Rahm Emanuel Facing Questions Over Campaign Donations From Pension Fund Managers

By: Friday November 14, 2014 1:30 pm

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is once again facing questions over possibly unethical behavior. This time the controversy is due to executives that manage Chicago’s pension funds giving Mayor Emanuel campaign contributions.

This is arguably not allowed under federal pay to play laws as Emanuel has influence as to who gets to mange the funds. Getting money from people you are giving business to certainly looks like quid pro quo corruption.

 

After Pay To Play Accusations Christie Administration Sells Stake In Venture Firm

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:22 pm

The New Jersey Pension Fund has now sold a stake in a venture capital firm tied to one of Governor Christie’s campaign contributors according to The Bergen Record. The investment by the NJ Pension Fund in General Catalyst Partners became a scandal when it was revealed that one of the beneficiaries of that investment, Charles Baker, had contributed to Governor Chris Christie’s reelection campaign, arguably in violation of New Jersey’s pay to play law.

Under Chris Christie Fees to Wall Street Tripled

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 11:30 am

According to a report by David Sirota for the International Business Times, fees paid out to Wall Street by the State of New Jersey have tripled under the administration of Governor Chris Christie, costing the taxpayers $3.8 billion. Governor Christie was already under scrutiny for the way he managed the pension system when it was revealed that he had given a multimillion dollar contract to a campaign contributor arguably in violation of New Jersey’s pay to play law.

Report: Chris Christie May Have Violated Pay To Play Laws

By: Friday May 9, 2014 9:00 am

A report that broke early today at Pando Daily lays out a case that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie violated state and federal laws for giving benefits in exchange for campaign contributions or pay to play.

President Obama May Have Engaged In Pay To Play On Ambassadorships

By: Monday November 11, 2013 2:25 pm

President Obama’s choice for US Ambassador to Hungary is raising eyebrows. His choice, Colleen Bell, is a television producer most famous for the daytime soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Bell appears to have no particular experience with or knowledge of the nation of Hungary. But what she lacks in knowledge and experience seems to be made up for in campaign contributions.

New York Times, GE Throw Energy Industry a Party; You Were Not Invited

By: Monday April 16, 2012 4:05 pm

Rubbing elbows at exclusive, industry-sponsored “forums” might make sense for corporate bottom lines, and it might make life a little easier–or at least a little more fun–for stressed-out scribes, but it does nothing, really, for the consumer. And that would be for the consumer of the energy product or the news product.

Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly Checks Out… and Cashes In

By: Thursday September 9, 2010 9:00 am

Ceci Connolly’s departure from the Washington Post for McKinsey & Co. offers an unfortunate and disturbing lesson for other journalists: the best way to get out of the troubled news industry and into something more lucrative is with corporate shilling masquerading as journalism.

Washington Post Continues to Make Brauchli Soup

By: Monday October 19, 2009 12:50 pm

The WaPo continues its institutional whitewash of its Pay2Play scandal.

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