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WATCH LIVE: President Obama addresses crowd at birthday fundraiser in Chicago

Watch President Barack Obama’s speech at his birthday fundraiser in Chicago below: Streaming Live by Ustream…

Ron Paul ‘money bomb’ rakes in over $700K in one day

Money poured into an online “money bomb” fundraiser for Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) on Thursday ahead of a Fox News Republican presidential debate. As of 7:00pm EST, the libertarian-leaning congressman had accumulated over $700,000, according to his website. A previous “money bomb” fundraiser in February raised around $700,000 for…

Mike Huckabee likens abortion to slavery

WASHINGTON – Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) compared abortion to slavery at an anti-abortion fundraiser, according to the University of Tennessee’s Daily Beacon. Huckabee, a top contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, said abortion shouldn’t be a states rights issue, as that would be like making slavery a…

Tea Party questionnaire reveals obsession with homosexuality

Perhaps it’s not tea, taxes or Glenn Beck which divides many Tea Partiers from traditional Republicans. Oh noes, maybe it’s the gays. Days after former RNC chair Ken Mehlman came out — after years of prodding and pressure by gay activist Mike Rogers due to perceived hypocrisy — many prominent…

Top Dems to rally around Rangel at NY fundraiser

New York’s top Democrats to rally around embattled Rep. Charles Rangel at fundraiser Rep. Charles Rangel forged ahead with plans for a fundraising gala on Wednesday night with Democratic luminaries including the governor, presumptive governor and both the state’s U.S. senators on the guest list — not bad for a…

Ciao: RNC cancels Breitbart fundraiser after edited video scandal

Update: Event was “rescheduled, not canceled,” Breitbart to get invitation “The Republican National Committee will invite Andrew Breitbart to its rescheduled “big donor” fundraiser in Southern California, which had been set to feature the conservative columnist and online-media mogul, along with numerous California Republican politicians,” Ralph Z. Hallow reports for…

Obama ‘dings’ heckler on don’t ask, don’t tell: ‘C’mon, man’

Speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in California Tuesday, President Barack Obama faced down a heckler who accused him of moving too slowly on rescinding a law that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the US military. The heckling was the second Obama has taken…

Obama quietly hosts $30,400 a couple Miami Beach fundraiser

The cast of Jersey Shore aren’t the only ones basking in Miami Beach’s largess. President Barack Obama is hosting a $30,400-a-couple fundraiser tonight at the Miami Beach mansion of Cuban-born singer Gloria Estefan. The soirée is expected to raise $2.5 million for the Democratic National Committee. You probably didn’t hear…

Move over Michael Steele: NRCC holds its own racy fundraisers

In the wake of the “Bondage-gate” scandal, in which the Republican National Committee paid for wealthy young GOP donors to attend a lesbian-themed Hollywood night club, attention is turning to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s own use of Las Vegas burlesque clubs to hold its fundraisers. “We do a Las…

Tea Party movement takes aim at Ron Paul

There is more than a little irony in the fact that congressman Ron Paul is facing three primary challengers this year, all of them linked in some way to the Tea Party movement. Many observers give the libertarian from Texas credit for having sparked the Tea Party movement in 2007…

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