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AP / Junji Kurokawa

Japan’s Foreign Minister Bows Out

With political reverence alien to the U.S., Japan’s foreign minister has resigned after accusations that he accepted political donations from a foreign national. The minister, Seiji Maehara, had been seen as a potential successor to the current prime minister.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 READ MORE


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The Rep. Who Cried ‘Baby Killer’ Now Wants Your Cash

He’s the congressman who shouted “It’s a baby killer!” during the House debate preceding Sunday’s historic vote for health care reform, and now Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer is striking while the limelight is hot, asking for support while his wife Dana gazes into the wrong camera in this campaign ad.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 READ MORE


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Colbert Drops the Act for Haiti

In a rare moment of on-air candor, Stephen Colbert consults with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius about the situation in Haiti and learns a very important texting trick that viewers can use to send money, now, to add to the earthquake relief effort.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Chris Carlson

Limbaugh Politicizes Haiti Aid, Warns About Donating

Rush Limbaugh’s not one to miss an opportunity to diss the Obama administration, and in his latest class act the conservative radio impresario was nothing if not consistent. Not only did Limbaugh warn against sending money to Haiti via the White House, he also used American racial politics to explain the president’s impulse to help. What’s more, he seemed to suggest that listeners not donate to Haiti at all—although he denied later that this was his intention.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 READ MORE


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Flickr / Joe Crimmings

A $52-Million Month

As Barack Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, said in an e-mail to Obama supporters, the campaign has developed a “very aggressive strategy” that requires aggressive fundraising efforts as well. Judging by Team Obama’s tally for the month of June, those efforts are quite literally paying off.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008 READ MORE


China quake relief
AP photo / Wang Jiaowen, ColorChinaPhoto

U.S. Donations to Burma, China Tighten Up

Americans apparently have a track record of opening their wallets to assist those in need after natural disasters at home and abroad. That was the case, at least, after the 2004 tsunami in Asia and Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. in 2005. But the picture looks different in the wake of the recent cyclone in Burma and the earthquake in China, leaving international trend-watchers asking: What gives?

Posted on May 22, 2008 READ MORE


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observer.com

Clinton Gave Own Campaign $6.4 Million

Between April 11th and Tuesday’s primaries, Hillary Clinton was forced to dig deeply into her personal coffers, giving her own campaign an additional $6.4 million in order to stay in the race for the Democratic nomination. Her campaign says she may “invest” more, though critics have more or less discounted Clinton’s chances to win.

Posted on May 7, 2008 READ MORE


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