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  • Billionaires Secretly Met in Aspen to Defeat Bush

    10/19/2004 2:07:29 PM PDT · by jstolarczyk · 52 replies · 1,871+ views ^ | 19 October 2004 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 1:09 p.m. EDT Billionaires Secretly Met in Aspen to Defeat Bush In the days following the Democratic National Convention in Boston this past August, several billionaire Democratic activists secretly met at the famed Aspen Institute in Colorado. The purpose of their clandestine meeting was "to use their fortunes to engineer the defeat of President George W. Bush," The New Yorker magazine reports in its most recent edition. Details of the meeting remain sketchy, but the magazine described the Aspen conference this way: "Five billionaires joined half a dozen liberal leaders in a lengthy conversation about the...
  • Progressive insurance on defense after court case

    08/17/2012 6:20:19 AM PDT · by safetysign · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 08/17/2012 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    The Progressive Corp. insurance group is defending itself against an onslaught of negative publicity after it tried to avoid paying $75,000 to the family of a client killed in a car crash and sought to blame the wreck on her.
  • What's 'Flo' doing with your insurance premiums?

    08/16/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dave Tombers
    Progressive chairman known for promoting drugs, funding ACLU attacks on religion. Everyone has seen the commercials with the ditzy brunette touting the lowest rates on auto insurance.The company’s name is Progressive. This company lives up to its name – the same way the far left clings to the term “progressive.” How so? Word started to leak out earlier this year, when Forbes reported that the “left-leaning billionaire Peter Lewis,” Progressive’s chairman, got involved in the 2012 election with a $200,000 donation to American Bridge 21st Century, a “liberal upper PAC founded by David Brock of Fox News watchdog Media Matters...
  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • George Soros and Other Lefty Moneybags Types Aren't Primarying Lousy Old Democrats Because ...

    05/25/2012 2:18:11 AM PDT · by Kukai · 8 replies ^ | May 24, 2011 | Matt Welch
    Former Reasoner David Weigel has an interesting article up that seeks to answer why there aren't any Club For Growth/FreedomWorks/Tea Party/Paulista-style primary-election challenges to the worst of the Democratic Party's status quo (like, say, the execrable Dianne Feinstein). This section in particular is unintentionally revealing: Two months ago, Progressive Insurance founder Peter Lewis left the Democracy Alliance, a lefty donor coalition. Earlier this month, billionaire George Soros made his first 2012 political donations—$1 million each to America Votes and American Bridge 21st Century. That’s $23.5 million less than he gave to liberal groups in 2004. According to David McKay, chairman...
  • 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...
  • Leftist War Chest on the Verge of Collapse?

    04/03/2012 4:54:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 3, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    A serious internal schism has developed that threatens to destroy the Democracy Alliance, George Soros’s financial clearinghouse that funds groups and projects aimed at turning America into a European-style socialist state. The preeminent funder of the Left in the United States, Soros favors American decline and has said that European-style socialism “is exactly what we need now.” The radical, anti-American philanthropist praises Red China effusively, saying the totalitarian nation has “a better-functioning government than the United States.” The conflict within Soros’s group has created two factions. On one side are Democracy Alliance members who believe in the original mission of...
  • Billionaire Peter Lewis leaves Democracy Alliance, the liberal donor network

    03/21/2012 5:38:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 03/21/2012
    Peter Lewis, one of the Democracy Alliance’s founding billionaires, has dropped out of the influential liberal donor network... Lewis, the eccentric and reclusive founder of the insurer Progressive Corp., is one of the biggest donors in Democratic and liberal politics. He invested $25 million in the failed effort to oust President George W. Bush in 2004, making him one of the biggest donors in American political history. He coordinated his giving that year with billionaire George Soros, who gave $50 million.
  • Mexico, several other countries seek to halt Georgia's new anti-illegal immigration law

    06/16/2011 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 16, 2011 | Jeremy Redmon
    The Anti-Defamation League, Mexico and the governments of several Central and South American countries filed court papers Wednesday in support of efforts to halt Georgia’s tough new immigration enforcement law. The other countries joining on the side of those seeking a preliminary injunction in the case include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other civil and immigrant rights groups filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Georgia's law this month and are now asking a judge to halt the measure pending the...
  • Progressive Insurance Supports MoveOn.Org & ACLU. Gave Almost $30,000,000 To Soros's Radical Causes.

