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Major Dem Donors Plan To Withhold Funds Over Obama Tax-Cut Deal

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's advisors are confident that liberals dismayed by his agreement to extend tax breaks for the wealthy will forgive him by the time the...

Sam Stein

Democratic Operatives On Creating Outside Group: 'Something Big Needs To Be Done' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major developments in Democratic efforts to build an outside party apparatus took place this past Monday, as high-ranking officials ...

Sam Stein

Democratic Donors Set To Go Rogue On Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of an electoral drubbing and fearing another one in two years, some deep-pocketed Democratic donors have decided to essentia...

Obama Ramps Up Fundraising Efforts Ahead Of Midterm Elections

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is raising campaign cash at a "ferocious" pace, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. While the president's ...

Obama Donors Grumble At Their Lack Of Perks

The Washington Post | MIchael D. Shear and Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of President Obama's wealthiest supporters are becoming a bit whiny, and it has nothing to do with policy. Tickets for tours of the presidential...

Zelizer's Corner: Kim Phillips-Fein, Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement From the New Deal to Reagan

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Julian E. Zelizer

This book traces a network of wealthy business leaders who, starting in the 40s and on through the 80s, poured their funds and energy into making conservatism a viable and powerful political force.

Obama To Maintain Practice Of Naming Donors To Ambassador Posts

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama will uphold at least one of Washington's old ways: the appointment of campaign donors to plum ambassadorships. "There pr...

Study: Obama's Small Donor Base Image A Myth

Los Angeles Times | Andrew Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everybody knows how President-elect Barack Obama's amazing campaign money machine was dominated by several million regular folks sending in hard-earne...

Your Very Best Friend, Barack

Victoria Lautman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

I'm grateful to Obama supporters who didn't trumpet their insiderness and perks to everyone within earshot. Gratitude is one thing. Tolerating one-upsmanship another.

Shock: Obama Will Appoint Qualified Officials, Not Big Donors, To Key Ambassadorships

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You'd think everyone on the Obama team would be celebrating today. But you'd be wrong. There is major agita among some key elements of President-elec...

Obama Accepting Untraceable Credit Card Donations

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade l...

Sam Stein

Negative Obama Ad Mimics Outside Group's Effort | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Obama campaign ad hammering John McCain on the economy bears a striking resemblance to an ad produced several months ago by an outside Democrati...

Obama Reaches 2 Million Donors

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign has been encouraging supporters to "make history" by helping the campaign pass the 2,000,000 donor mark. Today they reached th...

Big-Dollar Donors Are Major Force in Obama Campaign

New York Times | Michael Drew and Christopher Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to cast himself as independent of the influence of money on politics, Senator Barack Obama often highlights the campaign contributions of...

Rachel Weiner

Obama Campaign Manager Airs Cash Woes In Video | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign is known for its fundraising success. But today, campaign manager David Plouffe sends out a message to supporters warning of R...

Obama To Donors: "I'm Skinny But I'm Tough"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain may have visited Iraq more often than has Barack Obama, but the Illinois senator is pretty confident that he already knows more than his o...

Obama And Clinton Hold Major NYC Fundraiser

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A pile of cash is flowing the Democrats' way Wednesday night in New York City. Roughly 100 deep-pocketed donors are expected to attend a $33,100-a-pla...

Sam Stein

Obama Donors Told Fundraising A Bit Slow, Urged To Help Clinton | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Major donors to Barack Obama's campaign were told Wednesday evening that fundraising efforts were "a little slow" and that they should help retire Hil...

Obama Goes On Pricey Fundraiser Spree

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of Senator Barack Obama's decision last month to bypass public financing for the general election, his campaign is embarking on a spree of...

Kos Upset With Obama, Withholds Contribution

Daily Kos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So many of you are upset that I pulled back my credit card last night, making a last minute decision to hold back on a $2,300 contribution to Obama. L...

Obama's Cash Conundrum

Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Dickinson

Had Obama accepted public financing, the same people who are now squawking about "tactics over truth" would have instead been pillorying the candidate for blithely throwing his biggest gun in the river.

Obama Nearing 3 Million Donations, Raises $31 Million In April

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News reports: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., hauled in $31.9 million in April (including $600,000 for the general election) to continue his battle fo...

Obama Camp Working To Prevent Donors From Funding Independent Groups

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama's campaign is steering the candidate's wealthy supporters away from independent Democratic groups, calling into question what had...

Obama Camp Hits 1.5 Million Donors

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's website is reporting that the campaign reached 1.5 million donors last night, just in time for the Indiana and North Carolina primary. ...

Obama Preferred By Donors To Former Candidates

LA Times | Dan Morain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Campaign donors who previously backed also-ran Democratic candidates have adopted Sen. Barack Obama as their second choice, preferring Obama by a rati...