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  • CONFIRMED – George Soros Gave $200,000 to THIS Republican Candidate (Kasich)

    10/18/2016 9:10:10 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 63 replies
    The fact George Soros gave a substantial sum of money to a political candidate really isn’t newsworthy – the multi-billionaire has done it for decades. What makes this political tidbit fall into the breaking news category is the candidate on the receiving end of the massive influx of cash. Especially considering Soros is a big time FAR left liberal. George Soros donated $200,000 to REPUBLICAN campaign of John Kasich – and the PAC supporting the Ohio Governor eagerly accepted, CO reports. Soros is an extremely liberal Democratic who has long supported President Barack Obama. For John Kasich, who is struggling...
  • New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary

    08/09/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails were released Tuesday — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state’s daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room. The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton’s emails under Freedom of Information Act laws. In an April 2009 email to Clinton’s State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton’s former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the...
  • Silicon Valley is Furious About Peter Thiel's $1.25 Million Donation to Trump's Campaign

    10/16/2016 8:16:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | October 16, 2016 | Bartie Scott
    In response to Peter Thiel's pledge to donate $1.25 million to Donald Trump's presidential bid (reported by the New York Times on Sunday), some in the Silicon Valley-centered tech community are going public with a call to reject any company willing to do business with the PayPal co-founder. In addition to co-founding PayPal and data analysis software firm Palantir, Thiel sits on the board at Facebook and is a part-time partner and investor in startup seed fund Y Combinator. Thiel substantial donation to Trump doesn't come as a surprise--he did have a prime-time speaking slot at this summer's Republican National...
  • Peter Thiel donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump's campaign

    10/16/2016 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    CNN -Money ^ | October 16, 2016 | Laurie Segall and Aimee Rawlins
    Peter Thiel is putting his money where his mouth is. The billionaire PayPal cofounder is donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump's campaign, according to a source close to Thiel. Thiel has been a vocal supporter of Trump -- one of the most prominent in Silicon Valley. He spoke at the Republican National Convention and made history when he declared on stage that he was proud to be gay. Thiel's donation will be given through Super PACs and directly to Trump's campaign, according to the source. This is the first time Thiel will be donating to Trump. The donation was first...
  • Days Before the Elections Adelsons Give Trump $10 Million By: JNi.Media

    10/15/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 16, 2016 | JNi.Media
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, finally gave $10 million in September to mega-donor Todd Ricketts’s pro-Trump super PAC Future45, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. The group raised another $2.3 million from Todd Ricketts’ billionaire father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and energy executives Joe Craft and Jay Bergman. According to a Politico analysis, only $68.7 million out of the $212 million Trump collected over the past three months in joint ventures with the RNC and state parties ended up in his campaign coffers, with $63.5 going to overhead expenses: consultants, catering, space...
  • Hillary Clinton has at least twice as many six-figure donors as Donald Trump

    10/15/2016 10:00:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AP via Indian Express ^ | October 16, 2016 8:55 am
    A joint fundraising account for Clinton and Democratic Party groups saw 317 who gave at least $100,000 between July and September, while a joint fundraising account for Trump and Republican Party groups counted 158 over those same three months. Both presidential candidates use “victory” funds to enable generous donors to far exceed the $2,700 per-donor, per-election limit. […] Overall, the Hillary Victory Fund raised $261 million in the three-month time period while Trump Victory raised $61 million. …
  • Trump Sets GOP Record for Individual Donors

    10/15/2016 6:49:09 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 97 replies
    Polizette ^ | 10/15/2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President announced Saturday in a statement that it has hauled in a a total of $360 million from a record-breaking 2.6 million individual donors.
  • Cut Ties to Donald Trump, Big Donors Urge R.N.C.

