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  • Ted Cruz's Rollout Breaks the Rules, Scores a Quick Million

    03/25/2015 1:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | March 25, 2015 | David Catanese
    Donations to Ted Cruz's campaign, during his presidential announcement.Ted Cruz's entire decision of whether to jump-start his presidential candidacy at the end of a fundraising quarter hinged on the ability to raise $1 million in the first week. The Texas senator ended up hitting that milestone in just over a day. Fueled by a team of 10 data scientists who are tasked with conducting real-time analysis of prospective supporters, the reach of and return on Cruz's rollout has already exceeded the initial expectations of even the campaign's top advisers. While initial media reports detailed Cruz raising $500,000 on the first...
  • Here’s How Much Money You Have To Raise To Be A Ted Cruz Bundler

    03/25/2015 11:50:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    In the last two days, big-money Republican donors have received information about the benefits they could receive for raising tens of thousands of dollars for the presidential campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz has already raised $500,000 after announcing Monday he is running for president. NBC News reports that 60 percent of his donations have come from large donors, while 40 percent have come from online donations. According to a three-page pamphlet sent out by Cruz for President and obtained by The Daily Caller, voters who raise at least $500,000 for the Texas Republican will be considered a co-chair...
  • Ted Cruz Raises Half a Million In First Day As Presidential Candidate

    03/25/2015 11:39:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 24, 2015 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    In the first day that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is an official presidential candidate, his campaign raised $500,000 - a solid haul for a candidate who is in the bottom tier of polls and has been overshadowed by prolific fundraisers former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The totals include a fundraising event he held in New York City Monday night, just hours after delivering his announcement speech to the Christian conservative student body at Liberty University. His campaign said 60 percent of funds came from large donors and 40 percent from online donations. One advantage of...
  • A mighty fundraising operation awaits Clinton, as well as financial hurdles

    03/19/2015 5:12:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | Matea Gold
    ".....Clinton has kept her distance from Priorities USA Action, the super PAC slated to serve as the major outside support for her campaign. That has frustrated some Democratic operatives, who say donors have been reluctant to make big pledges to the group until they get a clear signal from the former secretary of state. The money spigot is expected to open once Clinton announces her candidacy next month. There have been initial discussions about having her and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, take part in fundraising events for the super PAC, say Democrats familiar with the plans. Without a...
  • Which candidates are Evangelicals leaning toward?

    03/17/2015 12:44:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The support of the Evangelical community is hardly decisive, even in a Republican presidential primary. Otherwise, Pat Robertson and Mike "Diabetes Cure" Huckabee might be president. Nevertheless, it's a solid voting bloc, and if there is no clear Republican frontrunner, they can be influential, especially in places like Iowa, which hosts the first caucuses in the nation. A significant organizer in this election cycle is Evangelical leader David Lane. [snip] Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal seem to be tight with him. [snip] Rand Paul even credits Mr. Lane with helping him find God. [snip] There was no substantive mention of...
  • Scott Walker PAC: Jeb Bush is not the only one who can raise money

    03/16/2015 6:11:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Super Talk 99.7 ^ | March 16, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is on an ambitious mission this spring to scoop up major GOP donors ahead of a likely presidential run and send the early message that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush doesn’t have a monopoly on the country’s deep-pocketed Republicans — and his backers say his plan is working. So far the expedition has been successful enough that Republicans not involved with his political effort have noticed, and several GOP operatives in Bush’s orbit conceded to CNN it’s clear a substantial chunk of GOP financiers have taken a liking to him. Walker’s PAC, Our...
  • Campaign rules pinch Christie, Walker harder [kill off campaign donations, kill off threat]

    03/15/2015 2:16:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Day ^ | March 15, 2015 | JEANNE CUMMINGS
    This summer, right when the presidential primary fundraising season is in full bloom, the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to make running for president harder for some candidates than for others. In fact, that's already the case. Republican Govs. Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker are off limits to some financial industry donors. "Pay to play" rules restrict the governors' ability to accept contributions from investment advisers who work with state and local governments on pensions and bond deals. An SEC ruling could significantly expand that pool of prohibited contributors by July. The original SEC "pay-to-pay" rule took...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Family’s 2014 Christmas Vacation in Hawaii Cost Taxpayers $3,672,798 in...

