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  • Is Chuck roast? Hagel refuses to disclose foreign funding sources

    02/06/2013 9:57:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/6/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Will this finally be enough to break the Obama administration's hold over Senate Democrats when it comes to the Hagel nomination? Chuck Hagel has refused to disclose to the Senate Armed Services Committee the sources of his foreign funding over the last five years. Is Chuck roast? (Hat Tip: Noah P). Republican members of the committee asked Hagel last week for information on whether any of the organizations received funding from any foreign government, individual, or corporation — a request he declined late Tuesday in a letter citing confidentiality agreements. "[T]he information you seek is legally controlled by the individual...
  • Exclusive : Bam’s blind eye to illegal donors

    10/21/2012 2:15:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2012 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges. Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens. Walker said he used his actual street address in England but...
  • Obama Campaign Downplays Illegal Donation Issue

    10/14/2012 2:31:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    While the Obama campaign was boasting about raising more campaign cash than the GOP during September it now looks like a significant share (an estimated 68%) of this cash may have been obtained illegally. It appears that two-thirds of the campaign’s web donors are foreigners. By law, foreigners are barred from donating to US political campaigns. David Axelrod emphasized what he called “the inherent inequity” of the ban on foreign money. “Look, it isn’t only Americans who are affected by who is elected,” Axelrod pointed out. “We’re not a small insignificant country. What we do has ripple affects all over...
  • TRACING THE VAST UNTRACEABLE DONATIONS OF OBAMA’S DONORGATE

    10/10/2012 3:23:00 PM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 30 replies
    To the Point News (free article) ^ | 10 October 2012 | Dagny D'Anconia
    Even CBS News is now calling it Foreign-Donor-Gate. As Obama’s coffers approach the 1 billion dollar mark, the Government Accountability Institute released a report that finally alarmed the mainstream media. They consider the foreign donor funds to be untraceable and unknowable. However, our experts in the credit card industry have shown us how to make these suspicious transactions traceable. Imagine the power of knowing the country, the bank and the details of how the numbers were generated. The stakes could not be higher.
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN SCRAMBLES TO KILL ILLEGAL ONLINE FUNDRAISING STORY

    10/08/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Snuph · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2012 | WYNTON HAL
    Minutes after Newsweek published a story on the threat of illegal foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations late Monday afternoon, the Obama campaign struck back hard with a response smearing one of the article’s authors and offered an anemic defense of its online fundraising operations.
  • 68% of web traffic donations on Obama.com come from foreign sources

    10/08/2012 2:36:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-08 14:22:49 | Gil Guignat
    Just when you think the Obama juggernaut has reached new lows on corruption and fraud out pop new allegations that are in the realm of science fiction. It would appear that 68% of web traffic donors on Obama.com may come from foreign sources a clear violation of Federal law. And if that is not bad enough, Obama administration officials may be storing its correspondence on private computers so that they can destroy incriminating evidence as quickly as it is created. What the hell is happening in this country?
  • Report: Obama.com solicits foreign contributions for prez

    10/08/2012 8:56:44 AM PDT · by Snuph · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2012 |
    -- Obama Campaign Lacks the Industry-Standard Level Of Credit Card Security For Donations, But Uses It For Merchandise Purchases: To purchase Obama campaign merchandise, the campaign requires buyers to enter their credit card CVV security code, but does not require the credit card security code to be entered when making an online campaign donation. By GAI's estimates, the Obama campaign's failure to utilize industry-standard protections potentially costs the campaign millions in extra processing fees.
  • Claim: Obama campaign illegally solicited foreign donors via social media website

    10/08/2012 8:56:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has been soliciting foreigners for donations, an explosive report from the conservative Government Accountability Institute (GAI) shows. Those foreign donors are allegedly visiting the Obama campaign’s donation solicitation Web pages through a social media website the campaign controls, and through an outside website that serves mostly Internet users from outside the United States. About 20 percent of visitors to the “my.barackobama.com” social media website “originated from foreign locations,” the report found. That Web address is owned and controlled by the Obama re-election campaign. “At no point during the [website's] subscription process is a visitor asked...
  • Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?

