» The spike in donations has put the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on track for a historically-high month, only a few weeks removed from a record-breaking $5.6 million in donations during May. The donation numbers also add legitimacy to Democratic claims that the ruling galvanized the left every bit as much as it galvanized the right. Though, even when combined with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s similarly high $2.3 million in donations, the numbers seem small compared to the more than $5.5 million raised by Mitt Romney in the first 24-hours after the decision.
We demand, on behalf of all the seniors, poverty-stricken and children, that Pepco immediately begin investing their profits in improving our power and implement a long term solution to these unacceptable delays.A new Change.org petition against Pepco, a mid-Atlantic energy company • Demanding that the electric company change its business practices, in order to put an end to regular power outages in the DC area. Think that’s bad enough? The power company also wants to stick its own customers with the cost of a public relations campaign that argued it did a good job keeping up the quality of its utility service. This is despite the fact that this campaign was unsuccessful. Pepco’s service has been in the news recently after millions of customers lost power over the weekend after a heavy storm, most in the Washington DC region. source (via • follow)
Congressman Jackson’s medical condition is more serious than we thought … Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time.Frank Watkins, Spokesman for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. • In a statement, given to the Chicago Sun-Times, explaining the Illinois Democrat’s extended absence from the House of Representatives. Prior to the announcement, Rep. Jackson (whose father is who you think he is) was set to take over multiple subcommittees should the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in November. There’s no word yet from Rep. Jackson’s office on whether or not this will lead to his resignation and/or an end to his bid for reelection. source (via • follow)
» The previous record holder, Jamie Gold, won approximately $12 million during the 2006 World Series of Poker’s $10,000 “Main Event” tournament. More than ten thousand players, both amateur and professional, entered the tournament that year. By comparison, Esfandiari bested 48 other players for his most recent win, including second-place winner Sam Trickett, and Greenlight Capital Inc. co-founder David Einhorn who came in third. The charity tournament was for Big One for One Drop, which received $5.5 million from the tournament.