    03/10/2015 11:41:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Obama Family’s 2014 Christmas Vacation in Hawaii Cost Taxpayers $3,672,798 in Transportation Expenses Martha’s Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation $2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obama’s July, 2014 West Coast Fundraising TripObama Hawaii Christmas vacations over the past three years have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in travel expenses alone; (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the Obama family’s 2014 Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone. Christmas in Hawaii is an annual tradition for...
  • The Clinton Foreign Fundraising Machine

    03/10/2015 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/10/2015 | Rich Lowry
    Not so long ago, President Barack Obama and the rest of the Democratic party were obsessed with the possible taint of foreign money. They saw it everywhere, even where it didn’t exist. They couldn’t stop talking about it. They practically ran their 2010 midterm campaign against foreign dollars, especially the phantom threat of secret, illegal donations funneled through the Chamber of Commerce. They called it, breathlessly, “stealing our democracy.” Well, that was a more innocent time, back before the party was poised to nominate a presidential candidate, namely Hillary Clinton, directly connected to foreign dollars. For the Clintons, raising foreign...
  • News roundup: Jeb Bush asks donors not to give too much -- well, $1 million or less

    03/05/2015 5:44:07 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/05/2015 | Thomas Burr and Erica Palmer
    Jeb Bush asks donors not to give too much -- well, $1 million or less. Lawmakers, LDS officials and LGBT leaders unveil anti-discrimination bill. Mitt Romney disses Utah GOP over caucus plans.
  • Publicly funded Iron Range board is deep into DFL politics, policy (MN)

    03/01/2015 6:57:30 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 13 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    EVELETH, Minn. – Workers in a call center on Minnesota’s Iron Range don headsets each day knowing their employer’s core business: Get Democrats elected. For years, prominent Democratic candidates and political groups have used the obscure center tucked among hills and pines to canvass and raise money from small donors. DFL organizations, state and national, have paid the phone bank’s current and former owners about $80 million over the last decade, campaign records show. The call center relocated to Eveleth in 2006 thanks in part to a $625,000 loan from a unique state agency called the Iron Range Resources and...
  • Cruz and other GOP candidates scramble for Texas

    02/28/2015 2:13:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    National Monitor ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kerry Sullivan
    The battle for the Republican presidential nomination is beginning to really heat up. The latest log on the fire? Texas has decided to move its 2016 primary to March 1, making it the fifth state to cast votes. Traditionally, small states hold their primaries before the larger ones. This allows candidates to focus on persuading target groups of voters and gain momentum before facing the daunting challenge of wooing the masses. Texas is huge. At 270,000 square miles, a campaign will need a treasure trove of cash to finance television ads across 20 media markets. The presidential candidates are now...
  • Activists bristle at Hillary Clinton fundraising pleas

    02/14/2015 8:56:42 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/15
    Constant solicitations for cash in the absence of an actual candidate aren’t sitting well. In early November, with her party on the eve of an electoral walloping, Democrat Mary Tetreau had had enough. The Londonderry, New Hampshire activist was sick of the constant emails begging for money for a candidate who wasn’t even running for office yet. When another plea landed in her inbox the day before the election, she unsubscribed. “I’m not going to be ready for Hillary until she announces she’s running for president,” said Tetreau, a three-decade veteran of New Hampshire primary politics, who called Ready for...
  • Liberal Organizing Group Implodes In One Tumultuous Afternoon

    02/10/2015 10:08:26 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 02/10/15 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — The New Organizing Institute, a progressive grassroots outfit responsible for training many of the Democratic party’s digital organizers, has to be rebuilt from the ground up after a mass exodus of senior staff and employees Tuesday.
  • Extreme-left Dems pushing Middle America away

    02/10/2015 1:21:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 7, 2015 | Salena Zito
    The unofficial death of the moderate American Democrat went largely unnoticed last week. Tim Ryan — a once-strident champion of the Rust Belt city of Youngstown, filled with moderate Catholic Democrats whose issues are still firmly pocketbook-based — penned an op-ed saying he now supports abortion. The Ohio congressman, who once sat on the board of the Democrats for Life in America advocacy group, made that surprising reversal as he contemplates a run for U.S. Senate. You see, plenty of Jacksonian Democrats remain in his district — and all across the country, for that matter — but no tolerance for...
  • Rick Perry’s breakout moment?

