Tag Archives: politics

Count ‘Em: 30 Billionaires Now Backing Romney’s Super PAC

It’s no secret that the super-rich have been more inclined to write checks to right-wing candidates so far this election cycle. What is a bit of a surprise is just how many members of the Forbes 400 have donated to one group in the last few months. Source: http://www.forbes.com

Publisher and Author Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative Internet publisher and blogger, died early this morning at age 43. A statement posted on his website said that Breitbart died “unexpectedly from natural causes” this morning… Source: http://abcnews.go.com

Billionaire takes GOP spending spree

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons is on a GOP spending spree. Simmons, owner of the Contran Corp., whose net worth is $4.5 billion, donated $5 million in January to the Karl Rove-linked super PAC American Crossroads, according to federal filings… Source: http://www.politico.com

Analysis: China’s $300 billion fund a wake-up call to U.S.

China’s plan for a new $300 billion sovereign wealth fund is as much a warning to Washington as it is a body blow to Brussels… reuters.com