A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of a high-dollar donor to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) who illegally funneled tens of thousands of dollars to his campaign.
The left-wing Center for American Progress received between $500,000 and $1 million from the government of the United Arab Emirates last year, according to donor lists released by the group on Wednesday.
Barbara Boxer has decided to spare the country further embarrassment and retire from the U.S. Senate in 2016. California Democrats need a replacement. As of this writing they have only one declared candidate: state attorney general Kamala Harris. Harris is liberal, modish, and a favorite of President Obama’s. But she’s not for me. My man is Tom Steyer.
Yes, Steyer took to the Huffington Post yesterday to say, “I believe my work right now should not be in our nation’s capital but here at home in California, and in states around the country where we can make a difference.” Really, though, Steyer owes it to us—more specifically, he owes it to me—to run. And if you and your friends demand his participation, I think we can get him to change his mind.
A Washington Post article on the Center for American Progress revealing its top donors overlooked John Podesta’s association with a controversial Swiss billionaire who “conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients,” according to the Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner.
A controversial MSNBC guest who sparked a fierce backlash after he accused Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin” is also a donor to President Barack Obama, according to political contribution records.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, a liberal donor who was awarded the prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama last year, will be laying off 350 of his employees at DreamWorks Animation, according to a CNN report.
At a closed-door meeting on Thursday, President Barack Obama suggested that some Democratic senators base their foreign policy positions on the preferences of their campaign donors.
The Politico list of the top political donors in the year 2014 was dominated by liberal billionaires, with Tom Steyer leading the pack.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would veto a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline if it passes both houses of Congress.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, the embattled CEO of Dreamworks Animation, was overheard planning his fundraising strategy for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run at lunch in the Caribbean with Marc Lasry, the Russian mafia-connected owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.