    02/05/2015 10:21:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | February 5, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the Neocons
    The Post reports: Former Texas governor Rick Perry on Thursday will announce that he has recruited more than 80 major donors, including some of the biggest bundlers in Republican politics, to aid his efforts as he prepares for a likely 2016 presidential campaign. Perry’s list of supporters is heavy with wealthy Texans, including many energy executives, investors or other business leaders who have backed his previous campaigns, such as his unsuccessful 2012 presidential run. The Rick PAC Advisory Board also features bigwigs in California, New York, Florida, Illinois and other donor-rich states, as well as more than a dozen donors...
  • DNC email: ‘Many’ empty seats for Obama’s San Fran fundraiser

    02/03/2015 3:04:08 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/3/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Even a cut-rate price of $10,000 can’t get people interested in having dinner with President Obama. That’s a deep discount, compared to a $32,400 ticket prior to the 2014 election. SFist reports an email promoting an event in San Francisco with the president states the fundraiser currently has “many” seats available.
  • GOP donors appear in no hurry to commit to 2016 candidate

    01/26/2015 10:50:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2015 6:30 PM EST | Jill Colvin and Philip Elliott
    Add Chris Christie to the list of prospective candidates for president now taking donations, a group of Republicans that might ultimately top two dozen.But for all the flurry of activity in the GOP race, set off last month by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and amplified by 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, some of the party’s most sought-after donors appear content to let things shake out a bit before making a commitment to any one candidate. For many of the party’s biggest fundraisers, signing on with a contender is a two-year commitment that usually includes asking friends, family and colleagues for...
  • Charles Koch: We’re just getting started ('Left-eye' Reid deeply saddened)

    01/25/2015 3:46:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/24/15 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Charles Koch on Saturday signaled to hundreds of donors, operatives and conservative leaders gathered in the California desert that the political operation he and his brother David created was just getting started. “Americans have taken an important step in slowing down the march toward collectivism,” Charles Koch said in his speech, seemingly in reference to the Republican takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections. “But as many of you know, we don’t rest on our laurels. We are already back at work and hard at it! In fact, the work never really ends. Because the struggle for freedom...
  • Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes [Time For Cruz To Declare!]

    01/23/2015 5:21:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes 3 Jan 2015 By Jennifer G. Hickey The 2012 presidential campaign broke nearly ever campaign finance record and the 2016 campaign likely will eclipse those figures, which is one reason why former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is preparing to set off on a 60-event fundraising tour in hopes of reaching a first-quarter fundraising goal of $100 million, reports Bloomberg News. During a series of meetings held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday, those interested in supporting Bush were asked to raise various amounts of money — $50,000, $100,000,...
  • Clinton fundraising will be 'like nothing you've seen': Her numbers will astound and intimidate

    01/22/2015 7:22:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama raised $1.072 billion for his 2012 successful presidential campaign. This is after he raised $750 million for his 2008 campaign. How well is Hillary Clinton expected to do in the fundraising department? According to aides, her efforts will "astound and intimidate." The Hill: Major donors are ready to announce huge financial commitments to Hillary Clinton as soon as she announces a second run for the White House, according to Clinton allies and Democratic fundraisers.  The Clinton team wants to build excitement about her campaign launch, which is expected in March or April. The money blitz would be...
  • Grapevine: A tale of two SOTU responses

    01/22/2015 2:54:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 201 | Bret Baier
    Obama: Many of you have told me that this isn’t what you signed up for—arguing past each other on cable shows, the constant fundraising, always looking over your shoulder at how the base will react to every decision. Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.Well, that “different” he mentioned didn’t last long. Less than an hour after the speech, a fundraising e-mail from the Democratic Party went out, signed by the president. One frustrated tweeter wrote—quote—“You can’t be serious. After taking a dig at constant fundraising, Obama sends out a fundraising...
  • You guessed it: Michelle Obama's 51st birthday is for fundraising

    01/14/2015 12:24:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama’s 51st birthday is this week, and has it’s own jingle, but not the traditional "Happy Birthday." No, it sounds more like “cha-ching,” as in the cash register ringing up a new sale. That’s because the Democratic Party is using her 51st birthday to raise money. [Snip] Click the link to sign the card, and you get directed to a donor page seeking contributions up to $2,000.
  • Establishmentum: Several potential Rubio, Christie backers already defecting to Jeb Bush

