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  • Three Ways ISIS Gets Its Money

    11/19/2015 2:14:11 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 11-19-15 | Caroline Nyce, National Journal
    Kidnappings, antiquities trafficking, and private donations. Those are three, though certainly not the only three, of the ways that the Islamic State, or “ISIS,” the terrorist organization responsible for the attacks in Paris, funds its violent operation. While much of its funding comes from oil sales, the group has also resorted to capturing individuals in an attempt to extract payment for their safe return. The group has kidnapped Americans and others, and in cases when payment was not made, gruesomely murdered them and released the videos on the Internet. ISIS has kidnapped “multihundreds, if not thousands of victims,” John Cassara,...
  • Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs

    10/24/2015 7:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | October 23, 2015 | Travis Akin
    Friday, October 23, 2015 Akin: Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs By Travis Akin - The University of Illinois football team is struggling once again this year, mired at the bottom of the Big Ten and near the bottom of numerous national rankings. Similarly, the State of Illinois is stuck near the bottom of another set of rankings, only these rankings reflect not just lost games but lost jobs and thus are important to every person living in Illinois. These important but depressing rankings come from a new national study that confirms Illinois status as a lawsuit haven,...
  • Rand Paul campaign: Around $2.5 million raised in 3rd quarter

    10/02/2015 10:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Athena Jones
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's campaign for president will announce in the coming days that it raised approximately $2.5 million in the third quarter and has $2 million cash on hand, Communications Director Sergio Gor said Thursday. That haul is just a fraction of the $20 million the campaign of retired brain surgeon Ben Carson says it is on track to post for the third quarter -- half of that money coming in in September alone. Paul's third quarter total is well under the $7 million the libertarian firebrand raised in the second quarter. Part of that money was transferred from...
  • Whoopsie Federal Elections Commission Opens Inquiry(Cruz/Carly PACs)

    09/25/2015 8:44:40 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 193 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 25, 2015 | sundance
    The FEC has opened an inquiry (see pdf below) into Ted Cruz Super-PAC (KtP) and Carly Fiorina Super-PAC (CfA). Ill just drop this here as a reminder to what we previously said was going to happen; when you know the splitters you know the most likely scenario... ....Keep The Promise (KtP) Super-PAC is a pro-Ted Cruz PAC run by David Barton. David Barton is also Chairman of Mercury One Charities (Glenn Beck)... ...Carly For America (CfA) Super PAC is a pro-Carly Fiorina PAC. The FEC is asking why would Keep The Promise (Ted Cruz PAC) be giving money to...
  • Why $19.00 a month?

    08/26/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by JimRed · 18 replies
    Self | 8/26/2015 | Self
    Why $19.00 a month? Why not $15, $20, $30?

    08/24/2015 10:12:27 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 73 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | by ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will accept donations for his 2016 campaign but with no strings attached.
  • How Ted Cruz Has Wooed Some of the GOPs Top Donors

    08/18/2015 5:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/18/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Hes been in the race for only two months, but Jeb Bush has already spent more than $275,000 on private air travel. Nearly $350,000 has gone to FP1 Strategies, the firm that houses Bushs campaign manager, Danny Diaz, and another consultant, and which is performing other services for the former Florida governor. While most presidential candidates and their staffers spend years on the campaign trail living out of suitcases in two-star hotels, the Bush team on one occasion shelled out for a stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. Bush is by no means alone. Even Rick Perrys struggling campaign,...

    08/11/2015 1:19:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    FRANKLIN, TN Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he has raised more than one million dollars in the first 100 hours after last Thursdays GOP Presidential candidate debate on Fox News. The debate, marked by a notable dust-up between front runner Donald Trump and Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly, drew record ratingsover 24 million watched. Ill announce something here for the first time, Cruz told the cheering audience. In the one hundred hours that followed the debate, our campaign raised over one million dollars, he added to even louder cheers. In a statement issued by...
  • FUNNIEST CHART O THE DAY: Breakdown of Where Bill and Hillary Clintons Charitable Donations Went

    08/04/2015 2:54:31 PM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    TrevorLoudon presents New Zeal ^ | August 4, 2015 4:59 pm EST | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    FUNNIEST CHART O THE DAY: Breakdown of Where Bill and Hillary Clintons Charitable Donations WentAccording to their tax returns, it turns out that essentially all of the Clinton familys charitable donations were directed back to their own charities.
  • We Asked Companies About Their Donations to Planned Parenthood. Heres How They Responded.

