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Top political donors? 1. Steyer $73.7 million, 2.Bloomberg, $20 million, and 40 others

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Thomas F. Steyer $73,725,000
Michael Bloomberg $20,011,895
Paul Singer $9,333,539
Robert Mercer $8,070,000
Fred Eychaner $7,900,000
Sheldon Adelson $5,000,000
J. Joe Ricketts $4,870,000
Richard E. Uihlein $4,235,000
Robert C. McNair $3,500,000
George Soros $3,315,000
Warren A. Stephens/Stephens Inc. $3,035,000
James H. Simons $3,000,000
Kenneth C. Griffin $2,825,000
Linda McMahon $2,635,000
Joseph W. Craft III $2,625,000
Seth A. Klarman $2,600,000
B. Wayne Hughes Sr. $2,500,000
Kenneth W. Davis Jr. $2,458,911
Ronnie Cameron/Mountaire Corp. $2,350,000
John W. Childs $2,165,000
S. Donald Sussman $2,025,000
Charles G. Koch $2,000,000
David H. Koch $2,000,000
Andrew Jerrold $2,000,000
Amy Goldman Fowler $1,999,760
Virginia James $1,800,000
George M. Marcus $1,750,000
Marlene Ricketts $1,725,000
Herbert M. Sandler $1,700,000
Jon L. Stryker $1,625,000
Anne Getty Earhart $1,600,000
Sean Fieler $1,574,670
Ronald M. Firman $1,476,620
Angelo Tsakopoulos $1,347,000
Daniel S. Loeb $1,250,000
Robert B. Rowling/TRT Holdings $1,200,000
Sean Parker $1,125,000
Ian M. Cumming $1,025,000
Julian H. Robertson Jr. $1,012,000
Diane Hendricks $1,000,000
Meridee Moore $1,000,000
Clarence L. Werner $1,000,000

Source: Federal Election Commission

By Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY

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Either liberty or the IRS (You can’t have both)

The thing is many people don’t care about liberty. They care about being fed. (As everyone should.) They care about making people “pay their fair share.” (And what is this “fair share”? Seems like a “fair” share would be a lot less than what most taxpayers pay today.) They don’t care about state sanctioned theft. They don’t care because often they are the beneficiaries of that theft.

Before you go thinking that I am targeting people on welfare I will tell you that I am more concerned with corporate and institutional welfare than the run of the mill kind. Much more concerned.

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Bloodbath? CNN: 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed

I hate that it’s a 0 or 1 binary political situation, Democrat or Republican, Coke/Pepsi, and in some ways it’s not. The Libertarian Party has made huge headway in many places this year just by simply saying and reflecting what people actually believe. The guy in the North Carolina Senate race is awesome.

Below is my sense of the political landscape at this moment. I do not necessarily agree with all of these sentiments but it is where I think the country is right – and I mean right – now.

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EX-CBS reporter: Government-related entity bugged my computer

More fallout from the Sharyl Attkinson book. She says she was illegally tracked on her computer and that according to a source at least one “government entity” had access to her Skype account, financial records, and pretty much everything else.

She also said that someone planted classified documents in her hard drive.

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Jeb (probably) gets in, The establishment steps up attacks on Rand Paul (They fear him)

The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected. The big banks want to make sure their corporate welfare is protected. The establishment GOP consultants who would rather lose and make millions than have a smaller government want their cottage industry protected. House leadership fears a libertarianish president. So does the Senate leadership.

The whole Beltway GOP does not want the party to evolve. (The Dems don’t want the GOP to evolve either.)They would rather it remain a big government party with a slightly different social flavor than the Democrats. (The Dems would prefer this also.)

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