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  • Sex slave suit: NM was a location used (Jeffrey Epstein ranch)

    01/07/2015 8:29:07 AM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 6, 2015 | Mark Oswald
    SANTA FE – Lawsuit claims about young female sex slaves allegedly kept by billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein and offered to a worldwide list of the rich and famous have reached New Mexico. In a new court filing in Florida, plaintiffs’ lawyers maintain that a woman identified as Jane Doe No. 3, said to have been coerced into Epstein’s camp when she was 15 years old, was frequently sexually abused by Epstein “not only in West Palm Beach (Fla.), but also in New York, New Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, in international airspace on … Epstein’s private planes, and elsewhere.” Epstein...
  • AOC used ‘Earth Day fun run’ to FOOL supporters into donating money to her campaign

    04/28/2019 8:11:35 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    For a little socially conscience ‘reformer,’ one of Congress’ newest Marxists, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has quickly adopted the ways of her Democrat colleagues, as evidenced by the ‘bait-and-switch’ act she pulled over the weekend. Ocasio-Cortez sponsored a “fun run” event in New York City, ostensibly to raise funds for “Earth Day” and her “Green New Deal.” At least, that’s what most participants thought, according to the New York Post. The 400 or so participants paid a $30 ‘entry fee’ to take part in the run; little did they know that the more than $11,000 raised went directly into Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign fund.
  • John Edwards' legal team opens defense

    12/11/2018 8:19:46 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | David Zucchino
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After weeks of riveting and often salacious testimony about an extramarital affair and the elaborate lies that once kept it hidden, testimony in the John Edwards trial turned Monday to a more prosaic topic: campaign finance law. As Edwards' legal team opened his defense, the finance director for his failed 2008 presidential run testified that more than $900,000 from two wealthy benefactors was not reported as campaign contributions because it represented private gifts intended for personal expenditures. Lora Haggard, who supervised reporting to the Federal Election Commission, said the FEC told the Edwards campaign it was not...
  • [2012] John Edwards' Hush Money Was Not Illegal, FEC Told Campaign

    12/11/2018 8:03:03 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Good Mprning America, via Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2012 | JAMES HILL, BETH LOYD and RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    After John Edwards was indicted, Federal Election Commission auditors determined that the hush money he received from wealthy donors to cover up a torrid affair did not need to be reported in the campaign's financial disclosure reports, his campaign's chief financial officer testified today. After three weeks of salacious testimony about Edwards' affair with mistress Rielle Hunter and the nearly $1 million collected to keep it quiet, Edwards' lawyers kicked off their defense focusing on the much less steamy intricacies of campaign finance law. After reviewing the campaign's financials for four years, the FEC determined last month that money Edwards'...
  • Trump calls Michael Cohen payouts 'private transaction,’ denies campaign contributions (trunc.)

    12/10/2018 6:25:13 AM PST · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 12, 2018 | Edmjnd DeMarche
    President Trump on Monday denied the hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election were campaign contributions, instead calling them a "simple private transaction.” “So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,” Trump tweeted.
  • Google accused of 'illegal contributions' to pro-amnesty campaigns

    11/02/2018 7:16:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies ^ | 11/2/2018 | admin
    An organization that opposes illegal immigration filed a complaint asking the Federal Election Commission to investigate Google’s “illegal contributions of value to pro-amnesty Democrat and GOP campaigns.” William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said the complaint alleges Facebook, Google and Twitter violated federal regulations that prohibit corporations and corporation employees “from contributing any services or anything of value to elections and campaigns.” “Silicon Valley companies are contributing to Democrat campaigns by silencing conservative opposition to illegal immigration and groups like ALIPAC that support the conservative anti-amnesty opponents of left-wing candidates favored by these companies,” he said. One...
  • Question: How does one make anonymous political contributions?

    09/29/2018 1:57:53 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 58 replies
    In this age of dirty politics, where citizens are attacked personally because of their personal beliefs, I am wondering if there are ways to donate - to candidates or to party committees - anonymously? I have heard that if you donate less than $200, candidates do not have to report it. Is this true? Are there other ways, like donating to PACs or GoFundMe campaigns.
  • Rascovar: Hogan, king of the road(s)

    10/15/2017 5:16:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | September 24, 2017 | Barry Rascovar
    Gov. Larry Hogan never met a highway project he didn’t like. He’s a 1950s type of politician – solve all the state’s transportation gridlock and congestion by paving the countryside with lanes of new concrete.He’s got a $9 billion plan that is a lollapalooza: Let construction giants build and pay for toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and the busy I-270 corridor from the beltway to Frederick – 70 miles of exclusive Lexus lanes – and let those companies reap the toll rewards so they can recoup a staggering $7.6 billion investment (the actual cost is likely to be substantially...
  • Vanity - Need Help With a Campaign Contribution Question

    11/27/2016 4:36:13 AM PST · by CarolAnn · 25 replies
    I was perusing the Opensecrets for 2016 Presidential contributions, and I have a couple of questions: First, why would a company called Renaissance Technologies give Hillary $14 million and also give Trump $15 million? Is it a cover their butts thing? Do they think they'll get access in return? Second, Why would the US Department of Agriculture and the US Postal service be contributing to Jill Stein????? Hope these aren't stupid questions. I'm not real familiar with campaign finance.
  • Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

    06/13/2016 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 13, 2016
    In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said: The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the...
  • Honest Question about Trump to Trump Lovers

    02/27/2016 2:44:25 PM PST · by applpie · 146 replies
    Punditfact ^ | July 9 2015 | will cabaniss
    "Data from the Federal Election Commission and state elections offices provided by the two websites show that Trump has given $584,850 to Democrats and $961,140 to the GOP over the last 26 years." (this is at the Federal level and does not include state or local)
  • Excessive, Prohibited and Impermissible Contributions (Cruz Campaign).