    10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign: * The Obama campaign lacks the “industry standard level” of credit card security for donations * The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises * 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months Schweizer...
  • Romney 'Looking Forward to the Bust of Winston Churchill Being in the Oval Office Again'

    07/26/2012 1:01:51 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 57 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7/26 | daniel harper
    At an event in London, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again." Mitt Romney at London fundraiser: "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again." #watersedge? — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) July 26, 2012 President Obama famously sent Churchill's bust back to Britain soon after coming into office. As the Telegraph reported then: A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after...
  • Busy Month for Obama Campaign with Fundraisers in Switzerland, Sweden, Paris and Communist China

    07/16/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    It’s going to be a very busy month for the Obama Campaign. Fundraisers are scheduled in Switzerland: Sweden: Paris: And Communist China: I’m 41 has more on the Obama fundraiser in Shanghai.
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY ... WITH FUNDRAISER IN PARIS

    06/30/2012 5:51:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 64 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 6.29.12 | Ben Shapiro
    Apparently tiring of US soil as a source of campaign dollars, the Obama campaign is headed overseas -- with its celebrity friends in tow. The European Obama campaign starts next week in Paris on July 4 with a reception organized by various fundraising heavy-hitters. Independence Day fundraisers in Paris – now that’s a flag-waving campaign.
  • Clooney to raise money for Obama in Geneva (One-percenters shell out $30K)

    06/29/2012 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/12
    Clooney to raise money for Obama in GenevaPublished June 29, 2012 Associated Press Actor George Clooney is offering more help to President Obama's re-election campaign by headlining a European fundraiser this summer for Americans living abroad. An invitation posted on Obama's campaign website says Clooney will be the special guest at an Obama fundraiser in Geneva, Switzerland, on Aug. 27. Tickets start at $1,000 per person, and dinner for two costs a cool $30,000.
  • FEC Launches Audit of Obama's 2008 Campaign

    04/16/2011 7:05:00 PM PDT · by Qbert · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 16, 2011 | Alex Knott
    The Federal Election Commission has launched an audit into President Barack Obama's record-breaking 2008 campaign. Individuals familiar with the campaign told Roll Call Friday that the FEC has been investigating the financial records of Obama's previous campaign. The scope of the probe, which began approximately two years ago, is unknown. Presidential audits typically take years to complete and can cost millions of dollars. The newly formed 2012 Obama campaign did not deny there was an audit, but a spokeswoman called it a "review." "The FEC is conducting a routine review — as is true with the McCain Campaign, the Romney...
  • Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly “larger than previously thought” — or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at “over $10 million.” A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of “close...
  • Obama's foreign money can of worms (Hey Obama, check this)

    10/19/2010 10:32:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats, including President Obama, have embarked on a disastrous campaign impugning the US Chamber of Commerce as a source of nefarious foreign money corrupting our campaigns. Not only has the accusation failed to resonate, it has opened a door that Democrats would prefer remain closed. And because Washington Post writer Marc A. Thiessen has taken up the question, it will be impossible to contain the very valid questions raised: ...one of the largest labor unions in America, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), ... is spending lavishly to elect Democrats. The SEIU claims 100,000 members in Canada. According to...
  • Democrat Dirty Tricks: The Next Round

    10/18/2010 2:21:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    As we gallop toward the date of the Democratic apocalypse, Democrats are pulling more tricks out of their bag to bamboozle (as Barack Obama would say) voters into pulling the lever for them come November 2nd. How low will they go is the question? Let's take another tour of the political landscape to see what these geniuses have cooked up to deliver to us through their friends in the media world. "Well, we've got your puppy-killing Republican running for Governor in Illinois. Here is the ad the hapless Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn (successor to the recently convicted Rod Blagojevich) has...
  • Rove, Gillespie Slam Obama for Spreading 'Baseless Lie' Over Foreign Contributions

    10/11/2010 4:44:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/11/10
    Two top Republicans lit into President Obama and the Democratic Party Sunday over accusations that the GOP strategists and the Chamber of Commerce were using foreign contributions to influence the election, calling the claim a "baseless lie" and accusing the president of "abuse of power." Karl Rove, a Fox News contributor, said on "Fox News Sunday" that the president had gone too far. "Have these people no shame? Does the president of the United States have such little regard for the office that he holds that he goes out there and makes these kind of baseless charges against his political...
  • PLAYING WITH FIRE (DRUDGE REPORT)

    09/11/2010 5:56:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 75 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Saturday, September 11, 2001
    PLAYING WITH FIRE
  • King: Imam behind Ground Zero-area mosque 'blackmailing' U.S. on project

