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Obama Giving Economic Speech At Top Donor's Movie Studio

Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day West Coast tour by making an economic ...

Obama Urges Backers To Buck Up Amid Low Poll Numbers

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stung by plunging approval numbers at a low point in his presidency, President Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up while m...

Sam Stein

White House Pushes Back On Pay-For-Access Allegations | Sam Stein | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is pushing back on suggestions that it is participating in a pay-for-access scheme, in which big-dollar donors to a pro-...

Obama's New Advocacy Group Plunges Into Campaign Finance Limbo

The New York Times | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

President Obama’s political team is fanning out across the country in pursuit of an ambitious goal: raising $50 million to convert his re-election c...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Inauguration Donors Not Who You Think | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, the best fundraiser in American political history, will be publicly inaugurated Monday with a flurry of balls, c...

Obama Campaign Says It Has Set New Donor Record

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — President Barack Obama's campaign says it has surpassed 4 million donors, a record for a presidential campaign. The preside...

Obama Campaign Posts Record $150 Million Fundraising Haul In September

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign set a new monthly fundraising record for 2012, raking in more than $150 million in the month of September...

A $380 Million Defense Boondoggle

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

Regrettably, this isn't the only instance where Washington politicians have sacrificed America's security by treating the Pentagon budget like an ATM. There is a lot of money to be made in wasteful government spending, and nowhere more so than the Pentagon.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate Lobbies, Super PACs Troll DNC For Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- "Jeff Bridges, eat your heart out!" yelled Martin O'Malley, clad in a black t-shirt and jeans, before launching into a raucous Iris...

Dems Give Huge Perks To Major Donors

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Donors to President Barack Obama’s campaign will have exclusive access to events with Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden...

Kathleen Miles

CHA-CHING! | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.31.2012 | Los Angeles

California is the land of milk and honey for political candidates. The Golden State has been more lucrative for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney indi...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Falls Behind In Money Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A month of torrential fundraising by Mitt Romney and big spending by President Barack Obama has upended the state of the campaign money ...

Why I Gave One Million Dollars to Re-elect President Obama

Mel Heifetz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mel Heifetz

I just made the biggest political contribution of my life -- $1,000,000 to Priorities USA, the Super PAC working to help re-elect President Obama.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama's Fundraising Tells Surprising Story | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems a distant memory when discussion of Barack Obama's fundraising revolved around the imminent possibility that the president, the...

Obama's Big Haul Not As Steep As Romney's

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The campaign to reelect President Barack Obama announced on Monday that it had raised $35 million less than the Mitt Romney campaign in June and has c...

In Anxious Conference Call, Obama Begs Donors To Send More Money

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

President Obama sounded weary and maybe a tad worried late Friday during a rambling conference call with campaign donors whom he repeatedly begged to ...

Obama Wants My Donation: Tell Me What to Do

Phil Campbell | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Phil Campbell

The question before us is plain: Why should I pick up the phone and give Barack Obama money this year?

Dems: Obama Could Lose, Donors Better Get Moving

AP | JULIE PACE and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing chorus of once-confident Democrats now say President Barack Obama could lose the November election. The hand-wringing reflect...

Obama Faces Harsh 2012 Reality

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Nearly 90% of the Americans who gave $200 to Obama's 2008 campaign haven't re-upped this year. Disillusionment, and hard times: “I wish he was the s...

Sam Stein

Wealthy Super PACs Attract Small-Dollar Donors | Sam Stein | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the age of super PACs, campaign entities that can raise and spend unlimited sums of money, gone are the days when a broad fundraising...

Sam Stein

Romney Fails To Turn Voter Contact Into Donor Cash | Sam Stein | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In many of the states in which he waged a vigorous primary campaign, Mitt Romney has failed to convert that direct contact with voters i...

Obama Invites Wealthy Donors To Dinner For Big Money

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is meeting with about 25 wealthy donors who each contributed $35,800 to his re-election effort. The event is at ...

Sam Stein

Obama's Reluctant Reversal On Super PACs Gives Base Little Pause | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to drop his opposition to super PACs and encourage donors to write checks to these well-financed entit...

Sam Stein

Russ Feingold: Obama Super PAC Reversal Will Lead To 'A Legalized Abramoff System' | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) ripped into both President Barack Obama and his re-election team on Tuesday morning for backing off i...

Sam Stein

Obama Reverses Super PAC Opposition To 'Counter The Weight' Of GOP Money | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is reconfiguring its approach to powerful super PACs, worried the president's re-election prospects co...