

    12/22/2014 8:51:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I used to think Rubio embracing amnesty was terrible for Jeb. If Bush ran in 2016, I assumed, he’d run as a loud and proud fan of immigration reform, vowing to give the GOP’s wealthy business class all the cheap, legal labor it could handle. Rubio joining the Gang of Eight suddenly meant that there would be two candidates in the race who could fill that niche — and Rubio was younger, less likely to alienate conservatives, more likely to appeal to Latino voters, and unencumbered by “Bush” baggage. He out-Jebbed Jeb! In hindsight, though, Rubio going all in for...
  • 'Band Aid Thirty'-British artists release new Christmas song against Ebola

    11/17/2014 8:16:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 43 replies
    Remember "Band Aid" back in 1985, the project that raised funds to help Africans during the huge drought they were having? Well, they've done it again, and this time, it's about Ebola. Midge Uri and Sir Bob Geldof teamed up again to re-do the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" with updated lyrics that change the focus from drought to the Ebola virus. Several British artists showed up for the song's taping, including the band One Direction, Seal, Sinead O'Connor, and Bono of U2. I watched the video and the song is pretty well-done with the new lyrics and all....
  • Reid warns of impeachment fears in fundraising email

    10/29/2014 1:35:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned in a fundraising pitch Wednesday that Republicans could try to impeach and remove President Obama from office if the GOP wins control of the Senate in next week’s elections. “Frankly, a Republican House and Senate could go beyond shutting down the government — they could waste months of our lives on impeachment,” Mr. Reid said in a fundraising email sent by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which is an outside group whose goal is to bolster liberal Democrats. The email appeal asks for support for three Democrats in particular: Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska,...
  • ELECTIONEERING/FUND RAISING QUESTION

    10/27/2014 7:40:24 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 15 replies
    October 27, 2014 | Self
    I am sure this must be a really stupid question. But, what happens to campaign money when/if a candidate fails to win nomination of his party?
  • Hillary Clinton Fund Raiser Raises 2.1M at Jeffrey Katzenberg Co-Hosted Hollywood Fundraiser

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

    10/20/2014 6:10:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-20-2014 | MOTUS
    Leave it to Matt Drudge to make lemons out of lemonade: (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Believe me, nobody is more understanding of people having to leave a campaign event early than Big Guy. You may recall that he had to do the same thing at an event back in 2010, thus earning him the handle “Rhode Island Runner” for awhile.Technically known as a Rhode...
  • President Obama Heading To New Jersey, Connecticut For Fundraiser, Campaign Event

    10/15/2014 9:17:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CBS NY ^ | 10/15/14 | CBSNY AP
    President Barack Obama is coming to New Jersey and Connecticut for a campaign event and fundraiser Wednesday. The president is set to arrive at Newark Airport in the afternoon to attend a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Union. Obama will then head to Bridgeport, Connecticut in the evening for a campaign rally for Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is in a competitive race with Republican challenger Tom Foley. The president’s visit is expected to cause significant traffic disruptions.
  • White House Won’t Say How Much Taxpayers Pay For Obama Fundraising

    10/13/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7:22 PM 10/12/2014 | Alex Pappas
    When President Barack Obama takes Air Force One on a fundraising swing, he is required under the law to reimburse taxpayers for certain travel expenses. But as Mark Knoller of CBS News reports, the White House has made it a practice of not publicly releasing specific reimbursement figures, making it impossible for the public to see exactly how much they pay every time the president goes on a political trip. Knoller says it’s not about national security reasons, but rather about saving face. “Very simply, the White House doesn’t want to disclose the material because it might be embarrassing and...
  • Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip [While The World Burns!]