    09/12/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the imam behind the mosque project near Ground Zero of arm-twisting and "blackmailing" to push Park51 through. "To me, it's almost as if he's blackmailing and threatening the United States that somehow if the mosque is not approved or people speak out against his mosque, you have to worry about being attacked by Islamic terrorists," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Fox Business Network on Friday. King said that the Islamic center was being "put their to make a statement, not to build bridges, but...
  • About that mosque

    07/26/2010 2:37:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 50 replies · 3+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2010 | Editorial
    If freedom of religion means anything in the United States, it means that Mus lim-Americans have a right to congre gate and worship wherever they please -- including places those with vivid memories of 9/11 may find distasteful. But that doesn't mean the people behind a planned mosque blocks away from Ground Zero are acting like good neighbors -- or good citizens. Exhibit A: Their secrecy about who'll actually be funding the project. Granted, the groups leading the mosque-building effort seem just fine. The Cordoba Initiative, led by Kuwaiti-born Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, says it's devoted to "interfaith tolerance," while...
  • Mosque unbecoming: Not at Ground Zero

    05/24/2010 4:16:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 527+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 24, 2010 | M. ZUHDI JASSER
    In the 1960s, my parents left their despotic motherland of Syria for the promise of genuine liberty and religious freedom in America. In the decades since, we have led the construction of a number of mosques in the towns where we lived. Some went up without challenge from the local community, but others met with palpable local discontent. In those cases, the law and the natural American affinity for religious freedom eventually paved the way to the ribbon cutting. These were all humble mosques, funded locally by our congregations. It's plain the planned "Ground Zero mosque" is something very different....
  • FBI bars major Clinton donor from boarding plane at Teterboro

    02/18/2010 12:43:31 PM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies · 646+ views
    ABC ^ | 2/18/10
    A million-dollar backer of the Clinton Foundation was barred from boarding a corporate jet in New Jersey last month after officials discovered his name was on the federal no-fly list. Gilbert Chagoury, a billionaire Nigerian businessman, was departing Teterboro airport on his way to France when the FBI stopped him for questioning. Chagoury eventually obtained a "waiver" from Washington to continue his trip, and the office of former President Bill Clinton said it had "no role whatsoever" in securing the special permission. A spokesperson for the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center said the no-fly list is "fluid," but that "an individual's...
  • Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim Now Among Biggest NY Times Shareholders (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/12/2010 2:10:58 PM PST · by abb · 33 replies · 764+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | February 12, 2010 | Jennifer Saba
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu isn't just one of The New York Times Co.'s creditors anymore -- he's now one of their biggest stockholders, according to a Security and Exchange Commission filing Friday. Slim exercised warrants for 15.9 million in Class A shares for a strike price of $6.3572 through his companies Inmobiliaria and GFI, raising his stake in the Times Co. to 16.3% from 6.9% at the time he was approached to loan a substantial sum to the venerable publisher. Slim got the warrants in January 2009 when he lent the Times Co. $250 million. The company said that...
  • President Obama refunds cash to Kenyan aunt, convicted murderer, lobbyists

    07/28/2009 7:02:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 865+ views
    President Obama refunds cash to Kenyan aunt, convicted murderer, lobbyists By: Kenneth P. Vogel July 28, 2009 04:44 AM EST More than eight months after President Barack Obama won the White House, the remnants of his campaign organization is struggling to deal with some unfinished business: returning about $669,000 in tainted or illegal campaign contributions to a motley assortment of donors, among them a convicted murderer, Washington lobbyists and a number of foreign nationals, including his own aunt. But the 11 Chicago-based staff members still on the campaign’s payroll are finding it was a lot easier to rake in a...
  • Auditing Obama: Will the FEC examine the president-elect's campaign finances?

    01/10/2009 7:30:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 44 replies · 2,848+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12-11-08 | Hans A. Spakovsky
    Sometime early next year, the six commissioners who run the Federal Election Commission will face an interesting dilemma--whether to approve a "for cause" audit of the presidential campaign of a sitting president, Barack Obama. From a legal standpoint, this should be an easy vote. Serious issues were raised in numerous media reports chronicling the Obama campaign's probable violations of federal law. If the career staff at the FEC follow the ordinary, regulatory model of investigations, they will recommend such an audit to the commissioners. However, the odds are that the three Democratic commissioners will be under enormous pressure to vote...
  • Clinton's Iranian Connection

    01/05/2009 1:54:06 PM PST · by flyfree · 6 replies · 439+ views
    On Dec. 19, 2008. at 2 p.m., the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which supports Iranian causes, contributed between $25,000 and $50,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation. This can be best described as the ultimate chutzpah, for on the very same day, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York indicted the president of the Alavi Foundation, Farshid Jahedi, "on a charge of obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying documents required to be produced under a grand jury subpoena concerning the Alavi Foundation's relationship with Bank Melli Iran and the ownership of a Manhattan office building."
  • Did Obama Buy The White House With Illegal Money?

