Tag Archives: presidential-contender

From convention donor to bailout seeker

Los Angeles Times – Financial giants and other large firms now being bailed out by the government spent millions underwriting the Democratic and Republican conventions last summer, just weeks before coming to Washington seeking multibillion-dollar handouts. The big donors included […]

What Can Hedge Funds Expect from President Obama?

New York Times Blogs – After pouring money into Barack Obama’s campaign, what can hedge funds and their executives expect from the new president? If history is any exmaple, says FINAlternatives, they shouldn’t expect a cuddly relationship. Mr. Obama didn’t […]

Five Myths About the Election and the Stock Market

BusinessWeek – For the first time in 76 years, a financial crisis is occurring at the same time as a Presidential election. Based on recent polls, the coincidence seems to have boosted the chances that Illinois Senator Byearack Obama, the […]

Obama brushes aside GOP criticism of his tax plans

Bloomington Pantagraph – Democrat Barack Obama on Wednesday brushed aside Republican charges that his tax plan amounts to socialism, but acknowledged it involves “spreading around opportunity’’ so that wealthier Americans — like himself — pay a little more to help […]

Stocks rally as Bush pushes revived bailout

KTAK – U.S. lawmakers and President George W. Bush eased pressure on financial markets on Tuesday by starting work to revive a $700 billion bailout plan to stem a credit crisis that has spread beyond Wall Street to claim more […]

Carbon disaster

Edmonton Sun – Stop worrying about a carbon tax driving up the cost of everything we buy after this election. Start worrying about a cap-and-trade carbon market doing the same thing. Canada will only get a carbon tax if Liberal […]

Shy Tycoon Makes Very Big Splash

NationalJournal.com – Among the elite and deep-pocketed GOP fundraisers and donors at the convention, few can rival Paul Singer, a New York hedge-fund tycoon who has raked in more than $500,000 for the John McCain campaign. Earlier, he raised a […]

Biden No Hedge Fund Lover

HedgeFund.Net – According to Joseph Biden, the hedge fund industry and private equity deserve the blame for the global credit crisis. The Delaware senator and running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama made that assertion in a primary debate […]

Big-Dollar Donors Are Major Force in Obama Campaign

New York Times – In an effort to cast himself as independent of the influence of money on politics, Senator Barack Obama often highlights the campaign contributions of $200 or less that have amounted to fully half of the $340 […]