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  • Maxine Waters pays daughter another $24,000 in campaign cash, adding to $1.2M in previous payments

    04/15/2022 12:56:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2022 | Joe Schoffstall , Cameron Cawthorne |
    California Democrat has consistently paid daughter campaign cash since 2003 ... Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., paid her daughter another $24,000 in campaign cash during the most recent quarter, Federal Election Commission records reviewed by Fox News Digital show. Karen Waters, who has been organizing slate-mailing operations to bolster her mother's re-election for nearly two decades, and her company, Progressive Connections, have received more than $1.2 million since 2003 for campaign services, including "slate mailer management" fees and "campaign managing services." ... Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., paid out nearly $3 million to her husband Tim Mynett's political consulting firm, the E...
  • Sex slave suit: NM was a location used (Jeffrey Epstein ranch)

    01/07/2015 8:29:07 AM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 6, 2015 | Mark Oswald
    SANTA FE – Lawsuit claims about young female sex slaves allegedly kept by billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein and offered to a worldwide list of the rich and famous have reached New Mexico. In a new court filing in Florida, plaintiffs’ lawyers maintain that a woman identified as Jane Doe No. 3, said to have been coerced into Epstein’s camp when she was 15 years old, was frequently sexually abused by Epstein “not only in West Palm Beach (Fla.), but also in New York, New Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, in international airspace on … Epstein’s private planes, and elsewhere.” Epstein...
  • Trump's cash crunch

    02/04/2016 2:17:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2016 | Frank Friday
    Count me in with those who suspect that Donald Trump is no billionaire, but merely a poseur who may never have recovered from his many big-deal failures, as AT and others have already noted. Ted Cruz is finally bringing this idea up, but it's a testimony to just how opaque Trump has made his finances that only recently has anyone outside the financial press even discussed the matter. Trump just released his fourth-quarter FEC report, and again, the political press doesn't know what to make of it - beyond the fact that he lent his campaign $12.8 million, which in...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Reid to refund campaign $16K for 'holiday gifts' [liquidate g-daughter's business inventory]

    03/26/2014 1:43:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    The Federal Election Committee (FEC) is asking Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to explain the listing of more than $16,000 in holiday gifts in a campaign filing, according to a report. Ralston Reports, run by Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, reported Tuesday that 2016 campaign money was used on presents for supporters. Ralston said he learned the gifts were actually purchased by Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who sells jewelry in Berkeley, Calif. She bought the gifts — using the campaign’s money — for Reid’s donors and backers, the report says. The filing only identified her as Ryan Elisabeth, and Ralston said...
  • Tax breaks for Hollywood should be scaled back, says report prepared for Cuomo tax commission

    11/21/2013 9:56:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies ^ | 11-20-13 | Michelle Breidenbach
    A unpublished report says New York is writing tax credit refund checks to film and television studios that far exceed the amount of taxes they owe the state. The report, prepared for a tax reform commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, suggests the program should be scaled back. "The growth in the industry comes at the expense of higher taxes for other taxpayers or lower spending on state services and investments, possibly reducing activity in other sectors of the economy," the report concludes. It's a 137-page addendum to a study by the tax commission co-chaired by former state Comptroller H....
  • Feds OK with leftover campaign money being invested

    02/07/2012 10:40:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 2-6-12 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — Candidate committees can rack up cash in a hurry, especially during a high stakes race. And provisions in election law allow campaigns to invest campaign funds, bolstering — or diminishing — contributions. In the 2011-12 election cycle, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-District 1, raised nearly $2.5 million, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. At the end of 2011, his candidate committee held $4.6 million. In early 1999, Citizens for Arlen Specter, the campaign for the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, sought the opinion of the FEC to determine what could be done with his excess cash,...
  • Defeating Obama: Will it take a Brokered GOP Convention? Probably! (Vanity)

