Global progress seen in securing nuclear materials

By Douglas Birch

Ranking given to the United States for its security of nuclear materials slips over the past two years.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Energy":

"… ch reactor wastes, in order to prepare them for disposal, according to the Department of Energy. As part of its effort to press other governments to enhance the security …"

"… cy’s Vienna headquarters. He said he was told about the arrangement by a Department of Energy official. Energy agency officials in Washington did not immediately respo …"

Elizabeth Warren, Bruce Mann

Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

By The Associated Press

Democrats solidify their Senate rule but Republicans will still run House in 2nd Obama term

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… Donnelly won the Indiana Senate seat held for six terms by Republican Sen. Richard Lugar. Lugar lost earlier this year in a GOP primary to tea party-backed state T …"

Democrats maintain control of Senate

By The Associated Press

Dems win GOP seats in Indiana, Massachusetts; McCaskill survives in Missouri

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nevada":

"… ver of the House to the GOP. In 2010, three tea party Senate candidates in Nevada, Delaware and Colorado cost Republicans seats they were favored to win. On …"

Super PACs spend big for Romney in final weeks of campaign

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Super PACs and nonprofits spent $190 million in the last three weeks of the election on the presidential race

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… ng the general election race to date.Mourdock beat six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary.Outside groups supportive of Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly g …"

Daily Disclosure: 'Young Guns' target Democratic House candidates

By Rachael Marcus

A super PAC supported by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spends $2 million on House races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… t-held congressional districts.While the Young Guns is associated with the National Republican Congressional Committee, YG Action Fund is independently managed and independently financially bac …"

PAC profile: Club for Growth Action

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "YouTube":

"… ive candidatesFounded: Aug. 9, 2010Website: clubforgrowth.orgSocial media: YouTube channel, Twitter profile, Facebook page (all accounts jointly operated wit …"

"… ate's Senate race in November.For more ads, see Club for Growth Action’s YouTube page.Last updated: Jan. 15, 2013 …"

Nonprofit profile: Club for Growth Inc.

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the nonprofit group, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "YouTube":

"… tion: Washington, D.C.Founded: 1999Website: clubforgrowth.orgSocial media: YouTube channel, Twitter profile, Facebook page (all accounts jointly operated wit …"

"… was backed many tea party activists.For more ads, see Club for Growth’s YouTube page.Last updated: Jan. 22, 2013 …"

Vote set for quixotic bill that would reveal attack ad funders

By Rachael Marcus and Michael Beckel

The Senate is scheduled to consider a bill Monday that would require secretive groups that fund political ads to reveal their donors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "DISCLOSE Act":

"… still wouldn’t go into effect until after the 2012 election.The original DISCLOSE Act — which stands for “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spen …"

US Senate Race: Can passion push Cruz to victory?

By The Associated Press

Grassroots fervor carried Cruz to US Senate runoff; can it topple mainstream choice Dewhurst?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… diana, where ultraconservative Richard Mourdock defeated veteran U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, the Texas race illustrates the disadvantages many still face in campaigns …"

Tea party spends big in Texas Senate primary showdown

By Rachael Marcus and Michael Beckel

Texas GOP primary to test tea party's influence.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… ts momentum after its candidate, Richard Mourdock, defeated long-time Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana’s hotly contested Republican primary in early May.Anti-tax su …"

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC spending again plays major role in Senate contest, this time in Nebraska.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… GOP U.S. Senate primary election in Indiana, where six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar lost to Richard Mourdock, a tea party favorite.The Club is again flexing i …"

Watchdog 5/10/12

Watchdog

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican primary":

"… to super PACsIndiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday to Richard Mourdock, a tea party favorite who enjoyed huge back …"

Super PACs outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race

By Michael Beckel and John Dunbar

Tea party-backed challenger Richard Mourdock's campaign spent less on his primary bid than outside groups supporting him.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Norm Coleman":

"… n quest: the “American Action Network,” which is headed by former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), has spent more than $645,000, and “YG Network, Inc.,” a gro …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… he group also spent money opposing incumbent Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind. The organization focused a signficant portion of its early expendi …"

