‘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 "ABC News":

"… used the AKC of blocking laws that would crack down on “puppy mills.” ABC News did a story on the report. In a statement released at the time, …"

Center journalists to be honored at White House Correspondents’ dinner

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama":

"… White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday evening. President Obama will be among the attendees. Other winners in 2013 are Ryan Lizza of the …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… g reported spending $4.9 million on both Republicans and Democrats in Florida, Illinois and California, according to Federal Election Commission re …"

"… leased “Connect the Dots,” which opposes Romney and Gov. Rick Scott of Florida. American Crossroads, a conservative super PAC, reported spending $7. …"

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 "Obama":

"… dget should be cut more than politicians in Washington are considering.The Obama administration has only proposed to reduce planned military spending incre …"

"… ut the Democrat-led Senate has indicated it will back a budget that tracks Obama’s proposal fairly closer, while the Republican-led House has added funds …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Susan Ferriss":

"… “To the Point” with Warren Olney. The Center for Public Integrity’s Susan Ferriss talked about how the National Rifle Association has framed this self-defen …"

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 "Yasmin Lukatz":

"… ly did.Sivan Ochshorn, Adelson’s step-daughter, gave $500,000. Yasmin Lukatz, Adelson’s niece, who is now head of marketing at tech startup Evo and 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 "Jackson":

"… , $331,000 came from billionaire Foster Friess, an investor from Jackson, Wyoming.Americans for a Better Tomorrow, TomorrowThe super PAC of comedia …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare":

"… mitments to America’s seniors and most vulnerable instead of dismantling Medicare and Medicaid.”And, for good measure, the Republican plan “amounts to a …"

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 "Chrysler":

"… le plant workers, currently represents workers at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, along with workers in the aerospace and agriculture industries. None of t …"

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 "Longwall mining":

"… bsp;second article looks at the method’s steep environmental price: Longwall mining has sucked surface and ground water into the earth, and left behind disrup …"

"… eported longwall damages since the state began documenting such complaints.Longwall mining dams, diminishes, and dries up water sources. Scientists have found the pr …"


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 "United States":

"… ntee spends more than $100,000 a year in AFSCME funds to travel around the United States on charter jets and stay in the finest hotel suites, and he is a fixture a …"