    10/14/2016 12:38:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 77 replies
    Several of the Republican Party’s most generous donors called on the Republican National Committee on Thursday to disavow Donald J. Trump, saying that allegations by multiple women that Mr. Trump had groped or made inappropriate sexual advances toward them threatened to inflict lasting damage on the party’s image. To an elite group of Republican contributors who have donated millions of dollars to the party’s candidates and committees in recent years, the cascade of revelations related to Mr. Trump’s sexual conduct is grounds for the committee to cut ties with the party’s beleaguered standard-bearer, finally and fully. “At some point, you...
  • Republican Party to divert funding from Donald Trump's campaign: WSJ

    10/10/2016 8:13:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09 October 2016
    The Republican Party planned to divert funds away from its presidential candidate Donald Trump and instead focus on down-ballot candidates, according to a party official informed of the decision, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. That meant the party planned to try to mobilize voters to support its House and Senate candidates even if those voters intended to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a marked shift in its previous strategy, the report said.
  • WASH POST: GOP Donors Robert and Rebekah Mercer Stand by Donald Trump

    10/08/2016 3:36:51 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 30 replies
    SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Billionaire donors Robert and Rebekah Mercer react to the lewd audio of Donald Trump that was released yesterday. Complete statement below: If Mr. Trump had told Billy Bush, whoever that is, earlier this year that he was for open borders, open trade, and executive actions in pursuit of gun control, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. If he had admitted to Mr. Bush that he had profited privately by allowing the sale to Russia of 20% of US uranium deposits or that he had amassed his personal fortune not by hard work...
  • Ninety-Five Percent of GOP Primary Donors Turn Back on Donald Trump in General Election

    10/02/2016 1:37:57 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2016 | Katie McHugh
    The major donors who supported the GOP establishment’s favored candidates during the primaries are now standing on the sidelines or have switched sides to support Hillary Clinton, says a survey by the Los Angeles Times. Ninety-five percent of GOP primary donors are “sitting out” the general election, the newspaper found. Also, donors who backed Trump’s 16 primary rivals have already given $2 million to Clinton, while sending only $7.4 million from to Trump. Overall, FEC records through August 31 show Clinton brought in $530 million while Trump lagged with $186 million in donations.
  • Jeb Bush donors want a rematch in 2020

    09/26/2016 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 110 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-24-2016 | Brian Niemietz
    Jeb Bush in 2020, anyone? Sources close to Jeb Bush’s failed run at the 2016 presidency say the “low-energy” candidate has been back in touch with supporters. They believe he’s popping up to “feel them out” for another run and, according to at least one big contributor, they're in! “Bush has been quietly making telephone calls to his supporters, bundlers and donors, to talk about the state of the county and the economy, and the energy business, why would he do that?” asks one insider, who concludes “he's running in four years.” Before he was trounced by Donald Trump, Bush...
  • The GOP’s Jewish Donors Are Abandoning Trump

    09/21/2016 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 9/21/16 | Titan Hersh Brian Schaffner
    In recent years, Republicans have made inroads into the overwhelmingly Democratic constituency of American Jews. But this year, Republican Jews — or Jewish donors to the Republican party, at least — are abandoning their party’s nominee at a stunningly high rate. In 2012, 71 percent of the $160 million that Jewish donors gave to the two major-party nominees went to President Obama’s re-election campaign; 29 percent went to Mitt Romney’s campaign, according to our analysis of campaign contributors, which used a predictive model to estimate which donors are Jewish based on their names and other characteristics. This ratio of support...
  • Ricketts family to spend $1M to back Trump's presidential bid, adviser says

    09/20/2016 10:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune | September 20, 2016 | Zachary R. Mider, Bloomberg
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  • Donald Trump just set the GOP record for the most small donations in a presidential campaign

    09/19/2016 12:28:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/19/2016 | The Week
    Never before has a Republican presidential candidate enjoyed as much success with small donors as Donald Trump has. Politico reported Monday that, particularly in the last "few months," Trump has "unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP": Trump has only been actively soliciting cash for a few months, but when he reveals his campaign's financials later this week they will show he has crushed the total haul from small-dollar donors of the last two Republican nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney — during the entirety of their campaigns. All told, Trump is approaching, and has possibly already...
  • Donald Trump Has Made More From Small Donors Than Any GOP Candidate in History (The 99% love him!)

