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  • Soros Has Donated More Than $100M To 'Immigrant Rights'

    07/27/2014 9:14:59 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2013 | BREITBART NEWS
    Left-wing financier George Soros has spent more than $100 million funding groups that in some way support "immigrant rights" since 1997, with many advocating for comprehensive immigration reform legislation. He has donated over $3 million to the National Immigration Forum, which has fiercely advocated for comprehensive immigration reform legislation and legalization of the nation's illegal immigrants.
  • The price tag tops out at $25,000 in Obama’s rush hour Tuesday visit (Seattle)

    07/22/2014 9:35:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 22, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    President Obama makes a rush hour foray into Seattle and the Eastside on Tuesday, once more holding no public events and raising money from donors who will pay up to $25,000 to see the 44th president and ask Obama a question. The President’s political ATM machine will operate at two destinations, the Madrona home of Bruce and Anne Blume alongside Lake Washington and the Medina mansion of Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal. One event is for the Democratic National Committee, the other will benefit the Senate Majority PAC. Air Force One is due to land at Boeing Field around 3 p.m.,...
  • Senators Blast Dem Mega-Donor Over IRS Investigation into Tax Avoidance Scheme

    07/23/2014 12:40:10 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 23 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    A major Democratic donor who is funding some of the left’s most politically active electioneering groups was subject to bipartisan condemnation this week in the midst of a federal investigation into his hedge fund’s tax avoidance schemes. Senators from both parties blasted efforts by Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund owned by Democratic mega-donor Jim Simons, to shield itself from federal income taxes during a Tuesday hearing. “Two banks and a handful of hedge funds developed a complex financial structure to engage in highly profitable trades while claiming an unjustified lower tax rate and avoiding limits on trading with borrowed money,”...
  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast (hi HO Hi ho It's off to funnndraaiise I GO!!)

    07/22/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington's balance of power. The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the...
  • Plum jobs eluding big Dem donors [Waaaah alert]

    07/22/2014 3:47:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/22/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Partisan gridlock blocking President Obama’s nominees for prestigious ambassadorships has created vacancies in a slew of top diplomatic posts at a time of growing international instability. It has also prevented Democrats from rewarding some of their biggest donors and bundlers in the midst of an intense campaign year, when they are eager to raise more money than Republicans. Ambassadorial nominees used to sail through the Senate. But as Obama has tapped an increasing number of them with strong political ties to the Democratic Party, the confirmation process has been bogged down, leaving gaps in important posts around the world. Secretary...
  • Clintons Demand $1 Million to Allow Donor’s Kids at Benefit Dinner

    07/18/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Washingtion Free Beacon ^ | July 18 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A Chinese businessman paid $500,000 to have dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton. But when he asked if his kids could join, the former first couple demanded another half-million, the New York Post reports. One witness said Holzman regaled guests with a tale that “lunch for two with Bill and Hillary went for $500,000 to benefit the Clinton Foundation.” And the winning bid came from “a Chinese business mogul who then asked if he could bring his two children along to the meeting.” But, our spy said, the high bidder was then told by the Clinton camp he could only...
  • Cantor's loss a blow to state GOP fundraising

    07/05/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in a GOP primary contest last month. Cantor's campaign account and the Cantor-controlled 7th District Republican Committee have given more than $700,000 directly to Republican state candidates since Cantor was first elected to Congress in 2000. That is according to campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit that tracks political contributions. Helping Cantor help state politicians were big-name donors from around the country attracted by the majority leader's former star power. They...
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America?

    07/04/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2014 | Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups, gun control groups, anti-private property groups, abortion...
  • Richard Mellon Scaife, Influential U.S. Conservative, Dies at 82

    07/04/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Robert D. McFadden
    Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh philanthropist and reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, whose support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America’s modern conservative movement and fueled the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Friday. He was 82. Mr. Scaife’s death was reported by the The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper he owned. He had announced recently that he had cancer. Decades before David and Charles Koch bankrolled right-wing causes, Mr. Scaife and Joseph Coors, the beer magnate, were the leading financiers of the conservative crusade of the 1970s and ’80s, seeking to reverse the liberal traditions...
  • Clintons raised $2-3 billion in two decades

    07/02/2014 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Bill and Hillary Clinton raised from $2-3 billion in the two decades they’ve been prominent on the national stage, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal tallied the Clintons’ speaking fees, fundraising for their foundation and the sums raised for Bill Clinton’s two presidential campaigns, for the Democratic National Committee while he was in office and for Hillary Clinton’s Senate and presidential campaigns. Between $1.3-2 billion came from U.S. companies and industry sources, making up at least 75 percent of the sum — more than the 60 percent industry sources contributed to the two Bushes’ political operations. The Journal...
  • Obama Donor Koskinen Denies White House IRS Involvement

