Posts tagged "campaign contributions"

Sen. Durbin rakes in huge campaign contributions from defense contractors

And why shouldn’t he? He’s the chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. “Military defense spending is the largest individual component of federal discretionary spending, making the Defense Subcommittee one of the more powerful Appropriations subcommittees,” according to Wikipedia. Here are the five largest contributors, according to MapLight. Here is the group’s list of contributions to all the... Read more »

Illinois Obamacare grant goes to California

Reports Illinois News Network: A California group with a history of making political contributions to Illinois politicians and connections to the Obama administration was awarded a federal “navigator” grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, to help Illinoisans enroll in the Obamacare health insurance exchange. Read more Nice to see that... Read more »

What's New York Mayor Bloomberg's millions doing in the election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Buying the election, that’s what. You’d think that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s south suburban and Kankakee district has become a New York City borough from the way that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spreading around campaign contributions there. Reports Huff Post Politics: WASHINGTON — Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has... Read more »
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Personal PAC, Fred Eychaner and big money bought an Illinois supreme court justice victory

Last minute personal smears by radical pro-choice group funded by big money contributions and backed by Rahm Emanuel’s Democratic machine carries the day for Illinois Supreme Court justice. Never heard of Fred Eychaner? Then you need to read this post in With Both Hands, a blog by a genuine Chicagoan, Pat Hickey. Eychaner is the Daddy Warbucks... Read more »

Public employee unions funnel public money to Democrats

From the Washington Examiner: Who is the largest single political contributor in the 2010 campaign cycle? You can be pardoned if you answer, erroneously, that it’s some new conservative group organized by Karl Rove. That’s campaign spin by the Obama Democrats, obediently relayed by certain elements of the so-called mainstream media The real answer is... Read more »

NeoCon news and opinions

Because folks defined me a neoconservative before I knew what it was, I might as well make the most of it. Here’s today’s NeoCon News and Opinion briefing:  See if you can find the name of Atty. Gen. Eric Holder in this story. Didn’t think so. The Senate “jobs” bill is much worse, costing $150... Read more »
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Reform Illinois? Do it yourself

Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / December 9, 2009 Brain dead politicians applaud themselves. Only politicians as stone deaf and rock dumb as the people we constantly send to Springfield could congratulate themselves on the pathetically defective campaign-finance reform they enacted. “It’s a start,” someone said as they celebrated Gov. Pat Quinn’s recent signing of... Read more »
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