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  • Where Did Sandra Fluke Get $100K?

    07/30/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Is it just me or does this look a little bit like campaign finance fraud? Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports.Fluke donated $12,000 to her campaign and $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions. While $16,826.27 may not sound like a lot, Fluke also loaned her campaign $100,000.Where does a 2012 law school grad working as a social justice attorney get a loan that size? Her campaign never responded to a Washington Examiner inquiry, so we’re left to speculate. The Examiner piece by Ashe Schow...
  • Hillary Team Calls for Media Blackout of Anti-Clinton Books

    07/25/2014 11:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-25-14 | Alexander Marlowe
    Soon there will be three anti-Clinton books on the market, which is apparently enough to have gotten under the skin of Team Hillary. The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler, set for release next month, will join Clinton, Inc. by the Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper and Blood Feud by Ed Klein on bookshelves. Yesterday we reported that Clinton, Inc. has shot up the charts and now both Halper and Klein’s books are outselling Hillary Clinton’s recent memoir Hard Choices. “With Klein, Halper and Kessler, we now have a Hat Trick of despicable actors concocting trashy nonsense,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill...
  • Democrats use impeachment talk to gin up donations

    07/11/2014 6:35:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | July 14, 2014 | Brian Tau
    Republican threats to impeach President Barack Obama are guaranteed to generate two things: Democratic outrage and Democratic cash. Sarah Palin this week joined a long line of Republican firebrands in raising the specter of impeachment against the president, writing in a Breitbart.com op-ed: “The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.” And like clockwork, the Democratic outrage machine sprang to life — using her comments to mobilize grass-roots supporters and raise small dollar campaign donations from Obama die-hards. The result was a flood of grass-roots...
  • IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities

    07/10/2014 11:13:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-10-14 | Stephan Dinan
    An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday. The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension. “OSC’s complaint alleged that, when fielding taxpayers’ questions on an IRS customer service help line, the employee repeatedly urged taxpayers to re-elect President Obama in 2012 by delivering a chant based on the spelling...
  • Whiteface Vandalism of (Black) Republican Candidate’s Sign

    07/01/2014 12:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | JUNE 30, 2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Racist attack on GOP House challenger Glo Smith follows recent pattern of hate toward black Republicans.A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans. Glo Smith, who reports that she has also had a number of signs stolen, tells National Review Online she became aware of the racist defacement of an eight-foot-by-four-foot sign Tuesday. The sign was situated on private property in view of Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The vandal sprayed white paint over the face...
  • Clinton's bumpy road to the White House

    06/15/2014 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Two gaffes bookended Clinton’s week: Comments that she and former President Bill Cilinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House took hold of the coverage of her book tour on Monday, and a contentious exchange with NPR’s Terry Gross on gay marriage again derailed the focus of her memoir “Hard Choices” on Thursday. The rollout drew criticism not just from Republicans, but also nonpartisan reporters that have covered her for years. Mark Halperin, part of the reporting team that produced “Game Change,” an in-depth look at the 2008 campaign, said the one-time candidate was “very rusty.” The book...
  • Gardner 'Grows' as a candidate.

    06/05/2014 7:40:19 PM PDT · by x1stcav · 14 replies
    DENVER — Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Thursday he supports granting citizenship to people who enter the country illegally and serve in the U.S. military. Photo - Rep. Cory Gardner is challenging Democratic Sen Mark Udall and has been criticized for not favoring a broader path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally. (Denver Post file) + caption The Republican is challenging Democratic Sen Mark Udall and has been criticized for not favoring a broader path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally. Gardner's statements, in an interview with The Associated Press, came a day...
  • Minnesota campaign donor restriction blocked by federal judge

    05/19/2014 8:22:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-19-14 | doug belden
    A federal judge on Monday blocked Minnesota officials from enforcing a state campaign finance law on donations. The Minnesota law's days were numbered, observers say, after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in a separate case last month. That ruling, in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, struck down aggregate contribution limits in federal campaigns. About a week after it was announced, a group of Minnesota candidates and donors filed a First Amendment challenge to the state's "special sources" limit, which says no more than 20 percent of the total raised by a candidate can come from political action committees, lobbyists and...
  • Quinn Campaign: We Didn’t ‘Thoroughly’ Read Controversial Nazi Story Must have skipped over part