    10/11/2014 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 11, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip October 11 2014 DARLENE SUPERVILLE President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a "round table" discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to Democratic officials. It was Obama's fourth California fundraiser in three days and was closed to media coverage. This coming week brings more of the same for the president, including his long-anticipated, first appearance at...
  • Subject: Send Me Money Or Else! (Mostly satire ... I hope)

    10/05/2014 3:36:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 5, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    I’ve had my fill of the pleas for money that have been filling up my email in-box, and that’s saying something – as a lawyer, I usually have a great respect for people demanding money. This is bipartisan insanity – both sides are going nuts. I’m getting stuff that’s clearly not meant for me. Just take a look at what came in earlier today – I think somebody mad at my conservative Twitter musings put me on a list for Democrat millennials. I’m just not sure the Democrats truly get know their target demographic: From: Joe Biden Subject: Bro, I...
  • ‘Semper Latte’: GOP Now Fundraising off Obama Coffee Salute Video

    09/24/2014 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/24/14 | Tina Nguyen
    The laws of political fundraising dictate that every time a politician does something embarrassing — or heck, every time a politician does something — his or her opponents must therefore beat that incident to death in order to make money. Lo and behold: Barack Obama saluted the Marines while holding a latte! Ka-ching. Over at SemperLatte.com, anyone who is outraged by Obama’s multitasking can sign up for the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s emailing list, and express their displeasure by donating various sums of money to an assortment of GOP candidates running in the upcoming midterms.
  • After Blasting McConnell For Retuning To DC, Grimes Heads To Fundraiser...In DC

    09/09/2014 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, blasted him for returning to work in Washington D.C. Grimes is starting to fall behind in the polls, with the New York Times basically saying that McConnell’s re-election is the most probable outcome come Election Day. Nevertheless, it’s beyond desperate that Grimes is attacking McConnell, who is part of the GOP leadership (he sort of has to come back), for returning to D.C. to work, while she also heads off to raise money…in D.C. The new web ad blasting McConnell for doing his job labeled the Senate Minority Leader as scandal-ridden, which alludes to...
  • Is the Obama Military Foreign Policy the best fundraiser that ISIS has?

    09/04/2014 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 5 replies
    Graewoulf | September 4, 2014 | Graewoulf
    Obama may be very good at inspiring Democrats to donate their money to him, but Obama may even more of a fundraising inspiration to ISIS. One year after B. Hussein Obama was legally empowered to "Fundamentally transform the United States of America," ISIS was born in 2010. Since then, ISIS has grown in numbers and conquered area. ISIS has also financially benefitted by the erasure of Obama's "Syrian Redline," Obama's abandonment of Military support for ally Iraq, and a pledge to not send US Marines or Army Troops back into Iraq. Obama has doubled the US National Debt, downsized the...
  • Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest

    08/28/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Bill Glauber
    Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 27, 2014 A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Labor Day. No further details were available for Monday's visit, but multiple media sources said that Obama will be attending Laborfest at Maier Festival Park. A White House official later confirmed the president would visit the city for an event Monday. Obama was a frequent visitor to Milwaukee and Madison during the 2012 campaign, and was here in 2010 for Laborfest, speaking to a crowd of...
  • ‘No different than supporting ISIS': Libs work to take down fundraising page for Officer Darren

    08/21/2014 9:52:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8/21/14 | staff
    Shaun King @ShaunKing Follow Hey @gofundme. We are 72 hours away from asking people to never use your platform again. Clock starts now. Remove that campaign. 5:05 PM - 21 Aug 2014 Shaun King, founder of Upfront Media Group, is leading the charge to have a GoFundMe page supporting Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson taken down. “This page has been created to support Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department,” reads the page. “We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives. All proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and...
  • DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    08/20/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 7:14 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday. The DNC raised almost $9.3 million in July and went into August with more than $9.6 million saved for November’s elections. The RNC says it raised $8.4 million last month and has almost $14 million in its account. …
  • 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...
  • Gabby Giffords to Maine Raising Money for Gubernatorial Candidate Supporting Gun Control

    08/09/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 9 Gabby Giffords will "[try] to resurrect gun control" by appearing in Maine to raise money for gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud (D). Michaud is currently the U.S. Rep. for Maine's 2nd District. According to the Associated Press, Michaud says he and Giffords formed a friendship as "conservative 'blue dog' Democrats" during their time together in Congress, and he stands with her in pushing for more gun control now in the area of background checks.
  • Dems talk about impeachment 20 times as much as Republicans

