Obama's Team 2014

Updated: 8/7/14

Barack Obama
President of the United States
Barack Obama (D) Illinois

 

 

 

The White House:

 

Information on the Executive Office of the President, the President's Cabinet, the White House Staff, and other entities that exist within the White House can be found at whitehouse.gov.

 

Pro-Obama Super Pacs:

 

"Priorities USA Action"

 

"Organizing for Action," Pro-Obama "free standing" lobbying group formed 1/18/2013 as a non-profit Social Welfare organization. It is a 501c4 “issue advocacy” organization. "A 501c4 has a few distinct advantages over political parties and traditional political action committees (PACs): it can take corporate money, there’s no limit to how much it can raise from an individual or corporation, and donations do not have to be publicly disclosed."... Politico In addition, a 501(c)4 can have unlimited legislative activity as long as that activity involves the social issues (ie "exempt purpose") stated in its 501(c)4 filing.

Organizing for Action - Wikipedia defines organization

Organizing for Action Web site: www.BarackObama.com (We're not kidding.)

Chairman: Jim Messina

Executive Director: Jon Carson, who is currently the Director of the Office of Public Engagement in the White House.

 

Comments: So, in essence, it appears we have the Executive Branch forming a lobbyist group to petition Congress regarding Obama's legislative initiatives... Others have tried (including Reagan and Clinton). Let's watch this and see if it can be legally established. Right now, there doesn't appear to be the required separation from the Executive branch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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