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  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Obama Plans To IGNORE Illegal Immigrant Children In Detention Facilities On Texas Trip

    07/04/2014 10:34:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/04/14 | Eric Owens
    The White House has admitted that President Barack Obama has no announced plans to visit overcrowded border-area detention facilities holding tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children when he flies into Texas next week to raise money for Democrats. Obama’s excuse is that he is “well aware” of the escalating disaster involving thousands of human beings on the long border between the United States and Mexico, reports the Daily Mail. “The president has a very good sense of what’s happening at the border,” said press secretary Josh Earnest at Friday’s press briefing. “He’s getting regular updates from his officials who’ve...
  • Obama Won’t Visit Southern U.S. Border While in Texas, but Here’s What He Will Be Doing

    07/02/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 2 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will not be visiting the southern U.S. border anytime soon, even though he will be in Texas next week for a fundraiser. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has invited Obama a few times to visit the border to assess the immigration crisis that has evolved as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children try to cross into the United States. But Earnest said Obama at this point has not accepted. illegal immigration Barack Obama Rick Perry Texas fundraising politics President Barack Obama is in Texas next week for a fundraiser,...
  • Obama: GOP pushing ‘phony scandals’

    06/27/2014 1:21:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama charged that his Republican opponents had “nothing to offer except cynicism and fear and frustration” during a fundraiser Thursday in Minnesota. The fundraiser capped off a day Obama spent with Rebekah Erler, a working mother who wrote the president to detail her financial struggle. “It moved me,” Obama said of the letter, adding that he only went into politics to help people like her. Obama said he remembered what it felt like to be struggling to figure out “how you lead a good life and raise your kids, not looking to get wildly wealthy… trying to make ends...
  • Obama Runs Off to Chicago Fundraiser – While Fort Hood Comes Under Attack

    04/02/2014 4:23:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama is in Chicago this evening for two fundraising events. The White House issued a statement saying Obama has been informed of the shootings at Fort Hood and will be kept apprised. There is no mention in the reports of Obama cancelling the fundraisers as soldiers under his command are under attack on American soil. From Politico at 6:55 p.m. EDT (which doesn’t mention Obama is fundraising in Chicago): “President Barack Obama has been informed of the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood army base in Texas, according to the pool report. ““The President has been informed...
  • Obama Heads to Fundraiser After Giving Brief Ft. Hood Statement

    04/02/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    On Wednesday evening, President Obama was being kept up to date on the developments from the mass shooting at Fort Hood while reportedly attending fundraisers for the 2014 election cycle. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama is in the loop while at the fundraisers. Obama will be in Chicago for four and a half hours, and the events have largely been closed to the media, with radio and TV reporters banned from attendance. Only one print reporter will be allowed to provide press pool notes
  • 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...
  • Obama in the city for Clinton ally’s fundraiser

    03/11/2014 3:37:33 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda
    pagesix.com ^ | 3/11/14 | Emily Smith
    Obama in the city for Clinton ally’s fundraiser By Emily Smith President Obama is coming to Manhattan Tuesday for yet another fund-raiser, hosted by longtime Hillary Clinton friend and bundler Alan Patricof. While the president is flying in on Air Force One for the intimate “fireside chat” at Patricof’s home in front of just 26 people at the $32,400 per ticket event, private equity and venture capital pioneer Patricof has made it clear the fund-raiser is not to bolster Obama, but to boost the Democratic National Committee ahead of a possible Clinton presidential run.
  • OBAMA PROCLAIMS: Officially Happy Hour with the Democratic Party

    02/28/2014 3:57:12 PM PST · by Toespi · 37 replies
    Fox News
    Obama Heads to Dem Fundraiser After Ukraine Remarks: 'Officially Happy Hour With the Democratic Party'
  • Donor Fatigue? Tickets to Obama Fundraiser in California Now 50 Percent Off

    11/19/2013 5:29:24 AM PST · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | Rebecca Berg
    The Democratic National Committee is reducing ticket prices for a high-dollar fundraiser in San Francisco next week that features President Obama, according to an email sent to donors Monday. Obama is set to appear at a luncheon at the SFJAZZ Center on Nov. 25 to benefit the DNC, but whether it's a sign of donor fatigue or a general lack of interest, tickets have not been selling as expected. "An exciting new update I would love to mention is that we have reduced the price for the general admission luncheon tickets to $500/person," Shefali Razdan Duggal, a member of the...
  • Payback: Obama Nominates Major Campaign Fundraiser to Head Homeland Security (Surprise? Not.)