    08/07/2014 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2014 | Molly K. Hooper with Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    Congressional Democrats have talked about the impeachment of President Obama 20 times more than Republicans have on the House and Senate floors. Since the start of the 113th Congress last year, Democrats have used the word “impeach” or “impeachment” regarding Obama 86 times, according to a review of the Congressional Record by The Hill. Utterances on the floor from Republicans about impeaching Obama, in contrast, have been relatively rare. Only three Republicans in this Congress have raised the subject on the House floor, and the words have been used a total of four times by GOP members. Most of the...
  • Democrats: Don't stop talking about impeachment!

    07/31/2014 2:27:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Rally the base. Raise cash.You'd think the last thing any president would do is to constantly bring up his own name in connection with the idea of impeachment. It's not exactly a positive association. But why would that matter to President Persecution Complex? We're way past the point where anyone believed he could govern the nation effectively, so his only political play at this point is to make you feel sorry for him, and the way to do that is make the case that those mean old Republicans want to persecute him. How? By impeaching him! Obama is trying to...
  • White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

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

    07/28/2014 9:43:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2014 | John Semmens
    A woman on the verge of giving birth was blocked from crossing the street to get to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center because the road was blocked in anticipation of President Obama’s motorcade passing by. The woman was told to wait on a bus stop bench while staff from the Medical Center crossed the street to her aid. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Hector Morales defended the seemingly unnecessary impediment to the woman’s access to health care as “routine protocol. Look, the President of the United States is the world’s most important person. Whatever he is doing must take precedence over anything...
  • Michelle Obama complains about money's influence on politics, then asks for 'fat check'

    07/27/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2014 | FoxNews
    First lady Michelle Obama is complaining on the fundraising circuit about the evils of money in politics -- while also asking Democratic Party supporters to “write a big fat check” before the November elections. “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics,” Obama said during a fundraiser Thursday in her hometown of Chicago. “There are special interests that have too much influence.” However, she quickly pivoted and urged attendees at least twice to write a hefty check.
  • 80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K

    07/25/2014 7:56:49 PM PDT · by mgist · 12 replies
    front Page ^ | 7-24-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K July 24, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 3 Comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st Hey bargain hunters. Do you happen to own a wind or solar company? Maybe you help design environmentally friendly doorknobs. Or run a health care company? The economy is tough on everyone and you wish you could lobby Obama, but you just can’t afford to drop $25K to listen to...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama raises money for Democrats in Chicago

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

    07/23/2014 6:28:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 9:11 AM EDT
    As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have “gone off the rails” and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office. The mixed messages aim to cast Obama as being above the fray even as he embarks on one of his most intense fundraising sprees for the Democratic Party. “I’m not overly partisan,” he insisted Tuesday before 250 donors in a well-to-do lakefront neighborhood in Seattle. “The problem is not the Republican Party per se. The problem is...
  • All of this 'fundraising' is really getting old: Obama keeps doing this while things fall apart

    07/18/2014 7:01:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/18/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    <p>We know two things for sure about President Obama's foreign policy.</p>
  • President’s Texas Itinerary Defended

    07/11/2014 6:43:59 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 July 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama has faced criticism for refusing to visit sites in Texas where hordes of illegal immigrants have been flooding into the country. The criticism has been especially pointed in light of the fact that he has traveled to the state to participate in political fund raisers at the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and two other in-state locations. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that “the President’s presence at the border would not be a good use of his time. It’s not as if anything he might see there is going to change his mind about immigration reform....
  • Obama Fundraises as the Border Disintegrates

    07/09/2014 3:59:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    As the orchestrated chaos at America's southern border remains unrelenting, President Obama is doing what he does best: ignoring another crisis in favor of fundraising. And despite that fundraising taking place in Texas, the state hardest hit by the onslaught of illegal alien children, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted Monday that Obama had no intention of visiting the border.
  • Sen. Cruz Names Nick Muzin As Senior Adviser, Dep. Chief of Staff

