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 "Herman Cain":

"… PAC that formed in 2011 to bolster the presidential campaign of Republican Herman Cain. It previously reported raising about $62,000 during the second half of 20 …"

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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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "Georgia":

"… ” said Tyler, who prior to the Gingrich campaign ran a nonprofit for the Georgian that helped forge ties with religious conservatives.On Thursday, in Green …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… ., among eight candidates: Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Rep. R …"

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 "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 "Koch":

"… ervative advocacy group started in 2004 with largesse from the billionaire Koch brothers. It has 501(c)(4) status and can accept unlimited contributions f …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… ipated: Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, Texas Gov. Ri …"

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 "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 "Herman Cain":

"… wide-open Republican field. Only one noteworthy candidate — businessman Herman Cain — has formed an exploratory committee for the 2012 GOP presidential race …"

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