    06/24/2014 4:34:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: The endless stream of IRS visitors to the White House and the involvement of campaign donors in the Tea Party-targeting scandal belie the claim by the head of the agency that there is no White House involvement. The first thing investigators often ask in pursuit of criminal activity is who would benefit. That the Obama administration, burned in 2010 by the rise of the Tea Party and by the Citizens United decision, would benefit from the IRS' targeting and harassment of Tea Party groups spawned by grass-roots opposition to big government in general and ObamaCare in particular is beyond...
  • Top Contributors in 2014 Race: Virginia District 07

    Blackstone Group $65,500 Scoggin Capital Management $40,400 Goldman Sachs $26,600 Altria Group $25,600 Charmer Sunbelt Group $25,000 Oracle Corp $25,000 White & Case $25,000 Verizon Communications $24,600 NorPAC $24,560 (SNIP) BRAT:Baugh Auto Body $5,400 Emory University Hospital $2,600 Magenta Consulting $2,600 McGuire Woods $2,600 Power Monitors $2,600 Covered Cleaning Concepts $2,500 G3 Systems Inc $2,500 HydroTec Inc $2,500 Walker Fitness $2,50
  • Tonight's Biggest Losers: Meet Eric Cantor's Largest Donors

    06/11/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/10/14 | Tyler Durden
    Following Eric Cantor's historic primary loss from a tea party challenger nobody expected to win, the real biggest losers are listed below.Courtesy of OpenSecrets, here are the Top 20 2014 Donors by company: And for Cantor's entire career, here are the biggest industry donors: It would appear the biggest loser tonight is Wall Street and the NAR, especially if the latter was to be compensated by Blackstone for becoming America's biggest landlord.
  • Homeland Security Chief Swoons Over Terrorist Support Group CODE PINK – Asks For Medea Benjamin’s

    03/18/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    Medea Benjamin, left sans vagina costume, leads group meeting Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson, photo by Code Pink.It’s an Obama world. As the United States faces a Cold War showdown over Russia annexing Crimea and an international passenger jet having seemingly disappeared, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with leaders of the terrorist support group Code Pink at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Medea Benjamin wipes her feet on ‘Homeland Security’, photo by Code Pink.It is another feather in the cap of a group that has a history of working with terrorists and state sponsors...
  • The Cost of Campaign Restrictions

    05/22/2014 4:12:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-22-14 | George Will
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes. The state also has, according to Anthony Sanders, "10,000 campaign finance laws." He exaggerates, but understandably. As an attorney for Minnesota's chapter of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm, Sanders represents several Minnesotans whose First Amendment rights of free speech and association are burdened by an obviously arbitrary, notably complex and certainly unconstitutional restriction. Linda Runbeck is a Republican state legislator who is allowed to spend in her campaign -- most spending finances dissemination of speech -- only $62,600. She is not challenging this speech limit, although it is...
  • 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...
  • The Most Republican Company? The Makers of Wonder Bread

    05/10/2014 3:37:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 7, 2014
    The most Republican-leaning company in the country, based on political donations, isn’t Koch Industries. It’s the company that makes Wonder Bread. The political action committee of Flowers Foods, a Georgia company that produces the pillowy sandwich bread, Tastykakes and Nature’s Own baked goods, has given more than 99 percent of its political contributions since 1979 to Republicans. Only three Democratic congressional candidates have gotten money from its PAC since 1984, and not one in the past 20 years.
  • Why Do Nearly All the Super Rich Support the Democrats?

    04/28/2014 8:23:32 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 38 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 4/28/2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    by Nick Sorrentino"Much has been made recently of the rich gaming the system for their own benefit. Of a new “guilded age.” Socialist economist Thomas Piketty’s new book has been getting rave reviews from all over the establishment because it makes the case that very powerful people with nearly bottomless bank accounts have gamed the system and that government induced redistribution is in order. And indeed the rich have gamed the system for their benefit, but as Matthew Continetti points out, the game the super rich want to play for the most part is not one of free markets and...
  • At shareholders meeting, Boeing CEO questioned on Clinton ties (politics and profiteering)

    04/29/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    EDITED Boeing's CEO faced pointed questions about its charitable donation to the Clinton Foundation in the same year that then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton advocated on its behalf on an official tax-financed trip to Russia. David Almasi, shareholder and representative of the National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, asked the question, and gave an indication of the kinds of challenges that companies could face as Hillary weighs a run for president. Dozens of major corporations have made charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation in recent years. Almasi called the Boeing donation a "clear conflict of interest" that seemed...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer: I am absolutely nothing at all like the Koch brothers

