Oprah Opens Her Home to Obama

That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.

As has been expected, Oprah Winfrey will host a fund-raiser for Barack Obama. She’ll host Obama and his wife, Michelle, at her Santa Barbara-area home on Sept. 8. Per the Los Angeles Times’ Tina Daunt, an e-mail invite touts it as “the most exciting Barack Obama event of the year anywhere…” Entry fee is $2,300 per person, with  donors getting more face time with the presidential candidate if they commit to raising $25,000 and dinner with the Obamas if they raise $50,000.

This is Winfrey’s first endorsement of a presidential candidate. Obama also is backed by such celebrities as George Clooney and Matt Damon.

Murdoch Contribution: Rupert Murdoch’s first contribution to 2008 candidates is to Hillary Clinton. He gave $2,300 to her campaign around the time that his News Corp. COO Peter Chernin was hosting an event for her with Steven Spielberg. It doesn’t mean that he endorses Hillary. In fact, Murdoch has dismissed such thoughts in the past, even if he hosted a fund-raiser for her Senate re-election bid last year. He has said that he likes Newt Gingrich, who is not (yet) in the race. Also giving to Clinton: Murdoch’s son, James Murdoch.

Franken’s Race: The good news for Al Franken’s Senate race in Minnesota is that he’s raised more than any other candidate, including incumbent Norm Coleman. The bad news is that he faces a serious challenge for the Democratic nomination from attorney Mike Ceresi. Franken got money from a long list of celebrity donors including “Saturday Night Live” alums, comedian Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Larry David and Meg Ryan. Franken’s camp defends the influx of Hollywood money, saying that his donors won’t ask for earmarks like the business interests who back Coleman.

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  1. Janet Reno says:

    Obama’s efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Chaney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Chaney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.
    The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten’s of billions.
    Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.
    http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/
    Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.
    Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.
    Two years ago, Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company – Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
    Involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.
    LIKE FATHER LIKE SON —
    Recently, Obama’s campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming tax fraud charges — Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM “PATWANG-FWEEE” and disclose Obama’s MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama’s spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright’s daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said “truly epitomized greatness.” That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago’s Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake Xerox – X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke “GLORK” Xerox – X box to meet the Buffalo “GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA” Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! —
    OBAM YOU’RE NO JFK —
    “GLORK” Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: “Tales Calculated To Drive You.” He is a MUSLIM “Glork” He’s MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
    Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM “PATWANG-FWEEE” and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake “GLORK” Xerox – X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox – X box to meet the Buffalo “GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA” Police Department Buffalo Creek.
    Michelle Obama should be ashamed.
    “GLORK” Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago’s Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. If Michelle Obama new what her husband — the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster — Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. He is a MUSLIM “Glork” It’s time to introduce this false, fake “GLORK” Xerox – X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox – X box to meet the Buffalo “GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA” Police Department Buffalo Creek. He’s MAD!!!
    http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

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