Deadbeat politicos outrun federal enforcers

By Dave Levinthal

Sharpton, Gingrich committees among dozens that owe taxpayers money.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… gal campaign contributions, according to federal records. It also owes the Federal Election Commission several thousand dollars in unpaid fines, even after paying off a separate …"

Zombie super PACs face termination

By Dave Levinthal

Federal regulators put hundreds of obscure political committees on notice for disclosure failures.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… ederal regulators for failing to file mandatory financial disclosures, top Federal Election Commission officials today told the Center for Public Integrity. Such action could a …"

Barack Obama

The odd debts presidential candidates still owe

By Dave Levinthal

Race car drivers, student newspapers and Twitter among White House hopefuls' curious creditors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nebraska":

"… ertainly come in the form of Obama erasing $512 worth of red ink with Nebraska's Omaha Public Power District. These are just a few of the more curi …"

Herman Cain super PAC on 'list support'

By Dave Levinthal

Former presidential candidate sells supporters' information to make ends meet.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Herman Cain":

"… nnections PAC, a super PAC led by former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and administered by his cigarette-smoking right hand man Mark Block, …"

'Occupy Obamacare' PAC attacks health care plan in bizarre videos

By Michael Beckel

Bizarre videos proves super PACs don't need big money to produce creative political theater.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Herman Cain":

"… mmons a bolt of lightning to strike down former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain as he urges the crowd to repeal the president’s health care plan.“I’ …"

PAC profile: Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Cain

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… military members, the Campaign Legal Center and the Center for Responsive Politics.Advertisements:The group’s advertisements can be found here.Last updated …"

Cain the candidate or Cain the super PAC-man?

By Rachael Marcus

Candidate's super PAC — 'Cain Connections' — raises legal questions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Anthony Holm":

"… other hallmarks of his presidential campaign.Cain Connections’ treasurer Anthony Holm is a former advisor to Rick Perry’s gubernatorial campaign and spokesman …"

Colbert's super PAC raises serious money from 'donors' with silly names

By Aaron Mehta

Late-night comedian's super PAC, others, file contribution reports

Excerpts from this story referencing "Herman Cain":

"… ep!” Colbert’s group is supporting a candidate — or ex-candidate — Herman Cain, who has started his own super PAC, “Cain Connections.”Meanwhile, othe …"

PAC profile: Cain Connections

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Cain

Excerpts from this story referencing "Anthony Holm":

"… profilePrincipals:Herman Cain (founder): Former GOP presidential candidate.Anthony Holm (former treasurer): Former advisor to Rick Perry’s gubernatorial ca …"

"… eption, Cain Connections also drew attention because its former treasurer, Anthony Holm, had ties to another former Republican presidential contender, Rick Perry. …"

PAC profile: 9-9-9 Fund

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Cain

Excerpts from this story referencing "Herman Cain":

"… status.Last updated: Jan. 14, 2013 …"

"… .Profile:After spending more than $400,000 advocating for the selection of Herman Cain in the GOP presidential primary, the 9-9-9 Fund went silent after Cain dro …"

Presidential candidates outspending 'Super PACs'

By Josh Israel

'Super PACs' are unhindered by campaign finance limitations, but candidate committees still spend far more

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ron Paul":

"… nd Republicans Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Fred Karger, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Buddy  Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Herman Cai …"

ANALYSIS: Rick Perry dodges questions on health care, as Texas falls behind

By Wendell Potter

Despite studies showing low-quality health care in Texas, Rick Perry dodges questions on his record

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ron Paul":

"… o Republicans running for president. Last month, both Herman Cain and Ron Paul spoke to the caucus. Newt Gingrich was the guest of honor last spring. But …"

Odd couples: Gingrich casts wide net to evangelicals, Tea Party and K Street lobbyists

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich courts evangelicals, Tea Party, and K Street lobbyists

Excerpts from this story referencing "Herman Cain":

"… ns. Bachler was in charge of grassroots work in 13 counties in Florida for Herman Cain. “He’s the true conservative in the race. He walks the walk and talks …"

FACT CHECK: GOP candidates proving to be factually challenged

By The Associated Press

FACT CHECK: Facts large and small trip up Republican presidential candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saint Anselm College":

"… ember the 12th, I ask for your support and your vote," he told students at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.The voting age is 18. And New Hampshire is scheduled to b …"

FACT CHECK: Foreign policy themed GOP debate full of falsehoods

By FactCheck.Org

Republican presidential candidates stretch the truth on international issues in South Carolina debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… prisoners held by the U.S. military. The ruling, unless overturned by the Supreme Court, appears to the give the Obama administration what the Bush administration …"

FACT CHECK: GOP candidates misstate taxes and federal government pay

By FactCheck.Org

Republican debate featured mistakes on how many people pay taxes and how much they spend on tax prep

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… and Lori Robertson  …"

"… o remember the third federal agency he intended to eliminate upon becoming president. (He later remembered that it was the Department of Energy, which is respo …"