    07/23/2015 4:26:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-23-15 | Kate Scanlon
    On Tuesday, The Daily Signal published a list of companies that donate or have donated directly to Planned Parenthood, either through grants or through matching employee gifts, according to 2nd Vote, a money-tracking website and app that looks at consumers and political causes. The Daily Signal reached out to each company to ask about its donations to the nations largest abortion provider. Representatives for Xerox, Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. told The Daily Signal that they had been incorrectly listed as donors by Planned Parenthood. They said their companies do not contribute to Planned Parenthood and do not match employee...
  • We Asked Companies About Their Donations to Planned Parenthood. Heres How They Responded.

    07/23/2015 4:26:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-23-15 | Kate Scanlon
    On Tuesday, The Daily Signal published a list of companies that donate or have donated directly to Planned Parenthood, either through grants or through matching employee gifts, according to 2nd Vote, a money-tracking website and app that looks at consumers and political causes. The Daily Signal reached out to each company to ask about its donations to the nations largest abortion provider. Representatives for Xerox, Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. told The Daily Signal that they had been incorrectly listed as donors by Planned Parenthood. They said their companies do not contribute to Planned Parenthood and do not match employee...
  • Saudi prince giving away his money buying immortality for the Democrats?

    07/05/2015 6:59:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    From dwarves to Dems: There should be no big mystery as to why Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi prince Bill Gates talked into giving away all his money to charity, is dumping his riches. No ones given away all of his money since the last saint more than 2000 years ago. Charity is no longer as conventional as it once was. In the case of the notorious Clinton Foundation, charity eloped with power and has never been the same. Is Prince bin Talal, whose $32 billion fortune makes it possible, about to buy immortality for the Democrats? Now that Barack...
  • First black female GOP representative Mia Love returning Holt donations

    06/22/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco and Sara Murray
    Washington (CNN)The first black Republican woman elected to Congress is returning $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, the alleged white supremacist whose writings have reportedly inspired Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday that she would be returning the three donations Holt made to her campaign immediately, after being contacted by CNN. Love made history last November when Utah residents selected her as the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress. Holt, who is president Council of Conservative Citizens, donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum...
  • World's Wealthiest Donate Billions Through the 'Giving Pledge'

    05/31/2015 1:20:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Ben Siegel
    How do Warren Buffett and Bill Gates convince the world's wealthiest people to give away most of their fortunes? The billionaires have organized the "Giving Pledge, an initiative launched five years ago to convince others to donate at least half of their wealth to charitable causes around the world.
  • FBI looks for man who held Clinton, Boxer fundraisers

    03/03/2007 2:00:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies · 2,664+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 3, 2007 | ROBIN FIELDS AND CHUCK NEUBAUER
    WASHINGTON // A Pakistani immigrant who hosted fundraisers for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being sought by the FBI on allegations that he funneled illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee and to Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 re-election campaign. Authorities say Northridge, Calif., businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, fled the country shortly after being indicted on charges of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as Jinnah's co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week. ...The case has transformed Jinnah from a political...
  • Report: Clinton State Dept Pulled Strings for Menendez in Pay-to-Play Deal with Dem Donor

    03/13/2015 12:11:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/17/14
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) supported a visa waiver for the daughter of a fugitive Ecuadorian banker in exchange for significant campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. On Tuesday, NBC 4 New York reported that Menendez, with express written support from Clinton, intervened on behalf of Estefania Isaas, who was banned from traveling to the U.S. due to accusations of visa fraud. Isaas is the daughter of Roberto Isaias, who lives in Miami and is currently fighting extradition to Ecuador for banking crimes and under investigation for...
  • Clinton Foundation accepts new foreign donations despite campaign promise

    05/13/2015 3:32:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    A number of foreign donors pledged new support for Clinton Foundation efforts during a conference in Marrakech last week, raising questions about the strength of Hillary Clinton's campaign promise to cut off foreign donations to her family philanthropy while she runs for president. The Kingdom of Morocco was among the foreign entities that committed to new projects at the Clinton Global Initiative event, which drew dozens of big-ticket donors to the country for a three-day meeting headlined by Bill Clinton. Hillary was slated to attend the Marrakech conference before her name was quietly removed from the schedule earlier this year...
  • St. Patricks Cathedral gets donations from non-Catholics for repairs

