September 16, 2009 |
President Obama, making an unusual foray into a Democratic primary election battle, told a paid crowd of supporters of Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) on Tuesday that the senator would fight "to help me move this country forward." The reception drew 750 people, some of whom paid $2,400 to attend. The president was scheduled to attend a more intimate gathering of Specter's big-money donors later today. Overall, the fundraiser was expected to bring in nearly $2.5 million, split between Specter's campaign and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
October 24, 2011 |
A former Energy Department official linked to the failed Solyndra solar enterprise deal continues to raise campaign money for President Obama and helped plan a fundraising luncheon that the president will attend in San Francisco on Tuesday. Steven Spinner, who remains in the top tier of Obama fundraisers, took part in a conference call in recent weeks devoted to planning the event at the W Hotel. He also has joined other Obama fundraising calls, according to a person familiar with Spinner's participation who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly.
January 20, 2012 |
It cost $200 a ticket to hear President Obama speak at a fundraiser Thursday in New York. Obama singing? That was just a bonus. The president thrilled the crowd of about 1,400 at the landmark Apollo Theater when he briefly launched into song, crooning a few lines of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" to the surprise of, well, just about everyone. Even more -- he wasn't half bad. "I - I - I -- I'm so in love with you," he crooned in a somewhat sheepish falsetto, as the audience roared in approval.
October 18, 2011 |
When First Lady Michelle Obama comes home to Chicago on Oct. 25, a group photo with her at a campaign fundraiser won't come cheap. The asking price for a ticket to a "family photo reception" is $10,000, according to an invitation to the event. The invitation specifies that there may be a maximum of six guests in the photo. The first lady is visiting Chicago to attend a summit with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the problem of food deserts, areas that lack access to nutritious foods.
June 5, 2012 |
The singer Pink, who was scheduled to headline a fundraiser for President Obama on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, pulled out because she is ill, according to the president's reelection campaign. “Glee” star Darren Criss, who plays an openly gay high school student on the hit Fox television series, will perform in her place at the gala, which is aimed at the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and comes on the heels of Obama announcing his support of same-sex marriage.
January 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Henry R. Muñoz III's cellphone began buzzing furiously Sunday night while he was attending a gala he helped produce at the Kennedy Center that capped Latino Inaugural 2013, a three-day celebration of President Obama's second swearing-in. It wasn't until he got back to his hotel room around midnight that he listened to the string of messages -- the last from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, asking him to call right away. “I thought, 'Oh my god, what did I do wrong?
June 2, 2012 |
Mitt Romney accused President Obama on Saturday of looking for "any excuse" to pass off responsibility for the sputtering economy, and he said Obama had gone so far as to blame former President George W. Bush during the unveiling of Bush's official White House portrait last week. That appeared to be, at best, an overly sensitive reading of Obama's remarks, which mostly praised his predecessor. But economic numbers released on Friday gave Romney more than ample fodder to ramp up his attacks on the Obama economic record.
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March 23, 2013 |
A fundraiser being hosted by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials Thursday night ended in violence, with one guest arrested and more arrests possible, a department spokesman confirmed. Sheriff's deputies were hosting a party at Cities, a bar and restaurant in East Los Angeles, to raise money for an annual law enforcement relay race. About 2 a.m. Friday, there was an altercation that involved off-duty deputies and guests. One woman invited to the party was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
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March 18, 2011
Volunteers staged an all-day fundraiser Thursday outside City Hall for victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan last week. Money raised was to be forwarded by the American Red Cross to its counterpart in Japan. The Japanese Red Cross has sent out 115 medical response teams that include doctors, nurses and counselors, according to charity officials. The agency also relies on 2 million registered volunteers in Japan and operates 104 hospitals and 212 blood-donation centers.
January 10, 2013 |
The annual "In the Spirit of the Game" gala, which raises money for baseball scouts who have retired or lost their jobs and need assistance, will be held Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Increased focus on statistical analysis has resulted in the elimination of some scouting positions across baseball in recent years. "It absolutely cost scouts jobs," said Dennis Gilbert, chairman of the Professional Scouts Foundation, which is hosting the event. However, that trend could be reversed.