Who’s bankrolling secretive liberal group America Votes?

By Michael Beckel

A dozen anonymous donors accounted for most of the $12.7 million America Votes raised during its last fiscal year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… cutive Director Carl Pope and Harold Ickes, a longtime adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton. The organization facilitates liberals coordinating and avoiding duplicat …"

Japan reaffirms its plan to produce plutonium

By Douglas Birch and Jake Adelstein

The Abe government’s new energy plan calls for completing the Rokkasho plutonium fuel factory despite U.S. concern it poses terrorism risks

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… served as special advisor on nonproliferation to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The decision to complete Rokkasho and pursue plutonium production, he sai …"

Ready for Hillary courts super PAC skeptics

By Michael Beckel

Ready for Hillary is courting 'Citizens United' skeptics — and finding success.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… cember, she had given $400 to the nascent organization that wants Democrat Hillary Clinton to again occupy White House — this time as commander in chief. “Hilla …"

"… inton to again occupy White House — this time as commander in chief. “Hillary Clinton deserves to be the first woman president,” Bremer Muggli told the Center …"

"… rt candidates financially.” A self-identified “long-time supporter of Hillary Clinton,” Sweet-Cushman gave $450 to Ready for Hillary last year in installments …"

"… ss. “We knew there was tremendous grassroots enthusiasm for a potential Hillary Clinton candidacy and that people were looking for a vehicle to express that suppo …"

Netflix stacking deck on Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

'House of Cards' distributor is accelerating its own political efforts in Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… a; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; and former Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. Hastings also contributed tens of thousands of dollars more to th …"

Democrats easily outpace Republicans in super PAC fundraising race

By Michael Beckel

Democrats are fully embracing the independent political money groups they once derided in an effort to retain the Senate this year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… ent Barack Obama win a second term in the White House and now plans to aid Hillary Clinton, should she opt to run in 2016. Ready for Hillary spokesman Seth Bringman …"

Pop-up pro-Clinton group fades after scrutiny

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Clinton super PAC linked to man sought by investigator regarding financial problems.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… it so why not learn how to manage it.”     …"

Hillary Clinton: the 'Citizens United' candidate

By Dave Levinthal

Era of super PACs, unlimited fundraising boosts Clinton as she mulls a presidential run.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… tion Commission decision is that it all began with a low-budget film about Hillary Clinton. Now today, on the fourth anniversary of Citizens United — a case that …"

"… amounts of money to advocate for or against political candidates.) "I bet Hillary Clinton absolutely loves the Citizens United decision because she knows …"

A challenging two-step: cutting costs and covering the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: the political challenges of both cutting costs and providing health care coverage.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… th care costs could not be done in a single piece of legislation. Bill and Hillary Clinton tried unsuccessfully to do it in the early 1990s. What happened then was t …"

By the numbers: a 2013 money-in-politics index

By Michael Beckel

A new Center for Public Integrity money-in-politics index highlights the year's top stories and key trends.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… ral Election Commission since January: 210 Number that explicitly mention Hillary Clinton in their own names: 8 Rank of New Yorkers and Californians, respectively, …"

‘Nonpartisan’ gun rights group boosted by Democratic-aligned America Votes

By Adam Wollner and Michael Beckel

Nearly all of 'nonpartisan' Bull Moose Sportsmen's funding has come from a Democratic-aligned nonprofit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… cutive director Carl Pope and Harold Ickes, a longtime adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton. In explaining America Votes' support for Bull Moose Sportsman, spokesman …"

Pro-Obama nonprofit boosted by undisclosed donors

By Julie Patel and Michael Beckel

Priorities USA Action raised $8.4 million in 2012, the bulk of which came from four unnamed donors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… m, Democracy Alliance Chairman Rob McKay and Jonathan Mantz, who served as Hillary Clinton's national finance director during her 2008 presidential campaign. In all …"

Koch-backed governors group gives big to Cuccinelli in Virginia

By Rachel Baye

Cuccinelli slams McAuliffe for accepting out-of-state cash while raking in millions from governors association.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… iffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Heading into Election Day, Cuccinelli trails in the money race, having re …"

Pro-Clinton super PAC creators have dubious pasts

By Michael Beckel

People behind pro-Clinton super PAC have histories of legal troubles and bankruptcy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… ed quest for employment would help shine light on the hidden side of a new Hillary Clinton-themed super PAC. When Sioni, then 27, saw an online advertisement from J …"

"… y come to our organization” and that it would keep striving “to ensure Hillary Clinton has the majority youth vote.” “Because our focus is on the youth vote …"

"… llary Apparel as a great way to reach our target audience,” he added. “Hillary Clinton has millions of very passionate supporters who would love to show their su …"

