This is a story about politics and power in the golden land, and it begins with the money. In early May a luxury resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., hosted a five-day semi-annual meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a secret, invitation-only organization of liberal moneybags that since its formation in 2005 has directed some $500 million in contributions to progressive groups. Never has a wolves’ den been so posh.
People with individual health care insurance might not be able to keep their current policies as Obamacare comes closer to being fully implemented, the Associated Press reports.
What a fantastic talent liberals possess, the ability to talk out of both sides of their mouths. One side utters platitudes about campaign finance reform and the nefarious influence of money in politics, while the other whispers in the ears of oligarchs and plutocrats. One side slanders Republicans as the tools of corporate interests, while the other solicits donations from some of the largest corporations in the world. The next journalist to examine influence peddling on K Street need only walk two blocks south, to H Street. There he’ll find one heck of a story.
Investigators are examining how more than 170,000 low-income applicants of the so-called “Obama phone” program were put at high risk of identity theft.
Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife Georgina Chapman will host an intimate fundraising reception Monday night at the producer’s Manhattan abode headlined by President Barack Obama. The New York Post first reported on the fundraiser last month. The president will attend two DNC events during his visit to New York City, according to the White House schedule.
Former deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter is now advising Bank of America on how to push back against efforts to break up the big banks.
NEW YORK CITY — Organizing for Action, the advocacy group that evolved from President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, will halt its single-issue fundraising during the 2014 midterm elections in order to free up resources for the “campaign side,” the group’s executive director Jon Carson told a small group of donors at a fundraiser here Monday night.
The Chicago Cubs have hired two former Obama campaign aides to help push the club’s renovation plan for Wrigley Field.