Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new advocacy groups

The gun control movement has made significant gains in recent years, but the NRA remains king of the hill

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"… earms -- and the now-expired assault-weapons ban, both signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994. In 1999, the Columbine High School shooting led to a resurgence …"

25 years, countless investigations and 935 lies

By Charles Lewis

Founder Chuck Lewis tells how the Center for Public Integrity came to be in this excerpt from his new book.

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"… , and it was partly responsible for an executive order issued by President Bill Clinton in January 1993, placing a lifetime ban on foreign lobbying by former Whit …"

Who’s bankrolling secretive liberal group America Votes?

By Michael Beckel

A dozen anonymous donors accounted for most of the $12.7 million America Votes raised during its last fiscal year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… merica Votes include the Service Employees International Union ($443,000), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ($333,000) and the United Food and Commercial Workers ($28,000), documents …"

Wireless companies fight for their futures

By Allan Holmes

A rare auction of wireless spectrum may determine who controls your cell phone.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… and Jonathan Orszag, also at Compass Lexecon, a former member of President Bill Clinton’s National Economic Council. The authors conclude the government would …"

What makes a good U.S. ambassador?

By Michael Beckel

Former diplomats offer advice as Obama faces criticism for elevating numerous campaign bundlers with limited overseas experience.

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"… percent, compared to about 30 percent under presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Of these four-dozen men and women, 24 political nominees have played piv …"

A challenging two-step: cutting costs and covering the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: the political challenges of both cutting costs and providing health care coverage.

‘Nonpartisan’ gun rights group boosted by Democratic-aligned America Votes

By Adam Wollner and Michael Beckel

Nearly all of 'nonpartisan' Bull Moose Sportsmen's funding has come from a Democratic-aligned nonprofit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Scott Walker":

"… ting Democrats and attempting to defeat Republicans such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — was created in 2004 by a group of liberal political operatives. Among …"

Koch-backed governors group gives big to Cuccinelli in Virginia

By Rachel Baye

Cuccinelli slams McAuliffe for accepting out-of-state cash while raking in millions from governors association.

Julie Patel joins Center for Public Integrity's federal politics reporting team

By The Center for Public Integrity

Veteran reporter Julie Patel previously worked for San Jose Mercury News, South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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"… ont page: as an AmeriCorps volunteer receiving a hug from former President Bill Clinton. The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis and …"

Ex-SEC chief now helps companies navigate post-meltdown reforms

By Lauren Kyger, Alison Fitzgerald and John Dunbar

Former regulators profit from their experience with jobs, book deals and speaking fees.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… peaker for the Harry Walker Agency, which also represents former President Bill Clinton. Geithner banked $400,000 for three talks this summer, according to a repo …"

'America Votes' spent nearly $1 million on Wisconsin recall

By Adam Wollner

Progressive nonprofit, fueled by unions, targeted Wisconsin recall elections in 2011 and 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Scott Walker":

"… combined $940,000 to four organizations that tried to boot Republican Gov. Scott Walker and several other GOP lawmakers out of office. America Votes, which aims …"

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

By Michael Beckel

William Koch's steadily increasing political activity has gotten relatively little notice compared to that of brothers Charles and David.

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"… ncluding $400,000 to the Democratic Party of Kansas during the tail end of Bill Clinton’s presidency when “soft money” donations of unlimited size to partie …"

Super PACs swarming New Jersey special election

By Adam Wollner

Front-runner Cory Booker gets boosted — and bashed — by outside groups.

Clinton supporter suspected of illegal donations

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Clinton's 2008 campaign received $50,000 from "assembly line of illegal campaign contributions."

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"… n of Ron Brown, who served as Secretary of Commerce under former President Bill Clinton before dying in a plane crash in 1996. Also last month, Calhoun, the empl …"

Yellen as Fed chair would be tougher on banks

By Alison Fitzgerald

Janet Yellen, President Obama’s intended nominee for Federal reserve chief, may prove to be tougher on banks.

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"… nder. Yellen left the Fed board in 1997 to become chairwoman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, and then she returned to academia. In 2 …"

Majority of Supreme Court members millionaires

By Reity O'Brien and Chris Young

At least five and as many as eight of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices are millionaires, filings show.

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"… r a close second at $17.1 million. Both were appointed by former President Bill Clinton. However, Ginsburg’s actual net worth may be as low as $4.4 million and …"

D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Nearly $12 million spent by super PACs and nonprofits in 2012-13 state supreme court races.

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"… t spent money on state supreme court elections last year. Former President Bill Clinton even recorded a robocall for the group. America Votes, a D.C.-b …"

All the presidents' debt

By Dave Levinthal

Gaggle of former White House hopefuls still owe creditors millions of dollars.

