Tech super PAC startups could tap billions

By Dave Levinthal

A for-profit university co-founded by noted futurist Ray Kurzweil is mulling whether to spend big on political campaigns.

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"… politicians such as 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The Arizona-based company has donated about …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clarium Capital Management":

"… Thiel’s other ventures haven’t been quite as successful. The assets of Clarium Capital Management, the hedge fund he founded, shrunk from their peak of $7 billion in mid-20 …"

PayPal co-founder gives $1.7 million to pro-Ron Paul super PAC in January

By John Dunbar

A super PAC supporting Ron Paul receives big boost from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

Excerpts from this story referencing "Thiel":

"… but he's first in the heart of PayPal founder and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel.With a $1.7 million donation in January added to the $900,000 he's already …"

"… $1.7 million donation in January added to the $900,000 he's already given, Thiel is responsible for 76 percent of Endorse Liberty's $3.4 million in total r …"

"… to Federal Election Commission disclosure records released Monday.In 1998, Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, the online payment service that revolutionized …"

"… billion in Ocotober 2002, making the technology pioneer a very wealthy man.Thiel, 44, a former securities lawyer and self-described Libertarian, blames reg …"