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 "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 "Massachusetts":

"… nsurance reform and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s law in Massachusetts are designed to take money from people, via the individual mandate, and do …"

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 "Tennessee":

"… alth insurance. That’s almost exactly the population of my home state of Tennessee. An analysis by the Texas Medical Association a few years ago showed that …"

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 "Reuters":

"… nt religious conservatives because of his two divorces and three marriages.Reuters reported Thursday that an evangelical pastor in Iowa, Cary Gordon, sent st …"

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 "Hillary Clinton":

"… an. 25 — the “day of revolt” — and the next day Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for peaceful protests, government restraint and political …"

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 "Newt Gingrich":

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

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 "David Koch":

"… to meet with Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, and David Koch.Koch’s family controls the nation’s second largest privately held comp …"

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 "Larry English":

"… necticut (whose campaign finance chair was then-CIGNA HealthCare president Larry English); Alain Enthoven, a Stanford University professor who was considered the f …"

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 "Governor":

"… "You’re — you’re shaking — you’re shaking your head."Santorum: "Governor, no, that’s not what you said."Romney: "That happens — to happens to b …"

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 "New Hampshire":

"… ted that when the Republican presidential field debated economic policy in New Hampshire last week, the word “foreclosure” was mentioned – once. The Sun said …"

"… uesday’s debate, citing Nevada’s decision to move its primary ahead of New Hampshire’s.) Nevada homeowners are unlikely to see positive equity in their homes …"

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 "Condoleezza Rice":

"… settlements dates back before Obama. In June 2008, then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Israel’s plan to build 1,300 homes in East Jerusalem was “si …"

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 "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 "Herman Cain":

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