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Manuel Balce Ceneta, Patrick Semansky / AP

The FEC released new names on Wednesday of Trump's inauguration donors, including Sheldon Adelson, who gave a record $5 million. The Presidential Inaugural Committee has until 90 days after the inauguration to disclose their donors.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee raised a record total of $106.7 million, according to the Center for Public Integrity, to spend on the ceremony, three official balls and other inaugural celebration events.

Here are some of the biggest donors to be released so far.

  1. Sheldon G. Adelson. FEC revealed that the Las Vegas Sands Corporation owner giving the largest single donation to an inauguration ever — $5 million.
  2. Dow Chemical, $1 million. The company only gave $250K to Bush, the Hill reported.
  3. Pfizer gave $1 million
  4. Boeing, $1 million
  5. AT&T, $1 million in cash and in-kind, including 5x phone capacity on the National Mall.
  6. Alexander Shustorovich, Russian-American businessman, $1 million
  7. Charles Schwab, $1 million
  8. Hushang Ansary, $1 million
  9. J. Clifford Forrest, coal executive, $1 million
  10. Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy.com, $1 million
  11. Stephen A. Cohen, investor, $1 million
  12. Howard Lutnick, chairman of financial services firm, $1 million
  13. Scott Bessent, $1 million
  14. Dan Snyder of the Washington Redskins, $1 million
  15. Shahid R. Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, $1 million
  16. Stan Kroenke of the Los Angeles Rams, $1 million
  17. Robert McNair of the Houston Texans, $1 million
  18. Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots through his holding company, $1 million
  19. Reynolds American, $1 million
  20. Allied Wallet, $1 million
  21. Access Industries, $1 million
  22. Green Plains, ethanol producer, $1 million
  23. Quicken Loans, $750K
  24. Wynn Resorts, $729K
  25. Chevron, $525K
  26. Amgen, $500K
  27. Exxon Mobil, $500K. The company gave $250K to both Obama and Bush's inaugurations, their old CEO Rex Tillerson is now Secretary of State.
  28. Altria, $500K
  29. Microsoft, $500K in cash and in other service.
  30. Altria Client Services LLC, $500,000
  31. Florida Crystals, $500K
  32. Chevron, $500K
  33. American Financial Group, $500K
  34. Intel, $500K
  35. JPMorgan and Chase and Co., $500K
  36. Citgo Petroleum, $500K
  37. MacAndrews and Forbes Group, $500K
  38. Tahl Propp, NYC real estate investment firm, $500K
  39. Coca-Cola, $300,638
  40. Murray Energy Corporation, $300K
  41. The Witkoff Group, $300K
  42. Google, $285K
  43. Ford Motor Company, $250K
  44. Nextera Energy, $250K
  45. Pepsi, $250K
  46. Comcast Corp., $250K
  47. UPS, $250K
  48. Centene, healtchare company, $250K
  49. Anheuser Busch, $250K
  50. San Manuel Band of Mission, $250K
  51. General Motors Co., $200K
  52. Aetna, $100K
  53. MetLife Group, $100K
  54. Verizon, $100K
  55. Valero, $100K
  56. Anadarko Petroleum, $100K
  57. U.S. Sugar Corporation, $100K
  58. Chiquita Brands, 100K
  59. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, $100K
  60. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. $100K
  61. Kelcy Warren, whose company is building the Dakota Access Pipeline, $250K
  62. Liberty Interactive, $250K
  63. Wal-Mart, $150K and sponsored a ball
  64. Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, $100K.
  65. Anthem, $100K
  66. Kraft Group LLC, NFL's marketing and promotions arm, $100K
  67. Visa, $50K
  68. Aflac, Inc., $50K
  69. Monsanto, $25K
  70. CVS Health, $25K

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A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are delivering historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest from this weekend, forecasters warn.

Why it matters: A strong atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, is predicted to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood.

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Responding to charges by Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday's "Axios on HBO," NIAID director Anthony Fauci told "ABC This Week" that it's "molecularly impossible" for U.S.-funded bat virus research in China to have produced COVID-19.

Why it matters: The issue 0f Wuhan research was reignited on the right last week with a National Institutes of Health letter to Congress disclosing more about the research.

Manchin, Schumer huddle with Biden in Delaware to discuss spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and Sen. Joe Manchin at the U.S. Capitol in 2014. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will meet with President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday morning in Delaware as Democrats look to reach an agreement on the massive spending measure.

Driving the news: Democrats are still negotiating what to keep in the bill and how to pay for it, with Biden saying on Thursday that the party does not have the votes to raise the corporate tax rate.

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