    09/19/2016 12:23:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies ^ | 09/19/2016 | Valentina Zarya
    He’s still lagging behind the Democrats. Donald Trump has broken plenty of rules throughout his campaign, but he has also broken records. According to Politico‘s reporting, which includes an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings, the Trump campaign has possibly already raised $100 million from donors who have given less than $200—more than any other GOP nominee in history. Moreover, the campaign has only been actively soliciting donations for less than three months: Trump signed his first email solicitation for donors on June 21.
  • Trump shatters GOP records with small donors

    09/19/2016 6:04:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | September 19, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    Donald Trump has unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP, and one that Republican Party elders have dreamed about finding for much of the last decade as they’ve watched a succession of Democrats — Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and, to a lesser extent, Hillary Clinton — develop formidable fundraising operations, $5, $10 and $20 at a time. Trump has only been actively soliciting cash for a few months, but when he reveals his campaign’s financials later this week they will show he has crushed the total haul from small-dollar donors of the last two Republican nominees, John...
  • Mitt Romney’s Rich Backers Turn to Hillary Clinton

    09/07/2016 11:58:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September, 7, 2016 | Alec MacGillis
    For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans. This has been especially true of one of the most notorious targets for financial reform: the favorable tax treatment of the outsize compensation earned by partners in private equity firms. Democrats have long spoken out against this so-called carried-interest loophole, yet have often not pushed as hard as they could to change the law, which saves some of the wealthiest people in finance billions of dollars in taxes each year.
  • Goldman Sachs Bans Employees from Donating to Trump

    09/06/2016 2:48:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 6, 2016
    Goldman Sachs has enacted a set of rules that bans the firm’s top employees from contributing to certain campaigns, including the Trump-Pence ticket. The rules kicked in Sept. 1 and will apply only to partners of the firm. The memo detailing the rule change was first reported by Politico. The firm says the rules were meant to remove any implication of so-called “pay to play.” Four years ago, the bank paid $12 million to settle charges that a former Boston-based banker had picked up bond underwriting business in the state while working for and contributing funds to the campaign of...
  • Democrats: Dinner for Donors to Brown-Backed Campaigns

    09/02/2016 11:07:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    abc ^ | 9/2/16 | ellen knickmeyer, associated press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is offering intimate gubernatorial dinners to donors who help defeat a targeted November ballot measure, at a time when the governor will be deciding the fate of all new state legislation, the state Democratic Party says. Proposition 53 would require statewide voter approval on projects that would require more than $2 billion in state revenue bonds to fund. That could complicate the future of two proposed Brown projects, for high-speed rail and for giant twin tunnels to carry Northern California water south. A fundraising letter by state Democratic Party financial chief Angie Tate on Aug. 9...
  • Trump paid dearly to boost fundraising (He's helping RNC raise record amounts so he's a failure)

    08/21/2016 9:02:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 08/21/16 | Isaac Arnsdorf
    The Donald Trump campaign's boasts of a formidable fundraising month in July spooked Democrats who feared their financial advantage could be slipping.But a closer inspection of the campaign finance report filed just before Saturday's midnight deadline indicates the haul came at a steep price, and the campaign was still not dedicating resources to catching up on building the staff and field organization that all previous presidential efforts have required.Story Continued Below Though the campaign touted an $80 million figure for its July fundraising, just $36.7 million of that total went directly to the campaign. The rest came in through joint...
  • Trump Making First Campaign Trip to Minnesota, Protesters Gather Ahead of Fundraiser

    08/19/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    5 ABC NEWS ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | 5 ABC NEWS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is making his first visit to Minnesota this campaign, but not for any public appearance. Trump is meeting with wealthy Republican donors to raise money, and doesn't plan a public rally. However, a spokesman for the Minnesota Trump campaign says the lack of a public rally doesn't mean Trump won't compete here. "We feel very good about Minnesota and we're going to be trying hard in Minnesota," Brian LeClair told Tom Hauser in an interview for "At Issue" that will be broadcast Sunday morning at 10 a.m. "Not only is he making a visit this...
  • Senior Republicans say RNC must stick with Trump or risk losing Congress (he's trapped them!)

