Biden Fined $219K For Illegal Campaign Contributions The Federal Elections Commission has fined Vice President Joe Biden $219,000 for accepting illegal donations and failing to disclose payments and debts. According to an FEC audit, Biden's 2008 presidential campaign didn't return $106,000 in campaign ... 07/19/2010 - 2:45 am | View Link
Joe Biden Fined $219K for Campaign Violations Joe Biden’s failed 2008 presidential campaign was sloppily run and violated campaign finances laws, a Federal Election Commission audit shows. Politico, which seems to have broken the news, titles the story “Joe Biden fined $219K for 2008 presidential ... 07/17/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Biden's 2008 campaign fined more than $219K Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the annual Tennessee Democratic Party Jackson Day on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Nashville, Tenn. WASHINGTON -- Election watchdogs have fined Joe Biden's 2008 presidential campaign more than $219,000 for sloppy bookkeeping ... 07/17/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
FEC fined VP Joe Biden 2008 campaign $219K THE VICE President Joe Biden is embroiled in another controversy, this time it is shoddy bookkeeping and acceptance of excessive election funding during 2008 presidential campaign. Election watchdog have fined Biden’s election campaign more than $219,000. 07/17/2010 - 10:46 am | View Link
Feds Fine Biden Campaign $219K for Violations (Newser) – Election watchdogs have fined Joe Biden's 2008 presidential campaign more than $219,000 for sloppy bookkeeping and accepting excessive contributions, including a discounted flight on a private jet. The FCC audit says the Biden campaign ... 07/17/2010 - 9:07 am | View Link
WASHINGTON -- Ian Reisner, a gay businessman who hosted an event for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in New York this week, apologized on Sunday after furious backlash from the gay community.
Reisner and his longtime partner Mati Weiderpass hosted a "fireside chat" with the presidential candidate, who reportedly softened his notoriously anti-gay tone at the event by claiming that, if one of his daughters were gay, "I would love them just as much.” News of Cruz's appearance prompted a boycott of the two men's businesses.
In a statement posted to his Facebook page on Sunday, Reisner sought forgiveness for his "poor judgement," explaining that he did not do his homework on Cruz's record on marriage equality before agreeing to host the event.
"I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days.
First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations.
Then came an investigation by the state attorney general into the school's management of its finances.
Over the past year, Cooper Union's reputation as a world-class training ground for engineers, architects and artists has taken a back seat to headlines about the investigation, a lawsuit over the imposition of tuition and the future of its president.
Some Cooper graduates and students hope all the turmoil results in more financial stability and maybe even a return to the tuition-free model that has been central to the school's unique, egalitarian character.
"We know that students have had to refuse our offer because they couldn't afford it," said Mike Essl, a Cooper Union alumnus and faculty member who is a plaintiff in the lawsuit over the decision to charge tuition starting with this year's freshman class.