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Myths and Realities

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

There is a persistent and pernicious myth that maintains that "Jewish money" is the determinant factor shaping all aspects of U.S. Middle East policy. And with Netanyahu's upcoming visit to the U.S., that myth is now front and center.

Fundraising Quarter Ends in THREE Days!

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} As we continue to celebrate the historic vote on health care reform (and continue to lament the right-...

RNC Loses Bid To Raise Unlimited Money

AP | SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two court decisions Friday are likely to help set the ground rules for 2010 election fundraising: The Republican Party lost its bid...

Arthur Delaney

Congressional Fundraising Hits Quarterly Climax: Guess How Many Events Today! | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional fundraising hit its climax for the quarter on Wednesday, with 67 events crammed into 24 hours, according to data compiled by the nonpart...

Neugebauer, 'Baby Killer' Yeller, Apologizes For Appearing To Yell At Stupak (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Randy Neugebauer smiled broadly as he was introduced on Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday. The Texas Republican was there for an "exclusive intervie...

GOP Mocks Own Donors in Document

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Two weeks ago the folks who run Republican fundraising made a sloppy mistake. They left the blueprint for their party fundraising plans at a posh resort where they had hosted a GOP retreat.

Fundraising Slides Show What RNC Really Thinks

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Here are additional Power Point slides that have surfaced providing further insight into how the Republican National Committee thinks.

What You Can Do Right Now About The Debt

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David D. Burstein

Here's a little known fact, there is something you can do right now to decrease the national debt: you can make a tax deductible donation that goes directly to pay down the debt.

Glenn Beck Uses Fallen Military Heroes as Tea Party Cover Story -- Part II

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

What does a Tea Party rally have to do with providing college scholarships to children of fallen war heroes?

Stars Come Out To FEED America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sunday night in Century City, the FEED Foundation, in collaboration with Vanity Fair and Hungry in America, hosted a fundraising event at Top Chef Jud...

Cupcakes That Change the World

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

When it comes to marketing good causes to mainstream audiences, cupcakes do the trick every time.

We Have to Donate to Chile Too? Disaster Donation This Time Around

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chrissie Brodigan

Chile is one of the top topics trending on Twitter. But Twitter also reveals sentiments that its socially driven donation network is getting tired with some users tweeting "we have to donate to Chile too?"

Faux Census Surveys Follow Up

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few weeks ago we wrote about a faux "Census" survey being sent out by the Republican National Committee. We asked you to tell us if you've gotten similar mail.

Keeping the "Fun" in Fundraising: Chickens in Love

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

Students created their own bands, wrote the lyrics to a song, and recorded a video of themselves performing their composition with the help of musically-inclined tutors.

Cell Phones and Laptops As The New Collection Basket

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

The impact of social networks and new media on fundraising for emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake is a truly inspiring sign that philanthropy has entered the 21st century.

Arthur Delaney

2010 Midterm Elections To Be Most Expensive Ever: Analysis | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The upcoming midterm elections will cost at least $3.7 billion, making them the most expensive midterm elections of all time, according to an analysis...

Feel the Heat This Winter With Operanation, Presented by the Canadian Opera Company

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

Feel the heat this winter and attend Habernation, where you'll be serenaded by a variety of sultry guests, including the vixen herself, Carmen!

Haiti: Supporting Long Term Reconstruction, 20 Seconds at a Time

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

On February 20 more than 130 cities will converge to present one continuous 24-hour edition of PechaKucha Night.

The Challenges Not Addressed By We Are The World

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Danny Schechter

Twenty-five years later, We Are The World is back, this time with 80 artists and a corporate sponsor. It is star studded and sentimental, conjuring up memories, and echoing a mission that matters.

Compassion for Haiti: How Long Can It Last?

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
World Vision

Americans donate generously to disaster relief in Haiti, even as the economy makes giving difficult. But aid group, World Vision, fears compassion fatigue.

GOP Fund Raisers Capitalizing on Bankers' Regret Over Backing Obama

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are stepping up their campaign to win donations from Wall Street, trying to capitalize on an increasing sense of regret among executives a...

Some House Dem Incumbents Lagging Challengers In Fundraising

Washington Independent | Rachel Rose Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's typical for sitting House members to outraise their prospective challengers, especially this far out from Election Day. They have the advantage o...

The Year of Rice Dinners

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

I'm declaring 2010 the Year of Rice Dinners. My goal: to feed 100 children in Liberia for one year, at the cost of $100 per child, and to do it one night, one rice dinner at a time.

Democrats Start 2010 With More In The Bank Than Republicans

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Party committees entered an off-year election with more money in the bank than their Republican counterparts for the first time in at least...

Tim Pawlenty Hauls In $1.2 Million In Fourth Quarter

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will post a strong fundraising total for the fourth quarter of 2009 this weekend when the Federal Election Commission's fi...