    12/08/2008 8:50:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 1,470+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | December 8, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    There is now growing evidence that Sen. Barack Obama bought the White House by using illegal and fraudulent fundraising, but that's a story you won't read in the mainstream media. You will read about it here today. While that story of Obama election law violations is still developing, what is the mainstream media reporting on? The New York Times isn't interested in election fraud ... if committed by Sen. Obama and the Democrats. So it is using its resources to investigate the amount of money the McCain campaign spent on hair stylists for Gov. Sarah Palin. (New York Times, Dec. 6,...
  • Proof that Obama was getting Donation from Overseas (Kenyan Blog)

    11/22/2008 9:14:13 PM PST · by Lilpug15 · 16 replies · 987+ views
    Is there some way to get this to the FEC or anyone? If you go to the blog you will see that this is Barack Obama advertising and asking for donations from Kenyans. I think that it is illegal even if you get a mere $5 donation from any foreign sources? It never ends does it...
  • Has Foreign Money Bolstered Obama?

    11/03/2008 6:07:39 PM PST · by flyfree · 25 replies · 663+ views
    pajamasmedia ^ | John Rosenthal
    Has the Obama campaign made a regular practice of accepting illegal foreign campaign contributions, as the research of Kenneth Timmerman suggests? Well, if one is to judge by an article published last month by the Italian columnist Maria Laura Rodotà, in certain European circles such solicitation would appear to be an open secret. Moreover, Rodotà’s account of being inundated by emails from the Obama campaign suggests that the campaign may not only have been accepting illegal foreign campaign contributions, but that it may have been soliciting them. Here is what Maria Laura Rodotà writes in her October 2 column in...
  • Team Obama deliberately avoided credit-card security checks

    10/29/2008 6:51:38 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 16 replies · 761+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    On Monday, I chided the Washington Post’s Matthew Mosk for missing a key point in the story of credit-card fraud in Barack Obama’s campaign. Today he puts that point front and center in his follow-up report. Team Obama deliberately turned off the systems that would have guarded against the kind of fraudulent donations that have accrued millions to their coffers: Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity, campaign...
  • Lopsided ad wars (Ouch!)

    10/10/2008 3:17:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 505+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/10/08 | Ben Smith
    Obama is on pace to spend more on TV in the final 25 days of this election than John McCain's entire $85 million matching-fund check. For those keeping score at home, Obama has aired more than 25,000 commercials in the past four days alone. McCain is in a shouting match against a man with a bull horn. Whatever McCain does in the final 25 days, it will not be enough to break through the noise unless his campaign finds a message that connects with voters. Timing is everything in politics, and McCain's campaign may have waited too long to play...
  • Republicans ask officials to probe Barack Obama 'illegal contributions'

    10/05/2008 6:34:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 693+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/6/2008 | Toby Harndon
    The Republican national committee (RNC) said Mr Obama had accepted contributions from foreigners and taken more than the $2,300 maximum from donors who give in small amounts. RNC officials want the Federal Election Commission to examine Mr Obama's records in detail to determine the extent of the problem. An Obama campaign spokesman denied the charges. Bill Burton said: "Our campaign has shattered fund-raising records with donations from more than 2.5 million Americans. We have gone above and beyond the transparency requirement." Democrats are viewing the Republican claim as the latest example of a smear campaign against Mr Obama. On Saturday,...
  • Illegal Obama donors: Middle Eastern Arabs

    10/05/2008 5:41:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 777+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 04, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Palestinian brothers inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are listed in government election filings as having donated $29,521.54 to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign. Donations of this nature would violate election laws, including prohibitions on receiving contributions from foreigners and guidelines against accepting more than $2,300 from one individual during a single election, Bob Biersack, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission, told WND in response to a query. The contributions also raise numerous questions about the Obama campaign's lax online donation form, which apparently allows for the possibility of foreign contributions. Last week, the Atlas Shrugs blog outlined a...
  • Obama Campaign PURGES Donation Data

    10/05/2008 3:46:43 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 25 replies · 1,076+ views
    FEC Donation Data ^ | October 5, 2008 | Amityschild
    I have been monitoring the donation data at the FEC website that the Obama for America campaign has submitted. Contrary to what the Obama campaign claims, they did NOT "rout out" or "refund" donations they received from the Edwan brothers (Hosam, Monir and Osama) of the Rafah Refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. OBAMA LIED: "Palestinian" Campaign Contributions NEVER RETURNED OR REFUNDED In the latest filing (9/20 for the month of August, 2008), it is apparent that the campaign has PURGED the database of most of the donations from the Edwan brothers. Edwan Brothers Transaction Analysis at Google Docs Another...
  • Are Foreign Donations Powering the Obama Campaign?