During Mitch Daniels’ decade at Eli Lilly, the drug giant paid billions in fines and settled thousands of lawsuits

By Joanne Kenen and Rochelle Sharpe

Eli Lilly paid billions in fines, settled thousands of lawsuits while Daniels was an executive at the drug giant

Excerpts from this story referencing "depression":

"… at was trying to drive vulnerable patients away from medical treatment for depression."  In a statement, Eli Lilly said the agreements to settle the Evista …"

"… the company’s new blockbuster drug: Prozac, a drug that not only changed depression treatment but became part of U.S. popular culture.The antidepressant, the …"

Lessons from previous no-fly zones show complexity of Libya intervention

By Laurel Adams

History shows that no-fly zones are a mixed bag as a military strategy, according to an analysis by the Congressional Research Service, even

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… bya that would allow for a full congressional debate on the issue,” Sen. Richard Lugar said in a statement.Others have warned about oversimplifying the amount of …"

Toothless regulator looks to take a bite out of derivatives

By Ben Protess

President Obama makes CFTC and SEC get along, cover holes in oversight

Excerpts from this story referencing "chair":

"… called over-the-counter contracts, to escape regulation. Wendy Gramm, CFTC chair from 1988 to 1993 and wife of former Texas Senator Phil Gramm, supported a …"

"… The CFTC got a leader who believed in greater regulation. In 1998, the new chairwoman, Brooksley Born proposed a crack down on derivatives.In a recent inte …"

"… ing to news accounts, Sen. Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican and former chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, wrote a letter urging Born to "avo …"

"… achs, assistant Treasury secretary under President Clinton and the current chairman of the CFTC. Gensler, who once opposed derivatives regulation, beat bac …"

Abu Ghraib prison scandal

By The Center for Public Integrity

Investigations suggest that the blame likely rises higher up the military’s chain of command, beyond the whims of a few "bad apples"

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… the American public did. “This is entirely unacceptable,” said Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican of Indiana and then chairman of the Foreign Relations Commit …"

Abu Ghraib prison scandal

By The Center for Public Integrity

Pictures of the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison reveal mismanagement of military prisons and raise concerns about interrogation techniques

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… the American public did. “This is entirely unacceptable,” said Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican of Indiana and then chairman of the Foreign Relations Commit …"

A repugnant choice

By Sarah Fort

In dealing with Uzbek dictator, U.S. buys access to air field — even after eviction

Excerpts from this story referencing "Uzbekistan":

"… ms is ongoing."Assistant Database Editor Ben Welsh contributed this report. …"

"… es with a repressive despot out of what is perceived as military necessity.Uzbekistan is a country run by a dictator. Despite that, the Central Asian state, whi …"

"… agreement, the U.S. was formally allowed to place troops on the ground in Uzbekistan and to use the K2 air base in the eastern part of the country for combat a …"

"… at and humanitarian missions.The U.S. also provided security guarantees to Uzbekistan in exchange for use of the base, including an agreement to target fighters …"

Collateral damage

By Nathaniel Heller, Tom Stites and Ben Welsh

U.S. hands out vast sums of money to combat terrorism while ignoring human rights records; lobbying key to funding flows

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… ear federal budgeting cycle process. But some disagreed.A report that Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., sent to colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in D …"

Privately sponsored trips hot tickets on Capitol Hill

By Jim Morris

Study finds almost $50 million spent on travel for lawmakers, aides

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Governmental Studies":

"… ke these expenditures," said Bob Stern, president of the Los Angeles-based Center for Governmental Studies. "They're not just doing this without a purpose."Few disagree with such a …"

U.S. pushed to ratify deep sea treaty

By Laura Peterson

U.N. Law of the Sea will divvy up deep ocean bottom for oil and gas drilling

Excerpts from this story referencing "incoming chairman":

"… OS to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for ratification, but in 1995 incoming chairman Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) refused to even hold a hearing on it because of his v …"

Program to help small farmers now virtually run by industry

By Gil Shochat

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2001 — When Brad Koetz was told that his impressive sunflower yield was unfit for human consumption, he was taken abac

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… e to pay farmers’ claims, according to documents from the office of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.Meanwhile, the Bush administration has proposed little that would c …"