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 "Newt Gingrich":

"… mWorks Foundation, was House Majority Leader from 1995 to 2003. Along with Newt Gingrich, who was about to become Speaker of the House, he was an author of “Cont …"

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 "food program":

"… uary 2010 earthquake, the United States government spent $140 million on a food program that benefited U.S. farmers but has been blamed for hurting Haitian farmer …"

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 "Newsweek":

"… million on lobbying in 2011, well above the $7.5 million it spent in 2010, Newsweek reports.  The influential American Bankers Associated is expected to …"

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 "Dallas International Airport":

"… d blue, wearing beads and waving flags as troops filed through the gate at Dallas International Airport. Her father wasn’t one of them. He had missed his flight. Catie hit the …"

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 "Newsweek":

"… hey’re very good for me” as a tool for trimming debt, he recently told Newsweek.Some legal experts argue that Trump’s extensive use of bankruptcy courts …"

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 "musician":

"… we see the human face of love. 1993-2010.” The 17-year old college-bound musician wanted only to get in the car and go for fast food with his mom when a gun …"

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 "Bush":

"… legs weakened by Parkinson’s-like symptoms. But as George Herbert Walker Bush approaches his twilight years, the untold tales of his life of public serv …"

"… ed as Ronald Reagan’s loyal right-hand man.Democrats who once mocked the Bush political dynasty are leading the charge. President Barack Obama has salut …"

"… nasty are leading the charge. President Barack Obama has saluted the elder Bush several times, mostly recently bestowing on the Bush family patriarch Amer …"

"… has saluted the elder Bush several times, mostly recently bestowing on the Bush family patriarch America’s highest civilian honor last month at the Whit …"

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 "Xcel Energy":

"… oard of the Council on Foreign Relations. Climate clients: Power companies Xcel Energy and Great River Energy, relief organization Oxfam America. …"

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 "ABC":

"… al Electric Co.)57.50%42.10%$6,664,8594. Tribune Co.54.43%45.04%$188,3955. ABC Inc. (Walt Disney Co.)48.87%50.78%$3,516,0376. Gannett Company, Inc.46.79% …"

"… for example, the company earned an unwelcome spotlight for instructing its ABC affiliates to pre-empt a "Nightline" program devoted entirely to the readi …"

"… Sinclair claimed that "Despite the denials by a spokeswoman for the show, ABC appears to be motivated by a political agenda designed to undermine the ef …"

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 "Kimberly Hippler":

"… w vehicles after the balloons drop from the Madison Square Garden ceiling. Kimberly Hippler, a spokeswoman for GM, told the Center that donating the vehicles is “go …"

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 "congressman":

"… d been staff director for McIntosh’s subcommittee at the time the former congressman asked for the study in 2000. Lewis had previously worked for CEI, before h …"

"… k Kemp—a CEI distinguished fellow at the time, and formerly a Republican congressman, cabinet secretary and vice-presidential nominee. In it, Kemp wrote to Ene …"

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 "Biotechnology":

"… , where Chadwick also worked as a lobbyist, had worked for the trade group Biotechnology Industry Organization, according to federal records obtained by The Public …"

"… took up was “stem cell research.” The lobby shop was paid $140,000 by Biotechnology Industry Organization in 1999 alone.It is not clear whether Calio has been …"

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 "news media":

"… the least known part of government, the least investigated by the national news media, and the least besmirched by public scandal over the past half-century or …"

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 "Lawyer":

"… the development of the Vietnam War. Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer magazine and Court TV, once called Abrams “one of the few Lawyers whose …"