    05/18/2011 11:38:27 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 75 replies
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    PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE is owned by Peter Lewis: Who is he? Read this... You’ve seen and smiled at the Progressive Insurance TV commercials with the cute, but slightly ditsy brunette dressed in white. Well, you’re about to learn the rest of the story: PROGRESSIVE AUTO INSURANCE has great TV commericals, but waht you might not know is that the Chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the major funders of Obama, ACORN and other far-leftist causes in America . Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most responsible for destroying what's left of Americas...
  • Chairman of Progressive Insurance Peter Lewis Funding Leftists

    02/02/2011 9:15:35 AM PST · by DBCJR · 14 replies
    PROGRESSIVE AUTO INSURANCE: rest of the story You know their TV commercials . . . they're the ones featuring the perky actress all dressed in white. What you might not know is that the Chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the major funders of leftist causes in America . Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most Responsible for destroying what's left of Americas Judeo-Christian heritage. Lewis also gave $12.5 million to and American Coming Together, two key propaganda arms of the socialist left. His funding for these groups was conditional...
  • Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters

    10/20/2010 11:10:27 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Michael D. Shear
    Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros. In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting. “Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan...
  • Progressive Insurance Chairman Bankrolls Progressive Causes

    10/20/2010 5:52:23 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 16 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 10/20/2010 | Jerry Kane
    The Cleveland-based Progressive Insurance Corporation Chairman Peter Lewis is one of the major contributors to leftist causes in the United States. Progressive became the third-largest automobile insurer in the country by providing high-risk car insurance to people other companies would not insure. Currently, the company’s ads feature an obnoxious and rather disturbing brunette named Flo who dresses all in white and wears bright-red lipstick. Lewis, whom Forbes magazine estimated his worth at $1.1 billion, was the former CEO of daddy’s company. In 2004, Lewis was the second leading contributor to 527 groups, donating $16 million to the Joint Victory Campaign...
  • A Beck inspired 'blackboard' on left wing funding from foundations to public media and more

    03/12/2010 5:37:18 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    After creating a huge post regarding all the different ways that the left shuffles funding around towards NPR, I realized it was probably a bit too long and I thought there might be a better way. So here is a visual which should help make it easier:
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • American Spectator warns of Soros’ manipulation of 2010+ elections

    12/17/2009 10:14:33 AM PST · by opentalk · 65 replies · 2,533+ views
    post and email ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | John Charlton/ Matthew Vadum
    With a mere investment of $780,000 Soros and his allies were able to suborn free elections in the states of Montana, West Virginia, Missouri, Oregon, in 2008, and in Minnesota, Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada and Iowa, in 2006. How did he achieve so much with so little? He founded a 527 group which funded candidates in one kind of race in which the victor has the most influence over election integrity, and in which there is so little political competition: the Secretaries of State. In each State the SoS job is entrusted with overseeing the protection of free and fair...
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million for alliance

    08/07/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT · by visagoth · 72 replies · 2,553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-7-2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • Progressive Ins. Says Lying Its Way Into Church Support Group To Dig Up Dirt Was "Reasonable"

    10/18/2007 12:17:43 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 23 replies · 81+ views ^ | WED OCT 17 2007 | BY BEN POPKEN
    In insurance land, it seems, things can be morally wrong, yet legally reasonable.
  • Soros-linked group hit with huge fine [$775,000 for using unregulated cash]

    08/29/2007 11:09:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,383+ views
    <p>The Federal Election Commission has fined one of the biggest liberal political action committees $775,000 for using unregulated cash to boost Democratic candidates during the 2004 elections.</p> <p>America Coming Together (ACT) raised $137 million for its get-out-the-vote effort in 17 states in the 2004 elections, but the FEC found most of that cash came through contributions that violated federal limits or were otherwise barred by campaign rules.</p>
  • The Againstocrats - An inside look at the unideological ideologues of today’s Left

