‘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 "Federal Election Commission":

"… Center for Responsive Politics and Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission records. Totals include contributions from individuals, family members and …"

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 "National Rifle Association":

"… ey. The Center for Public Integrity’s Susan Ferriss talked about how the National Rifle Association has framed this self-defense concept and promoted it in various states sin …"

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 "Charles Gonzalez":

"… ildren who are U.S. citizens.  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Charles Gonzalez, a Texas congressman, said in a statement that many deportees are members …"

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 "president":

"… ampaign, Winning Our Future has close ties to the candidate. The group’s president, Becky Burkett, was head of fundraising for Gingrich’s defunct nonprofit …"

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 "managing director":

"… e Linden ($25,000), a banker with Goldman Sachs; Scott Nathan ($70,000), a managing director with the Boston-based Baupost Group hedge fund; and Stephen Bing ($25,000) …"

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 "Washington, D.C.":

"… bsp;The Maryland congressman, whose district includes much of the affluent Washington, D.C., suburb of Montgomery County, was elected to Congress in 2002. He served 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 "Laurel Adams":

"… s in Congress for the industry’s crisis in 2008 and 2009.Aaron Mehta and Laurel Adams contributed to this report. …"

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 "Labor":

"… ent comes naturally: His father was an AFSCME union leader in Pennsylvania. …"

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 "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 …"