Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

By Rachael Marcus

Chief of nonprofit backing populist tea party movement enjoys big salary, other perks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… mist for the Republican National Committee and executive vice president of Citizens for a Sound Economy.That group broke up in 2003, spinning off a foundation that became America …"

"… 3, spinning off a foundation that became Americans for Prosperity. In 2004 Citizens for a Sound Economy, with Kibbe as president, merged with Empower America to become today’s …"

"… as president, merged with Empower America to become today’s FreedomWorks.Citizens for a Sound Economy was an industry-funded think tank that promoted deregulation. It was funde …"

Donors to conservative super PAC masked by nonprofit

By Daniel Stone, Michael Beckel and Rachael Marcus

FreedomWorks, a conservative super PAC, received half its funds from nonprofit sister group

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newsweek":

"… es, enjoy a comfortable tax status.  This story was co-published with Newsweek. Daniel Stone is the magazine's White House correspondent. …"

Haitian farmers undermined by food aid

By Jacob Kushner

After the quake, Haitian grain farmers watched as the U.S. government sent tons of food aid to the island

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida Center for Investigative Reporting":

"… r such media as the Associated Press, Newsweek, Global Post, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and the Nation Institute. See more of Kushner's work for the Pulitzer …"

Dodd-Frank author is proudest of "skin in the game" requirement for mortgage securitizers

By Shirley Gao

Rep. Barney Frank defends Dodd-Frank law as first anniversary nears

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bank of America Corp.":

"… d increased regulation, the New York Times reports. Analysts  predict Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, and …"

The military children left behind: Decrepit schools, broken promises

By Kristen Lombardi

While parents sacrifice, children endure deterioration and disrepair

Excerpts from this story referencing "J.W. Grabrysiak":

"… revor made top honor roll. At Fort Bragg, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, J.W. Grabrysiak, 11, son of an Army electrician, yearns to fly kites again with his father …"

Donald Trump's lawsuits could turn off conservatives who embrace tort reform

By Peter H. Stone

Trump and his companies have sued, and been sued, hundreds of times

Excerpts from this story referencing "Columbia University":

"… our own law firm is a “sign of something very dysfunctional,” observed Columbia University law professor John Coffee in an interview.Some legal analysts said Trump …"

Back to school for the billionaires

By Rita Beamish

Business titans find reforming schools much harder than just writing checks

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Gates":

"… ons of Americans every year." The situation had become "almost shameful." Bill Gates, prep school grad and college dropout, had come before the National Govern …"

George H.W. Bush — Revisited

By John Solomon

He’s 86 now, his eyebrows silver and his legs weakened by Parkinson’s-like symptoms. But as George Herbert Walker Bush approaches his twilig

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Dukakis":

"… r of Richard Nixon during the early Watergate scandal and he later knocked Michael Dukakis out as a presidential candidate with the Willie Horton soft-on-crime line …"

The Center and Newsweek / The Daily Beast announce content deal

The Center for Public Integrity has entered into an exclusive content agreement with Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newsweek":

"… ization, has entered into an agreement providing exclusive content to Newsweek and The Daily Beast.Newsweek’s February 7th issue, on sal …"

"… providing exclusive content to Newsweek and The Daily Beast.Newsweek’s February 7th issue, on sale today, includes a feature on the  …"

"… digital mammograms.“Tina Brown and her team are putting the news back inNewsweek,” said John Solomon, executive editor of the Center.  “We are exc …"

"… ative reporting to the effort.”Added Tina Brown, editor in chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, “We have great admiration for John and hi …"

The climate lobbyists

By Matthew Lewis

A sampling of power players

Excerpts from this story referencing "Council on Foreign Relations":

"… hairman for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign and is on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Climate clients: Power companies Xcel Energy and Great River Energy, reli …"

Bundlers to the White House: Craig, Jarrett first in line

By Sarah Laskow

We already know that Obama’s transition staff is stacked with campaign donors and fundraisers. And despite the vaunted small-donor base deve

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newsweek":

"… for the Hope Fund, Obama’s political-action committee, according to Newsweek. The Center will be keeping an eye on Obama campaign bundlers as we find …"

Sinclair flap proves exception to the rule

By Robert Morlino

Broadcasters split the ticket when it comes to contributions

Excerpts from this story referencing "media outlets":

"… of the ownership rules, which would have allowed corporations to own more media outlets than ever before and reach a greater percentage of the national audience.M …"

"… ions also affected so-called cross-ownership—how many different kinds of media outlets, such as newspapers and television stations—a company may own in one mar …"

The Republican convention: The party begins in New York City, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2004 — President Bush will accept his party's nomination in New York City at the Republican National Convention, an e

Excerpts from this story referencing "Boston":

"… ng an estimated $95 million to throw the Democratic National Convention in Boston – the final tab won’t likely be known for months – the event did lit …"

"… ’s image in front of a crowd of 15,000 journalists in the FleetCenter in Boston.Many pundits have argued that the election results won’t really be affec …"

"… in a July 2004 study.As Senator Joe Biden, D-Del., made his way home from Boston, he remarked to The Boston Globe, “Maybe I’ve been to too many of thes …"

"… nator Joe Biden, D-Del., made his way home from Boston, he remarked to The Boston Globe, “Maybe I’ve been to too many of these things, but two days woul …"

The politics of energy: Coal

By Bill Dawson

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2003 — At the first meeting of President George W. Bush's cabinet in 2001, then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill dist

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal law":

"… esidential candidate of what is known as the four-pollutant approach for a federal law to clean up old power plants nationally. [See The Politics of Energy: Coal …"

Issue divides Bush advisers

By M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2001 — Within the Bush administration, two senior aides, chief strategist Karl Rove and Health and Human Services Sec

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush administration":

"… ed in the issue could not confirm or deny Calio’s involvement. …"

Commentary: Judiciary should let sunshine in to reduce public skepticism

By Charles Lewis

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2001 — More than any time in recent memory, the American people have reasonable doubts about the integrity of the judici

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal law":

"… A strict reading of federal statutes suggests that she might have violated federal law by not recusing herself from the decision-making process. After revelation …"

Starr Struck: Part one

By Florence George Graves

BOSTON, April 1, 1998 — The Kenneth Starr assailed by the Clinton administration as an agent of a vast right-wing conspiracy is the same Ken

Excerpts from this story referencing "executive director":

"… out subpoenas issued by Starr that have not been made public.Sandra Baron, executive director of the Libel Defense Resource Center, says, “My distinct impression is t …"