Microsoft Corp., whose employees gave more money to President Barack Obama’s re-election committee than those at any other company, was the second- largest donor to his January inauguration, contributing $2.1 million, according to new Federal Election Commission filings.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the creation of an advocacy group called Fwd.us to lobby for immigration changes, higher academic standards and investments in scientific research.
Senate Republicans sent their top campaign lawyer to advise Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski about the state’s count of absentee ballots as the Libertarian Party considered endorsing her if she loses the party primary.
Scott Brown is the only white guy on his team playing a charity basketball game at the Dunbar Y Community Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and he’s working. He huffs up and down the court in a gold tank top with a number 10 on it, maroon shorts, and Nike high-tops that make it look as if he’s got black-and-white hams strapped to the ends of his legs.
Republican and Democratic campaign committees have returned $1.7 million in contributions convicted Texas financier R. Allen Stanford made from proceeds of his $7 billion investment fraud, his receiver said.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee should say whether it provided several hundred thousand dollars for a last-minute ad buy benefiting Missouri Republican Todd Akin’s campaign, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee executive director Guy Cecil said.