Donations Articles

Again! Clinton Campaign's Highest Suggested Donation Is $2,700 in English, but Only $250 in Spanish

3:14 PM, Jul 20, 2015

When Hillary Clinton first launched her campaign in April, THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported that her website was asking for donations up to $2,700 on the English version of the site, but only up to $250 on the Spanish language version. Within hours after the story was published, the campaign 

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Bill Clinton on Getting $500,000 for Speeches: 'I Gotta Pay Our Bills'

The first interview with a Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.
6:27 AM, May 04, 2015

Bill Clinton will continue to deliver lucrative paid speeches, the former president confirmed in an interview with NBC.

NBC reported Cynthia McFadden asked the former president, "She's now running for President, will you continue to give speeches?"

"Oh yeah, I've gotta pay our bills," said Bill Clinton.

This is the first interview given by a Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

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98% of Harvard Law Faculty Political Donations Go to Democrats

8:09 AM, May 01, 2015

There are almost no Republican donors teaching at Harvard Law School. Ninety-eight percent of the political donations from faculty go to Democrats. 

Indeed, across the university, most political donations go to Democrats. The findings are part of an analysis done by the Harvard Crimson.

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Clinton Campaign's Highest Suggested Donation Is $2,700 in English, but Only $250 in Spanish

6:31 AM, Apr 14, 2015

The brand new 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton will embrace "small donors in early fundraising," according to a Monday 

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Bill Clinton Praises Foreign Donations: 'I Think It’s a Good Thing'

7:42 PM, Mar 07, 2015

In remarks this evening at a Clinton Global Initiative event in Miami, former President Bill Clinton praised his foundation's acceptance of foreign donations:

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Man Behind Lincoln Bedroom Fundraising Scheme Defends Clintons Taking Foreign Cash

11:35 AM, Feb 23, 2015

In 1993, Terry McAuliffe authored a memo that would essentially turn the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House into a hotel for top campaign donors. It would "be an excellent opportunity to energize our key people for the upcoming year," McAuliffe wrote. Now McAuliffe, who is currently the governor of Virginia, is defending the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation's acceptance of foreign cash.

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NYTimes Fails to Disclose Clinton Paid for Interviews About Administration

8:50 PM, Dec 06, 2014

In a five year span, the William J Clinton Foundation gave five grants totaling $851,250 to the University of Virginia's Miller Center.

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Obama Asks for Donations Before ISIS Speech

2:48 PM, Sep 10, 2014

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation this evening to discuss destroying the terrorist army of ISIS. But before hitting the airwaves, he's asking Democratic donors to "chip in $10 or more right now to help elect Democrats."

He made the ask in an email to supporters of the Democratic party.

"There are just 55 days left in this election, Daniel," writes Obama in the email.

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New China Ambassador Baucus Donated $475K to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

6:00 AM, Feb 24, 2014

The political committee for former Montana senator Max Baucus, a Democrat, wrote a large check to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee just days before being confirmed as the new U.S. ambassador to China. According to the DSCC's public filings, Friends of Max Baucus made a donation of $475,000 to the organization on January 31. Read a copy of the filing here, where Baucus's donation is listed on page 6.

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IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins a Big Donor and Loyal Democrat

1:31 PM, Jul 18, 2013

As witnesses have testified to the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service may have played a role in the IRS’s practice of reserving special scrutiny for Tea Party and other conservative political groups. William Wilkins, chief counsel and one of two political appointees at the IRS, was “closely involved in some of the applications” for tax-exempt status, according to a press release from the committee.

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Bidens Donate $2,000 of Clothing, Boots, Toys, Pottery, Etc. to Goodwill

1:59 PM, Apr 12, 2013

"The Bidens contributed $7,190 to charity in 2012," the White House revealed today. A look at the Bidens joint filing reveals that $2,000 of that donation was in the form of "donated property" given to Goodwill in Wilmington, Delaware.

Here's the relevant form, from the Bidens' tax return:

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Obama Asks for Calls, then Money

1:42 PM, Dec 10, 2012

Barack Obama's reelection campaign sent an email today asking supporters to call Congress to help gather support for the president's "fiscal cliff" proposal. Then, the campaign asks supporters to donate--even though the election ended over a month ago.

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Obama National Campaign Co-Chair Donated $10,000 to Paul Ryan

8:08 AM, Aug 21, 2012

A big-time donor to President Barack Obama is also a financial supporter of Paul Ryan. Marc Benioff, a national campaign co-chair for President Obama's reelection campaign, donated $10,000 to Ryan's political action committee earlier this summer, in June,

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Romney Raises $106.1 Million in June

6:01 AM, Jul 09, 2012

The Romney campaign announced its impressive June haul this morning, via a campaign email:

Today, Romney for President, Romney Victory, and the Republican National Committee announced fundraising totals of $106.1 million in June. The campaign and RNC have approximately $160 million cash on hand.

And here are fast facts about Romney For President, Romney Victory, and RNC Fundraising: 

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Dems Offer 'Inside Scoop' to Sweepstakes Winner

12:22 PM, Jun 26, 2012

The latest Democratic fundraising email offers donors who win a sweepstakes contest a chance to hear the "inside scoop" from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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After Democrats Demonize the Koch Brothers, DSCC Asks Them for Money?

This is hardly the first time Democrats have been duplicitous about taking Koch money
9:45 AM, Jul 08, 2011

Last night, Koch Industries posted the following letter addressed to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Patty Murray on their website

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