The huge drone that could not be grounded

By Richard H.P. Sia and Alexander Cohen

A major defense contractor used its connections on Capitol Hill to keep a troubled drone aircraft aloft at a cost of billions of dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Africa":

"… re pressed quickly into service over Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, the Horn of Africa, Japan and Haiti while still technically under development. The reason is …"

E-cigarette maker fires up lobbying efforts

By Reity O'Brien

Manufacturers of smoking alternative faces new government scrutiny.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… ep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., while Shockey once worked for former Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif. Mike Ference, who until late 2012 served as policy director to …"

Arizona still waiting for Fiesta Bowl fixes

By Kathleen Ingley

Fiesta Bowl scandal has brought outrage, but no fixes

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… can be used to sort, analyze and cross-reference.In October, Arizona Sen. Jerry Lewis proposed using technology to dramatically increase transparency in gift re …"

The Chairmen: New House leaders have familiar ties to business, revolving door

By Josh Israel

The Republican takeover of Congress not only apparently gives the Speaker’s gavel to John Boehner, it also elevates up to 25 senior GOP lawm

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… ties would be as chairman of the relevant committeeAppropriations CommitteeJerry LewisHal RogersAppropriations Subcommittee on DefenseC.W. Bill YoungArmed Servic …"

Jerry Lewis — Appropriations Committee?

By Amy Biegelsen

A California congressman since 1978, Jerry Lewis aims to regain the gavel of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and all the federal bud

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… y spending has blown out of control” …"

Hal Rogers — Appropriations Committee?

By Peter H. Stone

Kentucky’s Hal Rogers, a prime candidate to take over the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee, which controls federal spending, has

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… ppropriations Committee, tried to win the chairmanship in 2005 but lost to Jerry Lewis of California. Lewis is again vying for the post, but is considered an und …"

New GOP chiefs of appropriations, energy panels may not be settled until after Thanksgiving

By Peter H. Stone

With Republicans expected to have an excellent shot at winning back the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, talk is rampant about whic

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… de until after Thanksgiving.Why the delay? In both cases, powerful members Jerry Lewis of California and Joe Barton of Texas, who respectively ran those committe …"

The Murtha Method

By The Center for Public Integrity

For months, a cloud has swirled around Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee,

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… nto earmarks and lobbying relationships involving the firm and Congressman Jerry Lewis, the ranking Republican on the full appropriations committee. Lewis is als …"

'Top Gun' of travel

By Steve Henn and Robert Brodsky

Spy plane's maker spent roughly $660,000, targeted legislators' aides

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… members of Congress — Bob Riley, R-Ala. (now the state's governor), and Jerry Lewis, R-Calif. — took trips paid for by General Atomics [correction]. However …"

C.W. Bill Young — Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

By Caitlin Ginley

C.W. Bill Young is the most senior Republican serving in the U.S. House and a fixture in Florida politics. First elected in 1970, he represe

A ‘Murtha Method’ encore

By Nick Schwellenbach

A review of the 2010 defense appropriations process reveals that most members of a key House of Representatives panel continue to engage in