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.Read more
In remarks this evening at a Clinton Global Initiative event in Miami, former President Bill Clinton praised his foundation's acceptance of foreign donations:Read more
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.Read more
In a five year span, the William J Clinton Foundation gave five grants totaling $851,250 to the University of Virginia's Miller Center.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
"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:Read more
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.Read more
A big-time donor to President Barack Obama is also a financial supporter of Paul Ryan.Read more
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:Read more
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