Federal Election Commission gets new blood

By Dave Levinthal

The U.S. Senate approves Obama's Federal Election Commission picks by unanimous consent.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… s in recent years: $500 to John Kerry’s campaign in 2003, $2,300 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2007 and $1,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign&nbs …"

Legal fight brewing over 'Stop Pelosi PAC'

By Dave Levinthal

Political committee is pushing legal limits by naming itself after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… less of whether he makes a White House bid. Super PACs promoting Democrat Hillary Clinton for president have likewise materialized in recent months, most notably Re …"

Audit: U.S. lacks anti-corruption plan for Afghan aid

By Douglas Birch

Audit says U.S. lacks blueprint to assure Afghan assistance is well-spent

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… han corruption in 2010, but it was never signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to the report, State Department officials told auditors they d …"

D.C. corruption probe spreads to Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign

By Michael Beckel and Alan Suderman

New York City businessman pleads guilty for work done in 2008 to support Hillary Clinton.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… unnamed Democratic presidential candidate described in court documents was Hillary Clinton. New York City businessman Troy White today pleaded guilty in federal cou …"

"… wed $608,750 paid for services performed to clandestinely support Democrat Hillary Clinton during her unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign. Clinton was not ident …"

Super PAC forms to 'draft' Ben Carson for president

By Adam Wollner

Group led by John Philip Sousa descendant wants neurosurgeon, Obamacare critic in White House.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… for the White House. In January, supporters of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created the Ready for Hillary super PAC, which has raised $1.25 million an …"

'America Votes' spent nearly $1 million on Wisconsin recall

By Adam Wollner

Progressive nonprofit, fueled by unions, targeted Wisconsin recall elections in 2011 and 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… cutive director Carl Pope and Harold Ickes, a longtime adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton. It first registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 527 committee …"

The slow deaths of presidential super PACs

By Dave Levinthal

Once mighty political committees are failing to reinvent themselves in 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… g new candidate-specific super PACs that are backing the likes of Democrat Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Like Priorities US …"

Democrats seize super PAC crown

By Michael Beckel

Liberal groups outraised conservative counterparts 2-to-1 in first half of 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… top super PAC, giving $400,000. Another top donor to the group was former Hillary Clinton bundler Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder of the Esprit clothing company, w …"

Ready for Hillary? Not in Middle America

By Michael Beckel

New Yorkers, Californians give big bucks to pro-Clinton super PAC.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… dle America — are already backing a super PAC designed to boost Democrat Hillary Clinton should she run for president in 2016. Residents of New York, which Clinto …"

IMPACT: Delaware governor, Atlanta mayor forward tainted donations to charity

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

IMPACT: D.C. man's donations to Delaware governor, Atlanta mayor given to charity following Center story.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… idates and campaigns and hosted a fundraiser for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at his accounting firm the same year as Markell’s fundraiser. Clinton’ …"

Super PACs swarming New Jersey special election

By Adam Wollner

Front-runner Cory Booker gets boosted — and bashed — by outside groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… founded by Harold Ickes, a political operative with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton. The group, which also lists Gruver its treasurer, has not been active in …"

Clinton supporter suspected of illegal donations

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Clinton's 2008 campaign received $50,000 from "assembly line of illegal campaign contributions."

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… didates and committees over the past 10 years, including nearly $50,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to a Center for Public Integrity …"

"… nth. The biggest beneficiary of those funds was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose campaigns took in $50,400. Clinton’s presidential campaign commit …"

Nuclear Waste: How a huge U.S. nonproliferation program became a major proliferation concern

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

PART ONE OF A SERIES: More than a decade of negotiations with Russia produced a clear winner, and it was not the United States.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… hington on nuclear security. The terms, signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, were radically different from …"

White House nominates new FEC commissioners

By Dave Levinthal

White House nominates pair to agency overseeing campaign finance.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… s in recent years: $500 to John Kerry’s campaign in 2003, $2,300 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2007 and $1,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign&nbs …"

Pro-Rand Paul super PAC's name may violate law

By Michael Beckel

Federal regulators could crack down on independent groups using politicos' monikers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… tial candidate’s first name, this action may violate federal law. Three Hillary Clinton-themed super PACs established earlier this year could also find themselves …"

"… lation." Clinton supporters have also created an Iowa-based group called "Hillary Clinton Super PAC" and a California-based super PAC called "Hillary FTW," an acron …"

Benghazi debate sparks little formal lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Few organizations formally press Congress on highly politicized issue.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… e loudly criticized the Obama administration — former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, specifically — for what they consider failures to adequately prote …"

All the presidents' debt

By Dave Levinthal

Gaggle of former White House hopefuls still owe creditors millions of dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… nbsp;remain unresolved. Clinton aides did not return requests for comment. Hillary Clinton? She cleared her once massive 2008 presidential debts …"

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