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  • GOP Donors Respond to Obamacare Repeal Failure, Withhold Donations

    08/10/2017 8:59:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug. 8, 2017 | Kathryn Covert
    Republican donors are protesting GOP lawmakers' failure to repeal Obamacare by withholding donations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. At least $2 million in contributions originally promised to the NRSC have not materialized, CNN reported Tuesday. The failure of Republicans to fulfill a central campaign promise particularly concerns some donors because it could disillusion core voters heading into the 2018 midterms. The uncertainty could put the Republicans' majority—especially in the House of Representatives—at risk.
  • Pro-Trump billionaire donates $300,000 to unseat Jeff Flake

    08/10/2017 4:45:59 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Sen. Jeff Flake. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP Jeff Flake is one of the few elected Republicans to publicly break from Donald Trump, denouncing Trump-style populism in his new book and refusing to endorse Trump during the presidential election. Now, Trump-supporting billionaire Robert Mercer is donating $300,000 to a super PAC backing Kelli Ward, one of Flake's Republican primary challengers, Politico's Alex Isenstadt reports. Why it matters: Polls show that Flake is deeply unpopular in Arizona, and Republican primary voters are still overwhelmingly supportive of Trump. The precarious situation Flake finds himself in shows the risks other Republicans will...
  • Gay Escort Found Dead of Meth Overdose at Home of Top Democrat Donor

    08/09/2017 10:21:43 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 43 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    The L.A. County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of top Democrat donor and political activist, Ed Buck.
  • Students Vote with Feet, Donors with Dollars

    08/08/2017 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When a Trinity College professor drew national outrage for his “Let them all ******* die” Facebook status update about white people, his college stood by its man. Not all students and donors were similarly inclined. "Donors have pulled back and incoming students have decided to go elsewhere in response to the firestorm that erupted from a professor's racially-charged Facebook posts, Trinity College’s president said Monday," Russell Blair wrote in The Hartford Courant on August 1, 2017. "Joanne Berger-Sweeney said 16 incoming students have withdrawn and past donors have chosen not to contribute to the school this year, resulting in about...
  • Republican donor from Virginia sues GOP, accusing the party of fraud over failed Obamacare repeal

    08/04/2017 1:18:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | Aug 4, 2017 | Bill Bartel and Scott Daugherty
    Republican donor from Virginia Beach sues GOP, accusing the party of fraud over failed Obamacare repeal.( Full title) .. A retired attorney in Virginia Beach is so incensed that Republicans couldn't repeal the Affordable Care Act he's suing to get political donations back, accusing the GOP of fraud and racketeering. Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars in campaign funds while knowing they weren't going to be able to overturn the ACA, also known as Obamacare. The GOP "has been engaged...
  • Criticize Trump at your peril, Republican candidates. Just ask Kim Guadagno.

    07/19/2017 4:22:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 19, 2017 | Matt Arco and Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON -- Already trailing badly in the polls, Republican New Jersey governor candidate Kim Guadagno has been hit with another devastating 1-2 punch: She's lost the confidence of a pair of deep-pocketed GOP groups that spend big on governor's races, NJ Advance Media has learned. The Republican National Committee, which is controlled by President Donald Trump, views the lieutenant governor as someone who hasn't been loyal to the president and officials there see her race as a losing cause, according to two sources familiar with the RNC's plans. The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly....
  • Exelon, Microsoft among latest donors to Obama Foundation

    07/14/2017 1:15:39 PM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 14, 2017 | Manya Brachear Pashman
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  • $2.6 Million Spent By Ivy League On Hillary. Trump? $15,000

    07/10/2017 4:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2017 | Rob Shimshock, education reporter
    Faculty members from the eight Ivy League schools poured over $2.5 million into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, a figure over 150 times larger than the approximately $15,000 spent to help elect President Donald Trump, The Daily Caller News Foundation calculated Saturday. Faculty at Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Brown spent a total of $2,609,943 on Clinton’s campaign and $15,190 on her general election rival, Trump, according to data culled from The Center for Responsive Politics. Harvard University employees contributed the most money to each candidate, spending $770,685 and $4,009...
  • Trump's fundraiser at his DC hotel expected to raise $10 million for GOP

    06/28/2017 1:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2017 | David M. Drucker and Alex Pappas
    The president's high-dollar fundraiser Wednesday night at his Washington hotel is expected to bring in nearly $10 million for GOP campaign coffers and his 2020 re-election bid, the Washington Examiner has learned. A RNC spokesman said about 300 people are expected to attend. The president, first lady Melania Trump, RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn and RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel will be in attendance at the Trump International Hotel. The fundraiser comes as Trump begins amassing campaign cash for his 2020 re-election bid. "Of course he's running for re-election," White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said during Wednesday's press...
  • Robert Mueller Stocks Staff with Democrat Donors

    06/13/2017 4:34:50 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 86 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 06/12/2017 | Brendan Kirby
    ... Gingrich, who also appeared on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” pointed to the early hires special counsel Robert Mueller has made. “Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair,” he tweeted. “Look who he is hiring.check fec [sic] reports. Time to rethink.” He's not wrong about the donations. Four top lawyers hired by Mueller have contributed tens of thousands of dollars over the years to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates, including former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton. One of the hires, Jeannie Rhee, also worked as a...
  • Rush Caller: If Every Republican Candidate Picked Up A Reporter And Slammed Them I Would Donate

