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 "Herman Cain":

"… egic consulting/travel" to a group run by fellow GOP presidential also-ran Herman Cain. Republican Rick Santorum's presidential committee still owes NASCAR …"

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 "campaign finance reports":

"… $5,000 — the FEC’s threshold for registering as a candidate and filing campaign finance reports.So far, Morton’s videos have attracted a relatively small audience thus …"

PAC profile: Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Cain

Excerpts from this story referencing "Herman Cain":

"… e group to highlight and mock the campaign finance system.After Republican Herman Cain exited the GOP presidential primaries, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, To …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… d spokesman for homebuilder Bob Perry, one of the GOP’s top contributors. …"

"… bid, founded his own super PAC called Cain Connections.The problem is that Herman Cain may — by the letter of the law — still be an active presidential candi …"

"… ns of legality arise.Paul Ryan, at the Campaign Legal Center, said that if Herman Cain is indeed still an active candidate, Cain Connections’ acceptance of the …"

"… y highlights the ambiguity in the law,” Ryan said. “If I were advising Herman Cain as his attorney, I would have strongly suggested he seek an advisory meeti …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… 11Social media: You Tube channel, Facebook page, Twitter profilePrincipals:Herman Cain (founder): Former GOP presidential candidate.Anthony Holm (former tre …"

"… ific GOP donor Bob Perry.Mark Block (treasurer): Former chief of staff for Herman Cain's presidential run and former state director at Americans for Prosperity i …"

"… or at Americans for Prosperity in Wisconsin.Profile:Barely two weeks after Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign, he started his own super PAC (jump to …"

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 "Utah":

"… hough a pro-Huntsman group spent more than $1.8 million to help the former Utah governor, this amounted to less than half of what his campaign spent: abou …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… e been limited to Republicans running for president. Last month, both Herman Cain and Ron Paul spoke to the caucus. Newt Gingrich was the guest of honor las …"

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 "South Carolina":

"… es in the upcoming Iowa caucuses and the early primaries in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida hinge heavily on getting his message out to potential supporte …"

"… ing several events in the last week inside the Beltway, in New York and in South Carolina. The target audience at each: K Street lobbyists, Tea Party supporters and …"

"… e Christian activist Tyler said evangelicals have been working in Iowa and South Carolina — independently of the campaign — to mobilize evangelical pastors to u …"

"… luncheon event that should draw hundreds of local pastors, Tyler said. The South Carolina event is being organized by David Lane, an evangelical activist who has wo …"

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 "America":

"… infallible — President Barack Obama.In submitting to what is, in effect, America's toughest job interview, there may be only so much leeway in getting matt …"

"… nor said Obama engaged in "one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history." He overlooked the United States' role in conflicts in Iraq, Afg …"

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 "Utah":

"… esota, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former M …"

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 "Utah":

"… hmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Mass …"

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 "executive director":

"… a member of Enthoven’s “Jackson Hole” group); Michael Bromberg, then executive director of the Federation of American Health Systems (with whom CIGNA and other in …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… p’s “census of all known abortion providers.”– Lori Robertson  …"

"… s into the black communities because they wanted to kill black babies – "Herman Cain: "Yes."Scheiffer: " — before they were born. Do you still stand by that? …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… ns of campaign finance and tax laws is gnawing at GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain even as he fends off allegations of sexual harassment.Cain’s campaign fa …"

"… ty indicate that $37,372 is “due from FOH” which stands for Friends of Herman Cain, the campaign committee for the candidate. It is not known if the campaign …"

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 "Utah":

"… ts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. (Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was invited but boycotted the event. He explained t …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… blem out.   “We need to get government out of the way,” said Herman Cain. “The right course is to let the markets work,” said former Massachuss …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, businessman Herman Cain, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.Doe …"

"… vigorous,” said David Burnham, co-director of TRAC.EPA to regulate dust?Herman Cain claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency is planning to regulate d …"

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 "Rick Santorum":

"… ity" (page 172).Santorum's 'Courage' or Historical Revisionism?Former Sen. Rick Santorum inserted himself into the Social Security debate by claiming Pennsylvania …"

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 "Environment":

"… or president have expressed skepticism about climate change. And while the Environmental Protection Agency was created four decades ago by a leading Republican, …"

"… .” In 2005, he voted against including coal and oil smokestacks from the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean mercury rule.Herman CainTo Herman Cain, the …"

"… cial.In January, Politico reported that Gingrich would like to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency in favor of what he calls the "Environmental Solutions …"

"… abolish the Environmental Protection Agency in favor of what he calls the "Environmental Solutions Agency.”Mitt RomneyMitt Romney has taken heat for being a cl …"

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 "Haley Barbour":

"… eaker Newt Gingrich (American Solutions PAC), and current Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (Haley’s PAC). Other possible candidates include current federal officeh …"

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