The Secret Masters

Column: Meet the liberal billionaires who rule your world
Billionaires Michael Bloomberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Tom Steyer

The timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.

Democracy Alliance Company Turns On Obama

AP

A wireless provider with ties to the secret dark money group the Democracy Alliance is pushing back against the Obama administration’s surveillance of customers. CREDO Mobile co-founder Michael Kieschnick said on Thursday he was ‘deeply disturbed’ by the administration’s overreach of individual’s civil liberties.

Billionaires, Rappers, and Former Lobbyists Give to OFA

Organizing for America takes in $4.8 million in first quarter disclosures
OFA

President Barack Obama’s advocacy organization Organizing for Action (OFA) raised over $4.8 million from first-quarter donors, including the chairman of a major lobbying firm, wealthy progressives affiliated with the secretive Democracy Alliance, and a member of popular 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees, according to a list of first quarter contributors released by the group today.

The President’s Economic Royalist

Obama economics adviser is son of Democracy Alliance member, was notable juggler
AP

President Obama receives economic advice from the son of one of the members of the George Soros-backed Democracy Alliance, a secretive group of progressive millionaires and billionaires.