No, it’s not your imagination: President Barack Obama is spending a whole lot of time fundraising, perhaps more than any incumbent president in history.
Including this week’s trip to California, he will have spent eight of 24 weekdays during the past month – that’s a third of them – on the road and collecting cash.
(Also on POLITICO: Obama’s $5.3 million West Coast swing)
His event Thursday morning will mark his 153rd fundraiser since announcing [...]
D.C. lawyer Timothy Broas, who has funneled more money to the political campaigns of President Obama than nearly anyone else, last week was recommended by Mr. Obama as the next U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
As a campaign “bundler,” Mr. Broas collected more than a half-million dollars for Mr. Obama’s 2012 campaign, raising money from family members, colleagues and other wealthy associates; four years ago, he assisted Mr. Obama’s successful bid for the presidency by [...]
February 12, 2012
LAKE JACKSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonight the campaign of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul sent an email to supporters regarding today’s caucus results from the state of Maine. See below for a portion of comments from Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Manager John Tate.
“Ron Paul will win the most delegates out of Maine tonight.
“In fact, he will probably even win the ‘beauty contest’ straw poll the media has already [...]
By John Heilemann, New York Magazine
The post-Zuccotti era of Occupy Wall Street began for Max Berger just after 1 a.m. on November 15, when he learned via text message that a forcible eviction of the park was close at hand. At 26, Berger is a redheaded Reed College alum and professional activist; his employers have included the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Van Jones’s outfit, Rebuild the Dream. By hard-core standards, [...]
Ken Vogel and I both have sources telling us that calls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines.
The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler – a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee.
As Ken notes, while he nor representatives of Palin’s campaign would comment on [...]
A few months after Sen. Claire McCaskill was entwined in a scandal over the use of her personal plane for campaign travel, the Missouri Democrat has released amended campaign finance reports dating back to 2006.
According to the new filings with the Federal Elections Commission, McCaskill’s campaign committee had failed to account for 143 contributions in the ‘06 cycle, totaling nearly $277,000. The committee also missed [...]
Republicans may have passed a plan to end Medicare and replace it with vouchers for private insurance, but apparently they don’t want their political opponents to be able to tell anybody about it:
The battle over whether it’s true that the Republican plan would “end Medicare” is about to play out in a critical way in New Hampshire.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, which oversees House races for [...]
Miami, FL April 20, 2011: Herewith I heartily endorse the candidacy of Farid A. Khavari for Mayor of the County of Miami-Dade in south Florida .
Mr. Khavari’s vast knowledge and experience as an economist, and his advocacy of government owned and run banks, is the most relevant candidate for such a responsible and highly visible countywide position.
With the economy in shambles, and the Miami-Dade electorate pre-occupied with its [...]
Miami, FL March 23, 2011 – Dr. Farid Khavari, a noted economist, running
for Miami-Dade County mayor demanded much stronger reform for Miami-Dade
county’s governing charter. Khavari stated, “I applaud Mr. Norman Braman’s
efforts to put forward an overdue charter reform for voters, and it is the
best thing happening to Miami-Dade County since its creation. However,
term limits for commissioners of two 4 year terms would not guaranty the
best candidates for elected office and [...]
By Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFPÂ®
Congress used to give us the best laws money could buy. Nowadays, however, the legislative process is not for sale; it can only be rented.
After a mere decade of dithering, last night Congress got around to telling us what income, gift and estate taxes will look like â€“ for the next two years. Then weâ€™ll renew our debate about â€œpermanentâ€ tax laws.
Ridiculous? OK. Irresponsible? [...]