    08/17/2016 5:08:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 8/17/16 | Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh
    Senior Republicans in Washington are quietly advising the Republican National Committee to continue its financial investment behind Donald Trump, arguing that the committee needs to help keep the race competitive with Hillary Clinton or risk an electoral bloodbath that would flip control of Congress. As some former and current GOP officials are urging RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to abandon Trump and shift resources down-ticket, others say the party committee needs to prevent Trump from losing by such a large margin that it would make it virtually impossible to hang onto endangered Republican seats.
  • Bloodied — a lot — but unbowed, Ryan foe forms pro-Trump PAC

    08/14/2016 1:39:50 PM PDT · by Pollard · 25 replies
    Businessman Paul Nehlen may have been swamped by House Speaker Paul Ryan in a Republican primary last week, but he's not done with politics just yet. The 47-year-old will now serve as chairman of a new political action committee supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Nehlen is set to hold a news conference Monday in Wisconsin to discuss his plans with Citizens Revolt PAC, according to the Washington Post. He is set to use his new role to speak at events nationwide and in the media to attack Trump's GOP critics. Though Nehlen overwhelmingly lost the Aug 9. primary —...
  • Pollak: The Question Is What Offices Is Hillary Selling To Her Donors Right Now?

    08/12/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | August 12, 2016 | Pam Key
    On “The Sean Hannity Show,” Breitbart News’ senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak talked about his book, “See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle,” which reveals the hypocrisy of the left wing. While commenting on reports about new email exchanges raising questions about whether Clinton Foundation donors got preferential treatment from Hillary Clinton’s State Department, Pollak said, “Here’s the other question. What offices is she selling her donors right now?
  • Hillary Clinton needs to explain her relationships with donors

    08/12/2016 8:55:50 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Hillary Clinton has taken too much money from people with business before the government to dismiss concerns about conflicts of interest out of hand. She's taken it in smaller sums from direct donors to her campaigns for Senate and president, much larger contributions to the party she now runs, eye-popping personal payments for speeches and astronomical gifts to the Clinton Foundation. The public deserves to know how she plans to prevent all that money from unduly influencing her if she is elected president. It can be easy in this campaign season to temporarily lose sight of the ugly optics of...
  • Trump warns GOP he could stop fundraising

    08/12/2016 2:45:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies ^ | 8/11/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump on Thursday issued a threat to stop fundraising for the Republican Party after a report emerged that party officials could focus resources on down-ballot candidates. "I mean, if it is true, that's OK too because all I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party," Trump said on Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor" when asked about the Republican National Committee potentially diverting funds away from the presidential race. "I'm the one raising the money for them," he continued. "In fact, right now I'm in Orlando, I'm going to a fundraiser for the Republican Party. If they want...
  • Ryan warns donors GOP could lose House: report

    08/07/2016 7:06:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 06, 2016, 02:37 pm | Rebecca Savransky
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is warning donors that the Republican party’s House majority could be in jeopardy, according to The New York Times. Ryan spoke in private last week to a group of donors at a political conference in Colorado sponsored by the industrialists Charles G. and David H. Koch. During the conference, the speaker said donors shouldn’t put their focus completely on retaining the Senate, and noted that Republican control of the House may also be at risk, the Times reported, citing a Republican who heard the talk. …
  • Former Va. first lady Maureen McDonnell’s corruption case on hold

    08/05/2016 6:52:20 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/5/16 | Rachel Weiner
    A federal appeals court has signaled that it agrees that former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s corruption convictions should be tossed out because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned her husband’s convictions. Attorneys on both sides said that a ruling Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit suspends the public corruption case, and that further legal action is necessary to vacate the convictions as prosecutors decide whether to seek a new trial. But they said the order indicates that the court agrees with a defense analysis — unchallenged by prosecutors — that the first...
  • Dobbs- Koch Bros Said Jump, Ryan Asked How High (outstanding)

