Barack Obama

Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

By The Associated Press

Given a 2nd term, Obama still confronted by a divided Congress, challenging economic times

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… — In Ohio, roughly 60 percent of all voters said they favored the Obama administration's auto bailout, and the president captured nearly three quarters of their …"

FACT CHECK: Missteps in final presidential debate

By The Associated Press

A look at some of their statements from the final presidential debate and how they compare with the facts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… ush administration had negotiated with the Iraqi government. Actually, the Obama administration tried for many months to win Iraqi agreement to keeping several thousand A …"

FACT CHECK: Slips in vice president's debate

By The Associated Press

Slips on Libya, Syria, auto bailout in vice presidential debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… curity." THE FACTS: Ryan is right, judging by testimony from Obama administration officials at the hearing a day earlier. Charlene R. Lamb, a …"

"… t of General Motors and Chrysler began under President George W. Bush. The Obama administration continued and expanded it. ___ RYAN: "And then …"

Donor profile: William “Bill” Koch

By Amy Myers

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… sts. His cash has helped fund the campaigns of Democrats such as the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Hillary Ro …"

"… gineer, Koch earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and with Oxbow, he made his fortune in energy com …"

Mitt Romney

Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain

By The Associated Press

Romney adviser Gillespie charges Obama campaign making false charge against former governor

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… itself scrambling to explain the apparent discrepancies between the former Massachusetts governor's past statements about his Bain tenure and the SEC documents. …"

"… to February 1999. The Boston Globe reported Thursday that a Massachusetts financial disclosure form Romney filed in 2003 stated he still owned 100 p …"

"… ned 100 percent of Bain Capital in 2002. Romney was elected to one term as Massachusetts governor in 2002. ___ Associated Press writers …"

Mitt Romney

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

By The Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… slation. 4. CLINTON MAKES HISTORIC LAOS VISIT Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the first secretary of state to visit the nation in more than five …"

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 "Democratic consultant":

"… hose that fit with a storyline about the candidate," said Doug Hattaway, a Democratic consultant who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential bid. "Gingrich isn't …"

Obama, first lady, VP combine for 45 fundraisers since official campaign launch

By Aaron Mehta and Peter H. Stone

Obama, first lady and vice president use perks of presidency to enhance fundraising

Excerpts from this story referencing "president of the United States":

"… 00,000) who described the first lady as “the not-so-secret weapon of the president of the United States.”And her Boston-area event was hosted by Elaine Schuster, a well-known f …"

White House visitor logs riddled with holes

By Fred Schulte and Viveca Novak

Obama touts release of Secret Service logs but data has huge gaps

Excerpts from this story referencing "Penny Pritzker":

"… no details are in the logs. The AFL-CIO had no comment.Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker, Obama’s campaign finance chairman, met with the president on Feb. 16, 2 …"

A listening tour? It worked for Hillary

By Julie Vorman

What’s on Elizabeth Warren’s to-do list now that she’s a White House adviser helping to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Th

Excerpts from this story referencing "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau":

"… s to-do list now that she’s a White House adviser helping to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?The Consumer Federation of America suggests a strategy that worked well fo …"

Nondisclosure forms needed as contractor ranks grow

By Julie Vorman

Almost half of a sampling of contracts issued by the Pentagon, Homeland Security Department, and Health and Human Services Department did no

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federation of American Scientists":

"… ley and Rep. Darrell Issa).And a hat tip to Secrecy News, published by the Federation of American Scientists, for obtaining copies of the Congressional Research Service’s following …"

Illegal defense

By Lauren Bonora, Kate Sheppard and Alex Knott

Center finds violations, missing records regarding legal expense funds

Excerpts from this story referencing "Utah":

"… . Jim McDermott, D-Wash., Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Those five legislators collectively received donations from 12 lobbyists, …"

Broadcast lobbying tops $186 million

By Robert Morlino

One story you won't hear on the news

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… st and second, with donations of $523,000 and $386,000, respectively. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the freshman from New York and former first lady, ranks third with $347,0 …"

Networks of influence

By John Dunbar, Daniel Lathrop and Robert Morlino

The political power of the communications industry

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… llowed by Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) at $940,000. New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, despite her status as a freshman legislator, was next on the list, having …"

The party's parties

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2004 — At this year's Democratic national convention in Boston, special interests are planning and paying for a reported

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… delegationBoston 2004Navy Yard Pier 1Historic naval yard, Charlestown25-JulIowa and Missouri delegationsBoston 2004New England Aquarium, downtownAquarium2 …"

The Clinton top 100: Where are they now?

By M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2003 — Two years after they left the federal government and one year after a ban that limited their lobbying activitie

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colombia":

"… fense, Agriculture and Energy Departments, supported fumigation efforts in Colombia. DynCorp, recently acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation, trained pilo …"

"… ces Corporation, trained pilots for operations against drug traffickers in Colombia. DEA under Marshall was a key participant in Plan Colombia.However, Marsha …"

"… traffickers in Colombia. DEA under Marshall was a key participant in Plan Colombia.However, Marshall told the Center that DEA wasn’t involved in any of the …"

Impending ban hasn't stopped soft money rush by presidential hopefuls

By Alex Knott and Adam Mayle

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2002 — Potential candidates for the 2004 presidential primaries have raised more than $7.6 million in unregulated so

Excerpts from this story referencing "Howard Dean":

"… .Some candidates have sworn off 527s. Officials from the campaigns of Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont and Senator Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., have told the Center that t …"

Fat Cat Hotel still open for business

By M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2002 — The White House released last week a list of guests who stayed overnight in the presidential mansion since Geo

Excerpts from this story referencing "Al Gore":

