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Posted on Oct 14, 2013 READ MORE



Mr. Fish

Notion Building

For those who love pointless games of aggression, rocks will always beat scissors. And the reason why that will never change is because logic has nothing to do with arguing for or against the rules of a game.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 READ MORE    



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Secret Romney Video Ties Him to Sex Party-Loving Hedge Fund Manager

The footage was shot during a fundraiser at the home of Marc Leder, a hedge fund manager known for throwing pretty lascivious affairs in the Hamptons, N.Y. We’re talking about parties that involve sex, but not the kind intended for the purpose of planting a zygote in the womb, thereby going against a core conservative value and basically everything Republicans stand for.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Fundraiser

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Posted on Aug 8, 2012 READ MORE



Mitt the Lobbyist, GOP Lawmaker Plans Gun Raffle Fundraiser, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a 10-year-old’s impassioned plea to the New York City Council and a new poll shows Romney has a likability problem.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

The Real Democratic Whiners

“Democrats, just congenitally, tend to [see] the glass as half empty,” President Obama said last month during a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser at the Connecticut home of a donor named (no joke) Rich Richman.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010 READ MORE


Joseph Crowley
Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Congress

Congressional Ethics Probe Targets Sketchy Fundraising Activities

We’ve got to hand it to Rep. Joseph Crowley, who ducked out of a House debate on financial reform last December to hit a fundraiser in his honor, where he pocketed thousands of bucks, some of which came from financial industry donors.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza, File

Obama Flies In to Give Sen. Boxer a Boost

The president didn’t mince words Monday during a Los Angeles fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s bid for re-election, warning “she might not win this thing.” One poll has Boxer about even with the competition, which has yet to be decided by state Republicans. (continued)

Posted on Apr 19, 2010 READ MORE


gay rights demonstration
Flickr/jsmjr

Obama Expected to Address Gay Rights Group

This may not be one of his easiest speeches to deliver, considering his less than harmonious relationship with the audience, but President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to make some remarks during the Human Rights Campaign’s dinner Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Oct 5, 2009 READ MORE


Obama
Air Force / Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

Democratic Fundraiser Arrested in $74 Million Fraud

Hassan Nemazee has raised millions for Democratic candidates, including Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He was arrested Tuesday for allegedly using bogus documents and phone numbers to try to sucker Citibank out of $74 million.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009 READ MORE


Hollywood sign
Flickr/Derek Purdy

Obama Goes to Hollywood (Again)

Fresh off a fundraising stop in Las Vegas, where he made an appearance at Caesars Palace, President Barack Obama swung through Hollywood Wednesday evening to pitch woo to a star-studded crowd for the first time since taking office—but, as The Wrap’s Dominic Patten points out, it was a bit of a tough crowd this time around.

Posted on May 28, 2009 READ MORE


Caroline Kennedy
welt.de

You Can Never Have Too Many Kennedys in the Senate

There is something refreshing in seeing a mother and public citizen auditioning for a second act. Beyond that, there is something tender and timely in seeing this particular woman coming home to the family business.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008 READ MORE


Obama's menu

Obama Goes to Hollywood, Take Two

Barack Obama’s fundraising extravaganza in Hollywood Tuesday night raised a whopping $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party—the single highest figure ever raised by a candidate in one go, as MSNBC anchor Alex Witt points out in this clip.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008 READ MORE


McCain and Brimley

McCain Bites Celeb Hands That Feed Him

John McCain took the opportunity Tuesday to criticize Barack Obama for consorting with celebrities at a Democratic fund drive in Hollywood that night, but McCain had apparently forgotten about his own celeb-attended fundraiser in Beverly Hills last month. McCain supporter Wilford Brimley has yet to comment on this grievous oversight.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008 READ MORE



AP photo / Alex Brandon

Obama Gears Up for the Next Round

Barack Obama was busy drumming up support—and additional funding—in New Jersey on Friday, readying his response to the McCain campaign’s Palin-palooza at last week’s Republican National Convention and telling supporters he’s ready to scrap it out.

Posted on Sep 6, 2008 READ MORE


Clooney
Wikimedia/Efloch

Clooney Raises $900K for Obama in Switzerland

He might have steered clear of last week’s Democratic National Convention, claiming that politicians were the proper stars of that show, but George Clooney didn’t miss his chance to charm some $900K out of American supporters of Barack Obama at a fundraiser in Switzerland on Tuesday.

