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  • David Brock’s Media Matters Allegedly Hid Income From IRS For Years

    03/14/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    In December 2016, a largely unnoticed report from The Citizen’s Audit revealed that David Brock’s Media Matter’s allegedly hid $1 million from the IRS spanning 2010 to 2014. Brock’s Media Matters owns a lease to the entire 6th floor of a building in Washington D.C. – also reported by The Citizen’s Audit – and subleases office space to thirteen other organizations. However, the city of Washington D.C. only recognizes one registered occupant on the 6th floor – Media Matters for America. If they all share the same floor space and pay rent to Brock, that's something to tell the IRS....
  • Obama PACs Bus Protesters To GOP Town Halls

    02/12/2017 2:30:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2017 | By Phillip Stucky
    Political action committees that fundraised for President Barrack Obama during the 2012 presidential election, bused protesters to Republican town hall events nationwide earlier in February, according to a Sunday report from The Washington Post. Democrats nationwide continue to search for ways to oppose President Donald Trump after the 2016 election, and they are digging deep into funding from years ago. An unnamed pro-Obama super PAC organized protests at several town halls, going so far as busing protesters outside the member’s districts. Since super PACS were legalized in the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, this marks the first time that...
  • Wikileaks Shows Campaign Illegally Setting up a PAC

    10/23/2016 9:17:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Email at link has this attachment: MEMORANDUM To: John From: Sean RE: Framework Date: July 31, 2013 Sine Qua Non 1 - A board for Priorities USA Action SuperPAC that includes: You and Jim Messina as Chairs Capricia Marshall (The donors all respect her immensely) Paul Begala Minyon Moore Michael Whouley (Harold Ickes and Greg Speed are already on the Board) I think that if we are serious about having a functioning SuperPAC for her, it is imperative to have you and Jim as Chairs, and particularly important to have Michael and the Dewey Square folks to definitively get us...
  • Daughter of mega-donor Robert Mercer takes reins at Trump super-PAC (Link Only)

    09/07/2016 12:10:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
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  • How We Killed the Tea Party

    08/14/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 54 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | Paul H. Jossey
    Greedy PACs drained the movement with endless pleas for money to support “conservative” causes and candidates. I worked for one of them. But Tea Party ideas live on. As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take note of another conservative political phenomenon that the GOP nominee has utterly eclipsed: the Tea Party. The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It was murdered—and it was an inside job. In a half decade, the spontaneous uprising that shook official Washington degenerated into a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations

    06/29/2016 8:38:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/16 | Harper Neidig and Jonathan Swan
    A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions. According to a review of contributions by The Hill, Boston-based Suffolk Construction made two contributions of $100,000 to Priorities USA, which is backing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. At the time it made the contributions, Suffolk held multiple contracts worth $976,560 with the Department of Defense for maintenance and construction projects at a Naval base in Newport, R.I., and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., according to the government website USASpending.gov....
  • Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It

    06/21/2016 8:28:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 6/20/16 | Christian Datoc
    "Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away with it" A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations from Super PACs without breaking campaign finance law restricting that behavior.
  • Amish for Trump

    05/29/2016 10:58:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    The Amish don’t read Donald Trump’s tweets and can’t watch his television appearances, and voting is practically against their religion. But that’s not stopping a group of Trump allies with ties to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich from mounting a campaign to turn them out anyway. Amish PAC was started by an alum of a pro-Carson super PAC, an ex-Amish donor to that super PAC and an employee of Gingrich Productions. The group is planning to mount an old-fashioned, billboards-and-newspaper-ads effort this summer, designed to encourage Amish people in Pennsylvania and Ohio to turn out for Trump in November....
  • Trump's Message on Super PACS Takes General Election Turn

    05/20/2016 3:34:17 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ali VITALI , Alexandra JAFFE, Katy TUR, Anthony TERRELL and Hallie JACKSON
    Donald Trump has devoted much of his campaign to railing against a corrupt system where politicians must answer to their donors — and to promising his supporters that he will break that mold.... As more super PACs continue to emerge, ... The candidate won't definitively rule out super PAC funding, instead suggesting that he doesn't want it for himself, but for the Republican Party. "I do love self-funding," he told MSNBC's Morning Joe in April. "... I really won't be asking for money for myself, I'll be asking money for the party." Trump campaign manager, ... is still ruling out...
  • Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost ($100 million+)

    05/14/2016 8:12:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May | Jonathan Martin
    The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson told Donald J. Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment. As significant, Mr. Adelson, a billionaire based in Las Vegas, has decided that he will significantly scale back his giving to congressional Republicans and direct most of his contributions to groups dedicated to Mr. Trump’s campaign. The two Republicans familiar with Mr. Adelson’s plans spoke anonymously because they...
  • John Kasich's Campaign Frustrated With Stop-Trump Movement

