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  • Obama meets Hollywood mega-donors during secret “thank-you event” in L.A.

    10/08/2012 5:43:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    During his fundraising trip to Los Angeles this weekend, President Obama began by privately meeting a dozen liberal donors at the home of DreamWorks Animation Chief Jeffery Katzenberg. Obama’s “defender-in-chief,” former President Bill Clinton also attended. When asked by reporters about the nature of the event, White House Traveling Press Secretary Jen Psaki would only say that it was a “thank-you event” “We have actually done meetings or events with high-dollar donors who have maxed out or contributed a high amount to the campaign around other events before, Psaki explained. “So this is one of those events; it’s a thank-you...
  • Scandal: 'Obama Campaign is Clearly Soliciting Donations From Foreign Nationals'

    10/08/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 15 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 10/08/2012
    Over the last few days, the internet has been abuzz with the possibility that the Obama campaign was about to be nailed with a major foreign donor scandal, with some even speculating that the President was so distracted by the pending story, that it contributed to his horrible debate performance. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote: President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. The campaign tried desperately to block...
  • OBAMA RAISES $150M IN SEPTEMBER, TRIES TO BLOCK 'BLOCKBUSTER' DONOR SCANDAL

    10/04/2012 9:07:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 100 replies
    President Barack Obama’s campaign raised more than $150 million in September, which was a record haul for the 2012 cycle, but the campaign may be actively trying to block a story in the works about a “blockbuster donor scandal” that could put its fundraising numbers under intense scrutiny.
  • Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

    10/04/2012 5:37:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 74 replies
    President Obama reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowlegable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday.
  • One in five ‘brain dead’ patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    10/02/2012 6:41:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 1, 2012 | Hilary White
    NEW YORK, October 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At least one in five patients declared “brain dead” and approved as “organ donors” by one organ donation organisation, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon,...
  • Thanks to Team Obama's Reckless 'Felon' Accusations, Tony Rezko Issue NOW IN PLAY

    07/15/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How 'bout a little refresher re. Obama political Godfather  and actual (16-count!) convicted felon Tony Rezko...? The Syrian-born Rezko is an infamous Chicago slumlord, fast-food restauranteur, and sleazy political operator who played a key role in the Blagojevich case- as well as the unlikley ascension to power of Barrack Hussein Obama.Obama's longtime ally, friend, and top fundraiser was found guilty of 16/24 counts of felony influence peddling back in June 2008. Of course the story was mostly buried/detached from his bud Barry in the run-up to that year's most unfortunate (for us) presidential election whilst the jury convicted Rezko of wire...
  • Conservative PAC May Decide to Fund Todd Akin's Missouri Senate Race

    09/25/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    abcnews ^ | 9/26/12 | CHRIS GOOD
    A powerful conservative PAC said today that "circumstances have changed" and it is reconsidering its decision to withhold funds for Todd Akin's bid for a Missouri Senate seat, and Akin's campaign said today they expect other groups will also resume spending. The statement by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC led by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, comes as the 5 p.m. CT deadline for Akin to quit the race looms. The campaign remains adamant that Akin will stay in the race, despite urging from the GOP hierarchy, including Mitt Romney. "In the words of Churchill, Todd will never, never,...
  • George Soros Totally Bailed On Democrats This Election

    09/25/2012 1:31:42 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-25-2012 | Walter Hickey
    George Soros Totally Bailed On Democrats This Election Walter HickeySeptember 25, 2012World Economic Forum, Flickr George Soros has been the primary political bogeyman for more extreme wings of the Republican party for some time now. The fascination first began in 2004 when Soros pledged $25.5 million to groups dedicated to removing then-President George W. Bush from office, including MoveOn.org, America Coming Together, and the Center for American Progress. Those efforts obviously failed, but they also cemented the billionaire hedge fund manager in the conservative psyche as the man bankrolling liberal causes. Rumors abound about his true motivations, and have spawned...
  • Conservative fund considers backing Mo. Rep. Akin

    09/24/2012 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 8 replies
    AP ^ | September 24, 2012 | David A Lieb
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A conservative fundraising group that had shied away from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is now seriously considering whether to come to the embattled Republican's aid in his challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, an official with the group said Monday. The Senate Conservatives Fund, which has raised more than $11 million for other Republican Senate candidates, could provide a much-needed financial boost for Akin, who is facing a Tuesday deadline on whether to stay in the race. Akin has vowed to remain in the contest. Appearing Monday at a Kirkwood, Mo., rally with former presidential...
  • Controllers Boost Giving to Democrats

    09/16/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 13, 2012 | BRODY MULLINS and ANDY PASZTOR
    POLITICS Updated September 13, 2012, 9:08 p.m. ET Controllers Boost Giving to Democrats By BRODY MULLINS and ANDY PASZTOR The nation's biggest and most powerful unions are usually among the most generous givers to Democrats. This year there is a newcomer among the top ranks: the low-profile association that represents air-traffic controllers. So far this election, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with 20,000 members, has emerged as the second-largest union donor to the major pro-Democratic super PACs. It is surpassed only by the Service Employees International Union, which has 2.1 million members. NATCA has donated $1 million to a...
  • Lawyers Give $24.3 Million to Prez Candidates

    09/12/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/12/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    President Barack Obama is outpacing Mitt Romney in donations from lawyers by more than a two-to-one margin. So far, lawyers and law firms have donated a combined $24.3 million to all of the presidential candidates during the 2011-2012 election cycle, the second most of any job sector.
  • NYC gay bar hosts Obama fundraiser ("GoGo for Obama" in full swing -- no pun intended)

