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Elite Fund-Raisers Help Presidential Candidates Rake in Millions Elite Fund-Raisers Help Presidential Candidates Rake in Millions Today, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released the names of 244 bundlers, which the campaign dubbed "volunteer fund-raisers," who collected at least $50,000 each on behalf of the president's re-election. Together, these individuals steered at least $34.95 million into the coffers of Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to a Center for Responsive Politics tally. That represents about 40 percent of the $86 million haul the Obama campaign manager Jim Messina announced earlier this week for money coming into Obama's re-election campaign and the joint fund-raising committee set up to benefit both Obama and the DNC. The only identifying information disclosed for the bundlers was their city and state of residence, as well as the amount each of them raised.
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Koch industries orchestrating anti-union 'Tea Party' protests in Wisconsin A counter-protest by those supposed populist teahadists is on its way to Wisconsin this weekend. But like every other major Tea Party event, this one isn't a spontaneous, grassroots uprising. Like all the others, it's sponsored by Koch Industries. Koch industries orchestrating anti-union 'Tea Party' protests in Wisconsin
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The Proto-Internet of 1704: The small ways in which Colonial newspapers anticipated the Web. - By Jack Shafer Before Wikipedia, before blogs, before comment areas or message boards, before the Internet—hell, before the mass adoption of indoor plumbing—readers were generating valuable content. I stumbled across this historical fact while reading Thomas C. Leonard's 1995 book, News for All: America's Coming-of-Age With the Press. The Proto-Internet of 1704: The small ways in which Colonial newspapers anticipated the Web. - By Jack Shafer
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