Crossroads GPS' cash plummeted in 2013

By Carrie Levine

Conservative nonprofit's income drop coincided with a non-election year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Americans for Tax Reform":

"… en terminated.”  Its largest grant in 2012, $26.4 million, went to Americans for Tax Reform, an anti-tax group run by Grover Norquist that in 2013 made a large contri …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Crossroads":

"… .  …"

"… rting drug enforcement activities, according to the only news account that Crossroads GPS cited as supporting evidence. In 1993, Heitkamp’s attorney gene …"

"… 000 each. However, the Bismark Tribune article cited in the Crossroads ad noted that Heitkamp and another official from the state’s Bureau of C …"

Nonprofit profile: Crossroads GPS

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Crossroads GPS, supporting Republicans

Excerpts from this story referencing "North Dakota":

"… s races, including Virginia, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Montana and North Dakota. The group did not report any independent expenditures in U.S. House races …"

Problems with battlefield smartphones

By David Axe

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "GPS":

"… rivate to take and transmit photos and videos and track other soldiers via GPS.But, instead of being thrilled by all that connectivity, some of the soldi …"

"… oldiers complained about their weight and the inaccuracy of their built-in GPS. The Army nonetheless plans to buy 215,000 of the devices — one for ever …"

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 "Democratic Party":

"… day that LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja made a $30,400 contribution to the Democratic Party, two of his deputies appealed for meetings with top technology advisers to …"

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

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 "Federal Communications Commission":

"… those concerns didn’t get close attention until several months after the Federal Communications Commission’s Jan. 26, 2011 decision to grant the firm conditional approval to opera …"

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 "wireless":

"… nd.LightSquared promises to create thousands of jobs and provide broadband wireless service to more than 260 million Americans. But its critics contend that i …"

"… e of Harbinger, as Phil & Sanjiv were finalizing their plans for a new wireless broadband network…“Sanjiv will be at a fund-raiser dinner with the Pre …"

"… ng America's first privately funded, wholesale, affordable, coast-to-coast wireless broadband service have been delayed for a year and we have been forced to …"

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 "fundraiser":

"… ings and noting that the CEO would be in Washington attending the Sept. 30 fundraiser with the president. Kohlenberger wrote back to Goldberg saying that he kep …"

"… eting.LightSquared spokesman Neal acknowledged that Goldberg mentioned the fundraiser “to imply that Sanjiv was sympathetic to the president’s program.”Ob …"

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 "wireless":

"… sador 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 company won a fa …"

"… closure form, Gips reported owning stock options for 176,250 shares of the wireless firm. At the time, the FCC was weighing a request by hedge fund billionair …"

"… ion positions.Genachowski has lauded LightSquared’s potential to provide wireless broadband service which, the chairman says, “would result in billions of …"

"… ’s efforts have proven to be controversial, as tests have shown that its wireless signals create interference for GPS devices. GPS users ranging from the Pe …"

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 …"