    10/02/2008 4:07:44 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 43 replies · 2,091+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Just how much in donations from foreign countries is pouring into the Obama campaign coffers is a question one FEC auditor would like to have answered. The problem is that evidently, his bosses at the FEC are refusing to move on the charges which would almost certainly require them to ask the Justice Department and the FBI to look into the matter. This would, their reasoning goes, take on the appearance of a "criminal investigation" and would impact the coming election. The anonymous investigator (who won't reveal his name for fear of retribution) says that "I can't get anyone to...
  • Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign

    09/30/2008 9:12:05 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 17 replies · 1,216+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9-30-08 | Ken Timmerman
    Monday, September 29, 2008 9:23 PM More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose. And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate. Obama has raised nearly twice that of John McCain's campaign, according to new campaign finance report. But because of Obama’s high expenses during the hotly contested Democratic primary season and an early decision to forgo public campaign money and the spending limits it imposes, all that cash...
  • Nigeria seizes money 'for Obama'

    09/09/2008 12:13:28 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 40 replies · 260+ views
    BBC ^ | 1 September 2008
    Nigerian anti-graft investigators have seized money raised by the head of the Nigerian Stock Exchange to support US presidential candidate Barack Obama. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it would give the money back to those who attended a gala dinner in Lagos last month.
  • Corruption probe into 'Africans for Obama' fundraiser in Nigeria

    09/01/2008 7:01:08 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 43 replies · 323+ views
    Uk Telegraph ^ | Sept. 1, 2008 | Mike Pflanz
    Anti-corruption authorities have seized more than $630,000 (£315,000) raised during an "Africans for Obama" gala dinner held in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. Hundreds of the city's high-society elite and business leaders paid up to £11,000 for a table at the glitzy fundraiser, but police intervened when it became clear that US laws prohibit overseas donations. Staff from Barack Obama's campaign team said the Democratic presidential hopeful was in no way connected with the "Africans for Obama" organisation and added that no money from the group would be accepted. The organiser of the August 11 event, Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, chair of the...
  • OBAMA LIED: "Palestinian" Campaign Contributions NEVER RETURNED OR REFUNDED

    08/26/2008 4:21:59 AM PDT · by Amityschild · 29 replies · 284+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 26, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    On July 31, Atlas broke the explosive bombshell that Obama was receiving big foreign donations andin particular, from the Hamas controlled Rafah refugee camps in Gaza. Jihad money to the tune of 33,000. Despite big media's reluctance to publish anything negative about Obama no matter how important and damning, a couple of publications and talk radio hosts picked up on the story-- and Obama responded. Obama and co. claimed the money was returned. Chalk this up to another Obama lie - the money was never returned. Cathy has been combing through the latest filing and reviewing all past documents. Nothing....
  • Nigerian Police Probe Obama Fundraising Dinner

    08/22/2008 6:44:19 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 16 replies · 317+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/22/08 | 2008 Reuters
    LAGOS - Nigeria's anti-corruption police were questioning the head of the stock exchange after she organised a gala dinner in support of Barack Obama's U.S. presidential campaign which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Obama's Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes

    08/14/2008 4:03:00 AM PDT · by Amityschild · 21 replies · 245+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    I have been researching, documenting and studying thousands upon thousands of Obama's campaign donations for the past month. Egregious abuse was immediately evident and I published the results of my ongoing investigation. Each subsequent post built a more damning case against Obama's illegal contribution activity. The media took little notice of what I was substantiating. I went so far as to upload the documents so that anyone could do their own research. I asked readers to download the documents and a number of folks pitched in. Despite dropping the groundbreaking bombshell story of "Palestinian" brothers from the Rafah refugee camp...
  • Carlyle sells off steel group [to Russians] for $3.53bn

