US Senate Race: Can passion push Cruz to victory?

By The Associated Press

Grassroots fervor carried Cruz to US Senate runoff; can it topple mainstream choice Dewhurst?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Perry":

"… e." Among those helping Dewhurst is Texas' popular governor, Rick Perry, who has produced television and web spots for Dewhurst and sang his prais …"

Romney flip-flops on use of earmarks

By The Associated Press

Romney the presidential nominee is anti-earmark, but as governor, Mass. had many 'high priority projects'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Don Young":

"… es and contractors at a big Boston fundraising event in 2003 honoring Rep. Don Young, the Alaska Republican who at the time was chairman of the House Transport …"

John Boehner: A pro-business agenda

By Josh Israel, Aaron Mehta and Caitlin Ginley

A pro-business agenda

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democrats":

"… k Boehner’s top ten, and the rare labor union that backs Republicans and Democrats roughly equally, AMO’s support of Boehner paid off at least once, when t …"

"… financial sector; Boehner was one of just 91 House Republicans joining 172 Democrats to pass the legislation. Boland’s work for the telecommunications compan …"

Coulda been a contender: Catching up with ’08 presidential also-rans

By Caitlin Ginley

PaperTrail is going through withdrawal. Memories of once-regular characters like Fred Thompson, Chris Dodd, and the slew of other presidenti

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fox News Channel":

"… he’s currently hawking on a book tour, and he hosts a television show on Fox News Channel called, excitingly, Huckabee. Set your DVRs for weekends at 8 p.m.Meanwhil …"

The millionaire's media megaphone

By Alicia C. Shepard

Rich people live lives that most everyone else can only imagine. They can buy the nicest cars, drink the finest wines, afford the best docto

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fox News":

"… it is what Australian-born Rupert Murdoch did in 1996 when he started the Fox News Channel, which today has a reach far beyond its relatively small viewing a …"

"… ially when measured against the giant megaphone that is Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel.Murdoch and the people who work at Fox News do not acknowledge tha …"

"… is Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel.Murdoch and the people who work at Fox News do not acknowledge that it has a conservative perspective; many conservati …"

"… straight years — is a “no-spin zone.”However it is categorized, the Fox News Channel attracts a disproportionate number of conservative viewers. A rece …"

527 Ad Spending Heavy in Midwestern States

By Derek Willis

Wisconsin and Iowa see millions in advertising since June

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… ations reach into Minnesota and Illinois, according to the FEC records. In Iowa, the group ran ads costing nearly $952,000 during a similar period.The Med …"

"… Bush, purchased nearly $249,000 in ads in Wisconsin and nearly $100,000 in Iowa in July, August and early September. The group also turned its attention t …"

"… Fox News Channel, MSNBC and The History Channel.In addition to Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio and Florida, 527 groups also purchased more than $100,000 of airtime …"

Advisors of influence: Nine members of the Defense Policy Board have ties to defense contractors

By André Verlöy and Daniel Politi

Data by Aron Pilhofer WASHINGTON, March 28, 2003 — Of the 30 members of the Defense Policy Board, the government-appointed group that advis

Excerpts from this story referencing "Science Applications International Corporation":

"… r. Previously, he was president, chief operating officer and vice chair of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), among the ten largest defense contractors. One of the companies, S …"

"… C. Previously, he was president, chief operating officer and vice chair of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He served as vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Ch …"

'Dark money' groups fueled by cable industry

By Julie Patel

Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform among beneficiaries, new disclosure shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… d Carmona. American Commitment also spent some of its money to oppose Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Obama. American Commitment Founder and President Phil Kerpen i …"

Fox News host Sean Hannity bankrolls Republicans despite assertion he's not one

By Michael Beckel

Fox News host's political giving benefits Republicans despite assertion he's not one.

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 "South Carolina":

"… my Klobuchar of Minnesota, as well as House Minority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. And its support of Democrats& …"

Denying global warming with John Stossel

By Lisa Chiu

ABC News reporter John Stossel doesn’t fear global warming, and he’s working to make sure you don’t, either....