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 "president":

"… While the impending "fiscal cliff" dominates the postelection agenda, the president and Republicans have other concerns, too. Obama is looking a …"

"… his home town of Chicago. After securing a second term, the president is committed to bipartisan solutions "to reduce our deficit in a balanced …"

"… in?" the Ohio Republican said at the Capitol. While both the president and Boehner sent signals of bipartisanship, there remain wide differences …"

"… where the campaign was principally waged in a landslide. The president carried seven of the nine states where he, Romney and their allies spent n …"

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 "Bush administration":

"… U.S. troops in Iraq beyond the December 2011 withdrawal deadline that the Bush administration had negotiated with the Iraqi government. Actually, the Obama administrati …"

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 "Bush administration":

"… s of U.N. sanctions on Iran to deter its nuclear program, three during the Bush administration and one under Obama. "And the only reason we got it is because Russia wate …"

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 "Associated Press":

"… ne term as Massachusetts governor in 2002. ___ Associated Press writers Charles Babington in Washington and Kasie Hunt in Jackson, Wyo. co …"

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 "Congress":

"… ls when he takes office on Jan. 21, 2013."My intent will be to ask the new Congress to stay in session when they are sworn in on Jan. 3 and to pass — and ho …"

"… he Christian Broadcasting Network.Except presidents don't sign amendments. Congress passes them and the states ratify them. The president could champion them, …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… Similarly, the logs list just 21 visits for “Hillary R. Clinton” or “Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Most are social or ceremonial events; seven are described in the logs …"

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 "Homeland Security Department":

"… (August 18) …"

Illegal defense

By Lauren Bonora, Kate Sheppard and Alex Knott

Center finds violations, missing records regarding legal expense funds

Excerpts from this story referencing "House Legislative Resource Center":

"… both houses of Congress. While the Senate Office of Public Records and the House Legislative Resource Center collect disclosure forms filed by all legal defense funds, the responsibil …"

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 "Democratic Party":

"… preference of the communications industry as a whole has leaned toward the Democratic Party. Total contributions were split 56.2 percent for Democratic candidates and …"

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 "Washington":

"… nAquarium25-JulTexas delegationBoston 2004Hyatt HarborsideEast Boston25-JulWashington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming delegationsBoston 2004Museum of Science, downtown …"

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 "California":

"… n the presidential elections, is a visiting professor at the University of California in Los Angeles, Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., and Middle Tennessee …"

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 "New Hampshire":

"… 7, which has spent more than $383,000 in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, has showered its largesse on state and local candidate …"

"… funds around more than $2 million in expenditures, it has spent $90,000 in New Hampshire and Iowa. Disclosure records also show that Daschle’s 527 transferred $7 …"

"… ,000 coming in the third quarter. Gephardt’s 527 spent $108,000 in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina while transferring $405,000 to its FEC-regulated counte …"

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 "Pennsylvania":

"… ndustries, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.The Pennsylvania Republicans second-largest campaign patron since 1995 has been Amgen, the …"

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 "Commerce Committee":

"… Having acted as lead counsel on the Clean Air Act for the House Energy and Commerce Committee when Republicans were in the minority in the early ’90s, Charles Knauss …"

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 "Representative":

"… illion to gain the seat vacated by Senator Connie Mack, R-Fla., Republican Representative Bill McCollum lost to Democratic state Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson, …"

"… m Republican Senator Spence Abraham lost his re-election bid to Democratic Representative Debbie Stabenow despite outspending her by $3.6 million. Abraham’s campa …"

"… reys raised $5.2 million more than Capito and outspent Capito five to one. Representative James Rogan, a Republican in California’s 27th district, lost his re-ele …"

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 "Hillary Clinton":

"… (profiled below). The group has pulled its television issue ads targeting Hillary Clinton.One ad begins with a shot of five babies. The announcer intones, “In New …"

"… aring a New York Yankees ball cap. “They’ve all lived here longer than Hillary Clinton.” The ad ran on cable in the city and the suburbs and was scheduled to r …"

"… an 89-page paperback detailing “what every American should know” about Hillary Clinton, as part of a “Voter Alert Campaign” that also includes radio, televis …"

"… atives for Effective Leadership has a goal of spending $10 million on anti-Hillary Clinton ads in New York. The group has sent out at least two separate letters, fro …"

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 "Arkansas":

"… use released 938 names of overnight guests in the president’s first term.Arkansas Friends (51)Brown AdkinsNancy AdkinsLiza AshleyPaul BerryDiane BlairJim Bl …"

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 "Ed Rendell":

"… setLate-Night Party with National Chairman Joe Andrew and General Chairman Ed Rendell, August 15, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.Host: Democratic National CommitteeSponsors: …"

"… Sponsors Brunch with DNC National Chairman Joe Andrew and General Chairman Ed Rendell, Wed., August 16, 11 a.m.Host: Democratic National CommitteeLocation: Hote …"

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 "Congress":

"… Political parties are turning to raising money jointly with candidates for Congress in greater numbers than ever this year and the questionable practice has r …"

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 "The New York Times":

"… actly how much financial support he intends to throw behind his successor. The New York Times reported June 3 that Giuliani, upon returning approximately $3 million rai …"

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 "Hillary Clinton":

"… -page paperback book detailing “what every American should know” about Hillary Clinton. The accompanying letter, addressed to a “Conservative Friend from ACU c …"

"… tra-conservative Utah resident, hopes to raise at least $100,000 to defeat Hillary Clinton. Ruffs 20-year-old political action committee Ruff PAC, has paid for two s …"

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 "Representative":

"… n June 8, McCain’s bill passed the Senate. Three weeks later, Republican Representative Houghton of New York presented his version, and it passed the House 385-39 …"

"… Jersey 5th District Republican primary contest between moderate incumbent Representative Marge Roukema and conservative challenger State Assemblyman Scott Garrett. …"

"… t don’t hold the same fiscally conservative views as the Club for Growth.Representative Jim Greenwood, R-Pa., attended a meeting on March 30, 2000 with Club for G …"

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 "Ukraine":

"… neighbors and friends, the 64-year-old Kislin, who immigrated from Odessa, Ukraine, in 1974, is an enormously successful businessman who generously shares hi …"

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 …"

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