    09/09/2012 6:56:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/9/2012 | Katherine Boyle
    Outside, posters of President Obama and the first lady were the only signs that Eastern Bloc was closed for a private party. To some regulars of the grungy gay bar in Manhattan’s East Village, the $100 minimum cover charge seemed too pricey for a Saturday night. But for an Obama campaign fundraiser, the entrance fee was relatively modest, unlike some of the boisterous dancers at the “GoGo for Obama” event. The fundraiser, hosted by a gaggle of models, fashion editors and socialites, is just one of hundreds of such small, grass-roots events organized by individual donors and held throughout campaign...
  • David Koch breaks from GOP on gay marriage, taxes, defense cuts

    08/30/2012 6:56:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/12 8:09 PM EDT | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who is helping steer millions of dollars to elect Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans, on Thursday told Politico he disagrees with the GOP’s stance on gay marriage and believes the U.S. needs to consider raising taxes to balance the budget. Koch, who is serving as a delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York, spoke to Politico after delivering brief remarks at a reception held in his honor him by Americans for Prosperity, the political advocacy group he chairs and has helped fund. The 1980 vice presidential nominee for the socially liberal—but fiscally conservative—Libertarian Party,...
  • In Switzerland, George Clooney raises $625K for Barack Obama

    08/27/2012 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun Times/AP ^ | 27 August 2012
    George Clooney headlined a fund-raiser Monday that took in more than a half-million dollars for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Organizers said they took in at least $625,000 from U.S. donors for Obama’s campaign, including many who flew in to Geneva, Switzerland, from around the world for the one-night event.
  • Donations by Media Companies Tilt Heavily to Obama [media bias]

    08/23/2012 6:49:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | August 22, 2012 | AMY CHOZICK
    Wall Street may lean Republican this presidential election cycle, but the New York media world is staunchly Democratic. All the major media companies, driven largely by their Hollywood film and television businesses, have made larger contributions to President Obama than to his rival, former Gov. Mitt Romney, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan Washington-based research group that publishes the Open Secrets Web site. The center’s numbers represent donations by a company’s PAC and any employees who listed that company as their employer. Even companies whose news outlets are often perceived as having a conservative bias have...
  • No Surprise: Media Execs' Donations Overwhelmingly Favor Obama, Democrats [media bias]

    08/23/2012 6:36:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 23, 2012 | Matthew Sheffield
    While some sectors of the American economy have changed allegiances this presidential cycle in terms of their donations to the major political parties, one industry that hasn't changed its allegiances is media. That probably doesn't come as a surprise to readers of this site but the numbers are still interesting nonetheless: All the major media companies, driven largely by their Hollywood film and television businesses, have made larger contributions to President Obama than to his rival, former Gov. Mitt Romney, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan Washington-based research group that publishes the Open Secrets Web site....
  • Obama National Campaign Co-Chair Donated $10,000 to Paul Ryan

    08/21/2012 12:48:07 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 1 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 21, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    A big-time donor to President Barack Obama is also a financial supporter of Paul Ryan. Marc Benioff, a national campaign co-chair for President Obama's reelection campaign, donated $10,000 to Ryan's political action committee earlier this summer, in June, according to CNN. Benioff has helped raise more than $500,000 for Obama's re-election effort, and even hosted a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser featuring Stevie Wonder and hip-hop artist Will.i.am. The founder and CEO of Salesforce.com is also an Obama national campaign co-chair, a distinction awarded to select Democratic heavyweights like Rahm Emanuel, Dick Durbin and Russ Feingold. "I'm squarely a supporter of the president,...
  • Democrats won’t disclose donors to convention until after the event (Rats lie again)

    08/21/2012 8:13:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 8/21/2012 | By T.W. Farnam
    Democratic Party officials say they will not release the names of donors to next month’s political convention before the event, despite an earlier pledge that they would regularly disclose the contributors. In its marketing materials, the party promises that the “people’s convention,” set to begin Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., will be the “most open and accessible ever.” But the names of donors, some of whom are giving up to $100,000, will remain secret until federal disclosure documents are filed Oct. 15, six weeks after the parties have ended and public attention has shifted to Election Day.
  • A Source Tells The New Yorker That George Soros 'Feels Hurt' By Obama

    08/20/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-201-2012 | Julia La Roche
    A Source Tells The New Yorker That George Soros 'Feels Hurt' By Obama Julia La Roche Aug. 20, 2012, 3:16 PM Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros, who is known for speaking publicly about the economy and making big donations to liberal causes, has been disappointed by Obama "both politically and personally", an unnamed Soros confidant told The New Yorker's Jane Mayer. Here's why... From the New Yorker: (emphasis ours) ...When Soros wanted to meet with Obama in Washington to discuss global economic problems, Obama’s staff failed to respond. Eventually, they arranged not a White House interview but, rather, a...
  • CEO of Gibson Guitar a Republican donor; Democrat competitor uses same wood

    08/20/2012 1:18:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Landmark Report ^ | August 27, 2011 | Andrew Lawton
    On Thursday, the iconic Gibson Guitar Corporation issued a press release stating that government officials raided their Tennessee manufacturing facility over warrants concerning the legality of the importation of wood purchased from India that they use in their world famous guitars. The wood–which is certified and regulated by the Forest Stewardship Council–is not illegal, but rather subject to a domestic law in India frowns upon the processing of this wood by non-Indians. (Gibson uses American labor for the processing.) Gibson’s press release claims that, while this incident marks the second raid of their facility in around two years, this is...