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July 10, 1994
Candidate Bill Clinton promised to come to Washington and cleanse the campaign finance stables, first by ending political reliance on "big money interests," especially un-regulated "soft money" -- donations to a party, which are not limited, in contrast to contributions to candidates, which are. Last month, though, President Clinton sat down with 2,000 representatives of big money interests and soft money contributors who paid $3.5 million to eat tenderloin and...
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September 29, 2013
The basic message of The Sun's editorial is correct regarding the Wall Street executive who compared criticism of executive bonuses to lynchings ("Of banker bonuses and public lynchings," Sept. 25) and I think Robert Benmosche should have been fired immediately by AIG's board of directors. But, why no mention that the investment community on Wall Street is a major political contributor to the Democratic Party? Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
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NEWS
November 2, 1992
Once upon a time Bill Clinton went to a much-ballyhooed fund raising event in Beverly Hills. Rich and famous Hollywood entertainers raised and contributed over a million dollars to the Clinton campaign. A couple of days before, George Bush went to a $2,500-a-person brunch at Bob Hope's estate for the more conservative members of the Hollywood crowd.Those were just the more visible of presidential campaign fund raising activities this season. President Bush and Governor Clinton have been glad-handing fat cats from coast to coast.
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By Rachel Martin and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
We bet you won't be able to tear your eyes away from this live camera feed. The Baltimore Humane Society's Phat Cat Fitness Camp provides constant entertainment of fat cats attempting to exercise (or mostly sleeping). Keep in mind, all of these adorable fat cats are available for adoption from the Baltimore Humane Society. Get more information on the Humane Society's website.  
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By DAN BERGER | June 16, 1993
Don't count Mickey out. He has the best name recognitio from the fat cats. Judge Ginsburg is the first New Yorker on the court in a long time, but not a militant New Yorker. The U.N. is shooting up civilians in Mogadishu, which is better than the U.S. doing it.
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By DAN BERGER | September 2, 1992
Leading economic indicators suggest a recovery beneficial to incumbents in time for the '94 midterm election.Q. How do you reduce the number of young black males in Baltimore in trouble with the law? A. Better schools, more jobs, less dope.If teachers are striking, autumn cannot be far behind.The nutty hostility at the Republican National Convention was a bonanza for Democratic fund-raising. It is a little-known fact of political zoology that not all fat cats are male.
NEWS
February 22, 2012
President Obama's mantra that we all need to pay our fair share and go after the fat cats of Wall Street appears to be missing a few other groups. We don't hear Mr. Obama mention the fat cats of sports, movies and the entertainment world paying their fair share. Gov.Martin O'Malley echoes Mr. Obama's sentiments about high-income people paying their share in Maryland. I'd like to offer a side that the president and governor fail to mention. Before we write that check or have new taxes imposed, we need to make sure the entitlement crowd surrenders a few of the following prior to accepting entitlements: cell phones, Bluetooth ear pieces, iPhones, iPods, cable/Dish TV, luxury cars, etc. If one is going to accept entitlements, that person needs to demonstrate that they are living within their financial means and worthy of entitlements.
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By Rachel Martin and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
We bet you won't be able to tear your eyes away from this live camera feed. The Baltimore Humane Society's Phat Cat Fitness Camp provides constant entertainment of fat cats attempting to exercise (or mostly sleeping). Keep in mind, all of these adorable fat cats are available for adoption from the Baltimore Humane Society. Get more information on the Humane Society's website.  
NEWS
May 5, 1993
Many Democratic members of Congress want to raise the present income-tax campaign fund checkoff from $1 to $5, then raid the Treasury to the tune of some $180 million every two years to subsidize candidates for the House and the Senate. The stated goal of this is to keep special interests from buying influence on officeholders with campaign contributions. In return for the subsidy, candidates would be limited in accepting private contributions. Thus, fat cats and political action committees would be thwarted.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | May 25, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Of all the bad ideas in the Republican budget proposals -- and there are plenty -- the least defensible may be their plan to kill the public financing of presidential election campaigns.The system was put in place 20 years ago as a response to Watergate and the abuses that had developed in the financing of campaigns -- most particularly the influence enjoyed by a few fat cats who financed candidates with multimillion-dollar contributions.Now, in the name of deficit reduction, the Republicans intend to scuttle the system -- and open the door once again to another generation of influence-seekers.
NEWS
February 22, 2012
President Obama's mantra that we all need to pay our fair share and go after the fat cats of Wall Street appears to be missing a few other groups. We don't hear Mr. Obama mention the fat cats of sports, movies and the entertainment world paying their fair share. Gov.Martin O'Malley echoes Mr. Obama's sentiments about high-income people paying their share in Maryland. I'd like to offer a side that the president and governor fail to mention. Before we write that check or have new taxes imposed, we need to make sure the entitlement crowd surrenders a few of the following prior to accepting entitlements: cell phones, Bluetooth ear pieces, iPhones, iPods, cable/Dish TV, luxury cars, etc. If one is going to accept entitlements, that person needs to demonstrate that they are living within their financial means and worthy of entitlements.