    10/18/2013 11:31:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Now that former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is on the west coast fulfilling her new duties as the president of the University of California, President Obama has nominated major campaign donor Jeh Johnson to take her place. Federal campaign finance records show that over the past decade, Johnson has contributed more than $100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Johnson donated more than $33,000 to Obama's campaign, federal records show. Obama's campaign website listed Johnson as a member of the then-candidate's national finance committee and an adviser to Obama's foreign policy team during the...
  • Obama Commemorates Labor Day with Communist Promises and $23,000 Dinners.

    09/02/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 2,2013 | Written by The P/Oed Patriot
    During President Obama’s weekly address commemorating Labor Day, he seemed to channel Karl Marx as he laid out his ideas for building up the middle class: “That’s why, over the past month, I’ve traveled all across America, laying out my ideas for how we can build on the cornerstones of what it means to be middle class. A good job that pays a good wage. A good education. A home of your own. Health care when you get sick. A secure retirement even if you’re not rich.” to an article on The Hill, President Obama plans on flying to Los...
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • Al-Qaeda terrorist's son an Obama fundraiser

    06/15/2008 12:54:25 PM PDT · by hecht · 34 replies · 69+ views
    Al-Qaeda terrorist's son an Obama fundraiser Here's another 'associate' that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama may want to throw under the bus. This is a Debbie Schlussel exclusive. Al Churbaji is a Syrian national currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from where he is fighting the Department of Homeland Security's endeavors to deport him. If successful, this will be the second deportation for Al-Churbaji, after a return to the U.S. that violated federal immigration and deportation policies. More on that later. But even if Al-Churbaji is deported, at least two of his six children, a son and a daughter,...
  • Fox News EXCLUSIVE: Gloria Allred Met with Obama Before 'October Surprise'

    10/24/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2012 | Fox Nation
    DNC delegate and partisan Democrat lawyer Gloria Allred attended the “30 Days to Victory” Obama fundraiser at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on October 7th…featuring George Clooney and musical acts Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Bon Jovi and Earth, Wind & Fire. After the fundraiser, Allred admitted to O’Reilly Factor correspondent Jesse Watters that she “just had a few words with the President” backstage, “he had some very kind words for me,” and “knows of my work…” but would not elaborate more on the details of her conversation. Now, two weeks later Allred is spearheading an “October surprise”...
  • Clinton says U.S. officials have met with Haqqanis (Obama administration negotiating with terrorist)

    10/21/2011 8:42:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/21/2011 | Andrew Quinn and Chris Allbritton
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that the United States had held a preliminary meeting with representatives of the Haqqani network, a group of militants Washington has blamed for a series of attacks in Afghanistan. The revelation came soon after Clinton, in Islamabad with a heavyweight team of U.S. military and intelligence leaders, warned that tough action would have to be taken against Afghan and Pakistani militants if they did not cooperate in efforts to stabilize Afghanistan and pursue peace. Clinton was asked at a roundtable with journalists about reports that U.S. officials had met with Haqqani representatives directly,...
  • AG Eric Holder attends private screening of Sparkle in Oak Bluffs (OBAMA fundraiser)

    08/13/2012 9:23:27 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    Martha Vineyard Times (MA) ^ | 8/13/12 | Nelson Sigelman
    The stars came out in Oak Bluffs Monday evening for a private screening of the movie Sparkle, set to open across the United States on Friday. Almost 200 invited guests filed into the threadbare Island Theater, leased just for the occasion. The atmosphere was a mix of Hollywood premiere, Obama fundraiser, and Oak Bluffs summer fun. There were hugs all around for Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama senior advisor and seasonal Island resident Valerie Jarrett, Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, actor Chris Tucker, producer Debra Martin Chase, CBS morning show host Gayle King and Sony Corporation chief executive officer...
  • Obama Charges $1,000 Per Handshake

    04/18/2012 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 54 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-18-12 | Breitbart News
    President Obama’s fan base is willing to pay through the nose to get a glimpse of him. In fact, supporters in Dearborn, Michigan showed up today to shell out $1,000 just to shake the hand of The One. “A thousand dollars is a lot of money,” Lonnie Peek, one of the fortunate few to touch Obama personally, told CBS. “But other folks are kickin’ in for their candidates, so what you do is you bite the bullet. You wanna have your conscience good, to feel that this is what I did. You know, you go without a couple of meals....
  • New Yorkers Furious With Obama's Triple-Fundraiser