    04/25/2014 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    free beacon ^ | 4/25/14 | Adam Kredo
    Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn says that his campaign did not actually read a controversial article comparing black Republicans to Jewish Nazi collaborators before tweeting it several times to the public. Quinn has been under heavy fire from the Jewish and black communities since the Washington Free Beacon first reported that his campaign had tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages urging backers to read a Chicago Sun Times article that compared conservative black voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis. Quinn—who would not address the controversy during a Holocaust memorial event yesterday evening—had his campaign issue a statement claiming that...
  • The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign (Nope, it's not "Obamacare")

    04/20/2014 7:21:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/19/2014 | Rick Moran
    The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign Posted By Rick Moran On April 19, 2014 @ 11:26 am In Politics | And it’s not “Obamacare.”As important as Obamacare is to the Republicans in the midterm elections, the economy still tops everyone’s list as the number one issue facing the country.Some Democratic political consultants are advising candidates to avoid using the term “recovery” when describing the economy — for obvious reasons. This Fox News poll from January shows that 74% of Americans still think we’re in a recession. Any Democrat uttering the word “recovery” is likely to...
  • 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.
  • Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs

    04/09/2014 12:18:15 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/09/2014 | Jordan Long
    The philosopher Eric Hoffer once remarked that “every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Is this the current trajectory of the Tea Party and the conservative movement more broadly? People who care about liberty, opportunity, and preserving the constitutional system bequeathed to us by the Founders are frustrated with the path American politics is treading. They want a course correction. Since Barack Obama’s assumption of the presidency, and all the dreadfulness that has entailed, lots of organizations have gain prominence promising to take action against the administration and its enablers on...
  • Pelosi and Schumer: Read the Constitution

    04/08/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 9, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    Democrats are hyperventilating over a U. S. Supreme Court ruling on April 2, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claims the ruling will turn politics into a "money war." Sorry, that happened a long time ago. For the past two decades, unions have poured massive amounts into super PACs and other legal vehicles for advertising and get-out-the-vote efforts, which favor Democrats. What's got Pelosi and other Democrats worried is competition. Last week's high court ruling could mean more money for Republican candidates, even tea party activists. The Supreme Court split 5-4 on the hot-button issue of...
  • Sowell: A Halo for Selfishness (Campaign finance)

    04/07/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 8, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The recent Supreme Court decision over-ruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. That is what often happens whenever the High Court rules that the First Amendment means what it says — free speech for everybody. When the Supreme Court declared in 2010 that both unions and corporations had a right to buy political ads, that was considered outrageous by the left. President Obama called the decision "devastating" and said it "will open the floodgates for special interests." Those unfamiliar with political rhetoric may not know that "special interests" mean people...
  • Fewer Limits on Campaign Contributions Strengthens America

    04/07/2014 4:25:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Star Parker
    The Supreme Court’s decision last week in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin to American democracy. The court ruled that such limits violate First Amendment free speech protection. Limits remain on the total funds that an individual can contribute to a given candidate in an election cycle. But the limit on the total contributions that an individual can make are now gone. The principle involved - that participation in elections and supporting candidates of one’s choice is...
  • Reid Contributor Hopes to Toss Remaining Campaign Finance Limits (Whittemore to get prison)

    04/06/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/04/14 | Niels Lesniewski
    A man convicted of making illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would like to make a nightmare of one of the Nevada Democrat’s top lieutenants come true — by eliminating all campaign contribution limits. **SNIP** In a bit of irony perhaps, the same day that the Supreme Court issued the decision in the McCutcheon case, attorneys for Nevada developer and lobbyist Harvey Whittemore filed an appellate brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of the Appeals, seeking to overturn a federal conviction on illegal campaign contributions. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Wednesday was the deadline for Whittemore’s filing....
  • Worried about Senate, (exempt) Obama calls 2014 his last campaign

    04/03/2014 2:58:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/03/14 | Jeff Mason
    CHICAGO - On a politically focused trip aimed at revving up his base and raising cash, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged supporters to help Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate and declared this year to be his last campaign. Buoyed by good news over his signature healthcare program, Obama touted proposals to raise the minimum wage and spur job creation that have little chance of passage in Congress during a rally with students in Michigan. Later at a fundraiser in Chicago he underscored Democratic worries about their political vulnerabilities in the Senate and House of Representatives in November...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits

    04/02/2014 7:17:50 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 85 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04-02-2014 | SCOTUSblog
    Breaking: scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case.
  • CA Democrat's Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked to Islamist Rebels