    08/14/2007 8:53:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 664+ views
    City Journal ^ | 10 August 2007 | Fred Siegel
    The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics, by Matt Bai (Penguin Press, 316 pp., $25.95) Matt Bai’s The Argument is the most significant book to date on the upcoming 2008 elections—not because it has anything to say about the horse race for the Democratic nomination, but because it offers an account of the people who constitute what Howard Dean calls “the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.” Bai writes regularly on politics for the New York Times Magazine, where some of this material originally appeared. He has been sharply critical of George W. Bush and...
  • (Progressive Insurance) Auto Insurer's Repair Program Crashes Straight Into Criticism

    05/20/2007 2:14:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 3,013+ views ^ | May 20, 2007 | Penni Crabtree
    Auto insurer's repair program crashes straight into criticism By Penni Crabtree STAFF WRITER May 20, 2007 The advertising for Progressive Insurance Co.'s Concierge program makes the prospect of a fender bender seem almost like a vacation. A man lies back in a hammock, arms folded behind his neck, eyes closed, with a broad smile. “Announcing the only claims service that lets you relax while the insurance company does all the work,” Progressive's brochure proclaims. Earnie Grafton / U-T Maria Vasquez Lopez says her car still had problems, such as a faulty back hatch, after she had it repaired through the...
  • BAILOUT -- (exclusive) -- Soros, Lewis In Air America Election-Year Rescue

    02/22/2006 3:26:55 PM PST · by chuckpez · 13 replies · 547+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 22nd, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    By Brian Maloney Could this be Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo's lucky day? As crucial midterm congressional elections approach, can America's "progressive" leaders really afford to let an ailing liberal talk radio network die? Apparently, the answer to the first question is yes, to the second, no, the Radio Equalizer has learned. Through an emergency bailout plan, a coalition of wealthy liberal political activists are poised to at least temporarily save Air America Radio. On the way: as much as $8 million in sorely-needed cash to fund ongoing operations.

    02/09/2006 8:18:05 AM PST · by Thanatos · 53 replies · 2,751+ views
    Congressman Mark E. Souder (IN-03) Congressional Record | 2-8-2006 | Congressman Mark E. Souder (IN-03)
    GEORGE SOROS’ INFILTRATION OF CPAC STATEMENT FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD CONGRESSMAN MARK E. SOUDER (IN-03) FEBRUARY 8, 2006 Mr. Speaker, George Soros, the radical liberal financier who dedicated himself to defeating President George W. Bush in the last election, has taken a lesson from Jack Abramoff. As much of Abramoff’s pernicious lobbying technique has come to light, we’ve seen how he was adept at manipulating certain conservative organizations to pursue a decidedly anti-conservative agenda, namely the promotion of gambling. By working hand in hand with the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC), for example, he was able in 2000 to undermine conservatives’...
  • Conservatives Urged to Avoid Progressive Insurance

    12/13/2005 6:45:04 AM PST · by oxcart · 32 replies · 4,025+ views ^ | 12/13/2005 | Unknown
    ( - A conservative advocacy group is urging its supporters to cancel their policies with Progressive Insurance, after Peter Lewis, the company's chairman, reportedly gave $8.5 million to the American Civil Liberties Union. The multi-million dollar donation will help the ACLU advance its liberal agenda, including its "war on Christmas," the American Family Association warned. In an email message, AFA Founder and Chairman Don Wildmon urged his supporters to "sign a letter to Chairman Lewis, letting him know" that his donation to the ACLU is prompting conservatives to cancel their insurance policies. The AFA recently announced that it was ending...
  • ACLU Struggling With Infighting

    12/08/2005 3:59:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 1,222+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9 December 2005
    A major rift has emerged at the American Civil Liberties Union under the leadership of Executive Director Anthony D. Romero, whom critics charge is more interested in fund-raising than in civil liberties. Among several issues that have angered board members, Romero has committed to name a new ACLU office building in Washington, D.C., after Peter B. Lewis, an insurance magnate and major contributor, without consulting the board. "I don't think it's appropriate for us to name anything after anyone other than a founder or leader of the organization," Marjorie Esman, a lawyer who represents the board's Louisiana affiliate, said in...
  • Rift at A.C.L.U., on Fund-Raising and Leadership

