Daily Disclosure: Crossroads GPS hits North Dakota's Heitkamp

By Rachael Marcus

GOP-aligned dark money group Crossroads GPS launches second round of ads in North Dakota in as many weeks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "North Dakota":

"… ks — hitting Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic contender for U.S. Senate in North Dakota.“Forgot” comes a week after Crossroads GPS voluntarily pulled another …"

"… denounced as “completely false.” The planes were, in fact, donated to North Dakota in 1993 by the Department of Defense.Heitkamp faces Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D. …"

FACT CHECK: Attack ad backs off its harshest claim

By FactCheck.Org

After yanking ad with false claim, Crossroads GPS is back with one that's technically accurate, but still grossly misleading.

Nonprofit profile: Crossroads GPS

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Crossroads GPS, supporting Republicans

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… gest outside spenders in the 2010 midterm elections, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.Between January 2011 and mid-June of 2012 alone Crossroads GPS spent more …"

"… million to Crossroads GPS in 2010, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics.Crossroads GPS threw support behind Heather Wilson, a former congresswoman …"

Problems with battlefield smartphones

By David Axe

Soldiers say that hi-tech can be a distraction in combat

Excerpts from this story referencing "General Dynamics":

"… TRS-compatible Rifleman radios, which the Army had just agreed to buy from General Dynamics for $56 million, or around $8,750 a copy.They also had prototype handheld …"

Grassley puts hold on FCC nominees in tiff over LightSquared

By Fred Schulte

Senator holds up nominees until FCC answers questions about LightSquared

Excerpts from this story referencing "LightSquared":

"… less the agency turns over documents about controversial broadband company LightSquared.The Iowa Republican wants to know, among other things, if campaign contrib …"

"… wireless plans last January. That approval came despite concerns that LightSquared’s network could disrupt global positioning systems, posing dangers to ai …"

"… r records supporting the FCC’s decision. He also is seeking records from LightSquared’s principal owner, hedge fund Harbinger Capital which is run by New York …"

"… earlier  iWatch News report detailed numerous email contacts between LightSquared and White House aides. On the day that LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja made …"

House Republicans scrutinizing decisions benefiting Obama donors

By Fred Schulte

Congressional committee to explore White House role in aiding fundraisers tied to companies such as LightSquared

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… ers,” Hill added.Issa’s investigation comes amid mounting criticism in Congress that many Obama fundraisers and other supporters have enjoyed close ties t …"

"… reless service to more than 260 million Americans. But it faces critics in Congress who argue its operations could threaten aviation safety, disrupt military …"

Administration technology experts slow to see threats from wireless network

By Fred Schulte

Obama technology experts were slow to see threats from LightSquared network

Excerpts from this story referencing "LightSquared":

"… s to government aviation and defense communications posed by wireless firm LightSquared’s plans for a national broadband network, White House emails records sho …"

"… ntrol. “Every administration witness testifying at every hearing on LightSquared has been explicit in identifying the problems it would cause for GPS, and …"

"… been explicit in identifying the problems it would cause for GPS, and that LightSquared should not be allowed to move forward unless those interference issues are …"

"… es are resolved,” Schultz said in a statement.He added: “The fact that LightSquared personnel met with administration officials to tout their company and admi …"

GOP demands investigation into LightSquared contacts with White House

By Fred Schulte

GOP raises questions about email traffic between White House and LightSquared as donations were made

Excerpts from this story referencing "Global Positioning System":

"… llion Americans. But its critics contend that its operations could cripple Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, gear and threaten aviation safety, disrupt military and rescue o …"

Emails show wireless firm's communications with White House as campaign donations were made

By Fred Schulte and John Aloysius Farrell

Wireless company sought meetings with White House officials as contributions were made

Excerpts from this story referencing "Global Positioning System":

"… ricans. But its critics contend that the $14 billion venture could cripple Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, gear and threaten aviation safety, disrupt military and rescue o …"

Big payday for U.S. ambassador with stake in go-go wireless Internet firm

By John Aloysius Farrell and Fred Schulte

Obama aide earns big payday 10 days after FCC approves wireless sale; Grassley wants answers

Excerpts from this story referencing "LightSquared":

"… ide who became ambassador to South Africa, cashed in his stock options for LightSquared, a new wireless Internet firm, for as much as $500,000 ten days after the …"

"… een $250,000 and $500,000 from the sale.iWatch News recently reported that LightSquared’s ties to Obama’s supporters and the administration’s policy interes …"

"… undler” and broadband cheerleader, as chairman of the FCC, which granted LightSquared a special waiver to operate.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Friday the …"

"… Iowa, said Friday the FCC should make public all documents showing how the LightSquared decision was reached."The new details about the political and financial re …"

Crossroads GPS ad attacks Harry Reid, and attack ads

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies (GPS), a conservative group that has poured millions of dollars into attack ads, is airing a new

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… lespie, Crossroads GPS is tax-exempt 501(c)(4) advocacy group connected to American Crossroads. The group’s new 30-second ad encourages Nevada voters to defeat the Sen …"

"… atic Sen. Patty Murray.Jonathan Collegio, spokesman for Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads, explained the strategy behind the ad. “Toward the end of the election c …"