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 "legal services":

"… ion records.Most was in the form of in-kind contributions for staff, rent, legal services and travel, the super PAC’s FEC filing shows.The sharing of administrati …"

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 "Peasant Movement of Papay":

"… ID.But Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, Director of the Haitian farmers collective Peasant Movement of Papay, said the agency should have — could have — bought products from Haiti …"

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 "Georgia":

"… isn’t the only one in poor shape. Tens of thousands of children — from Georgia to Kansas, Virginia to Washington state — attend schools on military bas …"

"… ions at other schools border on hazardous. At Fort Stewart, in Hinesville, Georgia, two of the three elementary schools are beset by poor indoor air quality. …"

"… lder schools on Fort Stewart, an artillery post an hour south of Savannah, Georgia, speckled with lush pines. From the outside, they look tidy, clean and 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 "Education":

"… ch data was available from the nationally recognized Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. iWatch News also looked at the holy grail of the educati …"

"… have been," says James Kemple, author of a study just published by Harvard Education Press that cites real gains from the Klein reforms in New York. "We are no …"

"… a 16-state sample tested better than in traditional public schools. A U.S Education Department-commissioned study last year was similarly mixed. “Putting t …"

"… to be commended." Lois Leveen, communication director for Grantmakers for Education, a nonprofit association representing 260 foundations, agrees. "The overa …"

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 "Asia":

"… urning with the elder Bush on a trip back from visiting tsunami victims in Asia, the two former presidents faced a dilemma aboard their small plane.“We …"

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 "White House":

"… , Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock Blalock served as deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, where he acted as go-between with the business c …"

"… ling, Swift & Hynes McPoland served Clinton as an executive within the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Prior to that, she worked on the Hill as …"

"… trict, and South Coast Air Quality Management District. Jack Quinn, Former White House Counsel Co-founder and chairman, Quinn Gillespie & Associates Quinn se …"

"… ead of Environmental Strategy, Bracewell & Giuliani A former associate White House counsel under President George H.W. Bush, Holmstead worked on passage of t …"

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 "Boston":

"… chter was at one time news director and principal newscaster at WBCN-FM in Boston. He said that news staffers would take "ascertainment" trips into the comm …"

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 "travel expenses":

"… t $4.67 million was spent on payroll and consulting, $585,000 was spent on travel expenses and $283,000 was spent on media expenses. New York 2004, the host committe …"

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 "Colorado":

"… atmosphere will be good, not bad.” Greening Earth is an entitity of the Colorado-based Western Fuels Association, a non-profit buyer, producer and transpor …"

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 "head":

"… of Staff Andrew Card, domestic policy chief Josh Bolten and communications head Karen Hughes, among other Bush aides, had strongly advocated the federal f …"

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 "president":

"… treated as witnesses to their own interviews.”Arkansas lawyer Anderson, president-elect of the American Bar Association, says that in addition to the ABC ca …"

"… , responded that it didn’t have any videotapes showing Lewinsky with the president.Starr also subpoenaed Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV for its interview with retire …"