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 "Cato Institute":

"… d the event. Prominent speakers at the conference included the libertarian Cato Institute’s Patrick Michaels, Willie Soon of the Marshall Institute, and Václav K …"

"… f Incorporation. He has also been a director of libertarian think tank the Cato Institute, the anti-regulation Citizens for a Sound Economy (now known as FreedomWor …"

"… isclose its funding sources, saying that it relies on private support, The Cato Institute and The Foundation for Economic Education are featured partners on their w …"

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 "Department of Energy":

"… federal agencies. The company has designed Web sites for the White House, Department of Energy, and the 2004 meeting of the Group of 8 in the former Soviet republic of G …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… sts led to U.N. sanctions, which provoked a barrage of threats against the United States. The increasingly bellicose pronouncements have set nerves on edge in the …"

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 "Mark Pryor":

"… Mark Udall and Michael Bennet — as well as Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Mark Pryor, D-Ark.; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; and Kay Hagan, D-N.C. With the exception of …"

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

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 "House":

"… olitical supporter who raised more than $100,000 for McCain’s 2008 White House bid. Halvorson and his wife directly contributed $71,400 to McCain’s cam …"

"… ponding to the proposals, McCain was the lead signer on a letter with five House members, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., seeking me …"

"… priority at that time, according to former Rep. Tony Coelho, D-Calif., the House sponsor of the Grand Canyon bill, which also restricted flights at Yosemit …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… squo;s presidential run. Below is the list of former bundlers for “America’s Mayor” who are now backing McCain, along with the money rang …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican National Convention":

"… ficantly, McCain would not be able to spend any more money until after the Republican National Convention in early September, which would leave him severely handicapped against opp …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Vladimir Putin":

"… t Journal, worked for a Ukrainian political party backed by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.The Center for Public Integrity’s 1992 report, “The Torturers’ Lobby …"

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 "Boeing":

"… ein also serves as a director for a number of corporate boards, including: Boeing; Global Vacation Group, Inc.; The St. Paul Companies; Cinergy Corporation; …"

"… ge and NASDAQ, and on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center. Boeing is John McCain’s #5 career patron, having given the senator more than $6 …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kenneth Duberstein":

"… tial bid. Last spring, Timmons, along with super-lobbyists Vin Weber and Kenneth Duberstein, co-hosted a fund-raiser that brought McCain more than $120,000. Weber is …"