    04/14/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/14/2015 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A good chunk of the $100 million raised to restore St. Patricks Cathedral has come from non-Catholics a testament to the love and respect New Yorkers have for all religions, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Monday. We couldnt be that far were it not for non-Catholic benefactors who have been extraordinarily good to us, Dolan said in an Association for a Better New York speech. One prominent Jewish man told Dolan that as a child he loved visiting St. Patricks, where his mother would always light a candle. He said, I dont think she ever paid for them so ....
  • Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations

    04/29/2015 2:52:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Link only - Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations
  • Chriss Ruddy defending the Clintons

    04/27/2015 8:17:48 AM PDT · by One_who_hopes_to_know · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 27, 2015 | Christopher Ruddy
    When I heard that Bill Clinton was making as much as $500,000 per speech and made many more millions in his post-presidency, I thought to myself, God bless him. This is the American way. Former President Clintons speaker fees are probably in line with other former presidents who draw big fees, maybe bigger owing to his global popularity. But God bless them all. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/clinton-foundation-cash-controversy/2015/04/27/id/640856/#ixzz3YWUqOdC0 Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Hillary camp: Look, theres not a shred of evidence any of this foreign money led to corruption

    04/23/2015 7:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Guy Benson
    Perhaps not the the most effective messaging in the history of politics, but this is the corner in which Team Hillary finds itself, in the wake of two major bombshells that detonated this morning: Shorter Clinton Campaign: “All of this smoke is not caused by a fire.” https://t.co/E6gUyAuuuj pic.twitter.com/U4Zv5fWO7Q— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) April 23, 2015 The New York Times (building on reporting in the forthcoming book ‘Clinton Cash’) revealed the sordid web of cash and coziness wherein the Clintons and their foundation found themselves much richer, and the Russian government found itself in possession of a very large percentage...
  • Clinton charities will refile YEARS of tax returns after misreporting tens of millions of dollars

    04/23/2015 7:00:42 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2015 | Daily Mail
    Clinton charities will refile YEARS of tax returns after misreporting tens of millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments A Reuters investigation uncovered errors in tax returns filed by the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative For 3 years, the Clinton Foundation reported it had received nothing from foreign and U.S. governments - despite receiving millions previously It will now refile its tax returns from 2010, 2011 and 2012 but has not ruled out reviewing tax returns extending back as many as 15 years The Clinton Health Access Initiative is refiling forms from at least 2 years...
  • Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

    04/23/2015 4:13:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-23-15 | Jonathon Allen
    Link only per rules. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-usa-election-clinton-taxes-exclusive-idUSKBN0NE0CA20150423
  • PolitiFact Gives Reince Priebus A Pass

    04/23/2015 3:41:38 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Last week, GOP chief weasel, Reince Priebus, was squawking about Hillary Clinton and how she allegedly gotten all this money from the kings of other countries, which would, of course, be illegal. The supposedly unbiased PolitiFact decided to look at his claims. Their findings: "Priebus said Clinton took "money from kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Oman and Yemen." The monarchies of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Oman have contributed to the Clinton Foundation, but Yemen, which does not have a king, has not.
  • House quietly passes tax exemption for megadonors

    04/17/2015 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Hillary Flynn
    Major contributors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer would get a break on gift taxes to secretive non-profit groups. The House on Wednesday with little fanfare passed legislation that would protect major donors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer from having to pay gift taxes on huge donations to secret money political groups. The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, is seen by fundraising operatives as removing one of the few remaining potential obstacles to unfettered big-money spending by nonprofit groups registered under a section of the Tax Code 501(c) that allows them to shield...
  • Totally Eye-Popping [Cruz's fundraising]

    04/11/2015 10:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 12, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Is it a good thing or a bad thing that a presidential candidate demonstrates an ability to raise enough money to effectively reach the inhabitants of America with his political message? On Friday, National Public Radios The Diane Rehm Show took a further drag on our tax dollars to take incredulous note of the fact that four Super PACs supportive of Republican Ted Cruzs campaign for president declared having collected, collectively, $31 million. One of Dianes guests, Neal King, Jr., with the Wall Street Journal, explained that all four PACs associated with the Cruz effort sport the Keep the Promise...
  • Cruz Is Suddenly a Player, Thanks to Reclusive Backer

