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Corporate donors gave to Manchin before announcement he wouldn’t support Build Back Better: report

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinBiden administration advances two large-scale solar projects in California Nuclear power has no business case and could make climate change worse On The Money — Biden’s plea: Don’t count out Build Back Better MORE’s......

Americans donated $2.7 billion on ‘Giving Tuesday.’ Here’s how donors can score a write-off if they don’t itemize deductions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 10’000 Hours | DigitalVision | Getty Images Americans opened their hearts and wallets for another record-breaking Giving Tuesday. It’s estimated that 35 million U.S. adults participated in 2021, with total gifts of $2.7 billion, a 9% increase from 2020. While......

G.O.P. Donors Back Manchin and Sinema as They Reshape Biden’s Agenda

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Over the summer, as he was working to scale back President Biden’s domestic agenda, Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia traveled to an $18 million mansion in Dallas for a fund-raiser that attracted Republican and corporate donors who have cheered on his efforts. In September, Senator Kyrsten......

Influential donors rally around New York’s lieutenant governor ahead of next year’s high-stakes campaign

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Governor Kathy Hochul appears with her choice for Lieutenant Governor, Democratic New York State Senator Brian Benjamin an event in the Harlem section of Manhattan, New York, August 26, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters New York Lt. Gov.......

Three Men Charged With Running ‘Scam PACs’ That Bilked Small Donors

New York Times
The Justice Department on Wednesday accused three political operatives of running a scheme to mislead donors and enrich themselves, charging the men with defrauding people of $3.5 million in 2016 and 2017. The allegations involve two political action committees and include wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements to......

Frustrated Democratic donors threaten to hold back midterm donations over infighting in Congress, tight Virginia race

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden speaks about the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan Act” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listen during an event to celebrate the legislation in the Rose Garden at the White......

Meet the donors at the heart of the latest indictment of a member of Congress

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Baaklini’s LinkedIn page lists him as the president of In Defense of Christians, a group that the embattled billionaire Gilbert Chagoury says he “instigated and funded.” Chagoury is a controversial businessperson, ambassador and self-styled international diplomat who has been sending......

The most powerful network of Democratic donors has a new president

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We are facing existential threats, our democracy is under attack from within,” she said. “The role of the Democracy Alliance and the role of donors now is to invest deeply and urgently and strategically in addressing the crisis we face......

Donors pledging billions in aid to Afghanistan face a challenge: Navigating the Taliban

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Taliban forces block the roads around the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021. Stringer | Reuters One month after the fall of its U.S.-supported government to the Taliban, Afghanistan faces crises of astronomical levels: millions facing starvation, a nationwide......

Pence convenes GOP donors, luminaries at Jackson Hole retreat

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Speakers at the conference included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the Republican Governors Association chair and a Pence ally. Several top Trump administration officials attended, including former National Economic Council......

Donors encourage Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to run for NY governor as sex harassment scandal engulfs Cuomo

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A group of New York’s most influential political donors in the business world are encouraging Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to run for governor as Andrew Cuomo contends with various investigations following an official report that found he sexually harassed multiple......

Conservative donors have no influence on policy, insists Grant Shapps

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Asked about the group on the BBC’s Today programme, Mr Shapps, now the transport secretary, said there were “a lot of people in this country who believe in this country” and that there was “nothing inherently bad or wrong” about joining a political party. BBC – For more and to......

Cuomo business allies, donors quiet after blockbuster report on sexual harassment allegations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks from the One World Trade Center Tower while making an announcement in New York City, June 15, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s business world allies and major donors did......

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