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"… d raised taxes by hundreds of billions through Obamacare," 14.) President Bill Clinton, Democrat Election year: 1996 Debt: $100,080 The backstory: One might r …"

Fix the Debt Coalition lobbies up

By Dave Levinthal

Fix the Debt Coalition hires government affairs professionals to press financial reform agenda.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… tol Hill. Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and Erskine Bowles, President Bill Clinton's chief of staff, are the co-founders and co-chairmen of Campaign to Fix t …"

'Fiscal cliff' ads target candidates in 2014

By Rachael Marcus

Rove-affiliated nonprofit runs 'fiscal cliff' ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… bsp;is fighting for spending cuts, unions are fighting to prevent them.The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees teamed up with the Service Employees International Union and the Nati …"

FACT CHECK: Facing facts on fiscal cliff

By FactCheck.Org

How did the U.S. reach a 'fiscal cliff' and what does it mean?

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"… tly for a period of four straight years, beginning in 1998 under President Bill Clinton.The government’s checkbook benefited in the Clinton years from the effec …"

Elite fundraisers bring in more than $180 million for Obama

By Michael Beckel

Famous names pepper list of president's top fundraisers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… adeleine Albright, who served as secretary of state under former President Bill Clinton and has raised at least $200,000; pop singer Gwen Stefani, who raised at l …"

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

By The Associated Press

FACT CHECK: Facts take some hits in rough and tumble debate

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"… those earning) above $250,000, we can go back to the tax rates we had when Bill Clinton was president." THE FACTS: Not exactly. The Bush tax cuts se …"

Canadian-owned firm's mega-donation to super PAC raises ‘legal red flags’

By Michael Beckel

Foreigners are prohibited from spending money on U.S. elections, law not so clear on foreign corporations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… ocrats and Republicans. Scandal tainted the 1996 re-election of President Bill Clinton after Democratic Party fundraisers accepted millions of dollars from China …"

Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

By FactCheck.Org

No more practice: Five weeks before Election Day, Obama and Romney debate for first time.

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"… raise taxes on upper-income persons only to the “rates that we had when Bill Clinton was president.” Actually, many high-income persons would pay more than t …"

"… ealth care costs is at a 50-year low for the past two years.President Bill Clinton used this statistic, correctly, in his speech at the Democratic Natio …"

"… ck to where they were during economically prosperous times under President Bill Clinton. But those making over $250,000 a year would actually pay more than they d …"

"… over $250,000 a year, that we should go back to the rates that we had when Bill Clinton was president, when we created 23 million new jobs, went from deficit to s …"

Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

By FactCheck.Org

No more practice: Five weeks before Election Day, Obama and Romney debate for first time.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… raise taxes on upper-income persons only to the “rates that we had when Bill Clinton was president.” Actually, many high-income persons would pay more than t …"

"… of health care costs is at a 50-year low for the past two years.President Bill Clinton used this statistic, correctly, in his speech at the Democratic National C …"

"… ck to where they were during economically prosperous times under President Bill Clinton. But those making over $250,000 a year would actually pay more than they d …"

"… over $250,000 a year, that we should go back to the rates that we had when Bill Clinton was president, when we created 23 million new jobs, went from deficit to s …"

FACT CHECK: Obama’s stump speech

By FactCheck.Org

How honest has the president been on the campaign trail?

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"… crease the tax rate on high-income earners to no more than they paid under Bill Clinton, when the truth is they’d pay more because of new taxes imposed to pay f …"

"… pay a little bit more on incomes over $250,000, the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was President …This is one of Obama’s favorite points, but it’s not …"

FACT CHECK: Romney ad takes Clinton quote out of context

By FactCheck.Org

Bill Clinton's 2008 'Give me a break' comment was about Obama's Iraq war stance, not the economy

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"… ert Farley …"

"… that under Obama it has gotten worse — and then says Obama has called on Bill Clinton “to help his failing campaign.” The ad then borrows a clip from a  …"

"… “good soldier, helping his party’s president,” but adds, “What did Bill Clinton say about Barack Obama in 2008?”The ad then shows a clip of Clinton sayi …"

FACT CHECK: Breaking down Obama and Biden's convention speeches

By FactCheck.Org

Which facts were spun by the president and vice-president as they accepted renomination?

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"… ng many.Obama said his tax plan would restore “the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president” for upper-income taxpayers. Not quite. New taxes to finan …"

"… nefits provided by Medicare.And as we wrote Sept. 6 after former President Bill Clinton made a similar claim, the Romney plan will not “cause Medicare to go ban …"

"… to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250,000 – the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president; the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 mil …"

Super PAC appeal, give until it 'feels good'

By Michael Beckel

Democratic adviser Paul Begala hates super PACs but raises money for them in Charlotte.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… peal the 20th century,” Begala told the room.Begala was one of President Bill Clinton’s chief strategists and is now a top adviser to Priorities USA Action, a …"

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