    04/11/2015 12:35:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | April 11, 2015 | John Johnson
    Millionaire Robert Mercer helps him raise an 'eye-popping' $31M right off the bat.If other GOP contenders shrugged off Ted Cruz's chances of winning the nomination, it's a safe bet they're reassessing things after four new super PACS announced they'd raised a staggering $31 million to support his new candidacy. "Even in the context of a presidential campaign cycle in which the major party nominees are expected to raise more than $1.5 billion, Cruzs haul is eye-popping, one that instantly raises the stakes in the Republican fundraising contest," writes Mark Halperin at Bloomberg. The super PACs in question are only a...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Shocked by Cruz Fundraising, Clinton Collapse in Swing State Poll

    04/09/2015 11:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | April 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is classic, too. You know these two guys, Heilemann and Mark Halperin, that we talk about a lot here? They've got this Internet show at Bloomberg, and they're classic. Halperin may be a little bit more informed about us than your average Drive-By Media person, but it doesn't do him much good. These are the two guys that write campaign books. They learn all the stuff that would kill a Democrat candidate, and they hold it for after the election for their book, it's those two guys. Halperin used to be at ABC, political director, whatever....
  • Ted Cruz super PAC $31 million fundraising causes shock and awe (Even former Perry & Dubya donors)

    04/08/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | April 8, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    According to a Wednesday story in Bloomberg, the Ted Cruz for President Campaign has let it be known that a group of super PACs associated with the campaign expects to have $31 million in the bank by Friday. This feat is impressive considering that the Cruz campaign is not even two weeks old, and the super PACs in question were formed just this week. In the political fundraising game, this is what is called shock and awe. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is likely to be the champion fund raiser on the Republican side. But the news of Cruzs feat,...
  • Quotes of the day (Ted Cruz surge edition)

    04/02/2015 8:35:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to lead the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, but one candidate is making moves. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the only GOP hopeful to formally announced his candidacy thus far, has shot up in the rankings in a new CBS News poll. Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed said that they would consider voting for Cruz in March, up 14 points from when the same question was asked a month ago. By comparison, 51 percent said they would vote for Bush, just two percent higher than did in February. *** Sen. Ted Cruz has raised $4...
  • What Ted Cruzs Early Fund-Raising Means, and Doesnt

    04/02/2015 10:13:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | April 2, 2015 | Derek Willis
    Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, raised nearly $4 million in the eight days after he announced his presidential campaign, according to The Wall Street Journal. Whats important about that number is that almost all of it came in amounts of less than $100. Thats a big change for Mr. Cruz. During his Senate run in 2012, 80 percent of the money he collected from individuals were in donations of $200 or more, the threshold for when donors names are listed on Federal Election Commission reports. Assuming The Journals report is correct that about 95 percent of the donations raised...
  • Make quick Donation to Ted Cruz for President before midnight CDT

    03/31/2015 9:48:56 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 23 replies
    Ted Cruz for President ^ | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    Go Ted
  • Ted Cruz's Rollout Breaks the Rules, Scores a Quick Million

    03/25/2015 1:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | March 25, 2015 | David Catanese
    Donations to Ted Cruz's campaign, during his presidential announcement.Ted Cruz's entire decision of whether to jump-start his presidential candidacy at the end of a fundraising quarter hinged on the ability to raise $1 million in the first week. The Texas senator ended up hitting that milestone in just over a day. Fueled by a team of 10 data scientists who are tasked with conducting real-time analysis of prospective supporters, the reach of and return on Cruz's rollout has already exceeded the initial expectations of even the campaign's top advisers. While initial media reports detailed Cruz raising $500,000 on the first...
  • Cruz's big-money crisis: Months behind his competitors in recruiting mega-donors & bundlers

    03/24/2015 3:01:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 24, 2015 | Anna Palmer and Alex Isenstadt
    After the theatrical launch of his presidential campaign Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz now faces a massive hurdle: raising the tens of millions of dollars it will take to mount a year-and-a-half long campaign. The Texas Republican and tea party darling is months behind his competitors in recruiting the megadonors and bundlers essential to a credible GOP primary bid. Hes not well-liked among cash-flush lobbyists. And his uncompromising policy positions and role in forcing the government shutdown in 2013 didnt exactly excite the financiers and business executives who make up the elite donor class. Those considerations, along with the need to...
  • Elections chief: State needs to revise laws on campaign giving