    04/23/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Do I have any issues with a Tom Steyer using any of his legitimately earned billions of dollars to donate to political causes, candidates, campaigns, and super PACS in which he believes? Absolutely not. Do I have a problem with Tom Steyer smearing other billionaires for doing so, funding a perniciously targeted misinformation campaign full of flat-out falsehoods against the Keystone XL pipeline, and pretending that he has some sort of imagined moral high ground in this arena? Yes, yes I do. Via Politico: Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer insisted Tuesday that heÂ’s not the leftÂ’s version of the Koch brothers....
  • "Hillary For President" Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

    04/18/2014 7:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the stampede of politicians distancing themselves from their once best-friend - Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal - as AP reports, he plead guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. Without the contributions "nobody will even talk to you," Chatwal said. "That's the only way to buy them, get into the system." Welcome to the ugly truth of American politik.  The FT details that Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management, pleaded guilty on Thursday...
  • Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff

    04/13/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 98 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists.VideoAs a family in Clark County, Nev. continues to face an onslaught of heavily armed federal agents determined to kick them off of their ranch, reports have surfaced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid might be behind the entire ordeal. The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists. Despite attempting to silence protesters...
  • Harvey Whittemore Convicted Of Making Illegal Campaign Contributions To Harry Reid

    04/11/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/29/2013 | By SCOTT SONNER
    RENO, Nev. — A Nevada powerbroker who headed a billion-dollar real estate company and pulled the strings of state politics as a prominent lobbyist for more than a decade was convicted Wednesday of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Harvey Whittemore, 59, could face up to 15 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts tied to nearly $150,000 illegally funneled to Reid's re-election campaign in 2007. Later in the day, U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks declared a mistrial on a count of lying...
  • GOP donors reportedly working to draft Jeb Bush for 2016 presidential run (NO!!!!)

    03/30/2014 2:01:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2014
    A group of top Republican donors have reportedly begun an intense effort to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. A Washington Post report quotes one major donor as saying that the "vast majority" of the top 100 givers to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney would back Bush in a nomination fight.  The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because conservative leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand...
  • Does World Vision’s Flip-flop Mean Christians Should Continue their Support?

    03/27/2014 9:27:39 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies
    CST News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Dr. Don Boys
    The U.S. branch of World Vision based in Federal Way, Washington has about 1,100 workers with an annual budget of one billion dollars per year. The current president, Richard Stearns, announced this week that same-sex “marriage” was now acceptable but they would still require their employees to confine their sexual activities to be within marriage. Same sex “marriage” may be acceptable to World Vision but not to God. The Bible still teaches that perversion is still an abomination and is not approved or acceptable by Him and all true believers. Maybe part of World Vision’s problem is they have a...
  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    03/13/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish together," he argues. "Can I count on you?" The president's note is to those who supported him in the past. "I would not be here today without you. You have been an essential partner in everything we have accomplished." The...
  • Hillary Clinton adviser Minyon Moore sought funds for illegal campaign, court papers allege

    03/11/2014 5:06:23 PM PDT · by Baynative · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/11/14 | Matea Gold and Rosalind S. Helderman
    A longtime adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton personally sought and secured the funding for an illegal shadow operation to boost Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, according to court papers released as part of a wide-reaching campaign finance scandal. Washington businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who pleaded guilty Monday on federal conspiracy charges in a case that has focused largely on District Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 election, told federal prosecutors that Clinton aide Minyon Moore asked him to fund pro-Clinton efforts in four states and Puerto Rico totaling $608,750 during the hard-fought 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign, the documents show.
  • Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure

    03/10/2014 7:47:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | March 1o, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Despite Hillary Rodham Clinton’s promise that she had scrubbed illegal cash contributions from her 2008 presidential campaign, prosecutors revealed Monday that the mastermind of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s “shadow campaign” also funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Mrs. Clinton’s bid for the White House.
  • Reid Blasts Kochs Again: '2 Very Wealthy Individuals Who Intend to Buy Their Very Own Congress'

    03/05/2014 6:45:36 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/5/2014 | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he knows his recent comments about the Koch brothers -- wealthy Republican donors -- have stirred controversy. "But I will continue to shine a light on their subversion of democracy," Reid promised in another vituperative speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. "This is about two very wealthy individuals who intend to buy their very own Congress -- a Congress beholden to their money and bound to enact their radical philosophy."
  • Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