    12/07/2005 8:05:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 2,614+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 8, 2005 | STEPHANIE STROM
    Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, departed the war crimes trials at Guantánamo Bay with an e-mail message to members saying he was headed home to New York to defend the First Amendment and the right to protest. But another matter was more urgent: smoothing out a soured relationship with one of the organization's biggest donors, Peter B. Lewis, the insurance magnate and donor, who was unhappy with Mr. Romero and the board and was threatening to suspend his contributions. After a red-eye detour to Los Angeles and a breakfast with Mr. Lewis at the...

    05/10/2005 1:03:23 PM PDT · by Just Another Guy · 62 replies · 2,112+ views
    OSI Website ^ | 5/10/05 | Just Another Guy
    Thought fellow Freepers in Maryland-DC-Virginia would find this of interest. PHILANTHROPIST GEORGE SOROS TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT OSI FUNDING Soros to announce challenge grant for Baltimore with Mayor Martin O'Malley When: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 12. Where: City Hall, Ceremonial Room, 100 N. Holliday St., Baltimore. Baltimore - Philanthropist George Soros will announce a $10 million challenge grant for the Open Society Institute-Baltimore on Thursday. Soros is asking Baltimore individuals, foundations and corporations to join with him, matching his grant two to one by contributing $20 million so that the Open Society Institute can continue to work on some...
  • Who is Peter Lewis? (Billionaire, Founder Progressive Insurance, Major ACLU Contributor)

    03/31/2005 10:41:19 PM PST · by huac · 48 replies · 10,437+ views
    Media Moniter ^ | December 3, 2003 | Arne Steinberg
    Billionaires Peter Lewis and George Soros have each pledged $10 million to America Coming Together...A billionaire, Lewis is the chairman and chief executive officer of Progressive Corporation, the fourth-largest U.S. personal auto insurer, A leading U. S. business reference manual, Hoover's Handbook of American Business l999, actually described Lewis in print as "a functioning pot-head."... His house features an elaborate series of paintings of Chinese communist Mao Tse-tung by Andy Warhol. Lewis has contributed $5 million to the ACLU ...
  • David Brock Group Backpedals On Soros Funding (Media Matters For America)

    03/03/2005 3:22:34 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 15 replies · 653+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 3, 2005 | Marc Morano
    Media Matters for America, the group headed by conservative turned liberal writer David Brock, has changed course on its stated association with billionaire liberal financier George Soros. After initially claiming on Dec. 1, 2004 that "neither Media Matters nor its president and CEO David Brock has received any money from Soros or from any organization with which he is affiliated," the group is no longer disavowing any connection with groups "affiliated" with Soros. The Media Matters shift came after Cybercast News Service questioned the group's financial ties and demonstrated that there were numerous and extensive links between Media Matters and...
  • Ten Liberals To Watch In 2005 (BEWARE...)

    02/11/2005 2:59:51 PM PST · by srm913 · 64 replies · 2,001+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 11, 2005
    Ten Liberals to Watch in 2005 Posted Feb 11, 2005 Evan Bayh Democrat senator from Indiana # Born: Dec. 26, 1955, Shirkieville, Ind. # Resides: Indianapolis # Significance: Son of former liberal Sen. Birch Bayh, he is chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, the "moderate" organization that helped launch Bill Clinton. Served as governor of Indiana. Likely 2008 presidential candidate, who has tried to position himself to the middle (voted for the partial-birth abortion ban), but ultimately delivers for liberals (voted for judicial filibusters). One of 13 senators to vote against confirming Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Also opposed Atty....
  • George Soros Group Raises the Stakes in Battle with US Neo-Cons (a fool and his money..)