    03/24/2015 10:40:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-24-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison The state must revise its laws governing political spending especially that done by independent groups in light of recent free speech decisions by federal courts, the head of Wisconsin's elections agency told lawmakers Tuesday. Spurred by federal judges, outside groups and their own preference for less regulation, GOP lawmakers are considering changes to the state's complex campaign laws that would likely make it easier for independent groups to spend money to influence Wisconsin politics. Kevin Kennedy, executive director of the state Government Accountability Board, told a joint elections committee of legislators that decisions in federal appellate...
  • The Best "Democracy" Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent in Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back

    03/16/2015 4:10:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/16/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The first time we read the recent analysis by the Sunlight Foundation in which it combed through 14 million corporate records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, in order to determine the "rate of return" on lobbying and spending to buy political goodwill, we were left speechless. To be sure, we had previously shown that when it comes to the rate of return on lobbying, the rates were simply staggering, and ranged anywhere between 5,900% for oil subsidies, to 22,000% for multinational tax breaks and even higher for America's legal drug dealers. But...
  • Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

    03/07/2015 4:30:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/07/15
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Former President Bill Clinton defended his foundation's acceptance of donations from foreign governments on Saturday, pointing to the track record of his global philanthropy as Hillary Rodham Clinton nears an announcement on 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview at the Clinton Global Initiative University, the ex-president sought to address critics who have questioned the receipt of donations from foreign governments while the former first lady served in the State Department and after she departed in early 2013. "My theory about all of this is disclose everything and then let people make their judgments," Clinton told...
  • Hillary Makes 'Announcement' to Ask for Cash for Foundation

    12/30/2014 9:52:39 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-30-14 | Daniel Halper
    This morning, Hillary Clinton sent an email to supporters with the subject line, "Announcement." But the contents of the message did not explain the former secretary of state's future political ambitions. Instead, the message asked for money from supporters of what is now the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. "This is a season to give thanks for our many blessings and to remember our responsibilities to each other that we're all in this together," Clinton wrote. "In my family, we're celebrating our first holidays with a beautiful new granddaughter. We're also celebrating the generosity and commitment of our...
  • Political donations prove liberal bias dominates American culture

    11/09/2014 7:58:53 PM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | November 7, 2014 | Joe Schoffstall
    Conservatives have long believed American culture is entrenched with a liberal bias, only to be scoffed at and called paranoid. However, three new charts dealing with political donations from academia, media, and Hollywood prove this to be the case. Business Insider was provided a data set of federal campaign contributions dating all the way back to 1980, making the sample size considerable. The data set confirms that media, academia, and the entertainment industry are some of the most liberal professions in America. The findings were provided by CROWDPAC, a non-partisan analytics firm based out of California. In compiling all this...
  • Contributions from Celebrities to Obama, Barack (D)

    11/08/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 35 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | 2013 | Staff
    Contributions from Celebrities to Obama, Barack (D) [Return to summary] Contributor Description Total Kauffman, Marta Producer $7,500 Landau, Jon Producer/Manager $7,500 Forman, Milos Director $5,800 Crowe, Cameron Director/Writer $5,750 Haysbert, Dennis Actor $5,500 Hathaway, Anne Actor $5,000 Henley, Donald H Singer/Songwriter $5,000 Howard, Cheryl Actor/Celebrity Spouse $5,000 Howard, Ronald Director/Actor/Producer $5,000 Jones, Quincy Record Producer $5,000 Kanal, Tony Member of 'No Doubt' $5,000 Johansson, Scarlett Actor $5,000 Johnson, Don Actor $5,000 Johnson, Earvin "Magic" Former NBA Player $5,000 Ferrell, Will Actor $5,000 Gregory, Tom Producer/Writer $5,000 Grenier, Adrian Actor $5,000 Griffith, Melanie Actor $5,000 Hall, Deidre Actor $5,000 Handler, Daniel...
  • Ebola donations lag far behind need [Americans aren't forking over enough]

    10/08/2014 5:52:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | October 8, 2014 | Melanie Hicken
    Last month, the United Nations announced it would need nearly $1 billion to effectively fight the virus, which has killed more than 3,400 people across West Africa since March. If it is not contained, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there could be hundreds of thousands of Ebola cases in coming months. "Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said at the time. The United States and other governments have pledged tens of millions of dollars to pay for everything from medicine and protective clothing for aid workers to...
  • 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...
  • I'm amazed at the ignorance of FReepers [the stupid, it BURNS]

