Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

Robert Wolf bundled over a million dollars for Obama, got a WH appointment, and is cashing in on his connections
Robert Wolf and President Obama golf on Martha's Vineyard / AP

As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies.

Former Obama Advisers Cash In

New consulting firms, corporate gigs for the former administration and campaign operatives
Stephanie Cutter / AP

From the first lady’s former communications director now the vice president of Siemens corporate affairs, to individual consulting deals for Obama campaign operatives like Stephanie Cutter and David Plouffe, there is a new generation of “Obama millionaires.”

Pay to Play

How Five Of Obama’s Biggest Supporters Stand To Benefit From A Second Term
Robert Wolf / AP

While some liberals like to maintain that wealthy supporters of the president have nothing to gain via their donations, a number of his biggest donors have a great deal at stake this election season.

Obama’s Swiss Banker

Head of Swiss finance house UBS Investment Bank is one of president’s biggest bundlers
Wolf and Obama in Martha's Vineyard in 2010 / AP Images

One of President Obama’s largest financial backers is a key executive at the largest Swiss bank in the world, complicating his criticism of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.