28-09-12

Democratic sugar daddy George Soros gives $1million to Obama super PAC

The Left-wing billionaire George Soros is giving $1million to the 'super PAC' supporting President Obama.

His donation to Priorities USA Action came as the group, which has launched brutal attack ads against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, raised a record $10million last month. 

Mr Soros has contributed millions of dollars during previous presidential elections and his latest donation may indicate that Democratic donors are now embracing super PACs, which can raise and spend unlimited sums of cash but are not allowed to coordinate with the candidates.

 
Haul: Barack Obama has secured another $1million in campaign funding

Haul: Barack Obama has secured another $1million in campaign funding

 

 
Donor: Billionaire George Soros is well known for funding liberal causes

Donor: Billionaire George Soros is well known for funding liberal causes

According to the New York Times, Michael Vachon, an adviser to Mr Soros, made the announcement at a lunch on Thursday hosted by the Democracy Alliance, a group of liberal donors.

He will also give $500,000 to two super PACs backing congressional Democrats.

 
 

Other donors at the lunch were expected to commit between at least $10million more to Democratic super PACs.

The lunch featured former President Bill Clinton as the main speaker. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, also spoke.

 
Delight: The gift to a pro-Obama super PAC will help the President's campaign

Delight: The gift to a pro-Obama super PAC will help the President's campaign

 

 

Mr Clinton was introduced by his former aide Harold Ickes as guests gathered at the Park Avenue apartment of Donald and Shelley Rubin, New York philanthropists and entrepreneurs who gave $1million to Priorities USA earlier this month.

Mr Soros had already donated $1million to American Bridge, a group that provides research, video, and other services for its partner super PACs. But he had previously suggested he was unlikely to give to Priorities USA Action.

In 2004, Mr Soros and his fellow billionaire Peter Lewis, the chairman of Progressive Insurance, together donated more than $40million to Democratic-supporting independent groups.

 
Campaigning: Mitt Romney has been outpacing the President in fundraising

Campaigning: Mitt Romney has been outpacing the President in fundraising

MrSoros was not at the lunch but sent an email to other guests trying to quash persistent rumours he was unhappy with Mr Obama to explain his decision to donate to Priorities USA.

'I fully support the re-election of President Obama,' the email said.

He had not previously given money to a super PAC because he opposed their creation but since then he had become 'appalled by the Romney campaign which is openly soliciting the money of the rich to sta



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Obama WILL speak to Netanyahu but only on the phone and a day AFTER Hillary Clinton meets him in New York

President Barack Obama is due to speak to Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Friday - a day after deputing Hillary Clinton to stand in for him by meeting the Israeli premier in New York.

Jay Carney, Obama's press secretary, confirmed that the two leaders would speak as Netanyahu prepared to address the United Nations in New York. Obama left the U.N. before he arrived and is spending most of Thursday campaigning in Virginia.

The White House rejected an Israeli request for Netanyahu to meet Obama, either at the U.N. or in Washington - a sign of the icy relationship between the two men.

 

Back in touch: President Obama will speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday. Here they are pictured in the Oval Office in March

Netanyahu is expected to deliver an uncompromising address to the U.N. calling on the world to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

The speech, which aides said was aimed as much at the Obama administration as the Israeli public, is expected to spell out in detail the 'red lines' that Israel will not allow Iran to cross, according to the Israeli newspaper Maariv. They are expected to speak between noon and 1 p.m.

 

The Israeli leader has been pressurizing the Obama administration to set out its own red lines for Iran as a basis for joint U.S.-Israeli action should Iran cross them.

Netanyahu, a long-time friend and one-time Bain colleague of Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, has become a key figure in the U.S. election, in which Jewish voters in states like Florida could be pivotal.

 

At odds: Obama had previously rejected an Israeli request for Netanyahu to meet him either at the U.N. or in Washington - a sign of the icy relationship between the two men

The Israeli premier's speech comes a day after an address by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran in which he said: 'I do believe the system of empires has reached the end of the road. The world can no longer see an emperor commanding it.'

He then accused the West of nuclear 'intimidation and claimed Iran is under threat of military action from 'uncivilised Zionists' - in a reference to Israel - saying that such threats are designed to force nations into submission.

'Continued threat by the uncivilised Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality,' he said.

The speech fell on Yom Kippur, the Jewish sacred day of atonement that is devoted to fasting, prayer and introspection.

Netanyahu issued a statement condemning the speech soon after the fast ended. 'On the day when we pray to be inscribed in the book of life a platform was given to a dictatorial regime that strives, at every opportunity, to sentence us to death,' Netanyahu said.

 

Speech: Netanyahu, pictured earlier this month, is expected to deliver an uncompromising address to the U.N. calling on the world to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon

 

Support: Hillary Clinton, pictured Wednesday, will stand in for Obama in New York as he campaigns

‘In my remarks to the UN General Assembly, they will hear my response. History has proven that those who have wanted to wipe us off the map have failed, as the Jewish People have overcome all obstacles,' Netanyahu concluded.

He will be speaking to the U.N. later today about what Israel perceives as the Iranian threat.

Israel and many in the West suspect that Iran is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons, and cite its failure to cooperate fully with nuclear inspectors. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

On Tuesday,  had sought to assuage Israeli concerns and put Iran on notice during his U.N. address.

'Let me be clear: America wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. But that time is not unlimited,' he said.

 

Old friends: Netanyahu is a long-time friend and one-time Bain colleague of Mitt Romney

He warned that 'the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon'.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's has call for member states to refrain from threatening each other.

'I also reject both the language of delegitimisation and threats of potential military action by one state against another,' he said.

'Any such attacks would be devastating. The shrill war talk of recent weeks has been alarming — and should remind us of the need for peaceful solutions and full respect for the U.N. Charter and international law.'

 

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Choose Your Comfortable and Chic Kids Shoes

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Those are new designs ash kids which would satisfy the parents. Unfortunately, although Nike adult shoes are famous in the whole world, information about Nike Kids shoes are difficult to get from websites, because these websites seldom choose Nike Kids shoes as their focus. As a mother, she intents to get some for her child. They will be dedicated all good things to their children. It is a good way to choose a pair of suitable shoes for your children. Choosing the right kind of shoes is very crucial to the over all health of your child. Ash Kids Shoes are designed for every child. The great fame of Ash footwears are sold in all corners of the world.

No matter what style your kid likes, you can find a pair of ones that will go with her favorite skirt or his baggiest jeans, and you will be super cool mom for at least a few days until you do something mom-like and embarrass your kid.

 

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