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Feb 14, 2012 0 Comments

Paul, Obama collect most military donations to run Media Mentions

Authors: J.D. GORDON

Enlisted personnel and civilian military employees are donating more to presidential campaigns than in previous elections, and they overwhelmingly prefer two candidates: Ron Paul, the long-shot Republican presidential contender opposed to using U.S. forces as the “world’s police,” and President Obama.

Mr. Paul and Mr. Obama, who’s slashing the Pentagon’s budget, have received nearly the same number of donations of at least $200 from military voters, but the GOP candidate’s haul adds up to $100,000 more than the president’s, a Washington Times analysis of publicly available Federal Election Commission records showed.

Each has lapped the rest of the GOP field several times, taking in 20 times as many military donations as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and more money than all their rivals combined. Mr. Paul took in $300,588 to Mr. Romney’s $30,293.

“If we’re going to go to war, and there’s a good reason, then we shouldn’t be fighting with two hands behind our back because we’re doing peacekeeping,” said Jordan Whitson, a soldier in the Army National Guard in Alabama who has written three checks to the Paul campaign. “Germany, South Korea and Japan — there’s a lot of money wasted over there.”

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Jul 20, 2011 0 Comments

Democracia del país está amenazada Media Mentions


Cuando se comienza a escuchar que el partido en el Gobierno tiene intenciones de impulsar la implementación del referéndum, de convocar a una Asamblea Constituyente y que para ello es preciso hacer reformas a la Constitución, son señales de que la democracia del país está bajo “amenaza”, advirtieron dos investigadores de la política estadounidenses.

Ante eso, los especialistas instan a la oposición política a hacer un contrapeso y a unirse para luchar contra la “guerra de ideas” que impulsa el mandatario de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, mediante su proyecto socialista. Y en el caso salvadoreño, opinaron que ARENA, como principal partido opositor, está débil y necesita jugar un rol más protagónico. “Nunca es demasiado tarde para actuar”, indicaron los ponentes.

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