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    [size=+3]Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations[/size]
    [size=+2]Contributions Reviewed After Deposits[/size]

    By Matthew Mosk
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008; A02


    Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

    Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited.

    The Obama organization said its extensive review has ensured that the campaign has refunded any improper contributions, and noted that Federal Election Commission rules do not require front-end screening of donations.

    In recent weeks, questionable contributions have created headaches for Obama's accounting team as it has tried to explain why campaign finance filings have included itemized donations from individuals using fake names, such as Es Esh or Doodad Pro. Those revelations prompted conservative bloggers to further test Obama's finance vetting by giving money using the kind of prepaid cards that can be bought at a drugstore and cannot be traced to a donor.

    The problem with such cards, campaign finance lawyers said, is that they make it impossible to tell whether foreign nationals, donors who have exceeded the limits, government contractors or others who are barred from giving to a federal campaign are making contributions.

    Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations


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    #24 Jersey

    This can't have anything to do with the record number of donations, can it ? :rolleyes:
     
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    Meet the "new kind of politcs", same as the old kind of politics. I'm just glad he accepted public financing, like he said he would.
     
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    And in a breaking development McCain receives $269,000 from an unknown in Chicago..

    Campaign donor's giving raises questions -- chicagotribune.com

     
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    This election is endless, there are hourly new negative talking points.. wonder how many are starting to get turned off with all the extraneous BS.. I know I am..

    We don't get fooled again!!!!
     
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    You are talking about a 'transparacy' Obama. Is he a hypocrite?
     
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    Your question does not make any sense, please clarify.. I believe your sentence is a fragment..
     
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    #24 Jersey

    He's saying that Mr. Smiley is pretending to be a different kind of politician, an untouched virgin so to speak. As it turns out he's a dirty slut like the rest of them.
     
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    Obama? A hypocrite? Nah.... It's the politics of hope remember! :D
     
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    Now that's my kind of language. ;)
     
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    Oh I guess it must be righty speak or something like that..
     
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    Except there is NO hope for the FUTURE.:D
     
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    Nah, pure "coincidence".

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    Obama has been bought and sold. By whom?? Follow the money trail.


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