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 "Senate":

"… at threaten to plunge the economy back into recession. Added Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "Of course" an agreement is possible. …"

"… ve proved Obama's political undoing. They also have fallen deeper into the Senate minority after the second election in a row in which they lost potentially …"

"… s for Congress, Democrats improbably gained seats in re-establishing their Senate majority. Their final margin hinged on a decision by independent Sen.-elec …"

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 "Turkey":

"… port to the rebels. The administration has organized dozens of meetings in Turkey and the Middle East aimed at rallying Syria's political groups and rebel f …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… ormer." The oft-repeated charge stems from an interview Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave in March 2011 noting that "many of the members of Congress of both pa …"

Donor profile: William “Bill” Koch

By Amy Myers

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Vice President":

"… aigns of Democrats such as the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as Republican Sens …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… . …"

"… P nominee may have even engaged in illegal activity. "Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his posi …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… on of having private accounts, when in fact they have no choice. Mitt Romney accused Obama of "peacetime spending binges" as if there were no wars goin …"

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 "Comcast":

"… sident spent the eve of the reporting deadline at the Philadelphia home of Comcast executive David L. Cohen for a dinner that started at $10,000 a plate.The …"

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 "Democratic National Committee":

"… rk fundraiser for Obama who now is deputy national finance director of the Democratic National Committee. Kuryk, her husband and in-laws came by on Saturday morning, Aug. 14, 2010 …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… You may remember that a listening tour throughout New York state is what Hillary Rodham Clinton did when she was assembling support to run for a U.S. Senate seat. It work …"

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 "Inspector General":

"… e Government Accountability Office (GAO) and by various federal Offices of Inspector General (OIG):NATIONAL SECURITY* State Dept. failed to adequately monitor Kellogg …"

Illegal defense

By Lauren Bonora, Kate Sheppard and Alex Knott

Center finds violations, missing records regarding legal expense funds

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jack Abramoff":

"… ion by the House ethics committee over allegations that embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff paid for some of the Texas Republican's travel, including a golf outing to …"

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 "campaign finance laws":

"… w that once healthy spigot of unlimited campaign cash has been shut off by campaign finance laws prohibiting soft money donations, companies and interest groups have sough …"

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 "respected commentator":

"… rg, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report and a respected commentator. “But there is an appearance of potential conflicts of interest when ind …"

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 "Vermont":

"… s 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 they do not …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… t released in September 2000 showed that a substantial number of donors to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate race were among the 404 guests that stayed overnight at the Whi …"

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 "Daniel K. Inouye":

"… ($21,500); Harry Reid, D-Nev. ($10,800); Jon Corzine, D-N.J. ($2,375); and Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii ($2,000).After the Bush administration ordered the review of fed …"

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 "CEO":

"… titute’s federal regulations director. Andrew Sharkey III, president and CEO of American Iron and Steel Association, and Steve Sandherr, CEO of Associa …"

"… sident and CEO of American Iron and Steel Association, and Steve Sandherr, CEO of Associated General Contractors, are also on the team. All four of these …"

"… illion settlement, and the next month, Ruckelshaus was named president and CEO at a salary exceeding $1 million, Industry Week reported at the time. (In …"

"… ugh in protecting the environment. Henry “Hank” Habicht, president and CEO of the Global Environment & Technology Foundation — a nonprofit orga …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… epublican Bob Franks.In the nation’s most expensive race, where Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Republican Rick Lazio for a U.S. Senate seat from New York, the 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 "American Federation of Teachers":

"… a campaign of silence,” The Post reported.Education unions, such as the American Federation of Teachers and a little-known group the campaigns identify as the National Teachers U …"

"… were actually created for this election and are not established groups.The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1972 . “We will try to cooperate if this pledge creates a …"

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 Rodham Clinton":

"… s that 404 guests stayed overnight at the White House and Camp David since Hillary Rodham Clinton began campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat from New York in July 1999. The g …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… ggest donors (followed by a midnight dinner with the president, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and selected celebrities), Sat., August 12Host: OthersEnt …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… n investment firm in Manhattan, maxed-out his $2,000 contribution limit to Hillary Rodham Clinton, and substantially added to the hard- and soft-money coffers of the nation …"

"… Syracuse and Albany, one month after a $700,000 Manhattan fund-raiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s joint fund-raising committee. The ads, estimated to cost $100,000 to $ …"

"… Federal Election Commission about joint fund-raising committees formed by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her former GOP opponent, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in the New York …"

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 "general election":

"… liani campaign, after paying remaining bills and returning $2.8 million in general election funds to contributors, will be left with more than $3 million.Senator Mitc …"

"… ne 3 that Giuliani, upon returning approximately $3 million raised for his general election campaign (as required by law), has provided his donors with pre-addressed …"

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 "Senate":

"… g Representative Rick Lazio instead of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for the U.S. Senate, but one thing remains the same: Outside interest groups don't want Hillar …"

"… nk goes politicalThe Citizens for a Sound Economy is also joining the U.S. Senate campaign.It is a consumer-advocate conservative think-tank financed by cor …"

"… his newsletter Ruff Times, Ruff says his fear is that Clinton will use the Senate seat as a springboard for the presidency. “It is a lot easier to kill a …"

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 "Ralph Nader":

"… disclosure. Public Citizen, a public health and safety watchdog founded by Ralph Nader, released a report on the Citizens for Better Medicare in June 2000 callin …"

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 "Kislin":

"… ear for a U.S. Senate seat from New York. Commodities trader Semyon (Sam) Kislin and his family also lavished thousands of dollars in contributions to Demo …"

"… n Senator Alfonse D’Amato and to a number of state and city politicians. Kislin sits on the New York City Economic Development Board. Kislin is not alone …"

"… politicians. Kislin sits on the New York City Economic Development Board. Kislin is not alone among emigres from the former Soviet Union who have successfu …"

"… ntelligence outside their departments. A 1996 Interpol report claims that Kislin’s firm, Trans Commodities, Inc., was used by two reputed mobsters from U …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… city officials. They had posed for photos with Vice President Al Gore and Hillary Rodham Clinton. And their helicopter was a gift to San Francisco police — although Gold …"

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