FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres is seen in Los Angeles. If you have $40,000 to spend, President Barack Obama's campaign has a deal for you. Write a big check, and you'll get you a picture with the president and the chance to swap political strategy him _ all while enjoying a gourmet meal at the lavish home of a Hollywood celebrity or Wall Street tycoon. And if you're lucky, you might just end up with a plum post as a U.S. ambassador or an invitation to an exclusive White House state dinner. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)