George Clooney’s high-profile fundraiser for President Barack Obama has sold out, raising an estimated $12 million for the president’s re-election campaign.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, 150 Obama supporters have paid $40,000 each to dine with the president at Clooney’s Los Angeles home on May 10. Those tickets alone raised $6 million. An additional $6 million is expected to come in from individuals who entered a contest that seats winners at the table with Obama and Clooney. The contest, aimed at cultivating grassroots support, asked donors to give as little as $3 to the campaign for a chance at winning two tickets, plus airfare, to the event.
source: huffington post
Ann is at it again…. She stated that all presidential assassination attempts were committed by someone on the left:
As I have not only witnessed in my own life but described in “Guilty”, every presidential assassination or attempted presidential assassination was committed by some kind of left-wing loon, communist, anarchist, communitarian, or they had no politics at all.
Read more at: Huffington
GOP Rep. Joe Wilson has apologized for yelling out “You lie!” to Obama during his health care speech in front of Congress:
This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.
The non-partisan organization FactCheck.org has debunked the claim that health care reform would mandate coverage for illegal immigrants
Obama said today that Wilson apologized “quickly and without equivocation” and the congressman told reporters the shout-out was “spontaneous.”
“We all make mistakes,” Obama told reporters, a day after Wilson stunned the president and his colleagues with his outburst.
Ha! Speaker Pelosi looked like she wanted to punch the guy in the face! SMH!
Clinton’s trip to Chicago, described in press reports as “personal business,” came following a request from Obama, the official said.
The New York Senator is reportedly under consideration for Secretary of State, but it is unclear whether she had discussed that position with the transition team before making the trip. “If they told her beforehand, she did not tell her people,” the official said.
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines referred questions to the Obama transition team.
Bill O’Reilly On “Daily Show”: Obama Fears, The Secular Revolution (VIDEO)
Fox news quack Bill O’Reilly stopped by “The Daily Show” Thursday for the first time since the election and stayed two segments. In the first Jon Stewart comforted him about his pre-election fears over Barack Obama, even giving him a stuffed animal to snuggle.
Palin blames bloggers for her downfall
Glad to do my part, Sarah!
Also, a strategist for a rival potential presidential rival e-mails to express amusement with Gov. Sarah Palin’s come one, come all PR strategy:
“Fine with us. Let her be the sacrificial lamb for 2012.”
Which means: a lot of the folks who you’d think are angling to run in 2012 are certainly preparing to do so, but they’re looking to and thinking about 2016….
Tuesday on “The View” Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck sparred over how to recognize Veterans Day. Behar began the show by reading facts about the war, over 4,000 American soldiers dead, the immense cost, etc.
Elisabeth was not happy and round one broke out, with Elisabeth forcefully telling Joy, “Do not complain about the war today.”
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg briefly interjected, but was overpowered by Joy and Elisabeth. Elisabeth got angrier insisting, “It is not our day to gripe about the cost” while Joy argued, “We are honoring them by discussing this war.”