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Obama Inauguration’s Big Donor Packages Previewed

Obama Inauguration’s Big Donor Packages Previewed

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The biggest donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration have been notified on what benefits will be available to them during that day’s festivities.Corporations and other organizations t…

Watchdogs Question Obama Donor Influence in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Meetings

Watchdogs Question Obama Donor Influence in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Meetings

Pete Souza/The White House(WASHINGTON) — Government watchdogs Wednesday questioned the place of top Obama campaign donors among the elite few invited to the White House over the past two weeks for private presidential consultations on the looming &ldq…

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If the super-rich tried to buy Senate and House seats in this election, they didn’t have much luck, at least when it came to some of the most expensive U.S. congressional races.Wealthy millionaires such as casi…

Dems Punt on Plan to Stage DNC Without Corporate Money

Dems Punt on Plan to Stage DNC Without Corporate Money

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — For more than a year, the Democratic National Committee touted its “unprecedented” plan to prohibit corporate and lobbyist funding of the 2012 convention in Charlotte, but it found it just couldn’t put o…

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has amassed a donor base of 3.1 million Americans in his bid for a second term, surpassing his total from four years ago, Obama campaign officials announced on Monday.An infographi…

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has amassed a donor base of 3.1 million Americans in his bid for a second term, surpassing his total from four years ago, Obama campaign officials announced on Monday.An infographi…

Secret ‘Menu’ Details Perks for Big Democratic Donors

Secret ‘Menu’ Details Perks for Big Democratic Donors

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Those seeking invites to the most lavish receptions at the 2012 Democratic National Convention — “gold ticket” access to “dialogues,” and private breakfast briefings with party luminaries — can expect a hefty price of a…

Romney Camp Calls Obama Taking Bain Donations ‘Height of Hypocrisy’

Romney Camp Calls Obama Taking Bain Donations ‘Height of Hypocrisy’

JEWEL SAMAD/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Democrats assail presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital business practices, Republicans note that President Obama has not been bashful about accepti…

What Romney’s Donors Heard at This Weekend’s Utah Retreat

What Romney’s Donors Heard at This Weekend’s Utah Retreat

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(PARK CITY, Utah) — Mitt Romney’s donors attended a golf outing on Sunday at the Red Ledges Gold Club in Heber, Utah, but the excitement was really what went on Friday and Saturday at the events and panels. Romney&rsquo…

Anonymous Donor Helps New Hampshire Town Pay for Obama Visit

Anonymous Donor Helps New Hampshire Town Pay for Obama Visit

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.H.) –  When President Obama makes a campaign stop in Durham, N.C., Monday afternoon, he’ll have an anonymous donor to thank for defusing what had been a growing controversy over the cost of the presi…

Be the Match Registry Gains Support After Robin Roberts Diagnosis

Be the Match Registry Gains Support After Robin Roberts Diagnosis

Be The Match(NEW YORK) — ABC News’ Robin Roberts announced Monday that she’d been diagnosed with MDS, short for myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow.  Now, it appears that Roberts may have inspi…

Be the Match Registry Gains Support After Robin Roberts Diagnosis

Be the Match Registry Gains Support After Robin Roberts Diagnosis

Be The Match(NEW YORK) — ABC News’ Robin Roberts announced Monday that she’d been diagnosed with MDS, short for myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow.  Now, it appears that Roberts may have inspi…

Robin Roberts’ Illness: Be the Match Urges More to Donate Bone Marrow

Robin Roberts’ Illness: Be the Match Urges More to Donate Bone Marrow

Be The Match Registry(NEW YORK) — ABC News’ Robin Roberts announced Monday that she’d been diagnosed with MDS, short for myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow.In a letter to viewers, Roberts, also a b…

A ‘Proud’ Obama Makes Appeal to Gay Donors

A ‘Proud’ Obama Makes Appeal to Gay Donors

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(LOS ANGELES) — President Obama claimed the mantle of champion for the LGBT community Wednesday night, telling a group of 600 gay and lesbian donors at a star-studded fundraiser that he “could not be prouder” of …

Romney Campaign Raffles Trump Meeting to Campaign Donors

Romney Campaign Raffles Trump Meeting to Campaign Donors

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They’re not your every-day lunch companions, but you too could have the chance to break bread with Donald Trump and Mitt Romney — for a small price.The Romney campaign launched a “Dine with the Donald…

One Kidney, Three Bodies: After Failed Transplant, Kidney Gives New Life

One Kidney, Three Bodies: After Failed Transplant, Kidney Gives New Life

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — In a medical first, a transplanted kidney rejected by one patient was successfully transplanted into another patient, according to doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.Twelve years ago, Ray Fearing, …

Obama’s Top Campaign Bundlers Among State Dinner Guests

Obama’s Top Campaign Bundlers Among State Dinner Guests

Getty Images/Comstock Images(WASHINGTON) — More than three dozen of President Obama’s top re-election campaign financiers were guests at Wednesday night’s White House state dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron.They inclu…

Obamas Dine in DC with Campaign Sweepstakes Winners

Obamas Dine in DC with Campaign Sweepstakes Winners

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President and Mrs. Obama Thursday evening took three lucky small-dollar campaign donors out to dinner in Washington, D.C., the prize in a campaign sweepstakes that offered “Dinner with Barack” for a…

Obama Trumps Romney With Small Donors

Obama Trumps Romney With Small Donors

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the scramble for campaign cash, President Obama has proved once again that he’s king, at least among American small-dollar donors.Nearly half — 48 percent — of Obama’s $118 mill…

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