    08/05/2016 1:13:21 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies ^ | 8/3/2016 | Rick Wells
    Lou Dobbs has a few thoughts on the battle for the soul of the Republican Party, with the Koch Brothers now crawling out of their holes just as Harry Reid predicted they would and issuing marching orders to the various politicians they control. Dobbs notes that “when they and other donors beckon, the Republican Party seems to rush to please the Brothers Koch.” “The struggle Ryan referenced,” Dobbs says, “Is well under way. It’s why the GOP establishment attacks Trump with fury equal to that of the left. I believe Republicans will either be the party of the Kochs, Ryan,...
  • College Students Protest, Alumni’s Fondness Fades and Checks Shrink

    08/05/2016 7:08:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2016 | Anemona Hartocllis
    Scott MacConnell cherishes the memory of his years at Amherst College, where he discovered his future métier as a theatrical designer. But protests on campus over cultural and racial sensitivities last year soured his feelings. Now Mr. MacConnell, who graduated in 1960, is expressing his discontent through his wallet. In June, he cut the college out of his will. “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and feelings of the current college community,” Mr. MacConnell, 77, wrote in...
  • Billionaire businessman Bill Koch to host Cape Cod fundraiser for Donald Trump

    08/02/2016 5:45:13 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 25 replies ^ | 8-1-2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Billionaire businessman Bill Koch and his wife Bridget are hosting a $2,700-a-head fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at their home on Cape Cod on Saturday. Koch is part of the wealthy family who owns Koch Industries, and he also founded his own energy company. He co-chaired a campaign to oppose Cape Wind, a proposed offshore wind farm off of Cape Cod. Two of Bill Koch's brothers, Charles and David Koch, are prominent conservative donors who have said they will not support Trump.
  • Paul Ryan: We're in fight to 'retake the soul' of the Republican Party

    08/02/2016 2:49:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 93 replies ^ | 8/1/16 | Jonathan Swan
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Speaker Paul Ryan told a donor audience convened by the billionaire Koch brothers that they're in a fight to "retake the soul" of the Republican Party. "We have to do a better job of taking the moral high ground ... showing [conservative] ideas in practice," Ryan said on Monday. "And it will help us retake the soul of our own party, which we have our own challenges with these days." Ryan addressed a room of some 400 donors who have been gathered here since Saturday in a luxury resort at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for...
  • Clinton Foundation Refuses to Release Names of 1,076 Secret Foreign Donors

    07/30/2016 4:36:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 3, 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    When news broke in April that the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), a Canadian charity established by Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra and Bill Clinton in 2007, had donated more than $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, both the Clinton Foundation and CGEP resisted efforts to release the names of donors to CGEP. Then on April 28 the Washington Post and Bloomberg News both reported that 1,100 hidden Clinton Foundation foreign donors were “bundled” into that $25 million donation from CGEP.
  • Exclusive: Billionaire Republican donors urge Kochs to back Trump

    07/28/2016 3:21:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/2016 | Michelle Conlin
    A group of at least six wealthy Republican donors is urging the billionaire Koch brothers to step off the sidelines of the U.S. presidential election to back Donald Trump, arguing they will want influence with the New York businessman they have harshly criticized if he wins the White House in November. The financiers, prominent members of the sprawling 700-member Koch donor network, have been making their case in emails and phone calls to Charles and David Koch ahead of their bi-annual donor seminar, which begins Saturday in Colorado, according to four donors involved in the loosely-coordinated effort and advisors representing...
  • Scott Walker Gets Ready: The Wisconsin governor meets donors — in Chris Christie’s territory.