"… 0 presidential elections. During the first debate with then-Vice President Al Gore, candidate George W. Bush quipped, “I think they’ve moved that line th …"

Capitol Hill stem-cell backers received health industry dollars

By M. Asif Ismail and Christine Morente

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2001 — U.S. representatives and senators who strongly pushed for federally subsidized embryonic stem cell research ha

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush administration":

"… nds paid for the destruction of embryos and the removal of their cells.The Bush administration put a hold on that policy in April 2001, when Health and Human Services an …"

"… orzine, D-N.J. ($2,375); and Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii ($2,000).After the Bush administration ordered the review of federal funding, several Senate backers of the resea …"

Bush's choice of EPA advisers signals tilt toward industry

By Josey Ballenger

February 12, 2001 — The composition of the team that advised George W. Bush on the Environmental Protection Agency during his transition to

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… 2, 2001 — The composition of the team that advised George W. Bush on the Environmental Protection Agency during his transition to the presidency signals a new …"

"… or city administrations, or the interstate regulators’ organization, the Environmental Council of the States. Environmentalists are quick to point out, however …"

"… state regulators’ organization, the Environmental Council of the States. Environmentalists are quick to point out, however, that these regulators are not leade …"

"… nment,” said Jane Nogaki, pesticide program organizer for the New Jersey Environmental Federation, a coalition of 90 groups.‘Not at the table’“There’s …"

In Congressional races, money talked all the way to the voting booth

By Kathryn Wallace and Marianne Holt

WASHINGTON, November 9, 2000 — If anyone doubted that huge campaign war chests reap big political payoffs, just look at the House and Senat

Excerpts from this story referencing "House race":

"… ct, lost his re-election bid to Democrat Adam Schiff in the most expensive House race in history. Rogan raised $6.2 million to Schiff’s $3.9 million.The two c …"

Here are the groups targeted by 'no-soft-money' pledge in New York race

By Marianne Holt and Kathryn Wallace

(Washington, October 3) New Yorks U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Representative Rick Lazio of Long Island and his Democratic opponent, f

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington, D.C.":

"… legate” investigations.The Republican Jewish Coalition, headquartered in Washington, D.C., spent $50,000 on a television advertisement showing Hillary Clinton embra …"

White House overnight guests listed

By The Center for Public Integrity

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2000 — A list released by the White House shows that 404 guests stayed overnight at the White House and Camp David

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… ew York in July 1999. The guests include a substantial number of donors to Hillary Clinton's campaign.The list of what the White House described as “family members …"

When the Democrats wined and dined, here's who paid the piper

By Josey Ballenger

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2000 — Anyone who thought the Democratic National Convention was only about presidential nominee Al Gore must have

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Israel Public Affairs Committee":

"… ewish Community Convention Celebration, August 13, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sponsors: American Israel Public Affairs Committee, National Jewish Democratic Council, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los …"

Joint fund-raising committees: One-stop shopping for donors

By Marianne Holt

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2000 — Political parties are turning to raising money jointly with candidates for Congress in greater numbers than ever

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington, D.C.":

"… said Anthony Corrado, co-chair of the new Campaign Finance Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank. “This blurs the lines between candidate- and party fund rai …"

Why Mitch wants Rudy's money

By Marianne Holt and Nathaniel Heller

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2000 — Before calling it quits, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani had raised more than $19 million for his Republican Sen

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kentucky":

"… Lazio’s success might depend a great deal on a conservative senator from Kentucky. …"

The heat is on

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2000 — New York Republicans might be nominating Representative Rick Lazio instead of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for the U.S.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush administration":

"… ncome in excess of $15 million. C. Boyden Gray, White House counsel in the Bush administration, is chairman of the board of trustees.CSE is canvassing its 250,000 nation …"

Stealth PACs revealed

By The Center for Public Integrity

February 9, 2000 — The 2000 election cycle promised to be a high-stakes and free-spending election by anyone's measure. The balance of power

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington, D.C.":

"… also participated in four training conferences for reporters in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago and Park City, Utah; educating reporters on how to research and t …"

"… left America vulnerable to nuclear attack was sent through ads that ran in Washington, D.C., New Jersey and elsewhere. A closer look at who funds the coalition reveal …"

FBI tracked alleged Russian mob ties of Giuliani campaign supporter

By Knut Royce

WASHINGTON, December 14, 1999 — The Center for Public Integrity is investigating how billions of dollars of allegedly corrupted money from t

Excerpts from this story referencing "mayor":

"… ection in 1997, $9.7 million, Kislin was one of several top backers of the mayor who supported the Liberal Party, which had endorsed the mayor and helped f …"

"… ckers of the mayor who supported the Liberal Party, which had endorsed the mayor and helped finance his campaign, according to The Village Voice. One of Ki …"

"… of public advocate and could share political advertisement costs with the mayor. Giuliani’s campaign manager had asked the mayor’s major contributors …"

"… tisement costs with the mayor. Giuliani’s campaign manager had asked the mayor’s major contributors to help finance Polenetsky’s campaign. Giuliani …"

The looting of Russia

By David E. Kaplan and Christian Caryl

WASHINGTON, August 3, 1998 — "Can you take a look at this?" asked Joe Davidson's supervisor at the FBI, handing him a file. Davidson cracked

Excerpts from this story referencing "mayor":

"… n,” says Jack Immendorf, who was then a top adviser to San Francisco’s mayor and who would later be tapped to serve as CEO of Golden ADA. Bychkov had k …"

"… Chubais, then managing Yeltsin’s re-election campaign; Yuri Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow; Alexander Korzhakov, head of Yeltsin’s Presidential Security …"

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