The scholars behind the now-suspended Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan that would have allowed government contractors to question journalists about editorial decisions was crafted almost entirely by donors to President Barack Obama.
Organizing for Action, the advocacy group launched to support the president’s policies, has fired a fundraiser for her role in collecting a $100,000 check from a doctor convicted of Medicare fraud currently seeking a presidential pardon.
The headline from this week’s Organizing For America summit was the president’s remark that OFA volunteers are doing “God’s work.” Nothing, though, on who was in the audience during the invitation-only, “intimate roundtable discussion” between the president, his 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe, and his 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina. I would like to know who was there. I would like to know who was there because I would like to tell them, as gently as possible, that they are being bilked. Messina is taking their money and building an empire with it.
Move over, Koch brothers. There’s a new dynamic duo in town, and they’re super serious about making a difference.
Liberal billionaire and reluctant democracy advocate Tom Steyer has pledged to spend at least $100 million backing candidates who support higher taxes and crippling regulations to combat the scientific theory known as “climate change.” He also has a brother named Jim.
High-profile Democratic donors from Texas and California have teamed up with labor unions to launch a new project aimed at turning the state blue.
George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center, the advocacy affiliate of his Open Society Foundations, tripled its spending in 2013, the Washington Post reports.
Only a few weeks into this midterm year, the left-wing political Superfortress is pumping its tank full of dark money and arming a massive payload with which to carpet bomb the American public with falsehoods about opponents of the Obama administration’s eco-genocide of bald eagles.
The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) released its list of top all-time donors. It totaled contributions from 1989 to 2012 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the heavy hitter organizations.
CRP designated each of the heavy hitters as Democrat, Republican, or “on the fence,” meaning between 40 and 59 percent was donated to each party. In some cases, percentages did not add up to 100 due to third party donations.