‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

By John Dunbar and Erin Quinn

Public relations pro, food industry behind website, ads blasting Humane Society.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Union Facts":

"… dom Action Committee, the Employment Policies Institute Foundation and the Center for Union Facts. “We find the practice of a charity contracting for management services …"

Center journalists to be honored at White House Correspondents’ dinner

'Hard Labor' series earns Edgar A. Poe award.

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… rters Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Ronnie Greene will receive a prestigious White House Correspondents’ Association award Saturday night for a series of reports …"

"… to the American people.” The reporters will be honored at the black tie White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday evening. President Obama will …"

"… ency,” and Julie Pace of the Associated Press and Terry Moran of ABC for White House news coverage. …"

Koch brothers pour more cash into think tanks, ALEC

By Paul Abowd

Billionaire Koch brothers continue to shower free-market causes with tax-exempt gifts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Charles Koch":

"… nd Institute: $25,000 The above grants came from foundations run by Charles Koch. His brother David’s foundation focused all of its $10 million grant giv …"

Daily Disclosure: Bloomberg’s super PAC backs candidates in both parties

By Rachael Marcus

A super PAC created by the mayor of New York spends big in three states.

Donor profile: Service Employees International Union

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… ycle, almost exclusively Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics Notable state-level contributions, 2012: $30,000 to Jay Nixon, Democ …"

"… 2012):   $11.6 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.   Biography: Mary Kay Henry, the Service Employees International …"

"… d: Jan. 30, 2013 *2011-2012 election cycle. Source: Center for Responsive Politics and Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission re …"

Voters in both parties favor defense spending cuts

By R. Jeffrey Smith

It doesn't matter if the district is blue or red, or has a defense manufacturing plant.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pentagon":

"… sequestration.”The new analysis showed, moreover, that the presence of Pentagon spending in congressional districts had little impact on the public’s se …"

Public radio's 'To the Point' spotlights Stand Your Ground laws

By iWatch News

Discussion on 'To the Point' features gun-rights and gun-control advocates, attorneys' views and details on NRA donations and strategy.

About 46,400 immigrants claiming U.S. children deported in six months

By Susan Ferriss

Obama administration clashes with immigrant advocates over deportations of parents, and the definition of criminal immigrants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "San Antonio":

"… en final court orders for deportation between January and June 2011.  San Antonio was next with 1,836 who were ordered to leave, followed by Phoenix with 1, …"

Pro-Gingrich super PAC reports $2.1 million in contributions

By Aaron Mehta

A super PAC favoring Newt Gingrich collected big donations from casino owner's family

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… to little effect, apparently. Gingrich was soundly defeated in the crucial Florida primary Tuesday.Even without Adelson, the super PAC drew support from …"

Super PAC roundup

By iWatch News

iWatch News sorts through the most surprising — and the most predicted — details from the Jan. 31st disclosure deadline

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… pending during the year 2011.Just hours after being declared winner of the Florida primary, records from Mitt Romney's main super PAC, Restore Our Futur …"

"… ;Anderson Columbia company ($25,000), a construction company based in Florida.The League of Conservation Voters Victory FundThis section of the nationwi …"

FACT CHECK: Did Gingrich ‘slash’ federal spending?

By FactCheck.Org

Gingrich super PAC ad claims the former speaker slashed federal spending, but the ad exaggerates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Office of Management and Budget":

"… ake the claim that spending was “slashed.” It’s simply not true. The Office of Management and Budget’s historical tables show total outlays (table 1.1) continued t …"

Failed DCCC head Van Hollen will take liberal line in SuperCongress

By Fred Schulte, Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

Chris Van Hollen, loyal opposition on Paul Ryan's budget committee

Scores of union leaders earn six-figure salaries

By John C. Henry

The Standoff in Wisconsin Between Gov. Walker and unions could “trickle up” to jeopardize fat compensation packages of labor leaders....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Joseph T. Hansen":

"… headquarters officers and employees who earn over $200,000. The president, Joseph T. Hansen, received $360,737 in pay and benefits in 2009. Of the $1.9 million the un …"

Gerry McEntee

By Peter H. Stone

Gerry McEntee. Photo used under Creative Commons from aflcio.Labor unions face an extremely daunting political landscape in this year’s elec

Excerpts from this story referencing "Philadelphia":

"… e said.McEntee began his labor career in the late 1950s as an organizer in Philadelphia. His affinity for the labor movement comes naturally: His father was an AF …"

The hidden costs of clean coal

By The Center for Public Integrity

The environmental and human disaster of longwall mining

Undermined

By Kristen Lombardi

In northern Appalachia, longwall mines burrow beneath people’s land, water wells and houses.

Politicking pastors

By Sarah Laskow

Everyone else is talking politics these days, and now a group of conservative pastors is challenging a tax law that says they can’t join in.

Cloud of corruption around Democrats' union patron

By Charles Lewis

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2000 — As the Democratic National Convention gets under way in Los Angeles, the American Federation of State, County a

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… d) …"