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 "Appropriations Committee":

"… s [MOX] project forward…[It] was a priority of mine while serving on the Appropriations Committee, and I am pleased they responded to my insistence that the funding remain …"

"… ees; James T. Walsh, a former House member from New York who served on the Appropriations Committee; and Tim Peckinpaugh, a former staff member of the House Science Committee …"

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 "South Carolina":

"… stumped for her in recent days as she persues the Democratic nomination in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election. The primary is March 19. T …"

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 "Jim Clyburn":

"… e three donations to committee members Reps. Chris Van Hollen ($1,000) and Jim Clyburn ($5,000), along with Sen. Max Baucus ($4,000). The last time the company h …"

"… ve Camp, R-Mich. — $90,000Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. — $38, 500Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. — $36,500Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. — $36,150Sen. Max Baucus, D- …"

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 "presidential candidate":

"… onal security official for President Ronald Reagan; former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee; syndicated columnist Cal Thomas; and Ka …"

"… s, and its sister nonprofit group, Crossroads GPS. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin also contributed to Fox News for three years until the network …"

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