    07/02/2014 11:16:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Jewish Political News and Updates ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday named Nick Muzin as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for strategy, effective Monday, July 14. “Nick’s broad range of experience and networks make him the ideal person to help us craft a positive, forward-looking vision for America and take that message to every corner of the country,” Sen. Cruz said in a statement. “I am delighted to have him on our team, and look forward to working together.” Muzin, 38, an Orthodox Jew, is a physician and attorney, and is currently the director of coalitions for the House Republican Conference,...
  • All Delaware Republicans: Support your DEGOP with $10 each

    06/23/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    DEGOP ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Delaware Republican Party has set up a plan for every registered Republican to donate a minimum of $10 each -- or as an alternative, at your option, preferably $10 per month, repeating each month until November 30, 2014 If you go to -- http://www.delawaregop.com/index.cfm?ref=13100 The DEGOP donation page is set up automatically to accept $10 donations automatically repeating at $10 per month from today until November 30, 2014. Of course you can change the "Recurrence" field to (a) One Time Only, or (b) Quarterly or (c) Monthly. You can change the ending date. You can change the dollar amount....
  • Terrorists Moving Toward Baghdad And Russian Tanks Rolling Across Ukraine As

    06/18/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - While al-Qaeda renegade armies were seizing Iraqi territory over the weekend and closing in on Baghdad, President Obama was jetting into Palm Springs, Calif. for 18 holes of golf. The blood-soaked, terrorist rampage across Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was drawing close enough to the Iraqi capital to force the administration to begin withdrawing some of our U.S. embassy staff there. While Obama was lining up his shot on the green, our country was in a full blown, foreign policy-national security crisis, one of many that confronts his failed presidency. Russian tanks, ordered...
  • Amid Foreign and Domestic Crises, Obama Plans to Fundraise and Golf This Weekend

    06/13/2014 12:29:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Iraqi government is pleading for help from the U.S. as ISIS militants close in on Baghdad; Syria is still in the grips of war; veterans are dying from long wait times at the VA; and we’ve got a humanitarian crisis going on at the Southwest border. With all this at the forefront, you’d think the president would work tirelessly to address these problems. Alas, he’ll be doing what he does best this weekend: fundraising and golfing. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama should land at Palm Springs International Airport at about 6 p.m. Friday, straight from a...
  • You won't believe this.

    05/11/2014 7:26:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    NRSC | Senate Republicans
    Friend, You’re not going to believe this, but it's true. We’ve got a national debt that’s out of control, $17 trillion and climbing. Yet, John Kerry just gave foreign workers at the State Department a 42% raise. 42%! When was the last time you got a raise like that? The Obama Administration is simply out-of-touch with the challenges facing American taxpayers like you and me. Sincerely, Senate Republicans
  • Oh Look, Here Are Six Times That Democrats Shamelessly Raised Funds From Tragedies

    05/10/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Soopermexican ^ | May 10 2014 | Sancho Panza
    One of the more hypocritical attacks on Republicans trying to find answers about Benghazi is the accusation that it’s merely a fundraising campaign. Of course, Democrats would never use a tragedy to raise funds from the American people right? These six tragedies shamelessly used by Democrats to raise funds were probably an accident, right?
  • The Newest Benghazi Controversy: Political Fundraising

    05/08/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | BY LUKE RUSSERT AND CARRIE DANN
    House Speaker John Boehner would not say Thursday if the House GOP’s campaign arm should stop including the Benghazi attacks in fundraising appeals. Asked three times whether the National Republican Congressional Committee should be fundraising based on what they call Democratic obstruction of the Benghazi investigation, Boehner answered only: “Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period.” An NRCC email sent Wednesday morning included a link to “become a Benghazi watchdog” – which led to a page where supporters can donate cash. A separate website called “BenghaziWatchdogs.com” still contains a link encouraging...
  • Touchdown! Franciscans reach goal with a winning kick (restoration project)