    02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 24, 2014 | David Greene
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: … wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics...
  • SF billionaire ready to spend $100 million on 2014 races

    02/18/2014 2:58:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2014 | Joe Garofoli)
    As we’ve been talking about for months and months, billionaire San Francisco ex-hedgefunder Tom Steyer has been hinting that he’s going to go big in politics in 2014. He made it official Monday telling the New York Times that he’s going to spend big this year. Like $100 million big, making him one of the most significant outside forces in American politics.
  • Open Secrets Shows Koch Campaign Money Dwarfed by Dozens of Other Groups,

    02/17/2014 6:29:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 17, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    The web site OpenSecrets.org has done a great deal of useful work. Especially helpful are its lists of high-dollar political campaign donor organizations. The web site's 1989-2014 and 2012-specific lists, to name just two, demonstrate that the hyperventilating on the left and in the establishment press about the eeeevil Koch Brothers is completely out of line: Imagine that. Koch Industries is way down in 59th place in the past 25 years and 77th place in 2012. This makes at least the following people look really dumb:
  • Real Party of the Rich Guys: Top Dem donors have outspent top GOP donors by $486 mill in last 25 yrs

    02/17/2014 5:36:53 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatewaypundit.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    the top ten DNC donors outspent the top ten RNC donors by nearly 2 to 1 since 1989 ... The political left always accuses the Republican Party of being the “party of rich guys.” It’s a lie. ... C) Committed Democrat donors have outspent committed Republican donors by nearly $486 million since 1989 D) Overall, the top ten DNC donors outspent the top ten RNC donors by nearly 2 to 1 since 1989. E) The largest committed DNC donor group has outspent the largest committed RNC donor group by 67% since 1989 ... The arguments by Democrats that the RNC...
  • Former Warner Music exec allegedy embezzled over $1M (major Obama bundler)

    02/05/2014 8:17:32 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | 2/4/14 | REBECCA ROSENBERG
    A top Hollywood fund-raiser embezzled more than $1 million from her employer---the Warner Music record label.....one of several “2012 Hollywood power women” touted for their clout in fund-raising for Pres Obama’s re-election... pulling in between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama. Danielle Smith, 45, flew from California and turned herself in at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She was arraigned on charges of first-degree grand larceny. The California-based national director for Warner Music, allegedly racked up $1.3M in unauthorized charges. Her duties at Warner Music, HDQ'ed in Manhattan, included scouting and signing artists, arranging travel and lodging. But Smith also funded...
  • Democratic donors turn eyes to the Senate (Wasserman Schultz caves on House)

    02/02/2014 11:55:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 1/31/14 | Jason Pye
    Just hours after DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) conceded that Democrats aren’t likely to win control of the House of Representatives this fall, Politico ran a story noting that many high-dollar donors are shifting their focus to the Senate races in which vulnerable Democrats are running: With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate....
  • 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...
  • The 8 Juiciest Revelations From The Bob McDonnell Indictment Read more:

    01/22/2014 11:04:31 AM PST · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/21/2014 | Eric Lach
    Earlier this month, Bob McDonnell became former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. On Tuesday, he became indicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Just days after he left office, the Republican and and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, were charged in federal court with more than a dozen counts related to the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and loans they accepted from a wealthy Virginia businessman. (The ex-governor maintained on Tuesday that he had done nothing illegal.) The fact that the McDonnells were under scrutiny from prosecutors was no secret. Stories about the investigation, and the relationship between the McDonnells and...
  • Mostyn Law Firm donates $1 million to help Wendy Davis in Texas governor's race

    01/21/2014 8:46:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-21-14 | David Yates
    HOUSTON — The Mostyn Law Firm and its attorneys are spending a small fortune to ensure Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' political ambitions come to fruition. The most recent contribution came on Dec. 31, with the Mostyn Law Firm ringing in the New Year by donating $1 million to the Texas Victory Committee -- a joint project of Wendy R. Davis for Governor and Battleground Texas, according to the Texas Ethics Commission. Davis, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is no stranger to law firms specializing in civil litigation, as she first joined the Fort Worth law office of Haynes & Boone in...
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong.   Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • Remembering Harold Simmons

    01/01/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    I've not read the official obituaries because they are predictable. "Billionaire." "Reclusive." "GOP donor." "Swift Boat Vets." "Industrialist." "Controversial." "Dallas." And there you have it: the death of a sinister figure driven by greed, the puppeteer manipulating the political process, a 21st century J.R. Ewing. (Or is it Mr. Burns?) If this is what you've read, it's written by someone who didn't know Harold Clark Simmons. I never knew a man quite like him. I met him in 1981 while panhandling for some political cause or another. Back then, he kept a ledger of his political donations on 5-by-7 cards....
  • Republicans Are Overwhelmed By A Sea of Democratic Cash