    06/16/2014 6:42:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review | 06/16/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    <p>Scott Walker is already thinking about how to defeat Hillary Clinton. “You gotta move it from a personality race, because if it’s a personality race, you got a third Clinton term,” the Wisconsin governor told a lunchtime crowd of about 30 last Tuesday assembled at the Lakewood, N.J., home of Rich Roberts, one of his biggest financial backers. “The only way we win that election is to transform her personality to Washington versus the rest of us. Senator Clinton is all about Washington, everything about her is all about Washington.”</p>
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • (From June 18, 2016) "RNC to withhold campaign funds from Kasich after he broke GOP Trump pledge "

    07/25/2016 5:34:47 PM PDT · by mancini · 38 replies
    PRNTLY BLOG ^ | June 18, 2016 | Posted by Connor Balough
    Info at link.
  • Under The Bus: Ted Cruz's Biggest Donors Cut Ties

    07/24/2016 2:02:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies ^ | July 24, 2016 | Breitbart News
    In an extraordinary public rebuke, two influential donors who were among the biggest supporters of Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign excoriated Mr. Cruz on Saturday for his decision not to endorse Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention.
  • How to camouflage huge special interests donations

    07/22/2016 2:04:12 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 5 replies
    Joe -- Donald Trump’s acceptance speech last night made me want to throw up my arms and ask how this could be happening in our country -- or turn off the TV and pretend it was all a nightmare. But we don’t have that luxury, Joe. If we ignore Trump or assume for a second that we have this election in the bag, we’re risking everything. Joe, we can’t let Hillary down -- we can’t let our country down. Don’t assume someone else will do this for you -- if you don’t step up, who will? If you’re ready to...
  • Sheldon Adelson Snubs Ted Cruz After He Fails to Endorse Donald Trump

    07/21/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 41 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/21/2016 | staff
    Sheldon Adelson refused to meet with Ted Cruz after the conservative Texas senator failed to endorse Donald Trump in a controversial speech to the Republican convention, several media outlets reported. The billionaire Republican donor and his wife, Miriam, barred Cruz from the suite where they watched Cruz’s speech, which was greeted by boos, CNN first reported.
  • GOP Convention Planners Sought $6 Million From Sheldon Adelson

    07/15/2016 9:40:32 PM PDT · by Coronal · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 15 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    CLEVELAND -- The organization tasked with raising money to mount the Republican National Convention has asked billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson to fill a funding gap, NBC News has learned. In a letter to Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate, the Cleveland Host Committee requested a $6 million after some corporate donors decided to stay away after the controversial Donald Trump won the GOP nominating contest. The committee has raised $58 million of its $64 million goal. The letter was signed by CHC head David Gilbert.
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Dealings with Foundation Donors

    06/29/2016 2:37:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 29, 2016 | BRENDAN BORDELON
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton’s scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton’s official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors. Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton’s State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office. David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 1:34:47 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 24, 2016 3:53 AM EDT | STEPHEN BRAUN
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...
  • Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday

    06/23/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/23/2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability. Trump Victory, the joint fundraising account with the Republican National Committee, and Trump's official campaign raised $5 million online since Tuesday morning, when it sent one of its first fundraising pitches to its email list, according to Sean Spicer, an RNC spokesman.
  • Trump Stuns Critics By Raising $11 MILLION DOLLARS In Just 48 Hours.

    06/23/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 106 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 25, 2016 | DC Whispers
    The Mainstream Media and spineless Republican critics were out in force earlier this week bemoaning Donald Trump’s lack of a political fundraising operation. Team Trump shrugged off the criticism and then proceeded to initiate a fundraising effort that saw a groundswell of support from backers both great and small who quickly amassed a remarkable $11 million dollars into the coffers of Team Trump and the RNC. Much to the chagrin of the Clinton Machine and Trump’s critics, it doesn’t appear the New York billionaire will have any trouble raising campaign cash. The astonishing 48-hour $11 million mark was reported on...
  • Trump supporters raise $2 million in 24 hours!!

    06/22/2016 4:21:43 PM PDT · by proust · 87 replies
    Reddit ^ | 6/22/16 | BagelChair
    2 million in 12 hours, Trump is doing matching funds, so it's 4 million.