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Political Fundraisers

Boehner Plays Woodstock, Where Everybody, It Seems, Is Tone Deaf

Kevin McDonough | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Kevin McDonough

John Boehner will be "goin' up the country" to just a few miles from Bethel Woods. Yes, the leader of the House Republicans who have just voted to repeal Obamacare for the 40th time. We're told that politics make for strange bed-fellows, but in this case, it looks like everyone involved may end up getting bed bugs.

Obama Visit Comes With Mixed Response and Expectations

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Fresh from a visit to Aurora, Colo., a town still reeling from the shooting spree at a movie theater over the weekend, President Obama is at a political fundraiser in Oakland, Calif., a city accustomed to weekly, and sometimes daily, reports of deadly gun violence.

The Hotels Where Campaigns Raise Money

Oyster | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel

A super-secret conference hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers; a concert with $10,000 tickets featuring Mariah Carey; an uber-luxe weekend golf retreat in Deer Valley, Utah.

Congressmen Take Cash, Check Or Fine Wine

Roll Call | Alex Knott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Mike Thompson often holds fundraising events that are BYOB. Since 2001, donors attending his parties and other contributors have given the Calif...

Wonky Interlopers: Crash These Political Holiday Parties

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An intrepid reader of WNYC has compiled a list of this season's 'hottest' political parties, including a fundraiser for Manhattan Borough President's ...