    02/25/2016 6:58:55 AM PST · by true believer forever · 13 replies
    Federal Election Commission ^ | February 21, 2016 | Carolina Mongeon
    An individual or a political committee other than an authorized committee or a qualified multi-candidate committee may not make a contribution(s) to a candidate for federal office in excess of $2,700 per election. An authorized committee may not make a contribution(s) to a candidate for federal office in excess of $2,000 per election. A qualified multi-candidate committee and all affiliated committees may not make a contribution(s) to a candidate for federal office in excess of $5,000 per election. The term "contribution" includes any gift, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of value made by any person for...
  • Maximum contributions to a Federal Candidate

    01/18/2016 8:29:47 PM PST · by ShivaFan
    01-08-2016 | The Government (Uncle Sam)
    As everyone is getting passionate, I suppose contributions to candidates is about to rocket through your wallets (remember, however, the Obama recession is about to get ugly and some/lots of you will be losing your jobs shortly, and there will be a vast migration of Africans, North Africans and such as oil continues to slide as well and they may be other costs coming soon) ... but just a reminder if/when you pull out the credit card to donate to your favorite Promiser (and beggars): How Much May Be Contributed Your contributions1 to Federal candidates and committees are limited under...
  • Support Pours in For Donald Trump After Muslims Rant: Panic as Donations For Campaign Soar

    12/13/2015 6:13:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 35 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2015
    REPUBLICAN frontrunner Donald Trump is spending a fraction of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton as he continues to dominate political debate in the United States. While Mrs Clinton wrote off ÂŁ19million in the past quarter to bolster her bid for the White House, the billionaire property tycoon is estimated to have invested just ÂŁ3million. Since Trump's controversial demand for Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the US following an Islamic State inspired mass shooting in San Bernardino, donations have been pouring in to his campaign coffers. Experts estimate more than 100,000 supporters have given donations averaging ÂŁ40 to his...
  • Clinton Foundation Amends Tax Returns, Discloses Millions In Foreign Contributions

    11/17/2015 3:38:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/15 | John Hayward
    The Clinton Foundation will “amend” its tax returns for the last four years, to correct “errors in the report of donations from foreign governments,” as reported by Fox News. Foundation President Donna Shalala said in a statement that the returns were revised after a voluntary review of the charity’s past tax returns. She added that the corrections were not required by law. “There is no change in our bottom line numbers: assets, liabilities, and net assets,” Shalala wrote in a statement to the foundation’s supporters that was obtained by Reuters. “There is nothing to suggest that the Foundation intended to...
  • Ted Cruz Says Campaign Contributions Skyrocketed After Debate

    08/10/2015 1:18:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    While most of the media attention after last week’s GOP presidential debate has been focused on Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a huge jump in his poll numbers, and apparently an explosion in campaign contributions since he took the stage. Check it out! I’d say 225,000 contributions with an average contribution of $68 is quite impressive. It’s important to note that a lot of these contributions are coming from ordinary Americans, making this a true grassroots effort, rather than bowing to the will of corporations in order to get funding. One of the reasons people seem to be...
  • Sarah Palin Reportedly Donates Only 5.5% of PAC Money to Actual Candidates

    10/25/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT · by Bratch · 114 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 20th, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Sarah Palin‘s PAC is extremely stingy when it comes to donating money to her fellow Republicans: a report from Open Secrets reveals that since the 2014 two-year election cycle began, her PAC has raised a total of $2.7 million dollars, but only donated $150,000 of that money to actual candidates, a donation rate of 5.5%.This year was even worse: according to SarahPAC’s third quarter filings this year, they had $1.4 million cash in hand, but only donated $45,000 to nine Congressional candidates — about 3% — between July 1st and September 30th. What did they spend the rest on? Many of the...
  • Many Requests for Donations to the RNC

    10/03/2014 8:41:38 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 11 replies
    email | October 4, 2014 | National Republican Senatorial Committee
    AMAZING We asked our supporters to step up in September to help us catch up to the Democrats and tens of thousands of them did. It truly is amazing. We noticed though, that you did not take advantage of our September triple-match offer: EMAIL: SUGGESTED DONATION: $5.00 QUICK LINK: Click Here Will you stand with us today by making a $5 contribution to help us over the final 5 weeks of the election? We are on the verge of winning a Republican Senate majority and firing Harry Reid. This would put a final end to the Obama agenda, but we...
  • Senate moves forward with amendment to the Constitution on elections

    09/09/2014 7:17:36 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 08, 2014, 06:51 pm | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment meant to reverse two recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign spending. Republicans are likely to vote against the amendment when it comes up for a final vote, but by allowing it to proceed, ensured that it will tie up the Senate for most of the week. More than 20 Republicans joined Democrats in the 79-18 vote advancing the amendment, well over the 60 votes that were needed. The amendment is almost certain to fail, as it would need to win two-thirds support to pass the Senate, and then would still need to...
  • 16 year old programmer made something awesome that has politicians terrified

    06/23/2014 8:12:03 AM PDT · by Library Lady · 37 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | Josh Riddle
    Now when you hear babbling on about the Koch Brothers, you can see the hypocrisy and look at who he is bankrolled by. From Engadget: The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, will serve up a list of which parties have donated to their campaign funds, and the quantities. Greenhouse (geddit?) is currently available for Chrome, Firefox...