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Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« on: January 07, 2009, 10:03:48 AM »
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President-elect Barack Obama took big money from a man at the center of a federal probe that has forced one of Obama's top Cabinet picks to withdraw.

Financial records show the Obama campaign got more than $30,000 from California financier David Rubin, the target of an investigation into donations and possible "pay-to-play" deals involving New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Obama's pick for commerce secretary.

Richardson removed himself from consideration for the post Sunday, saying the ongoing grand jury investigation threatened to hold up his confirmation. Richardson and Rubin have both denied any wrongdoing in the matter, which involved contributions and state business in 2003 and 2004.

David Rubin Attended Exclusive Hollywood Fundraiser for Obama

In late September, Rubin attended an exclusive Los Angeles fundraiser for Obama, held at the Beverly Hills' Greystone Mansion. Attendees gave tens of thousands of dollars which the campaign split between its own coffers, the Democratic National Committee and state-level campaign groups supporting Obama and Democratic candidates. The technique helps campaigns take in from individuals far more than the $2,300 maximum they are allowed to give to a single campaign fund.

Rubin's money went to a joint Obama-DNC fund ($28,500), the DNC itself ($26,200), and to the Obama campaign ($2,300), according to the database of campaign donations at OpenSecrets.Org. News of the federal investigation into Rubin's New Mexico dealings had broken less than three weeks earlier.  ...
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Re: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 10:08:19 AM »
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In the distance one can hear the sound of a bus engine revving ...  :-)

It's getting mighty crowded down there.  He is going to have to switch buses to one that has more room under:

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Re: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 06:13:35 PM »
tires are still too small.  They will  have to use the tires from something like an ore mover out of a coal mine.
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Re: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 06:26:44 PM »
tires are still too small.  They will  have to use the tires from something like an ore mover out of a coal mine.

True -- but even the new fuhrer needs to work with what is available.
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Re: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 06:30:20 PM »
True -- but even the new fuhrer needs to work with what is available.

Considering that he plans to BANKRUPT (his word) the coal industry, I'm sure a lot of those tires are going to be available soon.
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Re: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 06:34:32 PM »
$30,000 is chump change.  He'll just "donate" it to charity.
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Re: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 08:32:43 PM »
You need to use the updated picture of the bus though....LOL

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Re: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009, 02:46:51 AM »
You need to use the updated picture of the bus though....LOL
Good one!  :-)