    01/13/2005 7:24:14 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 87 replies · 2,219+ views
    Financial Times of London ^ | 1/12/04 | James Harding
    A group of billionaire philanthropists are to donate tens of millions more dollars to delevelop progressive political ideas in the US to counter the conservative ascdenancy.George Soros, who made his fortune in the hedge fund industry, Herb and Marion Sandler, the California couple who own a multi billion dollar savings and loan business, and Peter Lewis the chairman of an Ohio insurance company, donated more than $63 million dollars in the 2004 election cycle to organizations seeking to defeat President George W. Bush.At a meeting in San Francisco last month, the left leaning billionaires agreed to commit an even larger...
  • WSJ: The Billionaire's Boon -- Why George Soros loves John McCain

    11/03/2004 5:32:40 AM PST · by OESY · 3 replies · 363+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 3, 2004 | Editorial
    [O]ne big loser was... McCain-Feingold campaign finance "reform".... Preliminary reports say a record $3.9 billion was spent on this year's Presidential and Congressional campaigns, 30% more than four years ago. Instead of severing the supposedly corrupting links between big money and politics, the reform's main effect has been merely to channel the cash through different political hands, and with less accountability. ...McCain-Feingold has succeeded in the narrow goal of staunching the flow of contributions from corporations, Big Labor and wealthy individuals to the two major political parties. Labor unions have turned more of their attention to voter registration and turnout....
  • Wary Big Business Is Loath to Speak On Bush's Behalf (so says the voice from Nerdland)

    10/26/2004 6:21:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 26, 2004 | Alan Murray
    Liberal activist Norman Lear told me last week that if George W. Bush wins re-election, "watch what happens to real estate in New Zealand." He wasn't joking. Mr. Lear may have an exaggerated notion of the number of Americans with means to relocate to the other side of the globe. But he accurately reflects the intense feelings of a few who do: himself, financier George Soros, insurance executive Peter Lewis and Hollywood mogul Stephen Bing. Together, they have spent more than $50 million to register new voters and defeat President Bush. They are the X factor in this year's election:...
  • Three Kerry friends

    10/24/2004 6:51:04 AM PDT · by Jean S · 3 replies · 679+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 10/24/04 | Dateline D.C.
    Steven Bing, Peter Benjamin Lewis, George Soros It is late in the day, but there is still time to ask the Kerry-Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee about their financing sources. Equally important to ask is just what do these ridiculously rich and strange people expect to get for their millions of dollars. Let's look at three of Kerry's friends, probably responsible for at least $30 million in donations. Steven Bing: Our Victorian ancestors had the right words to describe Bing. He would have been known as "a cad and a bounder," while today he is dismissed as a...
  • Three Kerry friends (FOK's include evil bean counter, Soros)

    10/24/2004 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 5 replies · 476+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW ^ | 10/24/04 | Dateline D.C. by British journalist and political observer
    It is late in the day, but there is still time to ask the Kerry-Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee about their financing sources. Equally important to ask is just what do these ridiculously rich and strange people expect to get for their millions of dollars. Steven Bing: Our Victorian ancestors had the right words to describe Bing. He would have been known as "a cad and a bounder," while today he is dismissed as a "poor little rich boy." Born in 1965, Steve is approaching his midlife crisis with all the arrogance of having inherited on his 18th...
  • US billionaire who escaped NZ drugs conviction backs Kerry

    10/17/2004 7:37:21 PM PDT · by knak · 9 replies · 727+ views
    new zealand news ^ | 10/17/04 | HELEN TUNNAH
    The Ohio billionaire who escaped a drugs conviction in New Zealand has poured millions into John Kerry's presidential election campaign. Peter Lewis, also a multimillion-dollar backer of attempts to liberalise America's marijuana laws, spent eight months fighting the Herald's attempts to name him when he was caught importing drugs here during the America's Cup. Lewis was discharged without conviction, after customs officers found cannabis in his luggage at Auckland Airport, and on his luxury converted tug Lone Ranger. "Enjoy the fresh air," Judge Harvey told Lewis, when he appeared in the Otahuhu District Court in January 2000. "Our harbour is...
  • The Shadow Party: Part II

    10/07/2004 2:57:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 3,697+ views ^ | 10/07/04 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    George Soros is an exacting  taskmaster. In return for his money, he demands productivity. What he requires of employees and business associates in the investment world, Soros also demands from the political operatives he funds. “Mr. Soros isn't just writing checks and watching,” notes Wall Street Journalreporter Jeanne Cummings. “He is also imposing a business model on the notoriously unruly world of politics. He demands objective evidence of progress, and assigned an aide to monitor the groups he supports. He studies private polls to track the impact of an anti-Bush advertising campaign, and he is delivering his money in installments,...
  • The Shadow Party: Part I

