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 "Barack Obama":

"… st confirm each of Obama's ambassador picks.      …"

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 "Gregory Meeks":

"… ry Landrieu, D-La. ($1,500); Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. ($1,000); and Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. ($500), according to a Center for Public Integrity review of the r …"

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 "Nevada":

"… ver of the House to the GOP. In 2010, three tea party Senate candidates in Nevada, Delaware and Colorado cost Republicans seats they were favored to win. On …"

FACT CHECK: New Hampshire debates, take 2

By FactCheck.Org

Fact-checking the second GOP debate of the weekend

Excerpts from this story referencing "Utah":

"… overnor, though the rate of growth ranked the state 47th in the nation, as Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman once again pointed out in the debate Saturday night. Und …"

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 "Jon Tester":

"… s own party and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).On June 29, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to protest …"

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 "Amy Klobuchar":

"… riends the device industry is counting on for help.In late March, Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts, launched a new S …"

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 "executive director":

"… lace the in-person assessment, but to supplement it,” says Rich Brennan, executive director of the Home Care Technology Association of America, and vice president of …"

"… stics."It's a tough year in terms of spending money," said Neal Neuberger, executive director at the Institute for e-Health Policy and chairman of the American Telemedi …"

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 "Amy Klobuchar":

"… cts from reaching the market, they fall short,” Senators Dick Durbin and Amy Klobuchar wrote to Nord in August 2007. “We must get to the bottom of how this is …"

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 "sponsored travel":

"… he Center for Public Integrity reported last year that privately sponsored travel had become a booming industry. According to congressional disclosure forms …"

"… gy and Commerce, appears to have been the biggest beneficiary of privately sponsored travel. According to disclosure records, Barton's office reported accepting 54 tr …"

"… percent of the trips. Roughly 52 percent of the more than $5.4 million in sponsored travel was spent on Republicans.Staffers continue to be the predominant travelers …"

"… s agree that increased public scrutiny has played a role in the decline of sponsored travel, there also may be other, less obvious reasons for the drop-off.Travel app …"