Nuclear Waste: Extremism in defense of federally-paid jobs is no vice in South Carolina

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

PART THREE IN A SERIES: Lawmakers shed their fiscal conservatism to keep a troubled nuclear plant alive at Washington’s expense.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… the firm that is designing and constructing the MOX factory, told The New York Times in 2010. Eble was explaining the firm’s repeated financial do …"

"… chairman of Areva’s U.S. arm after leaving government. He told The New York Times in 2011 his role was “largely advisory.” His consulting com …"

"… riations and Energy Committees; James T. Walsh, a former House member from New York who served on the Appropriations Committee; and Tim Peckinpaugh, a former …"

Colbert Busch brings fundraising show to D.C.

By Dave Levinthal

Elizabeth Colbert Busch heads to D.C. for big-dollar campaign fundraiser with Democratic brass.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Clyburn":

"… obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., will host the event from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, for …"

Super Congress hauls in super donations as special interests try to influence budget cuts

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

Gang of 12 tasked with cutting budget by $1.5 trillion hauls in big PAC donations

Excerpts from this story referencing "trade":

"… tical manufacturer — $10,000The National Beer Wholesalers Association, a trade association for beer companies — $10,000The American Dental Association, …"

"… ciation for beer companies — $10,000The American Dental Association, the trade association for dentists around the nation — $10,000Walt Disney Producti …"

"… he oil giant — $10,000The Associated General Contractors of America, the trade association of the construction industry — $10,000Fresenius Medical, a m …"

"… to Baucus’ Glacier PAC.Fresenius is a member of the Kidney Care Partners trade group and donated $5,000 in June to the group. Abbott Laboratories, anothe …"

News Corp. leans left by donating to Democrats

By Dave Levinthal

Media powerhouse's PAC bankrolls liberals despite reputation for conservatism.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dianne Feinstein":

"… receiving News America-FOXPAC cash last election cycle included Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Amy Klobuchar of Mi …"

Clyburn draws line in the sand on Social Security

By Jeremy Borden and Aaron Mehta

James Clyburn, a reliably loyal liberal named to Super Congress