    12/29/2013 9:22:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 29, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune investigates independent political spending over the last few election cycles. The results are stark, but won’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention: A Star Tribune analysis of ­campaign finance records found that just three dozen individuals or entities have contributed more than $27 million to political action and independent expenditure committees over the past three election cycles. The analysis shows those donations heavily favored Democrats. Unless that trend is reversed, Republicans could find themselves at a disadvantage heading into the 2014 elections…. No kidding. One union — the powerful ­Education Minnesota teachers union — poured...
  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies,” said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to “religious affiliation” has to do with the Boy Scouts’ ban on atheist members.
  • Report: Bid to indict Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delayed

    12/19/2013 12:44:48 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-19-13 | James Hohmann
    The Justice Department has reportedly delayed until next year a decision on whether to indict outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in connection with a gifts scandal — a decision that came after a face-to-face appeal by the couple’s lawyers. A report by The Washington Post late Wednesday night said U.S. Attorney Dana Boente told lawyers for the governor and first lady Maureen McDonnell a week ago that he planned to ask a grand jury to return an indictment by this past Monday over allegedly inappropriate help they gave dietary supplement maker Star Scientific after receiving gifts from...
  • Kochh Brothers’ Donation to Catholic University Stirs Protests

    12/17/2013 7:39:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/15/13 | David Gibson
    (RNS) Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by the Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential supporter of libertarian-style policies that critics say run counter to church teaching. Charles Koch and his brother, David, “fund organizations that advance public policies that directly contradict Catholic teaching on a range of moral issues from economic justice to environmental stewardship,” says a four-page letter to CUA President John Garvey, released Monday (Dec 16) The letter was signed by 50 priests, social justice advocates, theologians and other...
  • Livni blocks bill limiting foreign gov't donations to far-left NGOs

    12/15/2013 11:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 15/12/13 | Lahav Harkov
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appealed a bill declaring donations to anti-Israel non-governmental organizations from foreign governments no longer exempt from tax, after it was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday. Eight ministers from Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi approved the bill in the ministerial committee, while Hatnua and Yesh Atid ministers voted against it. The legislation proposed by Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman Ayelet Shaked and MK Robert Ilatov (Likud Beytenu) amends the Income Tax Law so that NGOs will have to pay 45 percent tax on donations from foreign governments if the organization or members of...
  • Report: Liberals Have Accounted for 70% of 'Dark Money' Spent in Politics in 2013

    11/08/2013 2:23:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/7/2013 | Tony Lee
    Though Democrats have railed against the influence of money in politics after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, liberals have accounted for 70% of the so-called "dark money" that has been spent this year. According to Open Secrets, "liberal dark money in 2013 makes up 70 percent of all the dark money spent so far. At this point in 2011, liberal money accounted for less than 6 percent of the dark money spent, and in 2009, the total was a little higher, at 6.5 percent." Open Secrets describes "dark money organizations" as "501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits that don't have to disclose their donors."...
  • McAuliffe Campaign Funded the Democratic Ground Game That Sealed Victory

    11/06/2013 10:56:53 AM PST · by don-o · 18 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | November 6, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Breitbart News has confirmed that much of the credit for Terry McAuliffe’s narrow 47.9 percent to 45.5 percent victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Tuesday’s election is attributable to a $4 million donation the McAuliffe campaign gave to the Democratic Party of Virginia, which used those funds to run a highly effective ground game for the party’s full slate of candidates. Ashley Bauman, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that "[w]hile we used that money [the $4 million donated to the Democratic Party of Virginia from the McAuliffe campaign]...
  • Obama donor’s firm hired to fix Web mess it created

    11/02/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2013 | S.A. Miller
    A tech firm linked to a campaign-donor crony of President Obama not only got the job to help build the federal health-insurance Web site — but also is getting paid to fix it.
  • Financier George Soros backs Hillary Clinton for U.S. president

    10/24/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 26 replies
    REUTERS/YAHOO ^ | October 24, 2013 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros, a major Democratic donor, is backing an effort to persuade former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, a spokesman said on Thursday."
  • DNC edges RNC in September fundraising

    10/20/2013 7:40:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/20/13 | BYRON TAU
    The Democratic National Committee has narrowly edged its Republican rival in fundraising for the first time all year. In a Sunday release, the Republican National Committee reported raising $7.1 million in September. Democrats on Friday reported a cash haul of nearly $7.4 million in September, while finishing the month with more than $5 million on hand.