‘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 "judge":

"… newatch.org site has gotten the attention of people like Carol Hamilton, a judge at dog shows,  an occasional dog breeder and a vociferous critic of t …"

Center journalists to be honored at White House Correspondents’ dinner

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chris Hamby":

"… ite 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 "Internal Revenue Service":

"… tion of a theater in New York City. The Koch brothers' complete Internal Revenue Service Form 990 tax filings for 2011, which were not publicly available …"

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 "Obama":

"… $4.4 million* $1 million to Priorities USA Action (pro-Barack Obama) $850,000 to Rethink PAC (pro-Elizabeth Warren) $668,500 to Ho …"

"… da's Future (pro-Bill Nelson) $20,000 to Vote Your Values PAC (pro-Barack Obama) $15,000 to South Floridians for Effective Leadership (pro-Kristin Jacobs …"

"… In November 2011, she released her union's endorsement of President Barack Obama.    Andy Stern, SEIU's president from 1996 to 2010, was one of …"

"… 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 commander-in-chief. SEI …"

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 "University of Maryland":

"… gram for Public Consultation, a nonprofit survey group associated with the University of Maryland, concluded. “The idea that Americans would want to keep total defen …"

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 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement":

"… therefore U.S. citizens, according to a new study for Congress prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.No solid information exists to measure what happens to deported pa …"

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 "Las Vegas Sands":

"… h startup Evo and a former “Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands” kicked in $250,000 as did husband Oren Lukatz, a photographer.The two a …"

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 "John Dunbar":

"… or Prosperity.Last updated 2/01/2012 at 12:22 PM ESTAlexandra Duszak, John Dunbar, Rachael Marcus, Aaron Mehta, Peter Stone, Sarah Whitmire and Cole Go …"

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

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 "Ohio":

"… mployees. The latter is the target of GOP governors in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kansas.“What’s very clear to union leaders is the huge …"

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 "Pittsburgh":

"… bove it. …"

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 "Los Angeles":

"… istration required) …"