Obama nominates campaign fundraiser as next ambassador to France

By Michael Beckel

Jane Hartley, a major Obama campaign bundler, nominated to be next U.S. ambassador to France.

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… adesh, Kazakhstan and Paraguay. For years, both Democratic and Republican presidents have awarded some plumb ambassadorships to top campaign bundlers. But th …"

Wendy Davis kicks fundraising into top gear

By Adam Wollner

State senator from Texas raising profile — and big money — in D.C. as she mulls gubernatorial bid.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Labor Day":

"… paign, said he expects Davis to make a decision on her political future by Labor Day.  Angle said Davis did not have any fundraisers or other events plan …"

News Corp. leans left by donating to Democrats

By Dave Levinthal

Media powerhouse's PAC bankrolls liberals despite reputation for conservatism.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Crossroads GPS":

"… PAC, the GOP-backing American Crossroads, and its sister nonprofit group, Crossroads GPS. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin also contribut …"

Democrats maintain control of Senate

By The Associated Press

Dems win GOP seats in Indiana, Massachusetts; McCaskill survives in Missouri

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… c tilt in the state and President Barack Obama's easy win over former Gov. Mitt Romney helped the consumer advocate in her bid. The Massachusetts r …"

"… erm even though his state went heavily for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Tennesseans gave Republican Sen. Bob Corker a second term. …"

FACT CHECK: New Hampshire debates, take 2

By FactCheck.Org

Fact-checking the second GOP debate of the weekend

Excerpts from this story referencing "Paul Ryan":

"… ted). Romney also said the ad was correct when it said Gingrich called the Paul Ryan Medicare plan “a right-wing social engineering plan.” (Gingrich did th …"

"… grab to Santorum when he made his statement.“I support in principle what Paul Ryan is suggesting,” Santorum told Newsmax in June. “The onl …"

"… p;Newsmax in June. “The only concern I have is I don’t think Paul Ryan goes far enough. The problem is now. There’s a $1.4 trillion defici …"

BARR battle: Obama administration to make more corporate jet data public despite flak

By Corbin Hiar

The Obama administration's plan to make even more data available on corporate jet flights is drawing heat from some strange bedfellows

Excerpts from this story referencing "Amy Klobuchar":

"… on Caucus signed onto the letter, along with Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who are not affiliated with the group. The senators – all fro …"

Medical device industry lobbies IRS, Congress to dodge health law tax

By Joe Eaton

Device makers lobbying to get out from under tax imposed by health care reform law

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… nment affairs, is a former health policy advisor to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.Advamed association spent almost $1.5 million lobbying Congress on behalf …"

Telehealth bill aims to expand health IT access for home care providers

By Kimberly Leonard and Josh Israel

A proposed new Senate bill would give home care providers in rural areas access to Medicare payments for audio and video home monitoring. ..

Excerpts from this story referencing "Amy Klobuchar":

"… t sessions of Congress.Sponsors John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, and Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, hope the fourth try will yield success for the meas …"

Limited ability to block dangerous imports

By The Center for Public Integrity

Consumer Product Safety Commission is overstretched, allowing unsafe products in

Excerpts from this story referencing "China":

"… t practices have kept up with a changing marketplace.” In countries like China, where products can be made at a reduced cost, companies often cut corners …"

"… In response, CPSC has made agreements with 15 foreign agencies, including China, to establish close working relationships on product safety. In January 20 …"

With change on the horizon, privately funded travel plummets

By Robert Brodsky

Trips by lawmakers and staffers decline by nearly 50 percent, recent data show

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… ban on privately financed travel.Travel and perks persistRep. Joe Barton,R-TexasIn terms of number of trips taken and money spent during the one-year perio …"

"… the one-year period ending June 30, 2006, the office of Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, then-chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, appears to have be …"