Jon Voight Slams Obama, Democrats on Fox News

Actor Jon Voight is not happy with President Obama or the current Democratic Party.

The Oscar-winning actor railed against the president and his party on Mike Huckabee’s Fox News program on July 12. The pre-planned remarks included everything from Benghazi to the IRS scandal to the “targeting” of filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s new book.

“Let us remember, let us not forget Benghazi,” Voight said. “Let us not say, ‘What difference does it make?’ Obama found a perfect way to put this under the rug, blaming Republicans, saying that they just want to find fault with his administration. And still to this day we still do not know the truth.”

Voight goes on to blast the Democratic Party and its leadership.

“The Democrat party has become a very negative force. … It’s more socialist in their thinking, and they’ve given young women the wrong ideas about what democracy really is,” he said. “Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the gang leader for all the wrong information to our young women. Convincing them that Republicans are stopping their liberties and freedoms of reproduction when the truth is, as the Supreme Court upheld, that religious freedoms are being infringed upon.”

Voight has been an outspoken conservative in Hollywood and has not shied away from voicing his opinions on the current president and his administration. Voight is the father of Angelina Jolie who, along with fiancé Brad Pitt, visited Obama in the White House in 2012.

Watch the entire Voight interview below:

 

Michelle Obama Joins Anna Wintour at Costume Museum Grand Opening

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First Lady Michelle Obama assisted Vogue editor-in-chief and Obama campaign bundler, Anna Wintour, at the grand opening of the Anna Wintour Costume Center in New York.

Other guests at the event included Calvin Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Wintour played a major fundraising role in President Barack Obama‘s 2012 reelection campaign, co-hosting celebrity fundraisers in New York City, London and Paris.

It was reported Wintour raised around $500,000 for Obama’s reelection bid.

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Obama and Wintour Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images

‘Superman’ Actor Thinking About U.S. House Bid

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‘Superman’ actor Dean Cain is contemplating a run for a California House seat, which includes the communities of Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Santa Monica, reports Roll Call.

The District 33 seat is being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) after serving in Congress for 39 years.

Cain, who grew up in Malibu, said he is not affiliated with a particular political party. When pressed about his presidential vote in 2012, Cain wasn’t shy about sharing his choice. “It wasn’t Barack Obama,” he said. “It was certainly Mitt Romney.”

Cain said he was conservative on issues regarding the economy and individual liberties, but liberal on social issues.

The actor, who starred in  “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry during the 2012 Republican primary. 

Cain said he is not a fan of the retiring congressman.

“Waxman was there for a long time — far too long in my opinion,” Cain said. “I don’t like career politicians. And I don’t think it should be a full-time job, and it’s something that I would do on a part-time basis after many, many years of having a career. I’m just glad Waxman’s out, to be honest.”

 

 

Amy Poehler Fundraising For Sen. Al Franken

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Actress Amy Poehler is hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) in Los Angles on April 24, according to a fundraising email sent out by the Franken campaign.

Both Poehler and Franken are former “Saturday Night Live” actors and writers. As the trend goes, the Franken campaign is raffling off tickets to the fundraiser for a few lucky supporters who donate a minimum of $5 to the senator’s reelection bid.

The “Parks and Recreation” actress isn’t the only celebrity Franken has enlisted to help out in his reelection campaign. MinnPost reports the Franken campaign also raffled off tickets to Franken fundraisers featuring Conan O’Brien and Jon Hamm, as well as singer Paul Simon. However, the Simon fundraiser was cancelled due to the government shutdown.

Franken has brought in many donations from entertainment personnel and SNL alum this election cycle, including contributions from Lorne Michaels, Lily Tomlin, Buck Henry, Steve Martin, Will Forte, Tim Meadows, Kevin Nealon, Blythe Danner, Carl Reiner, Kevin Kline, Jane Curtin and Ed Harris, according to FEC reports.

The Minnesota Senate race is likely to be competitive, as it was in 2008 when Franken ousted Sen. Norm Colman by a little over 300 votes. Top Republican candidates include financial executive Mike McFadden and Minnesota state Sen. Julianne Ortman. Franken currently has a campaign war chest of $2.7 million.

 

Willie Nelson Playing at Wendy Davis BBQ

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Texas gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davisannounced last week that Willie Nelson will be playing at a BBQ fundraiser for her campaign on April 27 in Houston.

Supporters can enter a raffle for a chance to win an invite to the event. A minimum donation of $5 is required. 

Davis, who faces Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in November, has been trailing in recent polls

In the past, Nelson has been politically outspoken on marijuana, LGBT rights and the Iraq War.

A-List Donors Contribute to Bobby Shriver’s LA County Supervisor Bid

Bobby Shriver, former Santa Monica City Councilman and nephew of President John F. Kennedy’s, reported a huge fundraising haul with tons of A-List donors, in his bid for the Los Angeles County supervisor seat, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hollywood donors include Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jimmy Iovine, Warren Beatty, Jessica Alba, Chris O’Donnell, Rob Lowe, Larry David, Ted Danson, Joan Cusack, Harvey Keitel, Renee Zellweger, Michael Douglas, J.J. Abrams, Rob Reiner and Cameron CroweShriver also took donations from some of Hollywood’s biggest power players, including Steven SpielbergJeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Bob Iger, Jim Gianopulos, Kevin Tsujihara, HBO’s Michael Lombardo, Disney’s Sean Bailey, 20th Century Fox’s Jennifer Carreras, Alan Horn, and Nicole Avant, according to THR. 

George Soros, Warren Buffett and Steve Bing also contributed.

Last week, Shriver stressed the need to reform the county’s campaign finance laws and criticized the $1.4 million voluntary spending cap. He argued that amount of money wasn’t enough to spread his message, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Shriver, a Democrat, will face Sheila Kuehl, Pamela Conley Ulich and John Duran in the June 3 primary.

 

Robert Redford Defends Obama

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Robert Redford fears little progress will be made in combatting climate change in the remainder of President Obama’s second term.

“Am I disappointed in the outcome? Somewhat, not entirely,” Redford told The Hollywood Reporter. “You have to look at what [President Obama]’s up against. There’s never been a more paralyzed system to try to work with.”

Redford attended the launch of Pitzer College’s new environmental initiative that involves a fossil fuel divestment climate-action model. He slammed the current state of politics after the event on April 12.

“There’s too much partisan warfare. It’s sad,” he said.

The veteran actor has been an outspoken environmental activist and endorsed Obama in 2012.