Merriam-Webster makes 'super PAC' official

By Dave Levinthal

Merriam-Webster OKs shorthand term for the clunky 'independent expenditure-only committee.'

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… stem. But credit Roll Call reporter Eliza Newlin Carney, then writing for National Journal, for coining the term "super PAC" as we know it. She did so as shorthand f …"

OPINION: hidden influence-peddling in Washington

By Wendell Potter

Lack of media interest allows hidden influence-peddling.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… what they want in Washington. That was certainly the case last week after National Journal reporter Chris Frates disclosed how America’s Health Insurance Plans, th …"

Does the public favor defense budget cuts?

By Steve Kull

The more citizens think about the deficit, the less interested they are in keeping military spending at current levels

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… a major cut? Two other polls have given respondents some actual numbers. A National Journal poll last September asked respondents whether they favored the plan for …"

FACT CHECK: Foreign policy themed GOP debate full of falsehoods

By FactCheck.Org

Republican presidential candidates stretch the truth on international issues in South Carolina debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. It was sponsored by CBS News, the National Journal and the South Carolina Republican Party. The first hour of the 90-min …"

"… Base in Afghanistan.In a fact-check of the South Carolina debate, the National Journal — one of the debate sponsors — wrote that Bachmann’s claim that …"

"… nce operatives have no place to detain captured terrorists is simply false.National Journal: The Bush administration operated a network of secret prisons in Afghanist …"

EPA appears firm on limiting air toxics at coal power plants

By Evan Bush

Industry, Republicans aim to stall what agency considers life-saving limits on mercury and other emissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… licymakers, has downplayed the impact of EPA regulations to its investors, National Journal reported.Some power companies are more openly enthusiastic about the EPA's …"

Max Baucus — Senate Finance Committee

By Jeremy Borden

Raised on a Montana ranch, Sen. Max Baucus now wrangles tax policy as head of the powerful Finance Committee. The Big Sky State Democrat, 69

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… ucus,” urging a 2014 primary challenge to the Montanan. According to the National Journal, in 2007 Baucus voted the liberal position just 57 percent of the time — …"

Jeff Bingaman — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

By Aaron Mehta

As chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, New Mexico Democrat Jeff Bingaman has been in the middle of the contentious debate o

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… eliably Democratic vote and was ranked as the 31st most liberal senator by National Journal.Not surprisingly, many of Bingaman’s donors are related to the energy bu …"

Chamber seeks cash from insurers, financial firms for new effort

By Peter H. Stone

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… ns, began in November in inside-the-Beltway publications like Politico and National Journal. The ads focus on what the Chamber sees as an expanding regulatory threat …"

Political inaction committees: How political action committees are spending your donations

By Josh Israel, Aaron Mehta and Gabriel Debenedetti

Jay Peters is a psychology instructor at a Durham, North Carolina, community college who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to conserv

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… everal were among the most centrist Republicans in the House, according to National Journal’s rankings.Much of the remainder of the PAC’s funds went to management …"

Blue Dogs fill their bowls with cash

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Whether the subject is health care reform, climate change, or pay-as-you-go budgeting rules, almost everyone, it seems, suddenly wants to ta

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… bloc.” This is confirmed somewhat by the Center’s analysis of the 2008 National Journal annual Congressional vote rankings: on economic issues, the average Democr …"

Tracking lobbying giant PMA’s former clients

By Nick Schwellenbach

To say that Washington is a town built on relationships is an understatement. A recent example: In the wake of the embattled lobbying firm P

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… Rich Kaelin, Brian Morgan, Joseph Spata and Thomas Veltri. According to a National Journal story in February, “Two sources say that some clients have received comm …"

"… est for comment. However, Patrick Dorton, a spokesperson for PMA, told the National Journal, "It seems like clients are making their transition decisions based on the …"

Hidden Chamber of Commerce hand behind anti-Solis ad

By Aaron Mehta

There’s a new ad floating on the “BlogAds” network, and it’s quite a doozy. In giant font, the ad warns of “Obama’s ETHICAL Problem,” which

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… in 2007. The group does not disclose its backers, but according to a 2003 National Journal article (subscription only) “500 corporate and individual members help s …"

Koch's low profile belies political power

By Kevin Bogardus

Private oil company does both business and politics with the shades drawn

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Journal":

"… esident on the Libertarian Party ticket in 1980, in an interview with National Journal, has described his philosophy this way: "My overall concept is to minimize …"

"… upport different approaches to achieve those objectives," he told the National Journal. "It's almost like an investor investing in a whole variety of companies." …"

Commentary: Political mugging in America

By Charles Lewis

Anatomy of an "independent" smear campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… ns, and I will never, ever get over them running a picture of Max Cleland, Saddam Hussein, and Osama bin Laden, [this about] a man who left three limbs on the battl …"

Commentary: Lawsuit against Clean Air Act by members of Congress

By Curtis Moore

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2000 — For nearly a quarter-century, almost since the very day of his swearing in as a U.S. senator, Utah Republica

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… (The Supreme Court has agreed to review the appeals court’s decision in American Trucking Associations, Inc., v. EPA, and has set oral arguments for Novem …"

"… thics laws have a loophole big enough for a truck — or in this case, the American Trucking Associations — to drive through.The interest of these two lobb …"

"… nts that would be regulated by the proposed rule. Raul had lobbied for the American Automobile Manufacturers until July 1, 1997. Both were also registered to …"

"… 1995The suit’s origins date to 1995 when, after having been sued by the American Lung Association, the administrator of U.S. Environmental Protection Agen …"

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part three

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2000 — The goal of Texas Governor George W. Bush's advisers in the early days of the campaign was to make him the man t

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… osest friends represent or work for some of the biggest names in Corporate America. That comes as no surprise. During his long business career, as an oil exe …"

"… st for Bell South Corp., Amgen, CBS Corp., Glaxo Wellcome, Charles Schwab, American Financial Services, American Trucking Association, and U S West, among ot …"

"… n, CBS Corp., Glaxo Wellcome, Charles Schwab, American Financial Services, American Trucking Association, and U S West, among others.Bill Paxon is a politica …"

"… nt list includes Citigroup Inc., the Investment Company Institute, and the Americans for Fair Taxation. In 1998, Loeffler and his firm received $340,000 to r …"