    04/16/2014 2:41:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | April 14, 2014 | Carol Glatz
    ROME — Bypassing strapped government funding, a community of Franciscan friars in Rome was able to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars in 30 days through the crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter.The small cell where St. Francis of Assisi used to sleep when he came to Rome. (Screengrab from the Franciscans’ Kickstarter webpage) The Franciscans in charge of the Church of St. Francis at Ripa will be using the money to restore the darkened, crumbling cell where St. Francis of Assisi stayed during his visits to Rome.More than 1,100 people, mostly from the United States, contributed to the Franciscans’...
  • Houston businesswoman rejects plea deal in case involving NY Congressman

    04/15/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Stewart Powell
    A Houston businesswoman has rejected prosecutors’ efforts to get her to testify against Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., in exchange for a deal on the campaign fundraising charges against her, setting the stage for a trial in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to her lawyer. Attorney Stuart Kaplan said federal prosecutors were expected to seek a new indictment against Diana Durand, after cancellation of a scheduled court appearance on Monday to discuss the status of plea negotiations.
  • Obama Attended 2 Fundraisers As Deadly Fort Hood Shooting Unfolded

    04/02/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Debra Heine
    There have now been 4 people confirmed dead after the second shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Pentagon sources tell CBS News that the Fort Hood shooter is a soldier — identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez — and that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CBS News reports that the shooting stemmed from a soldier dispute. According to Fox News 14 people were wounded with injuries ranging from stable to very critical. The shooting reportedly started between 4:25 and 4:30 central time and for several hours Fort Hood was in lockdown, and the nation didn't know the number...
  • Parents touched by Sandy Hook shooting honor daughter, raise awareness

    04/02/2014 9:13:22 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/2/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Josephine “Joey” Gay was one of 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012. “You have two choices,” said Bob Gay, Joey’s father and a 1978 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson. “You can choose love or you can go another way. Knowing my daughter, choosing love was the only way.” The 7-year-old will be honored at the second annual Joey’s Purple Ball June 14 at Calvert Hall. The event benefits the pending non-profit Safe and Sound, comprised of Sandy Hook parents and community...
  • HARRY REID FUNDRAISING PITCH: SEND ME MONEY BECAUSE PALIN 'BERATED ME'

    03/31/2014 3:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/31/2014 | TONY LEE
    On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who is under fire for spending at least $31,000 in campaign funds to buy jewelry from his granddaughter, asked his supporters to send him campaign donations because former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin berated him. "Sarah Palin berated me for calling out the Koch Brothers in their attempt to buy control of the U.S. Senate," he writes in an e-mail sent a day before the end of the first fundraising quarter.
  • Emails show health officials stonewalled FoxNews.com inquiry on Sebelius fundraising

    03/10/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 10, 2014
    Newly published emails show how health officials stonewalled a request by FoxNews.com for information about Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' under-the-radar fundraising for a pro-ObamaCare group. The emails were published Monday by The Washington Examiner, and show how officials were sent into a frenzy by the initial inquiry. FoxNews.com first reached out to the pro-ObamaCare group, Enroll America, last May to inquire about claims that Sebelius was making calls to nonprofits to raise money for its Affordable Care Act awareness campaigns. FoxNews.com was told "there was no truth" to the tip. But the emails show officials acknowledging, privately,...
  • Obama, Clinton circles overlap in Dem fundraising

    03/11/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 11, 2014 8:40 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn and Ken Thomas
    Melding 2014 needs with 2016 hopes, President Barack Obama teamed up Tuesday with an ally and fundraiser of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic Party erase a worrisome debt. Obama was in New York Tuesday to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at a high-dollar fundraiser at the home of Alan Patricof, the founder of a New York venture capital fund. Patricof is a longtime Clinton friend and fundraiser for her Senate and presidential campaigns, and the event aligns the Obama and Clinton orbits as the former first lady considers a White House bid...
  • Organizing for Action revamps rules after firing fundraiser