Posted on Sep 4, 2008 READ MORE


Babs and Bush
rollingstone.com

Streisand Joins Team Obama

The uneasy love affair between celebrity and politics continued late last week with a change of camps by former Hillary Clinton booster Barbra Streisand, who has officially made a lateral move to endorse Barack Obama. Babs’ fans are still waiting to hear if la Streisand will pipe up for the Illinois senator this summer as part of her pro-Obama plans.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008 READ MORE


Rezko Goes Down

A day after Barack Obama made history, an unfortunate figure from his past was back in the headlines. Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a former Obama fundraiser, was convicted of 16 corruption charges. Obama said he was “saddened,” but took the opportunity to get in another plug for change: “This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew, but now he has been convicted by a jury on multiple charges that once again shine a spotlight on the need for reform.”

Posted on Jun 5, 2008 READ MORE


Muuuuuurdoch!
www.aca-demy.co.uk

Rupert Murdoch Praises ... Obama?

Aside from his support for the Iraq war, ruthless global capitalism and gross media consolidation, Rupert Murdoch has found space in his Lilliputian heart to praise Barack Obama, though stopping short of a complete endorsement, saying he wanted to “meet him personally.”

Posted on May 30, 2008 READ MORE


Al Gore
Flickr / World Economic Forum

Al Gore to the Rescue

The former vice president’s “we” campaign has made a point of building bridges across the political spectrum, but it looks as though Al Gore is prepared to return to his partisan roots in order to get a Democrat back in the White House. Gore will preside over a major fundraiser that will unite Clinton and Obama donors in an effort to bring the DNC up to speed with the GOP.

Posted on May 19, 2008 READ MORE


Ferraro
youtube.com

Defiant Ferraro Defends Her Obama Comment

As Barack Obama supporters reacted angrily to her claims that the Illinois senator wouldn’t have gotten as far as he has in the ‘08 race if he was white or female, former VP candidate and Clinton fundraiser Geraldine Ferraro said her statements were taken out of context and warned that Obama “shouldn’t antagonize people like me.” Updated

Posted on Mar 11, 2008 READ MORE


Obama in Texas
AP photo / Rick Bowmer

Obama Gets Grilled

Perhaps responding to accusations made by pundits and politicians that Barack Obama has been given kid-glove treatment by the media, reporters at a San Antonio, Texas, press conference made sure they didn’t invite similar criticism Monday night.

Posted on Mar 4, 2008 READ MORE


Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton Stands Up to 9/11 Conspiracy Buffs

Fresh on the heels of last week’s “Real Time” confrontation between Bill Maher and 9/11 conspiracy enthusiasts, former President Bill Clinton found himself in a similar situation, albeit with more effective security. Clinton showed little patience for the protesters: “An inside job? How dare you? How dare you?”

Posted on Oct 26, 2007 READ MORE


Giuliani
getreligion.org

Giuliani Has Fun With Numbers

Lest anyone forget that Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York on Sept. 11, 2001 (it’s true, we looked it up), a buddy of his is throwing a fundraiser that will charge—wait for it—$9.11 per person.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007 READ MORE


Pennybags
theonion.com

Buffett Questions Tax Gaps

The vast economic rift between the top and bottom tax brackets is a major cause for concern,  and it’s not just those at the lower end of the income spectrum who are paying attention. 

Posted on Jun 27, 2007 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch
Clinton: smh.com.au / Murdoch: dnevnik.com.hr

Hillary, ‘Who the Hell Are You?’

Just who is this woman who is accepting a fundraiser thrown by Rupert Murdoch, asks columnist Richard Cohen in this incisive piece.

  • Meanwhile, Hillary defends cozying up with the rabidly right-wing Murdoch: “He’s my constituent.”
    Oh, puh-leeze!

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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


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    From BlueNC via AMERICAblog

    Elizabeth Dole’s Fundraiser Disguised as Tax Form

    She sends out a GOP fundraising letter that appears to be from the IRS and instructs the recipient to respond.
    A really dirty trick.
    Blogger BlueNC broke the story, and AMERICAblog has good coverage.

    Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Division on the War at Arianna’s

    At Huffington’s recent Democratic Party fundraiser, Howard Dean talked a   lot, in strong language, about retaking the House but was stunningly silent on Iraq.

    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


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