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  • This chart shows how much each state contributes to the US economy

    09/03/2015 8:14:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/03/2015 | Matthew Speiser
    The US is the richest nation in the world, with an annual GDP of $17.3 trillion in 2014. However, some states are greater contributors to the economy than others. To illustrate differences among state economies, the folks at created a chart that shows the relative economic value of each US state. The states are also color-coded based on which region of the country they're The three regions that contribute the most to the economy are the Far West (18.6%), Southeast (21.3%), and Mideast (18.2%). California (13.3%), Texas (9.5%), and New York (8.1%) have the largest economies in the...
  • Lawmakers negotiating to double donor limit, allow online registration

    06/09/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-8-13 | Patrick Marley
    Madison — Democrats and Republicans in the Assembly are working together on a bill that would double the amount donors can give politicians and allow voters to register online. It's a surprise collaboration that emerged just days after Democrats reacted with outrage at a public hearing to an earlier version of the bill from Republicans. A new draft of the measure made public Friday night shows the GOP was willing to drop some elements that Democrats consider onerous to accomplish something both parties want — raising contribution limits. Meanwhile, a bill has been put on the fast track that would...
  • To what conservative Senatorial candidate should I send my money? (vanity)

    08/19/2012 6:16:39 AM PDT · by bert · 47 replies
    08/19/12 | Bert
    To what conservative Senatorial candidate should I send my money? The preservation of conservative principle and ideals is a good thing, a necessary thing, and must be applauded. The continued application of principle to a short term situation in which all aspects of conservatism cannot be brought to bear becomes an exercise in futility and wasted time and effort. Such is the case in the current presidential election. Conservatism cannot have an effect on choosing an opponent to run against Obama. That decision was made in the primaries. There are pretenders who will take you money and your pretend vote...
  • Romney has raised over $1M today.

    06/28/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT · by Signalman · 26 replies
    Self | 6/28/2012 | Self
    Rush just reported it.
  • Obama Campaign Contribution Fraud Continues: Donor Adolf Hitler, 123 Nuremburg Way, Berlin, Germany

    04/03/2012 11:03:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/3/12 | Pamela Geller
    Back in 2008, I broke numerous campaign stories on the millions of dollars in illegal contributions that Obama received. It was meticuloulsy documented in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America. Also, check out my article in The American Thinker, "Obama's Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes." It was feckless, reckless and lawless. Worse, Obama got away with it. All of it. Atlas broke the story of tens of thousands of dollars coming in from Hamas-controlled Gaza, millions coming in from Muslim countries, and imaginary Obama contributors: "Good Will," "Loving you," "Doo da DooDa" and...
  • High court blocks Mont. campaign money ruling

    02/17/2012 4:28:35 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, February 17, 2012 6:58 PM EST | MARK SHERMAN
    The Supreme Court on Friday blocked a Montana court ruling upholding limits on corporate campaign spending. The state court ruling appears to be at odds with the high court's 2010 decision striking down a federal ban on those campaign expenditures. The justices put the Montana ruling on hold while they consider an appeal from corporations seeking to be free of spending limits. The state argues, and the Montana Supreme Court agreed, that political corruption gave rise to the century-old ban on corporate campaign spending. In the 2010 Citizens United case, a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that independent spending by...
  • Billionaire gives $5 million to pro-Gingrich group

    01/08/2012 12:04:49 AM PST · by americanophile · 44 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 1/7/12 | BETH FOUHY
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Las Vegas billionaire has contributed $5 million to an independent group backing Newt Gingrich, breathing new life into the former House Speaker's struggling campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and casting renewed attention on the role of such groups in the 2012 contest. A person familiar with the development said Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul and longtime donor to Republican candidates, made the contribution Friday to Winning Our Future, a super PAC run by Gingrich allies. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • Republicans plan cuts to US State Dept, UN contribution

    02/11/2011 8:46:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/11/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Republican budget plan would cut billions of dollars in spending on the State Department and foreign programs, including US contributions to the United Nations. The proposed cuts, announced Friday, are part of an overall Republican effort in the House of Representatives to reduce spending by $100 billion over the next seven months. Leaders in the Democrat-controlled Senate say the proposals are unrealistic. The planned cuts to State Department and foreign operations amount to $3.8 billion, or an eight percent reduction from last year. "I will ensure that our foreign aid is not used as a stimulus...
  • (VANITY) Who is a Monthly Contributor and How Much per Month?

    10/10/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 21 replies
    I am curious how many are monthly contributors and how much a month they contribute. Let us get started! I contribute $30 per month. Too low? Good enough? Don't know.
  • Bill White to filmmakers: Zoom in on Perry (casting look Perry-alike for webpisode advertising)

    08/03/2010 11:54:06 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 6+ views
    AP Via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2010, 5:28PM | KELLEY SHANNON
    Democrat Bill White's campaign is encouraging Texas' arts crowd to focus on Republican Gov. Rick Perry. A supporter of the former Houston mayor is organizing independent filmmakers to show the short films they are making on behalf of his campaign, White spokesman Katy Bacon said Thursday. The films will premiere at an as-yet unscheduled White campaign event in Austin. The initiative came into the spotlight after Perry's campaign noted that a filmmaker advertised on an actors' website for a look-alike for Perry, the state's longest-serving governor who is known for his thick mane of hair. The impersonator would be cast...
  • Goldman Sachs was Barack Obama's "No. 1 private contributor."