    05/25/2017 7:37:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    dailyrushbo.com ^ | May 25, 2017
    RUSH: We have Joe from Billings, Montana, leading off. Great to have you, sir. What’s up? How’s it happening? CALLER: Rush, glad to talk to you. I’m on my way in a few minutes to vote out here, as a matter of fact. And I wanted to say that if every Republican candidate in the country picked up a reporter and threw him to the ground, it would increase my chances exponentially of voting for them. RUSH: No kidding. CALLER: No kidding. Absolutely. Every single Republican candidate for the House — of course, there’s no election for two years —...
  • FBI searching Annapolis GOP fundraising firm

    05/11/2017 11:01:24 AM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 65 replies
    WBAL TV Baltimore ^ | 5/11/17 | ITeam
    DEVELOPING STORY ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The FBI confirms agents are executing a search warrant at an office of a GOP fundraiser/consulting firm in Annapolis, the 11 News I-Team has learned. The investigation is being run out of Washington, not locally, the I-Team has learned.
  • Trump State Department Fights to Keep Clinton Benghazi E-mails Secret

    05/08/2017 4:53:41 PM PDT · by detective · 87 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2017 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Candidate Donald Trump said of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, “This corruption and collusion is just one more reason why I will ask my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor.” He later upped the ante with the declaration, “She has to go to jail.” Now, it appears that the Trump State Department is working to keep the e-mails secret. On May 5, Judicial Watch issued a press release announcing that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the U.S. Department of State to turn over to the watchdog organization "eight identical paragraphs" of previously redact material in two September 13,...
  • Google Donated $285K To Trump Inaugural

    04/20/2017 12:30:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Tech giant Google donated $285,000 to President Trump's inauguration despite the fact that Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google's parent company Alphabet, worked directly with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, FEC filings reveal. Google, which enjoyed direct access to President Barack Obama's administration and attended more than 400 White House meetings along with its affiliates, was forced to pivot following Donald Trump's November victory.
  • Mega-donor urged Bannon not to resign

    04/06/2017 6:57:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 81 replies
    politico ^ | 4/5/2017 | ELIANA JOHNSON, KENNETH P. VOGEL and JOSH DAWSEY
    The man credited with honing Donald Trump’s populist message and guiding him into the White House has grown frustrated amid continued infighting in the West Wing, so much so that in recent weeks a top donor had to convince him to stay in his position. Five people, including a senior administration official and several sources close to the president, tell POLITICO that Bannon, one of Trump’s closest advisers, has clashed with the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who’s taken on an increasingly prominent portfolio in the West Wing. Bannon has complained that Kushner and his allies are trying to undermine his...
  • McCain Cuts Off Questions About $1M Saudi Donation To McCain Institute

    02/27/2017 9:39:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Published on Feb 25, 2017 LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE McCain Cuts Off Questions About $1M Saudi Donation To McCain Institute
  • DONALD TRUMP IT'S FISH OR BEEF ... At Fancy Donors' Dinner

    01/18/2017 7:40:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    tmz ^ | 1/17 | tmz
    The folks who donated big to Donald Trump's presidential campaign will have one simple question to answer come dinnertime -- fish or beef? Trump's hosting the Chairman's Global Dinner in D.C. Tuesday night ... where donors who spent top dollar for his campaign will get treated to an exclusive black-tie dinner, and 2 entree options: mustard glazed black cod or filet mignon. TMZ has obtained a copy of the menu, and it includes side dishes like carrot ribbon salad and champignons -- fancy for mushrooms. For dessert, they're serving Baked Alaska cakes with "fresh" raspberries. Winos have 2 reds and...
  • Trump Raises Record $90M For Inauguration

    01/13/2017 7:48:48 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/2017 | Evelyn Rupert
    President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has raised a record $90 million to cover the steep costs of next weekend's festivities, the Associated Press reported. That far outpaces President Obama’s $55 million in 2009 and $43 million in 2013, the AP reported.
  • In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day

    01/05/2017 9:21:50 PM PST · by upchuck · 108 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition staff has issued a blanket edict requiring politically appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, according to several American diplomats familiar with the plan, breaking with decades of precedent by declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods. The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23, diplomats who saw it said — threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain. In the past, administrations of both parties have often granted extensions...
  • Pope Francis Says Money Dominates Politics

    12/18/2016 11:20:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | December 18, 2016 | Robyn Purchia
    Pope Francis had strong words for world leaders’ priorities, including United States president-elect Donald Trump last week. During a speech the pontiff decried politicians who promote corporate profits above the common good. “The ‘distraction’ or delay in implementing global agreements on the environment shows that politics has become submissive to a technology and economy which seek profit above all else,” he said. Humans are not “owners and masters of nature, authorized to plunder it without any consideration of its hidden potential and laws of development.” Pope Francis called for “an ecological conversion capable of supporting and promoting sustainable development.” The...