‘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.

Center journalists to be honored at White House Correspondents’ dinner

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

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.

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 "House":

"… ma) $850,000 to Rethink PAC (pro-Elizabeth Warren) $668,500 to House Majority PAC (pro-Democratic) $550,000 to Service Employees Internat …"

"… dent from 1996 to 2010, was one of the most frequent visitors to the White House early in Obama's term, when the union touted is access to the new commande …"

"… led Florida Freedom PAC, which supported Obama, Sen. Bill Nelson and three House candidates. The SEIU's super PAC also transferred funds to the Sierra Clu …"

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 "Washington":

"… ore December and possibly not until next year. …"

"… rt the idea that the defense budget should be cut more than politicians in Washington are considering.The Obama administration has only proposed to reduce plann …"

"… o a forum in a House of Representatives office building on Capitol Hill in Washington.Although the politically-based differences were slight, they mostly reflec …"

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.

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 "Contran Corp.":

"… drew support from a handful of wealthy donors. Harold Simmons, whose Contran Corp. also donated $1 million to the pro-Perry “Make Us Great Again” su …"

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 "Chicago Tribune":

"… 00, which is likely to annoy employees of Tribune Co., which owns the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. Zell took the company private and led …"

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 "Newt Gingrich":

"… ressmen.”– Eugene Kiely …"

"… who was House speaker from January 1995 to January 2000.Announcer: "Under Newt Gingrich, overall federal spending was slashed. Federal deficits were turned into r …"

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 "David Koch":

"… n was organized by Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by Charles and David Koch. The brothers from Kansas made their billions in energy and consumer produ …"

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

The hidden costs of clean coal

By The Center for Public Integrity

The environmental and human disaster of longwall mining

Excerpts from this story referencing "Coal":

"… nd plastered on billboards, newspapers, even diner placemats. It reads: “Coal, Pennsylvania’s #1 Fuel for Electricity. Now Clean and Green.” Th …"


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