    12/22/2014 8:51:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I used to think Rubio embracing amnesty was terrible for Jeb. If Bush ran in 2016, I assumed, he’d run as a loud and proud fan of immigration reform, vowing to give the GOP’s wealthy business class all the cheap, legal labor it could handle. Rubio joining the Gang of Eight suddenly meant that there would be two candidates in the race who could fill that niche — and Rubio was younger, less likely to alienate conservatives, more likely to appeal to Latino voters, and unencumbered by “Bush” baggage. He out-Jebbed Jeb! In hindsight, though, Rubio going all in for...
  • 'Band Aid Thirty'-British artists release new Christmas song against Ebola

    11/17/2014 8:16:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 43 replies
    Remember "Band Aid" back in 1985, the project that raised funds to help Africans during the huge drought they were having? Well, they've done it again, and this time, it's about Ebola. Midge Uri and Sir Bob Geldof teamed up again to re-do the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" with updated lyrics that change the focus from drought to the Ebola virus. Several British artists showed up for the song's taping, including the band One Direction, Seal, Sinead O'Connor, and Bono of U2. I watched the video and the song is pretty well-done with the new lyrics and all....
  • Reid warns of impeachment fears in fundraising email

    10/29/2014 1:35:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned in a fundraising pitch Wednesday that Republicans could try to impeach and remove President Obama from office if the GOP wins control of the Senate in next week’s elections. “Frankly, a Republican House and Senate could go beyond shutting down the government — they could waste months of our lives on impeachment,” Mr. Reid said in a fundraising email sent by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which is an outside group whose goal is to bolster liberal Democrats. The email appeal asks for support for three Democrats in particular: Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska,...
  • ELECTIONEERING/FUND RAISING QUESTION

    10/27/2014 7:40:24 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 15 replies
    October 27, 2014 | Self
    I am sure this must be a really stupid question. But, what happens to campaign money when/if a candidate fails to win nomination of his party?
  • Hillary Clinton Fund Raiser Raises 2.1M at Jeffrey Katzenberg Co-Hosted Hollywood Fundraiser

    10/21/2014 4:56:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 20 October 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Hillary Clinton tonight told a room full of Hollywood heavyweights that the midterm elections are very important to make sure the Democrats retain the Senate so they can move forward on “important issues like immigration reform.” What she also told the 60 or so guests in attendance is, to use some of the introductory remarks by co-chair Jeffrey Katzenberg, is “the amazing drawing power” of the former Secretary of State. A fact not lost on anyone as tonight’s event raised $2.1 million for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a fundraising record. SNIP...The DreamWorks Animation boss and his wife Marilyn were joined...
  • What We Need Here Is More Cowbell. And Free Cheese.

    10/20/2014 6:10:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-20-2014 | MOTUS
    Leave it to Matt Drudge to make lemons out of lemonade: (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Believe me, nobody is more understanding of people having to leave a campaign event early than Big Guy. You may recall that he had to do the same thing at an event back in 2010, thus earning him the handle “Rhode Island Runner” for awhile.Technically known as a Rhode...
  • President Obama Heading To New Jersey, Connecticut For Fundraiser, Campaign Event

    10/15/2014 9:17:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CBS NY ^ | 10/15/14 | CBSNY AP
    President Barack Obama is coming to New Jersey and Connecticut for a campaign event and fundraiser Wednesday. The president is set to arrive at Newark Airport in the afternoon to attend a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Union. Obama will then head to Bridgeport, Connecticut in the evening for a campaign rally for Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is in a competitive race with Republican challenger Tom Foley. The president’s visit is expected to cause significant traffic disruptions.
  • White House Won’t Say How Much Taxpayers Pay For Obama Fundraising

    10/13/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7:22 PM 10/12/2014 | Alex Pappas
    When President Barack Obama takes Air Force One on a fundraising swing, he is required under the law to reimburse taxpayers for certain travel expenses. But as Mark Knoller of CBS News reports, the White House has made it a practice of not publicly releasing specific reimbursement figures, making it impossible for the public to see exactly how much they pay every time the president goes on a political trip. Knoller says it’s not about national security reasons, but rather about saving face. “Very simply, the White House doesn’t want to disclose the material because it might be embarrassing and...
  • Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip [While The World Burns!]