Koch-related group is reviewing financial transactions with Cain aide's charity

By Peter H. Stone

Americans for Prosperity ties to Cain aide under review

Excerpts from this story referencing "iPads":

"… rity USA, a charity that shelled out $40,000 to cover charter air flights, iPads and other items for the Cain campaign, according to financial documents di …"

FACT CHECK: Herman Cain’s pattern of evasion and misdirection

By FactCheck.Org

GOP candidate contradicts himself on abortion, 9-9-9 and now, on allegations of sexual harassment

Excerpts from this story referencing "author":

"… focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to …"

"… an included no description that we could model,” said Roberton Williams, author of the report. The TPC study found that Cain’s plan — without the pove …"

ANALYSIS: Herman Cain's historic health reform histrionics

By Wendell Potter

Rigged insurance industry panel put candidate on a path to stardom

Excerpts from this story referencing "CIGNA":

"… I made several trips to HLC meetings in Washington as a representative of CIGNA to participate in the planning sessions. One of the outcomes of those …"

"… m videoconference, sponsored by the leadership council and underwritten by CIGNA, at which Cain, virtually unknown to the public at the time, played a key …"

"… ican congresswoman from Connecticut (whose campaign finance chair was then-CIGNA HealthCare president Larry English); Alain Enthoven, a Stanford University …"

"… executive director of the Federation of American Health Systems (with whom CIGNA and other insurers had a close working relationship); David Scherb, then v …"

FACT CHECK: Herman Cain’s false attack on Planned Parenthood

By FactCheck.Org

Presidential contender said founder of Planned Parenthood wanted to keep "black babies from being born"

Excerpts from this story referencing "Heritage Foundation":

"… made these comments back in March, telling an audience at the conservative Heritage Foundation that “[w]hen Margaret Sanger — check my history — started Planned Pa …"

Questions about Herman Cain's financial support from a tax-exempt charity

By Peter H. Stone

Cain hit with financial questions, in addition to sexual harassment charges

Excerpts from this story referencing "iPads":

"… perity USA paid $40,000 in expenses, including bills for chartered planes, iPads and other items, according to financial documents cited by the Milwaukee-W …"

How candidates' tax plans would affect one struggling family

By Amy Biegelsen and John Aloysius Farrell

Republican presidential candidates' ambitious tax plans don't help working class

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… d we’re getting that taken away from us,” he says.When Seela votes for president next fall, he will vote for an economic strategy, as well.As part of their …"

"… ic strategy, as well.As part of their plans to revive the economy, several presidential candidates have offered innovative prescriptions to reform the U.S. tax …"

FACT CHECK: GOP tackles the 9-9-9 tax plan, immigration in Las Vegas debate

By FactCheck.Org

Western debate between Republican presidential nominees grows feisty

Excerpts from this story referencing "Edward Kleinbard":

"… hed earlier by a former chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, Edward Kleinbard, who found Cain’s three taxes would have the same effect as a 27 percent …"

GOP candidates in foreclosure capital say government not the solution to crisis

By Michael Hudson

Republican candidates in Nevada say foreclosure mess will go away if government stays out of it

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bank of America":

"… fired for reporting widespread fraud at the lender, which is now owned by Bank of America. A Congressional investigation found that Washington Mutual executives cre …"

FACT CHECK: Fanciful ‘facts’ at Fox News debate

By FactCheck.Org

Candidates play fast and loose with facts about each other, history

Excerpts from this story referencing "Romney":

"… hoods — about Obama, each other, and even Thomas Jefferson.Perry claimed Romney supports Obama’s Race to the Top education initiative. In fact, while Ro …"

"… ey supports Obama’s Race to the Top education initiative. In fact, while Romney has praised some of the program’s goals, he said those kinds of issues o …"

"… those kinds of issues ought to be handled at the state level, not federal.Romney falsely accused Obama of saying “nothing about the Palestinians launchin …"

"… ket will take her life in the middle of the night.”Perry falsely claimed Romney had once written that “Romneycare” is “exactly what the American peo …"

FACT CHECK: Bachmann, Perry butt heads on STD vaccine

By FactCheck.Org

Republican candidates disagree on a wide range of topics: STD vaccines to Social Security

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ebate was held Sept. 12 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, and was sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express. The audience was made …"

Eight views on climate change: A guide to the Republican candidates

By Evan Bush

From calls to curtail greenhouse gases to assertions climate change is an invention to justify regulation, GOP hopefuls span spectrum

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… and [the plan] would cost us more."Jon HuntsmanLast week, Huntsman took to Twitter to go offensive on climate change: "To be clear, I believe in evolution an …"

Potential 2012 GOP slow to enlist big-dollar lobbyist bundlers for federal accounts

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

One strong sign of a politician’s interest in the presidential race is always the amount of early money raised. New rules for identifying lo

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ron Paul":

"… er the past two years, such as South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.As of filings through this week, none of those other committees has yet fi …"