    03/27/2014 4:06:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/27/2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The 137-page, FBI-sworn affidavit against California State Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat who is also running for Secretary of State, and over two dozen other individuals reads like a crime thriller. Beyond the widely reported stories of alleged wire fraud, money laundering, corruption, and bribery, the affidavit contains tales of alleged murder-for-hire plots involving a political consultant close to Yee, as well as large international weapons trafficking operations.Indeed, while the media have fixated on the hypocrisy of a gun-control advocate--Yee sponsored legislation against detachable magazines, for example--alleged involvement in gun smuggling, few reports delve into the kind of weapons with which...
  • California State Sen. Leland Yee charged with promising guns, missiles from Muslim group...

    03/27/2014 2:58:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/26/14 | Adam Edelman, Michael Sorrentino
    A California state senator has been arrested for promising shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles from a Muslim separatist group to an undercover FBI agent in exchange for campaign donations, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. In San Francisco, FBI agents have charged California State Sen. Leland Yee with conspiracy to deal firearms and wire fraud. The allegations were outlined in an FBI affidavit against Yee and 25 others. The allegations against Yee include a number of favors he requested in exchange for campaign donations, as well as performing "official acts" in exchange for donations to get himself out of a...
  • Congress doesn't work for us

    03/21/2014 5:04:32 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 90 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/21/14 | Steve Berman
    The United States Congress does not work for us. As in you and me. I have come to this somber conclusion after reading enough articles, blogs, facts, and budget numbers to make an actuary cross-eyed. And I feel more at peace now because I can say “wow, that explains a lot. That explains everything.” I won’t inflict blindness on you by citing every possible statistic here. Here’s a few: ⁃ Starting Congressional Base Salary $174,000 ⁃ Average First Year Attorney Salary - Washington DC: $160,000 ⁃ Total Congressional Pay + Expenses (not including office expenditures): $233,000,000 ⁃ Estimated Total Campaign...
  • House ObamaCare vote sets stage for new campaign attacks (delay tax penalty for five years)

    03/14/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/14/14
    The Republican-run House of Representatives on Friday approved a bipartisan deal to spare doctors from a looming Medicare pay cut but included a provision to undermine Obamacare, which critics said was a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The vote was 238-181, with most House Democrats refusing to swallow what they called an Obamacare “poison pill,” a provision to delay for five years the tax penalty that most Americans must pay under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law if they decline to sign up for insurance. **SNIP** Hundreds of thousands of doctors who participate in traditional Medicare face a 24 percent pay...
  • Wanted by Ecuador, 2 Brothers Make Mark in U.S. Campaigns (donated $90K to Obama)

    03/12/2014 5:09:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | FRANCES ROBLES
    MIAMI — The donations kept pouring in: hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to President Obama and more than a dozen members of Congress, carefully routed through the families of two wealthy brothers in Florida. They had good reason to be generous. The two men, Roberto and William Isaias, are fugitives from Ecuador, which has angrily pressed Washington to turn them over, to no avail. A year after their relatives gave $90,000 to help re-elect Mr. Obama, the administration rejected Ecuador’s extradition request for the men, fueling accusations that such donations were helping to keep the brothers and...
  • New Campaign Pressures Hillel into Partnerships with Anti-Israel Orgs

    03/10/2014 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/10/14 | staff
    A new campaign that seeks to pressure the Jewish campus group Hillel into partnering with anti-Israel organizations is being hailed as a way to “a “liberate young Jews from the vice grip of Zionism” by anti-Zionist activist Max Blumenthal. Blumenthal, who recently wrote a book that compared Israel with the Third Reich, praised the new campus movement “Open Hillel” during a speech at Brandeis University, according to video posted by a group called Safe Hillel. “There is a movement afoot, an organic movement on campuses now … which I consider to be a movement to liberate young Jews, from the...
  • 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...
  • (Exempt RAT) Senator Kay Hagan confronts the burning question that could make or break her campaign

    03/01/2014 11:13:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 3/01/14
    **SNIP** Senator Hagan released the following statement to ABC11: "When this law was written, we established a three-year transition period so that insurance companies had time to begin offering plans that met the requirements of the law for the 5 percent of people on the individual market. As I've made clear, I didn't know that some insurance companies would use that transition period to sell outdated plans without fully notifying consumers that they would no longer be available in 2014. But as soon as it came to my attention last fall when I heard from constituents who felt blindsided by...
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign: “Six Democrats Are Now Trailing in Polls” Enough For GOP to Retake

