Billionaire and major Obama fundraiser Marc Lasry has withdrawn his name for ambassador to France, because of his ties to an alleged Russian mob-run high-stakes poker ring.
The White House is continuing the trend of granting access to major Democratic donors. The White House opened its doors to Wall Street hedge fund directors for a discussion on the budget crisis this week. Many of the guests were major donors to the president and other Democratic candidates.
One of President Barack Obama’s biggest campaign supporters is waiting to make a profit if Obama drives the economy over the fiscal cliff.
President Barack Obama is considering nominating Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, a major fundraiser for his successful re-election bid, to be the next U.S. ambassador to either the United Kingdom or France, according to two anonymous sources in a Bloomberg report.
Marc Lasry, one of the top 20 bundlers for President Obama’s reelection campaign, has raised almost $3 billion for a fund that will invest in debt of troubled European companies.
Bon Jovi flew from Washington D.C., to New York City as a guest of the president Monday, according to pool reports.