    01/05/2012 12:40:56 PM PST · by no dems · 52 replies · 1+ views
    January 5, 2012 | no dems
    I'm thinking the only way we will be able to beat Obama will be to have a brokered GOP Convention and a "dark horse" candidate rise out of the ashes. Do I think it will happen? Heck no. So, we are, as my granny used to say: "In a mell of a hess". The GOP Candidates currently running, and the drop-out, Michele Bachmann, have beaten, bruised and bloodied each other so badly that we’re going to make doggone sure we send a nominee into the General Election damaged beyond repair; making victory easy for Obama. The Dems are loving our...
  • Jon Corzine Campaign Cash Could Be Returned by Obama Administration

    11/15/2011 10:13:18 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 8 replies
    Third Age ^ | 11-15-11 | Caitlin Bronson
    MF Global chief Jon Corzine donated $5,000 to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in April, but that money could be returned if Corzine is accused of any wrongdoing. As reported by Reuters, an official on the Obama campaign said all $500,000 raised by Corzine and donated to the president would be restored if the CEO has either civil or criminal charges brought against him. Corzine, who was head of the now bankrupt MF Global, has been thrown under a firestorm of controversy this week regarding the securities of the company. The former Goldman Sachs executive has not yet been accused...
  • Barack Obama, Ron Paul Lead in Campaign Cash From Military Donors

    10/16/2011 12:59:41 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 17 replies
    OpenSecretsblog ^ | 10-16-2011 | Michael Beckel
    U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya may weigh on the minds of voters next year, but during the early months of the 2012 election cycle, members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are active political donors are mainly rallying around two candidates, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Those candidates are President Barack Obama and libertarian-leaning Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Overall, individuals who listed their occupation as one of the branches of the military or the U.S. Department of Defense have donated about $78,000 to presidential candidates, according to the Center's analysis of donors...
  • 'Far right' questions Rick Perry on immigration

    08/21/2011 8:42:30 AM PDT · by Tempest · 16 replies ^ | August 11, 2011 | Christopher Sherman
    The Texas Association of Business, which has backed Perry in all his gubernatorial campaigns and has members who individually have provided Perry with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash, touted that report in its firm support of comprehensive immigration reform. TAB, the state's chamber of commerce, has lobbied for immigration reform and against state legislation regulating immigration. "The economy would suffer without undocumented workers," said Bill Hammond, TAB president and CEO. "We need them." Texas remains welcoming to immigrants in ways some other states are not. Illegal immigrants can get in-state tuition at Texas universities. Neither employers nor...
  • White House, Senate Democrats clash over campaign cash

    08/18/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/18/2011 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats are increasingly concerned that President Barack Obama’s campaign money machine is sucking up so much cash that it will cut into the party’s aggressive campaign to hold on to the Senate next year, several Democratic sources say. Democratic senators have already pressed Obama campaign officials — including campaign manager Jim Messina — not to lock up the richest Democratic donors, but the presidential campaign declined to make such a promise.
  • Democrats widen assault on anonymous campaign cash

    04/21/2011 7:55:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/11 | Alister Bull - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic congressman filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Federal Election Commission, widening efforts to expose anonymous campaign donations as the 2012 U.S. election gets under way. Representative Chris van Hollen, the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives' Budget Committee, filed the suit challenging FEC regulations which he said undermined the degree of campaign finance disclosure demanded by U.S. law. "The absence of transparency will enable special interest groups to bankroll campaign initiatives while operating under a veil of anonymity," Van Hollen said in a statement. Democrats claim that attack ads worth millions of dollars...
  • Bundlemania!