    10/02/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT · by StraysDaddy · 388 replies
    We have been seeing America go to the "dogs" for 6 years now and still some "brain dead" fools cling to the idea that they will stay home rather than vote for a "Pubbie" that they deem a RINO.
  • Obama Asks for Donations Before ISIS Speech

    09/10/2014 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/10/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama is scheduled to address the nation this evening to discuss destroying the terrorist army of ISIS. But before hitting the airwaves, hes asking Democratic donors to "chip in $10 or more right now to help elect Democrats." He made the ask in an email to supporters of the Democratic party. "There are just 55 days left in this election, Daniel," writes Obama in the email. "Thats 55 days left for Democrats in tight races across the country to build the organization they need to win -- and if we dont step up right now, its going to be...
  • Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/02/2014 2:15:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    JD Journal ^ | 9/02/14 | Jim Vassallo
    The amount of money political candidates in the state of California can collect for campaigns is tightly governed, but for legal defense funds, donors are permitted to donate much more, according to KPCC. In March, the state senate, voted to suspend three members who were charged or who were convicted of felonies. The legal bills for senators Ron Calderon and Rod Wright are being paid for by a mix of politicians, political action committees and even corporations. Senator Leland Yee has a committee to college legal defense donations working for him as well. None of the legal defense funds setup...
  • $5.3K To Go. Can We Do This Tonight? Yes We Can!

    08/29/2014 5:44:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    BTLD | 8/29/14 | BTLD
    We're SO close... Let's put this baby to bed!
  • All hope is lost: Worried Dems cry desperation in new fund-raising tactic

    08/29/2014 4:07:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would like you to donate. Right now. The campaign organization, hoping to lead Democrats to control of the House come November, has spent the past week sending out a series of strongly-worded, seemingly desperate, fundraising e-mails trying to get supporters to donate. "All hope is lost," reads the subject of one such e-mail. "We're in serious trouble," it continues. "Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are massively outspending us...If we get blown out right now, we might as well give up hope until 2016." Another e-mail says Democratic campaigners weren't ready for Republican attack ads....
  • 6th District Congress: Stroebel loans himself $350,000, Grothman leads on cash raised (WI)

    08/03/2014 9:12:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 8-1-14 | Kyle Maichle
    SHEBOYGAN Late Thursday evening, the pre-primary campaign finance reports for Republican candidates in the 6th Congressional District were released. It ended up with Duey Stroebel loaning himself $350,000, and Glenn Grothman holding the lead on total cash raised from July 1st to the 23rd. During the reporting period, Grothman raised $94,931.36 compared to the $76,595.35 raised by Joe Leibham. Duey Stroebel only raised $12,800 during the reporting period but loaned himself $350,000. The Stroebel Campaign currently has $691,939.99 of outstanding loans and debts reported during the campaign cycle so far. When looking at cash on hand, Stroebel has $262,720.05...
  • Election Commission Votes to Allow Bitcoin Donations

    05/09/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2014 | NICK CORASANITI
    The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted to allow political committees to accept Bitcoin donations and outlined the ways that the virtual currency can be used by federally regulated campaigns. Responding to a request from a political action committee, the commissioners unanimously approved an advisory opinion that defined Bitcoins, which allows for online transactions without going through a bank or other third party, as money or anything of value in essence, cash or an in-kind contribution. They also imposed some restrictions, ruling that Bitcoin donations will be capped at a cash equivalent of $100 per person per cycle, with...
  • Desert Developer's Woes Buffet Reid [Coyote Springs about 50 miles from Bundy's ranch]

    04/26/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 10, 2012 | By ALEXANDRA BERZON
    Six years ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid celebrated what he called a "love fest" of government support for the construction of a proposed 150,000-home community in the Nevada desert and the lobbyist-turned-developer behind it, Harvey Whittemore. Last week, a federal grand jury charged Mr. Whittemore with making illegal political contributions to Mr. Reid, a Democrat. Even before the indictment, Mr. Reid and other politicians had begun to distance themselves from Mr. Whittemorelong one of Nevada's most powerful lobbyistsby pledging to charity money to offset donations they had gotten from him. ~~snip~~ The allegations against Mr. Whittemore stem from a...