July 21, 2011 |
Looking to build some good will with British lawmakers, News Corp. said it would no longer pay legal bills for Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator convicted in 2007 of hacking into phones for the media giant's now closed News of the World tabloid. In a statement, News Corp.'s Management and Standards Committee, the media company's in-house watchdog, said it had decided to "terminate any arrangement to pay the legal fees of Glenn Mulcaire with immediate effect. " That News Corp.
July 15, 2011 |
The long-shot nature of Rick Santorum's presidential bid was underscored Friday when the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania revealed his fund-raising haul from the last quarter: a paltry $582,000. Santorum spent $353,000, leaving him with just $229,000 on hand, according to documents his campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission . Just under a quarter of the donations he received were in increments less than $200. Not surprisingly, the largest share of his money -- $161,000 -- came from Pennsylvania.
May 25, 2011 |
President Obama's Jewish fund-raising network is trying to calm uneasy donors who fear that his blueprint for Middle East peace would jeopardize Israel’s security. Although Obama's core fund-raising volunteers aren’t panicking, they say his outline for a peace deal has created unexpected obstacles that make it more difficult to meet short-term fund-raising targets. Obama laid out his vision of a Middle East peace accord in two addresses over the last week: a major speech Thursday and then a kind of do-over before the powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC on Sunday.
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April 12, 2011 |
Steven Perez, 16 and smiling, was every inch the Dodgers fan. Dodgers gear. Dodger blue threaded through the bands of his braces. The Oakdale High School student didn't think twice about sporting his team's colors. He was, after all, at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. On Monday night, however, he was in a distinct minority. The boys from Chavez Ravine -- the Giants' rivals for more than 100 years -- were in town for the first time since San Francisco season-ticket-holder Bryan Stow was savagely beaten at Dodger Stadium on opening day, and the festivities were tinged with tension.
March 8, 2011 |
NPR is distancing itself from remarks made by a fund-raising executive who said the American "tea party" movement is a comprised of "white, middle-America gun-toting" and "seriously racist, racist" people. The comments, apparently made by Ron Schiller, NPR's exiting vice president for development, were recorded in a "sting" set up by conservative activist James O'Keefe, best known for mounting a similar prank on ACORN. They came as part of a recent lunch in Washington Schiller had with two men posing as members of the "Muslim Action Education Center," a fictitious organization the men claimed had ties to the "Muslim Brotherhood of America.
December 1, 2010 |
Los Angeles-based mutual fund giant American Funds took 80 years to create just 30 fund portfolios. Now it's launching three funds in the span of three months. The sudden burst of activity has raised eyebrows in the investment business because it comes as American Funds continues to suffer cash outflows from its bread-and-butter stock funds, which for decades had been among the industry's most popular with small investors. With the public largely turning its back on U.S. stocks since 2008, American's new funds will offer investors more of what they've wanted for the last two years: bonds.
November 30, 2010 |
The Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a challenge to Arizona's public funding of state campaigns, setting the stage for a ruling that could doom efforts to limit the impact of private money in elections. The court's decision next year will be the latest in a series of campaign-funding law rulings, in which the conservative majority has struck down both state and federal laws while saying that that free speech calls for free spending in politics. In January the justices struck down the 63-year-old federal law that barred businesses and unions from funding election ads. Good-government reformers have held out the hope that taxpayer funding of campaigns could keep candidates focused on the interests of ordinary voters, rather than on the special interests of their big donors.
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October 16, 2010 |
Heading into the final stretch of the campaign, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer continued to dominate fundraising in her race for reelection, maintaining a more than a 3-1 cash advantage over Republican Carly Fiorina at the end of the third quarter. But the two rivals raised money at a virtually even clip between July and September, at a time when the national party and outside groups began chipping in millions of dollars to help Fiorina cut into Boxer's cash advantage. Boxer has held the upper hand over the wealthy former Hewlett-Packard chief executive since the end of last year, storming into the general election phase of the campaign with nearly $10 million at her disposal after Fiorina nearly drained her campaign treasury in a bruising three-way primary.
October 4, 2010 |
With just four weeks remaining, Democrats are banking on their congressional majorities being saved by two main factors: money and an uncertain effort to return to the polls the thousands of the infrequent and first-time voters who helped put Barack Obama into the White House in 2008. The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that the party had raised $16 million in September, its best fund-raising month of the 2010 election cycle and one of the best by either party for any midterm year.
October 1, 2010 |
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will offer a major boost to the Republican National Committee in the final weeks of the midterm campaign, with a starring role at two major fund-raisers in California and Florida, a party source confirms. The first of two "Victory 2010" events is set for Oct. 16 in Anaheim. Ticket prices range from $20.10 for advance purchases, $90 for a reserved seat, or up to $1,000 to attend a reception with Palin that includes a photo opportunity. The second rally, one week later, is in Orlando, Fla. Palin has been a one-woman political force in 2010, backing dozens of Republican candidates ?