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  • Hillary Clinton throwing party to thank millionaire donors

    12/06/2016 6:47:47 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 5, 2017 | Emilly Smith
    Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are throwing a party at the Plaza hotel on Dec. 15 to thank those who donated millions to the campaign. The party will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the third floor, to honor the Hillary for America finance leadership council. Guests expected are big bundlers including Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Alan Patricof, Tory Burch and Marc Lasry. One insider said, “Hopefully there’s no balconies so nobody can jump.” Unusually, Kaine is throwing his own holiday celebration in NYC earlier the same day.
  • Hillary Clinton throwing party to thank millionaire donors

    12/05/2016 9:31:10 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12/5/2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are throwing a party at the Plaza hotel on Dec. 15 to thank those who donated millions to the campaign. The party will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the third floor, to honor the Hillary for America finance leadership council. Guests expected are big bundlers including Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Alan Patricof, Tory Burch and Marc Lasry. One insider said, “Hopefully there’s no balconies so nobody can jump.”
  • Tired Dem Donors Feel Like Their Money Got Burned

    12/01/2016 5:51:50 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/01/16
    Democratic donors stung by Hillary Clinton’s upset loss in the presidential race feel like they just set their money on fire. The sore feelings are a huge problem for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which is trying to rebuild its image and reinvigorate a defeated party in time for challenging midterm elections in 2018. It’s also a worry for top liberal activists as they prepare for war with President-elect Donald Trump and a GOP Congress that is hell-bent on rolling back President Obama’s accomplishments. Many Democratic donors still feel burned by the party’s 2016 election losses and what they see...
  • (November 2, 2016 Redux) Coverup Clinton Foundation Fails to Disclose Latest Donor Report, Tax Retu

    11/29/2016 9:36:22 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 2, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Clinton Foundation officials have yet to disclose the charity’s third quarter 2016 donors — which ended September 30 — thus insuring voters won’t know who contributed in the final months leading up to the Nov. 8 presidential election. Also late is the 2015 990 tax return for the former president’s charity. The Clinton Foundation pledges on its website that “for maximum transparency … we update our donor web-page each quarter that we receive the contributions.” But officials there have yet to post the latest quarterly donor report and they’ve offered no explanation. The third quarter period is from July 1...
  • Giuliani took money from Qatar, Venezuela, Iranian exiles [Big Joke]

    11/15/2016 9:40:14 PM PST · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/2016 | ISAAC ARNSDORF
    Rudy Giuliani's paid consulting for foreign governments would present conflicts of interest as the nation's top diplomat that would make the Clinton Foundation look trifling. ....
  • In call with donors, Hillary blames Comey for her defeat

    11/14/2016 9:17:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Never her fault. Talk about ingratitude. The guy who let her off the hook not once, but twice, for committing multiple felonies apparently didn’t do enough for Hillary Clinton. In a call with donors on Saturday, the woman who ran the worst presidential campaign in the history of the United States asserted that James Comey was responsible for her defeat: Clinton told her supporters on Saturday that her team had drafted a memo that looked at the changing opinion polls leading up to the election and that the letter from Comey proved to be a turning point. She said Comey’s...
  • ABC News on Pay-to-Play: Donor Appointed to Nuke Strategy Advisory Board w/o Experience...

    11/04/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies
    ABCNews via StopHillary on YouTube ^ | Nov 4 2016 | Brian Ross (ABC News)
    Click the link. When ABC News questioned the guy in 2012 at the DNC, he threatened to have the reporter arrested. WHY did ABC wait until today to talk about this? You'd think they'd be mad as a wet hen...
  • Sheldon Adelson commits $25 million donation to Trump cause

    10/31/2016 10:06:47 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson has committed $25 million to an anti-Hillary Clinton super PAC, just one week before the presidential and congressional elections are decided on Nov. 8, according to a Fox News report late Monday. Republican sources told the cable news station that Adelson may dump an additional $25 million on top of this donation into races for the White House, Senate and House of Representatives in the next few days as well.
  • Kaboom! Pro-Trump Billionaire Drops $25 Million on Trump Train to Run Hillary Corruption Ads

    10/31/2016 4:20:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 25,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Trick or Treat– Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson is dropping $25 million on a pro-Trump Super PAC to run Criminal Hillary ads.
  • Bill Clinton Chief of Staff to John Podesta: “Foreign govt donors: ALL THE MONEY IS IN”

    10/31/2016 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/30/16
    From:tflournoy11@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-02-26 17:18 Subject: endowment Foreign govt donors: all the money is in.https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7452#efmAAAAAv  
  • 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
    NYTimes ^ | 10-13-2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN, ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    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
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ricketts-family-donald-trump-20160920-story.html
  • 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
    Fortune.com ^ | 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
    cnn.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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
    Rickwells.com ^ | 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
    Massive.com ^ | 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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.
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