    10/06/2004 2:42:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 94 replies · 7,695+ views ^ | 10/06/04 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    "My family is more important to me than my party," declared  Senator Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat, as he spoke from the podium of the Republican National Convention on September 1. "There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust their future and that man's name is George Bush." [1] Many Democrats howled in outrage at Miller's "betrayal" - former President Jimmy Carter in particular. In an angry personal letter to the Georgia senator, Carter accused Miller of "unprecedented disloyalty" and declared, "You have betrayed our trust. [I]t's quite possible that your rabid speech damaged our party..." [2] But...
  • Boycott George Soros and Peter Lewis

    10/01/2004 8:21:40 AM PDT · by TheNailMan · 14 replies · 535+ views
    10/01/2004 | TheNailMan
    Forbes magazine says that George Soros made his money from hedge funds; Peter Lewis owns Progressive Insurance. Both contribute millions to Democratic 527 organizations such as Has anyone organizied a boycott of their companies? Its time for them to pay a dear price for their left wing political activities. Others invited to add to this initial list of (2) names.
  • SOROS/LEWIS ALERT Rich activists, hoping to sway voters, give vast sums to 527s

    09/21/2004 3:32:32 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies · 898+ views
    BOSTON GLOBE ^ | September 21, 2004 | Michael Kranish
    Critics sue, allege FEC has failed to enforce law WASHINGTON -- Peter B. Lewis is one of America's most colorful billionaires. He is chairman of Cleveland's 26,000-employee Progressive Insurance Corp., owns one of the world's largest yachts, and is a major backer of efforts to decriminalize marijuana. Lewis is one of thousands of Americans from across the political spectrum who have contributed to independent political committees, known as 527s, in this election cycle. But Lewis's contributions -- like those of a handful of other wealthy activists, including billionaire George Soros and Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens -- are not typical....
  • Soros Seeks to Change Calif. Law

    09/15/2004 3:15:45 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 1,045+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/15/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Mega-billionaire George Soros is donating $150,000 to a proposition that will change California's Three Strikes law. Soros and two other wealthy liberal donors have donated $450,000 to weaken California's tough sentencing law. The San Diego Union Tribune reported that the money will be critical for proponents of the measure to get their message on TV. The paper said that opponents of the proposition "say the contribution will actually help their cause by making it clear that wealthy out-of-state donors are trying to dismantle California's criminal justice laws." Soros is also joined by Peter Lewis, founder of Progressive Insurance and a...
  • Top Individual Contributors to 527 Committees2004 Election Cycle

    08/17/2004 1:37:50 PM PDT · by gilliam · 57 replies · 2,108+ views
    Top Individual Contributors to 527 Committees 2004 Election Cycle
  • L.A. Times Tries to Invent Conspiracy With Perry's Donation to Swift Boat Veterans

    08/11/2004 1:41:41 PM PDT · by kattracks · 38 replies · 1,576+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 8/11/04 | Carl Limbacher
    When leftist billionaires such as George Soros, Stephen Bing, Peter Lewis and Ron Burkle donate to 527s and other groups trying to defeat President Bush, the media make, maybe, a passing reference to their Democrat party ties. For the most part, these donors are simply portrayed as "philanthropists." But when a wealthy conservative Republican donates to help the president, every donation he ever made and every Republican connection he ever had must be unearthed and splashed across the papers. After all, there must be a vast right-wing conspiracy at work. Take, for instance, Texas homebuilder Robert J. "Bob" Perry, who...
  • MoveOn's financials show big donor support

    04/25/2004 5:11:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 366+ views
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Although the liberal advocacy group touts itself as a grassroots political group, records show that a sizable lump of money comes from just two donors. A review of the Berkeley-based group's first quarter fund raising showed nearly half its $6.98 million came from Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive Corporation, a Cleveland insurance company, and billionaire philanthropist George Soros. Lewis has donated $2 million to the group and Soros has given more than $1 million, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday. The directors of MoveOn, which has pledged to "bring ordinary people back into politics," say...
  • Another MoveOn Attack ? Featuring Richard Clarke