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Dan Rodricks | January 17, 2012
Nobody asked me, but ... Now that University of Maryland researchers have found a threefold jump in deaths and injuries among pedestrians who don't hear trains and cars because they're using headphones and earplugs, I'll make a prediction: Eighty percent of Americans won't hear this news because they'll be listening to music on their iPods. Of the remainder, 5 percent will take it as a warning to stop listening to music as they walk, and 15 percent will take it as a cue to stop walking.
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Dan Rodricks | January 11, 2012
Will Maryland voters see super PAC money spent here to influence the outcome of an election in 2012? If a certain congressional race gets close - say, the general election in the reshaped Sixth District - it's possible, even likely. Only two of the state's eight House seats are Republican. With the new Sixth in danger of slipping to the Democrats, some fat-cat super PAC might decide to throw money into advertising on behalf of the Republican candidate. Vice-versa if the Democrat needs an edge.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,jay.hancock@baltsun.com | March 18, 2009
How odious must executive pay abuses become, people kept wondering, before Congress and corporate boards recoil in horror? When will a company devise a compensation scheme so laughably grasping, so utterly counter to the idea of a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, that the jig will finally be up? Ladies and gentlemen, we appear to have a winner. The people at AIG's financial products unit did such a great job crippling the economy that they're getting $165 million in bonuses. Their job was to sell insurance on toxic mortgage bonds.
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By David P. Greisman and David P. Greisman,Special to The Sun | January 21, 2007
Nearly a year ago, an early-morning fire caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a popular downtown Westminster restaurant, but the site of the Fat Cat Cafe is making its way back. In place of the shattered windows, caution tape, piles of debris and the destroyed third floor, there are tarps and glass, a construction crew and a turret extending from the roof of the rebuilt top level. The building is being restored by its new owner, Sykesville Mayor Jonathan S. Herman. Herman, who fell in love with 172 E. Main St. years ago, said the building will keep its historic look and will reopen with a new restaurant and apartment units inside.
NEWS
February 26, 2006
An owner of the century-old building that housed Fat Cat Cafe in Westminster said she is waiting to hear from insurance investigators about the prospects of rebuilding the Main Street landmark. Mary Palmer, who co-owns the building with the restaurant's owner, John DiNatale, surveyed the damage last week with insurance representatives. She said Friday that she was waiting for their findings. She wants to restore the building to its Victorian style. It took more than 100 firefighters from 10 fire companies to extinguish the blaze that was called in at 5:18 a.m. Feb. 19. Fire officials blamed faulty wiring for the fire.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | July 22, 1992
While many Democrats left New York last week with stars in their eyes, Nate Landow left with dollar signs in his.Landow, who yesterday resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chairman, is a rich man, which is no big deal.But Landow has a special skill: He knows how to separate other rich people from their money.Which is why he now has been given the job of raising money nationally for the Bill Clinton/Al Gore campaign.While others ran around New York tooting horns and waving flags, Landow never forgot that the business of politics is business.
NEWS
August 12, 1991
Fat CatsEditor: Once again our dedicated fat cats [in the U.S. Senate] decided they needed a raise. So in the dark of night, in secret meetings, they voted themselves a $24,000 addition to their salaries.One wonders how these cats felt sneaking home, avoiding seeing the many citizens sleeping in doorways, in and around empty buildings, plus the ones beginning the long bread lines.Where else in this country can anyone working in a plant not ask, but just vote themselves a raise?Reuben Kramer.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | February 21, 2006
As was his routine, John DiNatale awakened in the predawn hours to head to his restaurant on Westminster's Main Street. On Sunday mornings - one of his busiest days - he liked to arrive early to cook at least 15 pounds of bacon, 25 pounds of home fries, and dozens of eggs, waffles and pancakes. But DiNatale, co-owner of Fat Cat Cafe and one of its chefs, was startled when the phone rang. On the line was his sous chef, Ashley Prochniak, who delivered the bad news that the restaurant's century-old building was on fire.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 11, 2004
Garfield the comic strip stopped being funny about 10 years ago. Garfield the Movie makes it to about the 10-minute mark before tedium sets in. It's hard to think of a movie more dependent for its success on someone whose face is never seen. That would be Bill Murray, who provides the voice of self-centered fat cat Garfield, whose laziness is exceeded only by his ego. Getting Murray, in his best inveterate lounge-singer mode, to provide the voice is about the only inspired thing about this movie, and the novelty of that choice wears thin.
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