    11/30/2011 10:52:48 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    fox news ^ | November 30, 2011
    <p>Obama is visiting the 0.001%, the 0.0001%, and the 1% respectively, as he begins his evening at a private gathering in Manhattan with "25 to 30 people, each of whom paid $10,000" to giggle and make small talk with a man whose brain is processing the implications of a possible ground war with Pakistan.</p>
  • Bill Ayers Says One Thing, The Obama Campaign Says Another, and The Usual MSM Suspects Don’t Care

    11/29/2011 7:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | Nov 29th 2011 | John Nolte
    Today’s opening snark courtesy of Journolister Dave Weigel from his Slate perch: Big Government breaks the news that Bill Ayers hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama; well, this was broken by Ben Smith in 2007, but still. I call it a “snark” because the word “lie” feels a little harsh during this holiday season. However, it’s just a fact that Big Government didn’t position the piece as “breaking news” and as far as I can tell it wasn’t even a featured story. But you have to admire a guy like Weigel who poses as an objective journalist and yet sees...
  • Steve Westly: The Linchpin to Funny (DOE) White House Loans - Another Obama $500,000 bundler

    10/18/2011 7:01:54 AM PDT · by opentalk · 1 replies
    California political news/pajamasmedia ^ | October 17, 2011 | Stephen Frank
    “The most troubling transaction: a $465 million loan to California’s Tesla Motors. Tesla received a loan rate of 1.6% from DOE to manufacture an all-electric car that will sell for nearly $50,000. It will not exactly be the people’s car. Tesla also builds luxury sports cars that retail for $103,000 to $128,000. Tesla also is no simple new age car company. It is owned and financed by big donors to the Democratic Party and to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Tesla’s principal owner is Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal. He has an estimated personal wealth of $672 million. His...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'hosts Obama fund-raiser at London home'

    10/05/2011 7:26:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2011 | John Bingham
    The actress, who is married to the Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, is said to have hosted a fund-raiser for the Democrats at her London home on Tuesday. The actress, 39, is one of London’s most prominent expat party supporters and has recently attended fund-raising events for the 2012 campaign ... (snip) The Independent reported that tickets for the dinner cost $7,500 (£4,870).
  • Raw Video: Heckler Interrupts Obama Fundraiser

    09/27/2011 12:51:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    AP/YouTube ^ | September 26, 2011 | Video
    A heckler shouting about Jesus Christ interrupted President Barack Obama at a fundraiser before security dragged him out.
  • (Steve Spinner) Obama fundraiser linked to federal loan for failed solar company (Solyndra)

    09/17/2011 2:49:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 17, 2011 | Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeife
    WASHINGTON - The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Barack 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 Energy Department’s issuance of $25 billion in government-backed loans to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama’s top fundraisers in 2008 and is raising money for the president’s 2012 re-election campaign. Spinner did not have any role in the selection of applicants...
  • Obama's Solyndra Loans "Number One Priority" for House Investigating Committee Since Feb.

    09/13/2011 5:20:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | John Ransom
    <p>Our Lawyer-in-Chief, the brilliant Harvard law professor, has recently put on a symposium for us on investment law.  It should be titled “How not to invest when saving/creating jobs with taxpayer dollars.”</p> <p>Lawyer Obama apparently ignored a glowing, red legal flag when his administration decided to make what turns out to be a $527 million loan to a now-bankrupt solar energy company. The loan was part of a package made to struggling Solyndra, a solar company owned by a top contributor to the president, as we reported previously on Townhall Finance.</p>
  • Obama fundraiser at George Kaiser's home? (Flashback: Private fundraiser with Solyndra key investor)

    09/09/2011 8:47:10 AM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Tulsa Now ^ | 3/19/2007 | Tulsa Now
    Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama surprised the staff of Tulsa's Educare Center, 2511 E. Fifth Place, with a surprise visit on Monday. Obama was in Tulsa for a private fundraiser. "I've been a big proponent of early childhood education for some time," said Obama. "I'm extremely pleased and proud of Oklahoma for the ground-breaking work that's being done here." Obama's campaign had kept his stop at the Educare Center so quiet only a two staff members of the staff knew he was coming. Those two, Co-Director Carol Rowland and Associate Director of Early Childhood Education Lyn Lucas, were sworn to...
  • Obama Raises 2.5 Million for Campaign, Costs New York City 3 Million Plus.