    08/12/2008 7:09:18 PM PDT · by Tax Government · 16 replies · 170+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 13 2008 | Julie Macintosh
    Carlyle sells off steel group for $3.53bn By Julie MacIntosh in New York Published: August 13 2008 00:24 | Last updated: August 13 2008 00:24 The Carlyle Group agreed on Tuesday to sell John Maneely, a US manufacturer of steel pipes and tubes, to Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel for $3.53bn, culminating a two-year turnround process. Carlyle has voluntarily filed to have the deal reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (Cfius), a panel that seeks to protect certain US national security interests from foreign investment.
  • America for Sale to the Highest Foreign Bidder

    08/11/2008 2:06:36 PM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies · 248+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Aug. 11, 2008 | TheTownCrier, Mike Cutler
    An article yesterday, 'Lost Sovereignity, Oil-rich Fund Eyeing Foreclosed US Homes', talked about how foreign money is now moving to scoop up tens of thousands of discounted foreclosed homes across the country. I caught Letterman the other night when Donald Trump was on. He was saying since our dollar is devalued and everything we have is now a world wide bargain, foreigners are buying up all the choice real estate. He admitted he’s inflating prices to get his best deal, and they’re happy to pay it. Today Mike Cutler brought another related story to our attention. We have done several...
  • OBAMA'S "PALESTINIAN" CONTRIBUTIONS FLAGGED BY FEC, OBAMA KNEW DID NOT REPORT

    08/10/2008 5:55:51 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 91 replies · 1,322+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 10, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    In digging deeper into the illegal foreign campaign contributions from Palestinians, Cathy came across these FEC letters. Obama knew these contributions were illegal and "Palestinian". He didn't report them. He took a page from his days as a "commnity organizer" for the most corrupt political machine in America. It's what they do. Bringing the worst in American politics to the national level. It seems the FEC actually did their job. But the chosen One-bama is special and above the law....... he is a citizen of the world.
  • Lost Sovereignity, Oil-rich Fund Eyeing Foreclosed US Homes

    08/10/2008 9:04:28 AM PDT · by gorush · 77 replies · 444+ views
    New York Post ^ | Sunday, August 10, 2008 | Teri Buhl
    There's a new land grab starting in America. Foreign money, which up to now has focused its attention on investing in iconic commercial real estate - like Barneys New York and the Chrysler Building - is now moving to scoop up tens of thousands of discounted foreclosed homes across the country....
  • Readers don't buy 'explanation' of donations GAZA $33,000 ILLEGAL TO OBAMA

    08/09/2008 3:09:44 AM PDT · by Amityschild · 57 replies · 276+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 8, 2008 | World Net Daily
    A Wall Street Journal report brushed off concerns about contributions of more than $30,000 to Sen. Barack Obama campaign from three brothers in Gaza, but the newspaper's readers weren't swallowing the explanation.
  • McCain campaign to return 50K in donations

    08/07/2008 8:45:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 82+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/08 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - John McCain's campaign said Thursday it is returning $50,000 in contributions solicited by a foreign citizen. The move follows the disclosure that the money was being raised by a Jordanian man who is a business partner of prominent Florida Republican Harry Sargeant III, who has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for McCain.
  • Illegal cash to Obama: WND stands accused

    08/07/2008 3:32:42 AM PDT · by Amityschild · 32 replies · 251+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 7, 2008 | WND Editorial
    Sen. Barack Obama's campaign has admitted to receiving $33,500 in illegal foreign contributions from three brothers in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, but the left-wing Daily Kos website suggests WND – whose Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein investigated the story – might have concocted a convoluted scheme to make the Illinois senator look bad. The brothers in question – Monir, Hosan and Osama Edwan – spoke on the record about the online donations to the presidential candidate. "It could be true that [donations] were made, but as a part of a deliberate set-up to make Obama look bad. ... Aaron Klein...
  • Palestinians Deny Obama Returned Illegal Contributions

    08/06/2008 7:29:38 PM PDT · by ncfool · 48 replies · 305+ views
    Candidate's staffers insist Gaza brothers refunded, but men say, 'We did not receive any money back' In response to a WND story, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign contends it returned $33,500 in illegal contributions from Palestinians in Hamas-controlled Gaza, but the donors told Aaron Klein of WND today they have not received any money. The Wall Street Journal reported it spoke to Obama officials who said the donations from three Palestinian brothers were received between Sept. 20 and Dec. 6 last year, and virtually all of the money was returned by Dec. 6. The campaign said, however, the refunds were not...