    02/28/2014 1:18:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/28/14 | Jim Hoft
    Democrats are panicking. They are worried Republicans will win back the US Senate.The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) sent out this email today. Jim — This is bad: Six Democrats are now trailing in the polls after $28 million in Koch attacks — and if the Republicans win all six, the Senate is theirs.But we will turn this around and stop them: our Grassroots Victory Project will invest $60 million into 4,000 field staff in 10 states to reverse the GOP’s gains. To ensure the GVP is fully funded before the FEC deadline TOMORROW, we need you and 786 other...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes doesn't want Obama's help on the campaign trail (impeached *Perjurer ok)

    02/24/2014 3:29:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/24/14 | Leslie Larson
    Alison Lundergan Grimes won't be showing Southern hospitality to President Obama. The Kentucky Democrat says she doesn't need the President to help out in her bid for the U.S. Senate, as she tries to distance herself from his unpopular health care reform. “I speak for myself. I don't need any other surrogate to do that,” she announced Monday in a MSNBC interview with Kasie Hunt, when asked if the President would be joining her on the campaign trail.
  • Guess Which Issue Is Missing from (exempt) Sen. Landrieu’s Campaign Site?

    02/12/2014 2:47:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/14 | Jim Geraghty
    For one of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign site is rather… sparse right now. **SNIP** In the 29 items listed on the “News & Press Releases” page, the words “Obamacare” “Affordable Care Act” “health care” and “health” never appear. “Insurance” gets mentioned six times… but only in the context of flood insurance.
  • Claire McCaskill: I wouldn’t invite Obama to campaign with me this year

    02/11/2014 8:18:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Fortunately for Claire McCaskill, she doesn’t have to make that call in 2014, thanks to a narrow escape in Missouri’s 2012 Senate election. If she did have to campaign in the post-ObamaCare rollout environment, though, McCaskill would know better than to invite a deeply unpopular President to accompany her while making a pitch for another six years in office, she tells Morning Joe (via Mediaite):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO MARK HALPERIN: Senator, Mark Halperin here. If you were running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana or North Carolina, would you invite the president and campaign side-by-side with him?CLAIRE MCCASKILL: You...
  • NRCC making fraudulent donation sites? (VANITY, sort of)

    02/07/2014 6:15:42 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel
    What is this about? New to me. Any more insight on it? PAW (which I despise) posts this without any explanation.
  • Obama offers to help Democrats by not campaigning for them

    02/07/2014 2:19:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/07/14 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — President Obama is offering to help Senate Democrats get re-elected — by staying as far away as possible. The president broached the sensitive topic of his political toxicity in some parts of the nation during a meeting with the Senate Democratic conference Wednesday. “He said he knew he is not popular in some of the states, so he would not be offended if he were not invited to visit them this year,” one senator later confided to The Washington Post.
  • Where Is the Democratic Party's Pro-Obamacare Campaign?

    02/06/2014 5:06:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/06/14 | Beth Reinhard
    The most robust defense of Obamacare on television right now lasts about three seconds and comes from a little-known Texas Democrat named Barbara Mallory Caraway, a former state lawmaker running for Congress. Her $20,000 spot says last year's government shutdown led by her home-state senator, Republican Ted Cruz, hurt "those people looking for health care insurance." A Democratic super PAC indirectly plugged the health care law in a December ad, boasting that Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina "forced insurance companies to cover cancer and other preexisting conditions." Before that, campaign ad trackers say the last exclusively positive message on...
  • (Exempt Mary) Landrieu eyed in anti-Keystone campaign

    02/06/2014 3:50:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/05/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is launching a new campaign against proponents of Keystone XL, and one possible target is Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.). Steyer's green group NextGen Climate Action posted a list of candidates who are strong advocates of the controversial TransCanada oil pipeline on its website, asking people to pick which one it should target for its Keystone XL television ad. NextGen Climate Action is lining up Landrieu, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) as potential targets. Also on the list is former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, who is...
  • Look at the FDA's First-Ever Campaign Against Youth Tobacco Use