    10/11/2014 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 11, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip October 11 2014 DARLENE SUPERVILLE President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a "round table" discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to Democratic officials. It was Obama's fourth California fundraiser in three days and was closed to media coverage. This coming week brings more of the same for the president, including his long-anticipated, first appearance at...
  • Subject: Send Me Money Or Else! (Mostly satire ... I hope)

    10/05/2014 3:36:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 5, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    I’ve had my fill of the pleas for money that have been filling up my email in-box, and that’s saying something – as a lawyer, I usually have a great respect for people demanding money. This is bipartisan insanity – both sides are going nuts. I’m getting stuff that’s clearly not meant for me. Just take a look at what came in earlier today – I think somebody mad at my conservative Twitter musings put me on a list for Democrat millennials. I’m just not sure the Democrats truly get know their target demographic: From: Joe Biden Subject: Bro, I...
  • ‘Semper Latte’: GOP Now Fundraising off Obama Coffee Salute Video

    09/24/2014 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/24/14 | Tina Nguyen
    The laws of political fundraising dictate that every time a politician does something embarrassing — or heck, every time a politician does something — his or her opponents must therefore beat that incident to death in order to make money. Lo and behold: Barack Obama saluted the Marines while holding a latte! Ka-ching. Over at SemperLatte.com, anyone who is outraged by Obama’s multitasking can sign up for the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s emailing list, and express their displeasure by donating various sums of money to an assortment of GOP candidates running in the upcoming midterms.
  • After Blasting McConnell For Retuning To DC, Grimes Heads To Fundraiser...In DC

    09/09/2014 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, blasted him for returning to work in Washington D.C. Grimes is starting to fall behind in the polls, with the New York Times basically saying that McConnell’s re-election is the most probable outcome come Election Day. Nevertheless, it’s beyond desperate that Grimes is attacking McConnell, who is part of the GOP leadership (he sort of has to come back), for returning to D.C. to work, while she also heads off to raise money…in D.C. The new web ad blasting McConnell for doing his job labeled the Senate Minority Leader as scandal-ridden, which alludes to...
  • Is the Obama Military Foreign Policy the best fundraiser that ISIS has?

    09/04/2014 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 5 replies
    Graewoulf | September 4, 2014 | Graewoulf
    Obama may be very good at inspiring Democrats to donate their money to him, but Obama may even more of a fundraising inspiration to ISIS. One year after B. Hussein Obama was legally empowered to "Fundamentally transform the United States of America," ISIS was born in 2010. Since then, ISIS has grown in numbers and conquered area. ISIS has also financially benefitted by the erasure of Obama's "Syrian Redline," Obama's abandonment of Military support for ally Iraq, and a pledge to not send US Marines or Army Troops back into Iraq. Obama has doubled the US National Debt, downsized the...
  • Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest

    08/28/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Bill Glauber
    Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 27, 2014 A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Labor Day. No further details were available for Monday's visit, but multiple media sources said that Obama will be attending Laborfest at Maier Festival Park. A White House official later confirmed the president would visit the city for an event Monday. Obama was a frequent visitor to Milwaukee and Madison during the 2012 campaign, and was here in 2010 for Laborfest, speaking to a crowd of...
  • ‘No different than supporting ISIS': Libs work to take down fundraising page for Officer Darren

    08/21/2014 9:52:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8/21/14 | staff
    Shaun King @ShaunKing Follow Hey @gofundme. We are 72 hours away from asking people to never use your platform again. Clock starts now. Remove that campaign. 5:05 PM - 21 Aug 2014 Shaun King, founder of Upfront Media Group, is leading the charge to have a GoFundMe page supporting Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson taken down. “This page has been created to support Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department,” reads the page. “We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives. All proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and...
  • DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    08/20/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 7:14 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday. The DNC raised almost $9.3 million in July and went into August with more than $9.6 million saved for November’s elections. The RNC says it raised $8.4 million last month and has almost $14 million in its account. …
  • Gloomy, frantic Dems plead: More money, please

    08/15/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-15-14 | Byron York
    I've been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November's elections. First came the highly publicized "Impeachment Red Alert" campaign, in which the Democratic congressional committee warned that Republicans will impeach President Obama if they win control of the House and Senate. Though much ridiculed, the Impeachment Red Alert effort was a big winner, pulling in $2.1 million in small donations in a single weekend. Despite that success, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's mood seemed to blacken in subsequent days as she asked for more and more money. The subject line of Pelosi's...
  • Gabby Giffords to Maine Raising Money for Gubernatorial Candidate Supporting Gun Control