    03/31/2004 10:44:32 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 166+ views
    NRO ^ | March 31, 2004 | Byron York
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version March 31, 2004, 12:51 p.m. Another MoveOn Attack — Featuring Richard ClarkeThe &#8220;nonpartisan&#8221; Clarke finds his voice in the campaign. CBS News officials say they are "exploring our options" after the apparent use of audio from the 60 Minutes interview with former White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke in a new political commercial by the anti-Bush group "CBS was unaware that was using CBS News copyrighted material without permission and to advocate a point of view," the company said in a statement. "We...
  • Billionaires Join Soros to Defeat Bush

    02/02/2004 8:49:22 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 42 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | Feb. 02, 2004 10:26 PM EST | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    George Soros says he’ll pony up his $7 billion fortune if it could defeat George Bush this November. Soros has already donated tens of millions to groups like and left wing "527’s” to defeat Bush. But Soros is not the only billionaire who has a passionate hatred for George Bush. MoveOn recently reported that Peter B. Lewis, chairman of Progressive Corp., has already given 1.5 million to the group. Lewis is so anxious to help MoveOn he now promises to match the amount contributed to MoveOn by any contributor, 50 cents for each dollar donated upto $20,000. Progressive (you’ve...
  • Big-money radicals give to Democrats

    12/10/2003 12:21:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 279+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 10, 2003 | PAUL CRESPO
    For those who think that there is too much money in politics (and think most of it is Republican) there is just one word -- Soros. That is George Soros, the left-wing radical billionaire who has pledged to personally spend tens of millions of dollars to try to unseat George Bush in 2004. Defeating the Bush administration -- which he recklessly likened to Nazis and communists -- has become an obsessive focus of Soros life. His recent $10 million contribution to the new Democrat activist group America Coming Together was the largest single donation from an individual in history. Soros...
  • Who is Peter Lewis?

    12/03/2003 1:51:25 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | December 3, 2003 | Arne Steinberg
    Receive FREE updates by email: Who is Peter Lewis? By Arne Steinberg December 3, 2003 Billionaires Peter Lewis and George Soros have each pledged $10 million to America Coming Together, a newly formed political organization designed to defeat President Bush in the next presidential election. But who is Peter Lewis, the less well known of these two money men? A billionaire, Lewis is the chairman and chief executive officer of Progressive Corporation, the fourth-largest U.S. personal auto insurer, which insures high-risk motorists who can’t get insurance anywhere else. Stories in the media depict Lewis as a philanthropist who has...
  • Morris: Clintons replacing Democratic Party

    11/26/2003 1:06:56 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 27 replies · 155+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2003 | Dick Morris
    ELECTION 2004Morris: Clintons replacing Democratic PartyWith Howard Dean on rise they fear losing control of purse strings Posted: November 25, 20035:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 Fearing Howard Dean is poised to capture the Democratic presidential nomination, Bill and Hillary Clinton are maneuvering to replace the party with a new group called "Americans Coming Together," claims former adviser Dick Morris in a New York Post column. The group – launched with two $10 million donations from financier George Soros and Peter B. Lewis, chairman of the Progressive Corporation – is one-third of the way toward its goal of raising $94 million to...
  • Lewis Pledges $12 Million To Oust Bush For Presidential Race--IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (RNC Research)

    11/14/2003 7:50:58 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 116 replies · 367+ views
    RNC Research ^ | Nov 14, 2003 | Cleveland Plain Dealer
    November 14, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Lewis Pledges $12 Million To Oust Bush For Presidential Race From The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer By Stephen Koff Plain Dealer Bureau Chief November 12, 2003 WASHINGTON – Peter B. Lewis, the Cleveland- based insurance billionaire and philanthropist, has pledged more than $12 million to try to oust President Bush from the White House. … Lewis has been providing money recently to liberal organizations that operate independently of the Democratic Party. The groups - and Americans Coming Together …say that Bush misled the nation on the need to attack Iraq...