    02/04/2014 6:47:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 4, 2014 | Clara Ritger
    The Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign against youth tobacco use. "The Real Cost" advertisements graphically depict the health consequences of smoking, such as tooth loss and skin damage. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, death, and disability in the U.S. Every day, more than 3,200 Americans under age 18 try their first cigarette, and more than 700 become regular smokers. The FDA is targeting its efforts toward the 10 million Americans ages 12 to 17 who have never smoked a cigarette but are open to it. "We know that early intervention is critical,...
  • Watch these workers' faces as they realize what ObamaCare does to them

    01/31/2014 10:29:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1-31-14 | Andre Malcolm
    Barack Obama was in Wisconsin and Tennessee Thursday happy talking about "opportunity." He's for it, by the way. "It's good to be in Wisconsin," he told Wisconsin. Few hours later, "It's good to be in Nashville." In both places he talked about "opportunity"--the opportunity that comes with jobs and the opportunity that comes with education. As a word, "opportunity" polls well. Americans like the idea. Yet, these days whenever Obama has the opportunity to talk about his signature namesake "achievement," he rarely seizes the opportunity. It wasn't until two-thirds of the way through his 7,000-word State of the Union address...
  • George P. Bush’s PAC backed Fla. lawmaker resigning after cocaine bust

    01/30/2014 7:46:36 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/27/2014 | Ben Kamisar
    WASHINGTON —Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., is resigning today after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, and not all of his campaign donors have buyer’s remorse — including a political action committee led by George P. Bush, a GOP candidate for Texas land commissioner.Bush — the nephew and grandson of presidents — co-chaired Maverick PAC at the time it donated $2,500 to the Radel campaign a week before Election Day in 2012. He stepped down after announcing his bid for land commissioner last Nov. 19, according to Jay Zeidman, who co-chaired the group with Bush and continues to lead it.“Obviously, it’s disappointing...
  • Sen. Harry Reid: Democratic Senate candidates should campaign with President Obama

    01/29/2014 2:14:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NOLA ^ | 1/28/14 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he is encouraging vulnerable Senate Democrats running for re-election this fall to campaign with President Barack Obama, even if he's unpopular in their states. "Barack Obama is personally a very popular guy," Reid told CNN's Dana Bash Tuesday. "And people love this man. They love his family. Of course, with what the Republicans have been doing, trying to denigrate him with what's happened with the rollout of Obamacare, but things, even this week, his numbers are going up again." There was no immediate comment from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who is in...
  • GAI report exposes Obama campaign accepting foreign donations

    01/28/2014 3:35:19 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 8, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Two days ago, the Paulding County Republican Examiner (reported) on a new Obama scandal that was emerging over the weekend that the Obama campaign was accepting illegal overseas donations and that the report would be released by an unnamed tax payer watch group. This morning, the non-partisan group, (Government Accountability Institute) (GAI) released its 108 page report, the first ever analysis of election campaign donations issues called, “America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Campaign Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections?” raises indications the Obama campaign has potentially violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or...
  • (Tax cheat) Charlie Rangel’s last campaign for Congress

    01/28/2014 1:49:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/14 | Richard Johnson
    This is Rep. Charlie Rangel’s last hurrah. The 83-year-old Democrat is preparing to announce that this will be his last campaign for re-election, and that he will retire from Congress in 2016 as President Obama is leaving the White House, Harlem insiders told me. “Rangel is hoping that he will get more support for re-election by promising this will be his last term — and that party leaders will allow him to step down in dignity then, rather than backing a challenger now,” said one source.
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Apologizes to Greg Abbot By Smearing James O'Keefe III

    01/27/2014 5:39:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/27/14 | jim hoft
    The Wendy Davis campaign sent Greta Van Susteren a response tonight to a segment she did with Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. During the segment Greg Abbott told Greta he was upset to be mocked by the Davis campaign for his disability. Davis campaign workers were caught on tape mocking Greg Abbott for his disability in a Project Veritas video by James O’Keefe last week. The Davis camp responded by apologizing to Abbott and then pointing out that James O’Keefe was once arrested for a misdemeanor in Louisiana.
  • Brannon will open campaign office in Winston-Salem tonight (Hagan retirement tour)

    01/19/2014 3:49:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 1/17/14 | John Hinton
    Dr. Greg Brannon, a Cary Republican who intends to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan, will visit Winston-Salem tonight to open his campaign office in the city. **SNIP** Brannon, an obstetrician, is among six Republicans who intend to run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in the May primary.
  • Dilemma for congressional Democrats: Campaign with President Obama? (And lose?)

