Global warming: Heated denials

By Lisa Chiu

Stand-up comedian Tim Slagle was on a roll. In a lunchtime routine tailored to 400 conference attendees, Slagle was killing ‘em with jokes a

Excerpts from this story referencing "David Michaels":

"… emical producers, for the oil companies, [and] the coal companies,” said David Michaels, professor of environmental and occupational health at George Washington U …"

New Media Communications

By Chris Landers

Consultant profile: Major Clients in 2003-2004: George W. Bush (R), Republican National Committee

Excerpts from this story referencing "official":

"… ho, once elected, would contract with GovTech to design a federally funded official site. At least four of the seven New Media clients who won House races in …"

"… on the 2004 campaigns.By 2004, GovTech had served as Web designer for the official, federally funded Web pages of 37 members of Congress. And the following y …"

Traveling on the Abramoff plan

By Steve Henn

Dozens of members of Congress have accepted trips from non-profits with registered lobbyists on their boards

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Breaux":

"… sclosed that Campbell Crane and Associates paid for a trip. Former Senator John Breaux disclosed the lobbying firm paid for a weekend in Florida in December 2003 …"

Thanks to sponsors, GOP threw twice the party the Democrats did

By Sean Peoples

October 24, 2000 — Officially, thousands of delegates, legislators and elephant banner-wavers swarmed Philadelphia from July 31 to Aug. 3 to

Excerpts from this story referencing "International Republican Institute":

"… in a Global Era,” featuring Senator John McCain (Ariz.), chairman of the International Republican Institute, July 31, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.Host: International Republican InstituteLocatio …"

"… of the International Republican Institute, July 31, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.Host: International Republican InstituteLocation: Pennsylvania Convention Center97. Indiana Republican Party Post-S …"

Hagel warns Pentagon officials that change is coming

By R. Jeffrey Smith

He decries spending on overly costly and risky weapons systems

The high cost of rattling North Korea’s cage

By Douglas Birch

Bombers cost $135,000 per hour to fly; two round trips to S. Korea, maybe a cool $5.4 million.

Hagel leaves the door ajar for defense policy changes

By R. Jeffrey Smith

The Secretary of Defense nominee leaves the door ajar for defense policy changes.

Weekly Watchdog: Our new blog sheds light on secret spenders

By Bill Buzenberg

Our new blog publishes daily reports on all things 'influence-related.'

I'll take embattled Obama administration nominees for $200, Alex

By Michael Beckel

Conservative group targets U.S. senators with anti-Hagel TV ads.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kay Hagan":

"… Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Mark Pryor, D-Ark.; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; and Kay Hagan, D-N.C. With the exception of Bennet, each senator is likely to face a com …"

Commercial jets not affected by rules for Grand Canyon tours

By The Associated Press

As Grand Canyon legislation makes its way through the Senate, the Arizona congressman ignores his history

Excerpts from this story referencing "Associated Press":

"… oppose."The transportation bill now goes to the House.Original article by Associated Press writer Matthew Daly, with edits by iWatch News. …"

McCain changes tune on support for Grand Canyon air tours

By Rita Beamish

McCain now boosts Grand Canyon tourist flights his law curtailed

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Park Service":

"… aign backers — against what he sees as overzealous restrictions that the National Park Service is planning under that 1987 law.Following years of squabbling and litigati …"

Public financing system’s 150 million death knells

By Josh Israel

Barack Obama’s stunning fundraising total for September leaves little doubt that the public financing system he eschewed is now in serious p

Pro-Hillary 527 takes aim at McCain

By Josh Israel

The American Leadership Project is back. This pro-Hillary Clinton group is a 527 — one of those independent nonprofits notorious for skirtin

Lining the pockets of McCain’s Reform Institute

By Jaime Amrhein

The Reform Institute — borne of John McCain’s failed 2000 presidential bid — was created as part of the senator’s efforts to clean up campai

Tracking the great bundler migration: Democratic edition

By Aaron Mehta

So, Rudy Giuliani’s bundlers have proven the most generous to the new Republican nominee, rewarding John McCain with at least $3.25 million.

The Manhattan connection

By Aaron Mehta and Aaron Mehta

Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain visited Yankee Stadium over the weekend with former rival Rudy Giuliani. Aside from likely hurtin

McCain's mixed blessings

By Caitlin Ginley

Republican John McCain, self-proclaimed champion of campaign finance reform, has a much-changed outlook on the role of the Federal Election

McCain's friends

By Caitlin Ginley

While Republican John McCain has severed ties with two campaign advisers who lobbied for the military junta in Myanmar, connections between

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part one

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2000 — It is no surprise and nothing new in the land of the spin and the home of the sound bite that each and every can

Excerpts from this story referencing "head":

"… Democratic Party apparatus behind him. Gore might have moved his campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville to show his independence from traditi …"

"… In addition, the badly needed bill that would have given Lockheed the go-ahead to buy the remainder of COMSAT was languishing in the House, where Commerc …"

"… after George W. Bush ($95,450).After all, it is McCain who recently butted heads with the gaming industry over slot machines that feature child-enticing t …"

"… mberg, hosted a fund-raiser/book release party for McCain at the Manhattan headquarters of Bloomberg L.P., the financial news service. Mosbacher, who rece …"

Belying his rhetoric, McCain worked for megamerger sought by campaign patron AT&T

By Nathaniel Heller and Annys Shin

WASHINGTON, December 7, 1999 — Republican Senator John McCain, outspoken advocate of campaign-finance reform, has built his presidential can