    09/23/2007 7:43:11 AM PDT · by khnyny · 11 replies · 285+ views ^ | September 20, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    No phony businesses or great train escapes in this one, alas, but on the upside it’s much easier to follow the money. One HillRaiser suspected of laundering contributions through frontmen is a fluke; two is a pattern. When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising event at her Washington home in late March, Pamela Layton donated $4,600, the maximum allowed by law, to Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign. But the 37-year-old Ms. Layton says she and her husband were reimbursed by her husband’s boss for the donations. “It wasn’t personal money. It was all corporate money,” Mrs. Layton said outside her...
  • Donors Stir 'Bundling' Questions (another "shoe")

    09/20/2007 12:50:12 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 58 replies · 2,565+ views
    Wall Street Journal (no subscription) ^ | September 20, 2007 | Brody Mullins and Ianthe Jeanne Dugan
    Clinton Campaign Vows To Check Contributions Solicited by Supporter BRISTOW, Va. -- When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising event at her Washington home in late March, Pamela Layton donated $4,600, the maximum allowed by law, to Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign. But the 37-year-old Ms. Layton says she and her husband were reimbursed by her husband's boss for the donations. "It wasn't personal money. It was all corporate money," Mrs. Layton said outside her home here. "I don't even like Hillary. I'm a Republican." The boss is William Danielczyk, founder of a Washington-area private-equity firm and a major fund-raising...
  • Hillary Clinton donors indicted

    02/16/2011 6:16:43 PM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    Ballot Box ^ | February 16, 2011 | Jordy Yager
    A federal grand jury indicted two Virginia men on Wednesday for allegedly trying to illegally reimburse donors who gave to Hillary Clinton’s senate and presidential campaigns. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused the two men, William Danielczyk and Eugene Biagi, of paying back $186,600 in contributions to the senate and presidential campaign committees of a candidate for federal office, and obstructing the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the FBI.
  • Craigslist Sex Trafficking Money in Democrats' Coffers

    09/22/2010 7:47:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 22nd 2010 | Emily Miller
    Craigslist has made tens of millions of dollars off sex ads, which have facilitated child sex trafficking, and part of that money is in Democratic campaign coffers. President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D.-Calif.) and Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) are among the politicians who have accepted the $83,800 in donations that Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donated to Democrats.
  • All the President's Goldman men

    04/21/2010 3:07:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 589+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    While President Obama assails the culture of greed and recklessness practiced by the men of Goldman Sachs, his administration is infested with them. The White House can no more disown Government Sachs than Obama can disown Chicago politics. Obama is headed to Wall Street tomorrow to demand "financial regulatory reform" -- just as the US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil suit against Goldman Sachs for mortgage-related fraud. Question the timing? Darn tootin'. As the New York Post reported Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee immediately bought sponsored Internet ads on Google that direct Web surfers who type in "Goldman...
  • Brunner spent more than she raised in latest quarter (Ohio US Senate Race)

    10/20/2009 4:18:21 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 7 replies · 768+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 20, 2009 | NA
    Brunner spent more than she raised in latest quarter Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jennifer Brunner spent more than the $147,000 she raised during the most recent quarter that ended Sept. 30 and has less than $112,000 on hand, a report filed with the Federal Elections Commission shows. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, her opponent in the May 2010 primary, reported raising $618,201 during the quarter with nearly $1.6 million cash on hand. Despite the fundraising difference, Brunner has vowed to make to the ballot. "There's some rumor-mongering going on that I'm getting out of the race," Brunner told The Dispatch last...
  • N.Y. Gov. Paterson To Enjoy Caribbean Conference On Campaign's Dime

    11/01/2008 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 2 replies · 190+ views
    Stealthy News ^ | November 1, 2008 | Tom Fox
    It's kind of hard to justify using tax payer money, from the State of New York, on a trip to beautiful St. Maarten in the Caribbean. So N.Y. Gov. David Paterson has decided to use campaign cash to attend the Caribbean Multinational Business Conference. The conference takes place at the The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, a "destinations within a destination," that just happens to feature the island's hottest nightclub, Q-Club; the world-class Good Life Spa, and the Vegas-style Casino Royale, where you can live out your James Bond fantasies. The casino has 300 slots and a panoply of...