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The Single Largest Benefactor of Occupy Wall Street?: A Mitt Romney Donor.

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Meet Robert Halper, a retired trader and former vice chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Like a lot of wealthy Wall Street-connected 52-year-olds, Halper gave the maximum contribution of $2,500 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. But this guy also wrote a $20,000 check to help launch Occupy Wall Street. (more…)

Darrell Issa: Occupy trashed stimulus project.

Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is demanding an explanation for why the Obama administration allowed Occupy DC protesters to camp in a park that was recently rehabilitated with $400,000 in federal stimulus funds. (more…)