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 "executive vice president":

"… 1998-2006, before the company stopped funding it in 2007. But Dan Miller, executive vice president of the Heartland Institute, called its funding from ExxonMobil “pocket c …"

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 "Ohio":

"… mpaign for governor of Ohio. …"

"… land Plain Dealer, U.S. Rep. Martin Hoke trumpeted his status as the first Ohio congressman with an e-mail address, which he said offered "a new way for t …"

"… h campaign in 1988. At the end of 1994, he left Hoke's office and moved to Ohio to start New Media, with start-up funds from a Small Business Administrati …"

"… serve as a stamp of approval for state and local government purchasers.In Ohio, Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell's office paid about $465,000 to GovT …"

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 "Brookings Institution":

"… eavyweights as the Aspen Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Citizens for a Sound Economy, …"

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 "Nevada":

"… yland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Da …"

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.

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "The Wall Street Journal":

"… -owners of Davis Manafort Inc., a public relations firm that, according to The Wall Street Journal, worked for a Ukrainian political party backed by Russian leader Vladimir …"

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 "Peter Knight":

"… g the best-connected lobbyists in Washington. Tom Downey, Anthony Podesta, Peter Knight, and Jack Quinn have represented numerous clients in the telecommunication …"

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 "Senator":

"… ice is honorable.” …"