    09/26/2009 5:28:41 PM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 19 replies · 1,266+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | 24 September 2009 | St Petersburg Times
    Obama made a big deal during the election that he didn't accept money from federal political action committees or lobbyists. But laws require individuals to disclose their occupation and their employer when they donate to federal political candidates. We checked with the Center for Responsive Politics, a well-respected nonpartisan group that specializes in analyzing campaign data. Their numbers include contributions from employees and their immediate families. Their analysis of the 2008 presidential campaign found that University of California employees were Obama's top donor, giving a collective $1.6 million. That system is run by the state of California, and hence is...
  • How will Meg Whitman spend a $15 million contribution to her own campaign?

    07/15/2009 8:53:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,587+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/15/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Few political junkies were surprised Monday when Republican Meg Whitman announced she had plunked down $15 million from her own wallet to bolster her gubernatorial campaign. After all, Whitman, the former CEO of the online auction house eBay, is a billionaire who had promised to spend as much as $150 million of her own money to become governor. But her latest contribution left political analysts and staffers in opposition camps puzzling over what she's going to do with all that money. As could be expected, the Whitman campaign wasn't revealing much as far as strategy. But one thing about her...
  • Subprime lobbyists in $370m battle

    05/06/2009 9:41:44 AM PDT · by M. Dodge Thomas · 12 replies · 591+ views
    The Financial Tmes ^ | May 6 2009 | Edward Luce
    The top 25 US originators of subprime mortgages – the risky assets that sparked the global financial crisis – spent almost $370m in Washington over the past decade on lobbying and campaign donations as they tried to ward off tighter regulation of their industry, an investigation has shown... Most of the top 25 originators, most of which are now bankrupt, were either owned or heavily financed by the nation’s largest banks, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan and Bank of America. Together, they originated $1,000bn in subprime mortgages in 2005-07 – almost three-quarters of the total... The banks, which...
  • Cows With Gas: India's Contribution to Global Warming (283 million, most anywhere on earth)

    04/11/2009 2:45:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 823+ views
    Time on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/09 | Madhur Singh
    Indolent cows languidly chewing their cud while befuddled motorists honk and maneuver their vehicles around them are images as stereotypically Indian as saffron-clad holy men and the Taj Mahal. Now, however, India's ubiquitous cows - of which there are 283 million, more than anywhere else in the world - have assumed a more menacing role as they become part of the climate change debate.
  • Obama [snip] about AIG bonuses, doesn’t mention he got $101,332 from them

    03/19/2009 8:02:38 AM PDT · by slomark · 3 replies · 383+ views
    [VIDEO] According to, Senator Barack Obama received $101,332 in political contributions from A.I.G. In fact, the two largest recipients of A.I.G. donations were Obama and Connecticut’s Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd. Oops. That seems to have slipped the President’s mind. A.I.G.’s Financial Products affiliate doled out $136,928 during the 2008 cycle. That, of course, is the same division that bet trillions of dollars on credit-default swaps and “misjudged” the market. The Washington Post reports a “mob effect” at A.I.G financial products division:.....
  • Contribution limits raised for '10 cycle (Just what The Incumbent Party needs, mo' money!)

    01/25/2009 11:04:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 311+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/09 | Reid Wilson
    Candidates for federal office will be able to squeeze just a little more money out of their major contributors in the 2010 campaign cycle as the Federal Election Commission announced new individual gift limits Friday morning. Individual donors will now be able to give up to $2,400 per election, or $4,800 for both a primary and a general, according to the new guidelines. That's up from the $2,300 per-election limit during the 2008 cycle. Donors are also able to fork over $30,400 to national parties, higher than the $28,500 they were allowed to give last cycle. A single donor is...
  • Victory Celebrates Contributions of Women

    03/30/2008 11:09:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Eric J. Martinez, USA
    CAMP VICTORY — Multi-National Corps - Iraq recently celebrated "Women's Art, Women’s Vision" at Al Faw Palace, during a Women's History Month presentation sponsored by the 11th Signal Brigade, Task Force Thunderbirds.The observance honored accomplishments of influential female artists by showing their art and telling their stories. The guest speaker was Lt. Col. Kris Kramarich, commander, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion."In Violet Oakley's visionary murals she poetically sought to express her desire and hope for world peace, equal rights and the unification of the people of the earth," Kramarich said. "She passed away in 1961, but her vision doesn't differ...
  • Hillary Clinton Schlepped Here

    03/03/2008 3:07:49 PM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 49+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 3, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Hillary Clinton Schlepped Here by: Malcolm A. Kline, March 03, 2008 Apparently, George Washington University is a big stop for Democratic presidential candidates. This would go with the share of university employee political contributions that go to Democratic candidates. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have campaigned here. In something of a twilight zone is another honored guest—Ralph Nader. “Her supporters have not lost faith in the New York senator’s bid for the Democratic nomination,” Jennifer Easton reported in the GW Hatchet on February 28. “GW students and Clinton fans filled Lisner auditorium Monday evening [February 25], collectively raising $200,000,...
  • GWU's One-Party State

    02/12/2008 8:56:48 AM PST · by bs9021 · 108+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 12, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    GWU’s One-Party State by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 12, 2008 Why does this not surprise? “Employees donated a sum of $52,000 to presidential candidates this election cycle,” Bryan Han reported on Feb. 11 in the GW Hatchet, the college newspaper at George Washington University. “Republican candidates only received 18 percent of the total money donated.” Here’s the breakdown of the bulk of the donations: • Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.—$21, 075 • Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY—$16, 520 • Sen. John McCain, R-AZ—$7, 100 • Gov. Bill Richardson.... • Sen. Fred Thompson... • Gov. Mitt Romney, R-MA...