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 "Ann Ravel":

"… nterviews today, FEC Chairman Lee Goodman, a Republican, and Vice Chairman Ann Ravel, a Democrat, said the agency would also seek to dispatch super PACs that d …"

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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 "New Hampshire":

"… ;campaign.   And the saffers who run The Dartmouth newspaper at New Hampshire's Dartmouth University are also presidential campaign creditors,  …"

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 "Politics":

"… to get,” said David Keating, the president of the Center for Competitive Politics, which advocates for First Amendment political rights. “But it’s good …"

PAC profile: Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Cain

Excerpts from this story referencing "Campaign Legal Center":

"… residential campaigns in 2000 and 2008, and who founded of the nonparitsan Campaign Legal Center, which advocates for campaign finance reform.Shauna Polk (treasurer): Comp …"

"… ter super storm Sandy, a group that supports injured military members, the Campaign Legal Center and the Center for Responsive Politics.Advertisements:The group’s advert …"

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 "treasurer":

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

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 "treasurer":

"… ain (founder): Former GOP presidential candidate.Anthony Holm (former treasurer): Former advisor to Rick Perry’s gubernatorial campaign and spokesman fo …"

"… torial campaign and spokesman for prolific GOP donor Bob Perry.Mark Block (treasurer): Former chief of staff for Herman Cain's presidential run and former stat …"

"… of its inception, Cain Connections also drew attention because its former treasurer, Anthony Holm, had ties to another former Republican presidential contende …"

"… iser would start a Cain super PAC. In February, Holm stepped aside as treasurer and was replaced by former Cain chief of staff Mark Block, who came with h …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… , Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Buddy  Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Herman Cain combined amounted to $74 million. That’s according to a Center for Publ …"

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 "The Washington Post":

"… to the press, and we are respecting their wishes,” Burgess was quoted in The Washington Post as telling reporters in the Capitol Tuesday night.Why would Perry insist o …"

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 "Eric Cantor":

"… sota-based fundraising consultant who has worked for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The PAC's first TV ads are slated to run in Iowa before the holidays.&nbs …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… sidency. Rick Perry got the voting age and the date of Election Day wrong. Herman Cain didn't realize the president does not sign amendments to the Constitution. …"

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 "Robert Farley":

"… o of those four years.– Brooks Jackson, Eugene Kiely, Lori Robertson and Robert Farley …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… nd included eight candidates: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Texas …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… t least one charity in Wisconsin founded by Mark Block, chief of staff for Herman Cain’s presidential campaign. The group is reviewing those transactions, iWat …"

"… 0 was listed as owed to Prosperity USA by FOH, which stands for Friends of Herman Cain, his campaign committee. It’s unclear whether those funds have been repa …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… Cain’s False Attack on Planned Parenthood.” FactCheck.org. 1 Nov 2011. …"

"… f “genocide” and concentrating abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, revels in being an unconventional …"

"… f of staff declaring that “America has never seen another candidate like Herman Cain,” and then taking a long drag on a cigarette and blowing smoke.But as he …"

"… misunderstanding him.– by Eugene KielySourcesMartin, Jonathan et al. “Herman Cain accused by two women of inappropriate behavior.” Politico. 31 Oct 2011. …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… have no inside information about the nature of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain’s relationship with two women who claimed Cain made unwelcome advances t …"

"… ia satellite from Omaha, where Godfather’s is based, was none other than Herman Cain.Before a live television audience of millions of Americans, Cain charged t …"

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 "judge":

"… possessing an adequate knowledge of her reproductive functions is the best judge of the time and conditions under which her child should be brought into th …"

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 "Trevor Potter":

"… chief of enforcement at the Federal Election Commission, told iWatch News.Trevor Potter, the former chairman of the FEC, echoed this view. “There’s a flat pro …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… nd corporations.Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s proposal for a new flat tax, and Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, offer more radical change.Perry wants to slash taxes on in …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… , Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. (Former Utah Gov. Jon Hunts …"

"… ng on stage at a Republican debate on the Gulf Coast of Florida last week, Mitt Romney repeatedly lashed out at rival Rudy Giuliani for providing sanctuary to il …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… ight course is to let the markets work,” said former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota had the most impassioned response …"

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 "Bush":

"… id during a Republican debate on May 15, 2007, that he supported President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind.”Asked for an instance in which “learning …"

"… plan to expand settlements in June 2008 also received criticisms from the Bush White House and the United Nations.Perry vs. ‘Romneycare’Perry exagger …"

"… steady rise in the number of border security agents spanning the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.Congressional Research Service, March 3, 2010: B …"

"… edings in immigration court went from an average of 219,941 per year under Bush to 246,572 per year under Obama. Criminal prosecutions initiated by t …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… come to be known as the "Republican Revolution."  Galveston PlanHerman Cain was somewhat off base when he touted a privatized alternative to Social Se …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… mokestacks from the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean mercury rule.Herman CainTo Herman Cain, the issue isn’t climactic conditions, but how important t …"

"… m the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean mercury rule.Herman CainTo Herman Cain, the issue isn’t climactic conditions, but how important they are. Econo …"

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 "Michele Bachmann":

"… he course of one of the most expensive elections in history.Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint are the only two potential 2012 candida …"

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