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 "Republican Party":

"… want economic growth in America as it relates to immigration?" said former Republican Party Chairman Haley Barbour. Obama drew support from about 70 percent of all Hi …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… re after Syrian President Bashar Assad is defeated. And Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton brought dozens of nations together as part of the Friends of Syria group t …"

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 "Solyndra":

"… million to the politically connected and now-bankrupt solar power company Solyndra. But Ryan's claim made it sound like every penny went down the drain. …"

Donor profile: William “Bill” Koch

By Amy Myers

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… ton, as well as Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Arizona and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. He sold his share of the family b …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… onesty as a pattern for Obama, and uses his 2008 Democratic primary rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to do it. It included a clip of Clinton — now serving Obama as secretar …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… out the candidate," said Doug Hattaway, a Democratic consultant who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential bid. "Gingrich isn't a flubber. He's known for being f …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… ber that quickly shifted the spotlight away from the presumed front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. Although fundraising numbers aren’t officially due until July 15, the&n …"

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 "CREW’s":

"… ore not the records of any executive-branch agency and not subject to FOIA.CREW’s FOIA request was denied. The group went to court. Judge Royce Lamberth of …"

"… generated post-Sept. 15, 2009, in return for CREW dropping its litigation. CREW’s executive director, Melanie Sloan, has no illusions about the administrati …"

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 Federation of America":

"… use adviser helping to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?The Consumer Federation of America suggests a strategy that worked well for another Democratic woman who was …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… ugh the electronic passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain.Other new watchdog reports released by the Government Acc …"

Illegal defense

By Lauren Bonora, Kate Sheppard and Alex Knott

Center finds violations, missing records regarding legal expense funds

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… y donations to the legal expense funds of Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., or Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., as having come from lobbyists or for …"

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 "Minority Leader":

"… rry on the list of recipients of the most communications dollars is Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who received $951,000. He is followed by Rep. Dick G …"

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 "Kansas":

"… ston 2004L Street Bathhouse, South BostonRecreation Center25-JulLouisiana, Kansas, Nebraska delegationsBoston 2004Wang Center, downtownPerformance Hall25-Ju …"

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 "Deputy Attorney General":

"… eaving the service.Of the Clinton aides registered to lobby, Eizenstat and Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder are partners at Covington and Burling, a mega law-lobby firm i …"

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 "Tom Daschle":

"… ore than $1.2 million during the last three months. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s 527 was a distant second, receiving $361,900.The committees are named …"

"… both federal and state elections.Garnering the second-most soft money was Tom Daschle, who is affiliated with a 527 called Dedicated Americans for the Senate an …"

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 "Tennessee":

"… at no list existed and all guests were “close friends and relatives from Tennessee.” The vice president’s office also refused to compile such information …"

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 "Lincoln Chafee":

"… 36,000); Patty Murray, D-Wash., ($31,183); John Kerry, D-Mass., ($27,555); Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., ($21,700); Strom Thurmond , R-S.C., ($21,500); Harry Reid, D-Nev. …"

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 "Detroit":

"… tes to have been a tough regulator, having ordered cities such as Atlanta, Detroit and Cleveland to bring their sewage treatment plants up to federal standar …"

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 "Delaware":

"… es, five triumphant candidates spent less than their opponents.In Florida, Delaware, Michigan, Missouri and New York, the losers collectively raised a total o …"

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 "Representative":

"… orking Families Party voters. …"

"… just “corrupt . . . but she’s a committed radical Marxist to boot.” Representative Sue Kelly, R-N.Y., wrote that if Americans wanted to “save America from …"

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 "Mary Adler":

"… 6)Daniel AbrahamEwa AbrahamAllison AdareElyssa AdlerGoldie AdlerHarry AdlerMary AdlerPaul AdlerRachel AdlerSam AdlerPaul AllaireMolly BlackwellTifanie ChaneyAla …"

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 "Williamson":

"… Association, AT&T, BellSouth Corp., Bristol-Myers, Squibb, Brown & Williamson ($821,000, 12 percent to Democrats), Dominion Resources (a Richmond, Va.-b …"

"… , Bristol-Myers Squibb and Glaxo Wellcome, and tobacco company Brown & Williamson.)In attendance: Senators Bob Graham (Fla.), John Breaux (La.), Mary Landri …"

"… didates at the state legislative level.Sponsor: Philip Morris, Brown & Williamson, U.S. Tobacco, the Cigar Association and possibly othersLocation: The Cali …"

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 "Delaware":

"… new joint fund-raising committees in Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Delaware.“The money is spent through the candidate’s party for the clear and di …"

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 "Republican Party":

"… committee, such as the National Republican Senatorial Committee or a state Republican Party organization. Giuliani cannot directly transfer his campaign contributions …"

"… ads on behalf of Lazio, the state Republican organization and the national Republican Party can also each spend up to $929,355 on “coordinated campaigns” with a s …"

"… the refunded contributions be donated to Lazio or to the state or national Republican Party organizations.Lazio began his nascent campaign against the first lady by d …"

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 "Representative":

"… luding Senator Jesse Helms, R-N.C. …"

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 "Family Alliance":

"… t campaign for or against any candidates in the general election.Faith and Family Alliance: The Faith and Family Alliance is a Section 527 group established in …"

"… ates in the general election.Faith and Family Alliance: The Faith and Family Alliance is a Section 527 group established in February 1999 that made its first an …"

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 "Uzbekistan":

"… n’s firm, Trans Commodities, Inc., was used by two reputed mobsters from Uzbekistan, Lev and Mikhail Chernoy, for fraud and embezzlement. And a confidential 1 …"

"… g the Russian national police, Interpol said that the brothers, natives of Uzbekistan and now Israeli citizens, are “suspected of money laundering, embezzleme …"

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 "president":

"… ury but also to powerful ex-KGB officials, to the executive offices of the president in Moscow — even to Yeltsin’s own dacha. For the first time, FBI offic …"

"… estigators traced from Golden ADA to Moscow. Some $400,000 was headed to a presidential book fund, to finance the printing of Yeltsin’s autobiography, but so …"

"… tion campaign. Immendorf remembers talk of money going to fund Yeltsin’s presidential security force. Investigators also note that Kozlenok typically made mu …"

"… rsary of the end of World War II. The ever resourceful Bychkov is now vice president of one of Russia’s largest banks and remains a power in the nation’s d …"