    01/16/2014 3:21:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/16/14 | Kathleen Hennessey
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Before President Obama unveiled a manufacturing initiative here Wednesday, he delivered his customary shout-out to local officials, including the Republican governor sitting in the front row, and thanked Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan "for the great work she's doing." But Hagan wasn't there to hear his kudos, which Obama noted and which was already well-known by her Republican opponents. The senator, who is facing a tough battle for reelection, had been taking heat for days over whether she would attend, highlighting a quandary vulnerable Democrats will face until election day: how to welcome Air Force One to their...
  • Indyk orchestrating campaign of former generals to 'convince' Israel it can give up Jordan Valley

    01/16/2014 10:59:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/16/14 | Carl In Jerusalem
    It's no coincidence that we've been seeing stories all week that one former IDF general after another is suddenly claiming that we can give up the Jordan Valley. Former US ambassador to Israel and 'peace process' babysitter Martin Indyk is orchestrating an organized campaign using former IDF generals to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu to give the Jordan Valley to the 'Palestinians.' A report in Maariv Thursday said the the State Department had drafted many military officials who have worked with IDF officers, at various levels, in an orchestrated campaign to pressure the Israelis that there is no danger in surrendering...
  • Five things Obama must do to avoid lame-duck status ["It's not personal"]

    12/31/2013 4:20:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama endured a terrible 2013, raising GOP hopes of a Senate takeover in next year’s midterm elections that would turn him into an early lame duck. The GOP needs to win six seats in the upper chamber to take a 51-49 edge, something clearly obtainable with Democrats defending difficult seats in South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana and North Carolina. With the Senate and House in GOP hands, Obama would have little if any hope of moving his legislative agenda, and would be left to play defense against a GOP Congress in his final two years in...
  • Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine the New Poster Boy of Obamacare Campaign (Has he signed up?)

    12/13/2013 2:53:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    IB Times ^ | 12/13/13 | Riza Ornos
    **SNIP** Levine's Obamacare campaign was launched on Thursday, Dec. 12, the healthcare promotion's title is, "Tell a Friend - Get Covered." This campaign will feature messages from celebrities, web videos and images and a launching of a new website plus an upcoming eight-hour event that will be streamed live in January. Other celebrities who will join Levine in the Obacare campaign include "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher, singer Tatyana Ali and funny man Kal Penn, who used to worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement. The organized coverage of the "Tell a Friend" campaign is headed by Covered...
  • New Campaign Rules Proposed for Tax-Exempt Nonprofits

    11/26/2013 2:44:32 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2013 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The Obama administration on Tuesday moved to issue new rules that would curtail political activity by tax-exempt nonprofit groups, with potentially significant ramifications for one of the fastest-growing sources of campaign spending. The proposed rules, announced by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, would expand and clarify how the I.R.S. defines political activity and then establish clearer limits for how much activity nonprofits can engage in. Such a change — long urged by government watchdog groups — would be the first wholesale shift in a generation in the regulations governing political activity. The move to curtail nonprofits follows...
  • Republican governors say future GOP candidates must show compassion

    11/21/2013 8:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2013 | Rebecca Berg
    SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Many Republicans, with eyes trained on the presidential election in 2016, have sorted through the wreckage of the 2012 elections to figure out how and why the GOP suffered such heavy losses, including the White House. But at the Republican Governors Association conference in Arizona on Wednesday, one theory dominated at an early panel discussion: That the X-factor Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lacked might have been a more compassionate tone. "People have to know that you care about them," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of the governors believed to be weighing a presidential bid in...
  • Feds send warning letter to Jackson Jr. over campaign fund

    11/06/2013 4:46:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/06/13 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** Last Friday, the Federal Election Commission wrote him saying his campaign may have failed to file a report for the third quarter of the year. The letter to him was addressed to a Chicago post office box. Jackson’s campaign last filed a report to the FEC in December, saying it had $105,703 in cash, records show. Jackson had resigned from Congress the previous month, but that did not end the campaign’s reporting obligation.
  • Bill Clinton to campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe

    10/20/2013 3:13:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/20/13 | Margaret Chadbourn - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton will campaign this month for his longtime friend, Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor of Virginia. McAuliffe's campaign on Sunday said Clinton will join the Democratic gubernatorial candidate on October 27 for a three-day tour around Virginia. .. ... McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, is a close ally of the Clintons and was the co-chairman of Bill Clinton's 1996 presidential re-election campaign and Hillary Clinton's failed 2008 presidential campaign.