    03/04/2014 10:27:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Organizing for Action is revamping its fundraising practices and fired a fundraiser amid questions about whether the group was promising access to Obama administration officials in exchange for donations. Samantha Maltzman, a top fundraiser for the Democratic group with strong ties to President Obama, resigned from the organization after NBC News obtained emails between her and Dr. Munr Kazmir, a New Jersey businessman, explicitly listing prices to attend a summit last week with the president. The emails conflicted with a pledge by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, who wrote in an op-ed last year that “we can't and we...
  • Obama group fires fundraiser over dubious donation

    03/01/2014 3:27:32 AM PST · by don-o · 7 replies
    AP ^ | February 28, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizing for Action, a group formed to back President Barack Obama's agenda, has fired one of its fundraisers and acknowledged falling short of its standards as questions were raised Friday about whether the group solicited donations in exchange for access to Obama or White House officials.
  • Davis Email: 'What Rove Said About Wendy,' Doesn't State . . . What Rove Said About Wendy

    02/07/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a proud Texas Democrat--OK, as a proud conservative living in Texas--I am subscribed to the email list for Wendy Davis' campaign for governor. I received the campaign's latest missive this morning, from campaign manager Karin Johanson. The email was entitled "What Karl Rove said about Wendy." Can't fault the fundraising strategy behind the headline. Include the name of the left's favorite Texas bogeyman. Check. Suggest lurid details designed to lure the reader in. Check. There was just one problem: the message never states "what Karl Rove said about Wendy." It claims that Rove is "attacking her," that he's part...
  • Mrs. Obama Takes a Jab at Us “Wilderness” Folks

    02/01/2014 3:36:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Todd Starnes
    First Lady Michelle Obama took a jab at rural Americans during a speech she delivered to Democrats at the posh Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, according to a White House transcript of her remarks.Her comments came as she was imploring the high-dollars donors to dig deep and “max out” their checking accounts. “Leave San Francisco,” she told the laughing audience. “Leave this bastion. Go out in the wilderness. And roll up your sleeves because we know that those person-to-person contacts, those calls and doors knocked on, all of that can also mean the difference between victory and defeat.” The wilderness?...
  • First lady Michelle Obama stumps for cash in S.F.

    01/31/2014 7:43:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014 | Carla Marinucci
    Just days after President Obama made income inequality a central theme of his State of the Union address, his wife hit San Francisco for a visit that included no public events - but kicked off with a pair of big-ticket Democratic fundraisers. The first lady wasted no time in urging attendees to translate their beliefs into cash to keep hold of Democratic congressional seats in 2014 midterm races.
  • Hillary Clinton Caught Violating Campaign Finance Laws on Tape

    01/25/2014 8:41:11 AM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    liveleak ^ | orig 2007
    (VIDEO INCLUDED AT THE LINK - what you will watch is absolutely illegal...solicitation of a donor and coordination by Hillary and her aides from the White House) Hillary Clinton Caught Violating Campaign Finance Laws On Tape! Posted: June 22, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore � 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Hillary Clinton greeted at August 2000 Hollywood gala and fund-raiser by Peter Paul and his wife Andrea (Courtesy Hillcap.org) The full, five-minute videotape touted as "smoking gun evidence" of two felonies committed by Sen. Hillary Clinton has been released to WND. As WND reported, the tape was submitted as evidence to...
  • Ready for Hillary Makes Millions With Cool Parties, Cheap Tickets

    01/23/2014 2:41:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Gnomes National News Service ^ | January 22, 2014 | Staff
    It’s the biggest gay nightclub in one of D.C.’s coolest hoods. Town, on U Street, held a Saturday night-sized crowd, but it was Wednesday and barely after 8 p.m. “I’m ready,” shouted a partygoer, as others simply woo-ed. Then the music turned off and a political advertisement played on the televisions above the bar. Lots of screams and applause proved that this group was, in fact, Ready for Hillary. In the 2008 cycle, it was Barack Obama who cornered the market on cool. He was the new guy, the basketball player, Oprah’s BFF. He was the candidate who wanted you...