    04/13/2016 2:02:07 PM PDT · by Savage Rider · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 13 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell and Kailani Koenig
    The campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of three remaining candidates in the Republican presidential primary, is growing frustrated by a stop-Donald Trump effort that in their view has become more pro-Ted Cruz than anti-Trump. Kasich's team insinuates that the stop-Trump effort is ignoring the delegate-rich state of New York because Cruz is polling in third place. They are also concerned that anti-Trump efforts will not enter Pennsylvania, either, another state where Kasich is also in second place.
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/08/2016 3:37:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/7/16 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. (see here) They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts.
  • Anti-Trump groups hope a Cruz win in Wisconsin will invigorate donors

    04/01/2016 6:08:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Conservative groups are banking on a Ted Cruz victory in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary to halt Donald Trump’s momentum and convince increasingly dubious millionaires to keep funding the "Never Trump" movement. “We really see it as a game changer,” said Doug Sachtleben, communications director at the Club for Growth, one of the three main conservative groups dropping millions on attack ads against Trump. While Republican operatives running anti-Trump groups insist publicly that there are no “make or break” states there is a growing private consensus that a Cruz victory in Wisconsin wouldbe crucial to convince wealthy conservatives who dislike Trump that...
  • Ted Cruz PAC Attacks Melania Trump Then #NeverTrump Crowd Cries Foul When Trump Hits Back

    03/24/2016 9:41:30 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 290 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz exchanged barbs on Twitter Tuesday night after a pro-Cruz PAC ran an ad targeting Trump’s wife Melania. The ad was released by the Make America Awesome PAC and first reported by Buzzfeed on Monday. The group, headed by Liz Mair, says it is targeting Mormon voters with the Facebook ads. .... Last night Donald Trump responded by retweeting this photo of Melania Trump and Heidi Cruz. "A picture is worth a thousand words" ... Today the Cruzers, Megyn Kelly, the #NeverTrump crowd lost it. As predicted, the Cruzers and #NeverTrump people are now attacking Donald...
  • How ‘ghost corporations’ are funding the 2016 election

    03/19/2016 3:31:47 PM PDT · by kindred · 11 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 3-18-16 | Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy
    Two days before Christmas, a trust called DE First Holdings was quietly formed in Delaware, where corporations are required to reveal little about their workings. A day later, the entity dropped $1 million into a super PAC with ties to Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop, a Democrat considering a gubernatorial bid. The trust, whose owner remains unknown, is part of a growing cadre of mystery outfits financing big-money super PACs. Many were formed just days or weeks before making six- or ­seven-figure contributions — an arrangement that election law experts say violates a long-standing federal ban on straw donors....
  • The oligarchs' super-PAC anti-Trump savagery

    03/08/2016 6:36:57 AM PST · by vekzen · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 3/7/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Not in memory has the leadership of a party been so out of touch. The Republican rank and file are in revolt, not only against the failures of their fathers but the policies of their present rulers. Fully 116 members of the GOP’s national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect – to Hillary Clinton! In every primary upcoming, Trump is under a ceaseless barrage of attack ads on radio, TV, cable and social media, paid for by super...
  • Unions are Super PACS

    03/02/2016 9:15:24 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/29/2016 | Jack Spencer
    An unexpected burst of plain speaking recently swerved the race for the Democratic presidential nomination off the customary narrative. Howard Dean, the former head of the Democratic National Committee and candidate for the party's 2004 nomination, not only admitted but asserted that labor unions are super PACs. While on the campaign trail, Dean — a Hillary Clinton supporter — described unions as super PACs while attempting to counter suggestions that Clinton was beholden to Wall Street, after collecting significant sums for speeches at financial industry events. “Why does Hillary Clinton have to put up with a double standard?” Dean asked....
  • Bush Super PAC Delays Super Tuesday Ad Buy Again

    02/15/2016 8:55:58 PM PST · by drewh · 5 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2.15.16 11:52
    Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush’s campaign, is for the second time delaying its planned television ad campaign in the Super Tuesday states as it focuses on the critical race in South Carolina. According to a person familiar with the decision, the ads for the March 1 races—when 571 pledged delegates will be bound across 13 states—will be delayed until after the South Carolina primary on Saturday. A Right to Rise spokesman said the delay will help it determine where to prioritize spending in the coming primaries. The decision follows a similar move announced on Feb. 10,...
  • Mysterious Super PAC Linked to Rubio-Romney Promises to “Kill Off” Trump in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 6:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    A mysterious Super PAC with links to Rubio and Romney promises to "kill off" Donald Trump in South Carolina. DC Whispers reported: This mysterious, Mitt-Romney-linked Super PAC is letting it be known they are prepared for all-out war to ensure Mr. Trump gets nowhere near the GOP nomination. The name of the "anyone but Trump" multi-million dollar effort calls itself the, Our Principles PAC and is headed by former Mitt Romney deputy campaign manager, Katie Packer. One of Packer's oft-repeated complaints against Donald Trump is that he is a RINO. That's right, the former Deputy campaign manager for MITT ROMNEY,...
  • Politico: Trump Freezes Establishment Mega-Donors in Place

    02/12/2016 11:19:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2016
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...