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Obama Holds Interesting Advantage Over Possible GOP Opponent

Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh and Alexander Cohen WASHINGTON--It does not guarantee him re-election in November, but it is an advantage President Barack Oba...

Once Some Of Obama's Most Loyal 2008 Backers Now 'Disappointed,' 'Bewildered'

The New York Times | Nicholas Confessore ONFESSORE | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

They were once among President Obama’s most loyal supporters and a potent symbol of his political brand: voters of moderate means who dug deep for t...

Obama Urges Campaign Donors To Regain 2008 Energy

AP | By BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

PHILADEPHIA -- Even as President Barack Obama's re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are try...

Christina Wilkie

Second Obama Donor In Two Years Headed To Luxembourg

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has announced the nomination of the second U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg in as many years: Florida real estate developer...

Sam Stein

Progressive Group To Supporters: Withhold Donations To Obama If He Cuts Medicare, Medicaid

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the thorniest progressive groups in the side of the Obama administration is launching a new campaign against the president on Tue...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Gives Donors Special Access: Washington Times

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has rewarded top Democratic donors with perks ranging from holiday visits to the White House to policy brief...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Rachel Weiner

Obama Campaign Manager Airs Cash Woes In Video

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

Obama Donors Told Fundraising A Bit Slow, Urged To Help Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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...

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...