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 "Florida":

"… Virginia. The Republican challenger won North Carolina, and Florida remained too close to call Obama also turned back late moves …"

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 "General Motors":

"… lion jobs. ___ BIDEN: "We went out and rescued General Motors." THE FACTS: Actually, the auto bailout of General Motors an …"

"… ed General Motors." THE FACTS: Actually, the auto bailout of General Motors and Chrysler began under President George W. Bush. The Obama administratio …"

"… Romney opposed using government money to bail out Chrysler and General Motors, instead favoring privately financed bankruptcy restructuring. His prescri …"

Donor profile: William “Bill” Koch

By Amy Myers

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… sachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Ari …"

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 "Texas":

"… en so, Gingrich was wrong to say "I'm sworn in on the 21st."A day earlier, Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested the voting age is 21 and got the date wrong for …"

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 "Michele Bachmann":

"… the race. Other candidates, such as former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Rep. Michele Bachmann, held off before announcing, leaving political money men less time to pick …"

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 "Richard Trumka":

"… rove its operations.)Kindler did not return calls for comment.AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka has been logged in at least four dozen times, often with other labor bigwi …"

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 "Congressional Research Service":

"… shed by the Federation of American Scientists, for obtaining copies of the Congressional Research Service’s following recent reports:* Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing N …"

Illegal defense

By Lauren Bonora, Kate Sheppard and Alex Knott

Center finds violations, missing records regarding legal expense funds

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate Ethics Committee":

"… Hafen, spokesperson for Reid, said his office has recently "talked to the Senate Ethics Committee to see if there was a violation and has asked them how proceed." She expla …"

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 "House":

"… 1 were incorrectly assigned to the office of U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin. While House forms show Tauzin's signature approving the travel, but the staffers did n …"

"… election outcomes and influence legislation before Congress and the White House.The report focuses on the three primary communications industry sectors th …"

"… contributions, the total includes industry-funded trips for members of the House and Senate committees that oversee the FCC. Center researchers also undert …"

"… ublicans. That does not extend to the two current candidates for the White House: President Bush leads Sen. John Kerry by a wide margin, $1.8 million to $1 …"

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 "actor":

"… d the Hub, from museums, historic sites and parks, to a brewery, a cookie factory and university campuses. The biggest one is the reception for 15,000 memb …"

"… lebrities like Boston’s home boy Ben Affleck, Oscar winner Chris Cooper, actor William Baldwin and actress/Air America talk show host Janeane Garofalo to …"

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 "New Mexico":

"… oard of Global Crossing.Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, now the governor New Mexico, briefly served on the board of Venoco Inc, an oil and gas company. As sec …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… inked to a possible presidential candidate is HILLPAC, the 527 for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY. Clinton has raised $196,100 this year while making $68,916 in expen …"

"… ve $5,000 in January of 2002 to HILLPAC, a political committee for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. The donation was the maximum amount allowed by federal law, according to …"

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 "federal government":

"… ch industries gave the other side.President Bush announced Aug. 9 that the federal government would pay for a limited amount of research on stem cells from human embryo …"

"… utical industries.Hatch helped by biotech moneyAnother senator championing federal governmental aid for stem cell research is Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a staunch opponent of …"

"… pecter and Harkin introduced a bill on April 5, 2001, that would allow the federal government to “conduct, support, or fund research on human embryos for the purpose …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… ticut, second-term Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, freshman New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and the League of Conservation Voters, among others, also received cash.)W …"

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 "Republican Jewish Coalition":

"… ed in the so-called “Travelgate” and “Filegate” investigations.The Republican Jewish Coalition, headquartered in Washington, D.C., spent $50,000 on a television advertis …"

"… first candidate-related issue advertisement the coalition had ever run.The Republican Jewish Coalition claims to be the only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans. It ha …"

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 "Parris Glendening":

"… on DavisVirginia FieldsMayor Elizabeth FlorsFrances Ann GlendeningGovernor Parris GlendeningEleanor GlennSenator John GlennAdi GranorBgen Dan HarelGovernor James Hodge …"

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 "Microsoft Corp.":

"… ooley (Calif.), Adam Smith (Wash.) and Jim Moran (Va.) and othersSponsors: Microsoft Corp. (Koch Industries, America Online, AT&T Wireless, Lucent Technologies a …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… more than $19 million for his Republican Senate campaign against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Giuliani campaign, after paying remaining bills and returning $2.8 mi …"

"… mpaign, the Giuliani Victory Committee, which raised primarily soft money (Hillary Rodham Clinton has a similar soft money account as well). While the party would not be ab …"

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 "CSE PAC":

"… n Commission in March 2000. According to Michelle Mitola, treasurer of the CSE PAC, the group received no seed money from the think tank to subsidize the PAC …"

"… at the bylaws of the PAC don’t allow it to contribute to candidates; the CSE PAC will spend all its money on educating its membership base and conducting i …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… f each group’s election-related activity for the 2000-campaign cycle.The Center for Public Integrity spent a year tracking issue advocacy groups, but particularly focusing on …"

"… ed consternation among the GOP House leadership.House GOP leaders told the Center for Public Integrity that the Club was ruffling feathers on the Hill because of advertising cam …"

"… ten lost his primary bid. Both the Otter and Weingarten campaigns told the Center for Public Integrity that the allegations raised by the council were baseless.The council did n …"

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 "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… d crime suspect. Giuliani’s prospective Democratic opponent, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, returned a $1,000 contribution several weeks ago after the newsmagazine 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 …"