    08/11/2011 11:15:00 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/11/2011 | The Wall Street Journal Staff
    President Barack Obama collected some big bucks Thursday night at a star-studded fund-raiser in the New York home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Among the guests: actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin; comedian Jimmy Fallon, designer Vera Wang, singer Alicia Keys, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who co-hosted the event. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was also there as the guests packed around five tables in a basement room. Hundreds of people awaited the president's arrival on the streets of the West Village near the Weinstein residence, a multi-story brick row house. Weinstein said he had...
  • Obama: Creating jobs 'not rocket science' (Says the man who has created ZERO)

    08/09/2011 4:58:55 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/09/11 | Charlie Spiering
    Barack Obama attended a high dollar fundraiser last night after the stock market lost over 600 points in daily trading, but he didn't demonstrate the panic that struck Wall Street that day. [... ] The president told donors that he was concerned about partisan deadlock and the dysfunctional political culture in Washington. “This is not rocket science in terms of how we can create more jobs in this country,” he said at a fundraiser where tickets cost $15,000 per family.
  • Here to raise dough, celebrate big 5-0, Obama says: ‘It starts now’

    08/04/2011 4:31:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    President Barack Obama left the heated partisan atmosphere in Washington on Wednesday for an overly warm hometown 50th Birthday Party with 2,400 fans and donors packing the historic Aragon Ballroom in Uptown. “It doesn’t matter how tough a week I have in Washington, because I know you’ve got me — you’ve got my back,” President Obama told the crowd. “When I come to Chicago, when I travel across the country, I know we can’t be stopped.” Introducing Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said “This looks like the Uptown Music District,” a reference to one of the mayor’s pet entertainment projects. With...
  • Obama @ Fundraiser: "We're Not Even Halfway There Yet" - "Change" Doesn't Mean Change Tomorrow ...

    08/03/2011 6:36:25 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 3, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "It's been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together. Yes, we have. But the thing that we all ought to remember is that as much as good as we have done, precisely because the challenges were so daunting, precisely because we we were inheriting so many challenges, that we're not even halfway there yet. When I said 'change we can believe in' I didn't say 'change we could believe in tomorrow.' Not change we can believe in next week. We knew this was going to take time because we've got this big, messy, tough democracy,"...
  • A Fundraiser By President's 'Chi'-Com Pal

    07/25/2011 6:21:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 25, 2011 | Staff
    Ideology: At the ballpark of the president's favorite baseball team, assorted Marxists and workers of the world, or at least of the Windy City, were set to gather Monday night to raise money to support the great redistributionist. President Obama hasn't alienated quite all of his base with his failure to deliver on his list of promised progressive goodies. Back home in what is only half-jokingly referred to by some as the People's Republic of Chicago those who firmly believe in his dream of spreading the wealth rather than creating more of it have rallied around his falling flag. On...
  • ***STEVE JOBS, OBAMA et al DINNER (last night)

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/Click-Here-for-Obamas-Guest-List-116420909.html The list comes from a White House official and doesn't include many surprises: 1.John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 2.Carol Bartz, President and CEO, Yahoo! 3.John Chambers, CEO and Chairman, Cisco Systems 4.Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter 5.Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and CEO, Oracle 6.Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix 7.John Hennessy, President, Stanford University 8.Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO, Apple 9.Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO, Genentech 10.Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google 11.Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder, The Westly Group 12.Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, President, and CEO, Facebook
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/ ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • U.S. charges Obama fund-raiser in $290 million fraud

    09/21/2009 4:25:18 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies · 1,486+ views
    Reuters ^ | Grant McCool
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. The announcement follows last month's indictment of Nemazee, head of a private equity firm and an Iranian American Political Action Committee board member, on one count of defrauding Citigroup's Citibank. The new indictment adds allegations that he defrauded two other banks, Bank of America and HSBC Bank USA, in a similar fashion by falsifying documents and signatures to...
  • Obama Hits Hollywood On Fundraising Trip [The Start Of Another $800m Campaign War Chest!]

    05/27/2009 9:11:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 514+ views
    AP Report ^ | May 27th 2009
    Obama hits Hollywood on fundraising trip U.S. president to tap movie, music executives at Beverly Hills hotel LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama looked not for votes in California on Wednesday but for millions of dollars to aid Democratic campaigns, including at a fundraiser hosted by such Hollywood names as Steven Spielberg. Like Bill Clinton and other top Democrats before him, Obama visits the Golden State now and then to tap wealthy, liberal-leaning activists, especially in Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Wednesday night's two-tiered event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel offered tickets ranging from $1,000 to $15,200. The lower prices bought...