    08/09/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 9 Gabby Giffords will "[try] to resurrect gun control" by appearing in Maine to raise money for gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud (D). Michaud is currently the U.S. Rep. for Maine's 2nd District. According to the Associated Press, Michaud says he and Giffords formed a friendship as "conservative 'blue dog' Democrats" during their time together in Congress, and he stands with her in pushing for more gun control now in the area of background checks.
  • Dems talk about impeachment 20 times as much as Republicans

    08/07/2014 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2014 | Molly K. Hooper with Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    Congressional Democrats have talked about the impeachment of President Obama 20 times more than Republicans have on the House and Senate floors. Since the start of the 113th Congress last year, Democrats have used the word “impeach” or “impeachment” regarding Obama 86 times, according to a review of the Congressional Record by The Hill. Utterances on the floor from Republicans about impeaching Obama, in contrast, have been relatively rare. Only three Republicans in this Congress have raised the subject on the House floor, and the words have been used a total of four times by GOP members. Most of the...
  • Democrats: Don't stop talking about impeachment!

    07/31/2014 2:27:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Rally the base. Raise cash.You'd think the last thing any president would do is to constantly bring up his own name in connection with the idea of impeachment. It's not exactly a positive association. But why would that matter to President Persecution Complex? We're way past the point where anyone believed he could govern the nation effectively, so his only political play at this point is to make you feel sorry for him, and the way to do that is make the case that those mean old Republicans want to persecute him. How? By impeaching him! Obama is trying to...
  • White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

    07/29/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called repeatedly for Republicans to stop talking about impeaching President Barack Obama — but said he wouldn’t do the same for Democrats who’ve been fundraising off it nonstop in recent days. “It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions,” Earnest said at the White House daily briefing. “I will leave it to Dem strategists who have a much better sense than I do about the best way to raise money for their campaign committees.” Earlier in the briefing, Earnest read through a list of Republican members of Congress who have...
  • Woman in Labor Blocked by Obama Motorcade

    07/28/2014 9:43:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2014 | John Semmens
    A woman on the verge of giving birth was blocked from crossing the street to get to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center because the road was blocked in anticipation of President Obama’s motorcade passing by. The woman was told to wait on a bus stop bench while staff from the Medical Center crossed the street to her aid. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Hector Morales defended the seemingly unnecessary impediment to the woman’s access to health care as “routine protocol. Look, the President of the United States is the world’s most important person. Whatever he is doing must take precedence over anything...
  • Michelle Obama complains about money's influence on politics, then asks for 'fat check'

    07/27/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2014 | FoxNews
    First lady Michelle Obama is complaining on the fundraising circuit about the evils of money in politics -- while also asking Democratic Party supporters to “write a big fat check” before the November elections. “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics,” Obama said during a fundraiser Thursday in her hometown of Chicago. “There are special interests that have too much influence.” However, she quickly pivoted and urged attendees at least twice to write a hefty check.
  • 80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K

    07/25/2014 7:56:49 PM PDT · by mgist · 12 replies
    front Page ^ | 7-24-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K July 24, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 3 Comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st Hey bargain hunters. Do you happen to own a wind or solar company? Maybe you help design environmentally friendly doorknobs. Or run a health care company? The economy is tough on everyone and you wish you could lobby Obama, but you just can’t afford to drop $25K to listen to...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama raises money for Democrats in Chicago

    07/25/2014 7:43:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 25, 2014 | By Rick Pearson
    First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her hometown Thursday and decried the effects of gun violence on Chicago’s youth as she told a group of campaign donors to “write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write” to help Democrats make a better future for children. The First Lady noted that all children deserve a bright future of opportunity, but it was not happening in some Chicago neighborhoods. Donors paid from $500 per person to $20,000 per couple, and the First Lady asked them to give more.
  • Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    07/23/2014 6:28:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 9:11 AM EDT
    As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have “gone off the rails” and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office. The mixed messages aim to cast Obama as being above the fray even as he embarks on one of his most intense fundraising sprees for the Democratic Party. “I’m not overly partisan,” he insisted Tuesday before 250 donors in a well-to-do lakefront neighborhood in Seattle. “The problem is not the Republican Party per se. The problem is...
  • All of this 'fundraising' is really getting old: Obama keeps doing this while things fall apart

    07/18/2014 7:01:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/18/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    <p>We know two things for sure about President Obama's foreign policy.</p>