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SSanf
March 7th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Less than two months after ascending to the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors, the NYT will splash on Wednesday Page Ones.

The paper claims, according to newsroom sources: One of the companies was a biotech concern that was starting to develop a drug to treat avian flu. In March 2005, two weeks after buying about $5,000 of its shares, Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease.

The paper's Mike McIntire and Chris Drew get front placement [side by side with Libby Coverage] for details of Obama's most recent financial disclosure:

It shows that he bought more than $50,000 in stock in a satellite communications business whose principal backers include four friends and donors who had raised more than $150,000 for his political committees.

A spokesman for Obama says the senator did not know that he had invested in either company.

http://drudgereport.com/flash6.htmYou know, it doesn't matter whether it is this or something else, I think they will find a way to discredit him big time.

I think they won't stop digging until they find something to make him go slinking back home.

AmericanMe
March 7th, 2007, 09:27 AM
So? If this man is wants to be President, we should know if he puts his money where his mouth is.

BTW, Hillary's goons are the ones most interested in destroying Obama right now.

SSanf
March 7th, 2007, 12:06 PM
So? If this man is wants to be President, we should know if he puts his money where his mouth is.

BTW, Hillary's goons are the ones most interested in destroying Obama right now.Of course! She has the most to gain by discrediting him.

Phoenix Blue
March 7th, 2007, 03:15 PM
The source for this is the Drudge Report. Anyone got a brick of salt to take it with?

SSanf
March 7th, 2007, 03:33 PM
I have always found Drudge to be pretty good. They have pretty reliable sources.

Xander67
March 7th, 2007, 06:43 PM
Of course, the Clinton camp is going to digg up dirt on Obama, and the Obama Camp will do the same to hillary, that is what campaigning is all about.

Keli
March 7th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Of course, the Clinton camp is going to digg up dirt on Obama, and the Obama Camp will do the same to hillary, that is what campaigning is all about.

My respect for a candidate goes up tremendously if they don't do the mudslinging bit.

Xander67
March 7th, 2007, 07:03 PM
heheh,
just wait till debate time rolls around...

but yeah, I do agree with you, but unfortunately too much is riding on the 08 elections and BOTH sides are going to go at it TOOTH and NAIL

Daniel
March 7th, 2007, 07:04 PM
The source for this is the Drudge Report. Anyone got a brick of salt to take it with?

Well, Drudge said it was going to hit the New York Times today.

It did: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/07/us/politics/07obama.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=login

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With that said, the New York Times story includes these details left out by Drudge:


A spokesman for Mr. Obama, who is seeking his party’s presidential nomination in 2008, said yesterday that the senator did not know that he had invested in either company until fall 2005, when he learned of it and decided to sell the stocks. He sold them at a net loss of $13,000.

The spokesman, Bill Burton, said Mr. Obama’s broker bought the stocks without consulting the senator, under the terms of a blind trust that was being set up for the senator at that time but was not finalized until several months after the investments were made.

SSanf
March 7th, 2007, 10:57 PM
Well, Drudge said it was going to hit the New York Times today.

It did: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/07/us/politics/07obama.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=login

Logins available at bugmenot.com

With that said, the New York Times story includes these details left out by Drudge:
Uh...you did notice, that they said the story was still developing, right? Developing means, that they don't have all the details, yet.

NOW it says "Impacting late..."

They are still working on it.

Phoenix Blue
March 7th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Which is Drudge-ese for "too lazy to follow up if the information doesn't turn out to a Democrat's disadvantage ..."

Lares
March 8th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Don't forget the funny business with his house. He gets a good deal somehow on this big place, some political croney buys the lot next to him and sells him a part of the lot dirt cheap so he can have a bigger yard.