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 "Richard Lugar":

"… re seeking materials,” said Nunn, who in the 1990s worked with then-Sen. Richard Lugar to establish programs that dismantled and locked up Soviet nuclear weapons …"

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 "Rick Berg":

"… e Democratic caucus. They picked up another seat Wednesday when Republican Rick Berg in North Dakota conceded his loss to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. …"

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 "John Cornyn":

"… f Texas prevailed in their races. In a sober statement, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said t …"

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 "North Dakota":

"… illion on advertisements in five hotly contested Senate races — Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.Conservative groups account for 62 percent o …"

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 "Richard Lugar":

"… work, which is not required to reveal its donors, went after longtime Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in April during state’s first contested GOP primary in decades, …"

PAC profile: Club for Growth Action

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… Club for Growth-backed) Richard Mourdock beat out longtime incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in Lugar's first contested primary in decades.Hoping to replay its victori …"

Nonprofit profile: Club for Growth Inc.

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the nonprofit group, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Orrin Hatch":

"… Lugar, R-Ind. The group also paid for ads critical of Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.The nonprofit's most recent independent expenditure is from July, when the …"

"… na’s GOP Senate primary.“Debt” also appeared to blame Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican, for the debt and for supporting the "Wall Street bailo …"

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 "Maine":

"… Indiana, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and John McCain of Arizona, who earlier this year warned that the public s …"

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 "Koch Industries":

"… ership PAC has received contributions from the political action committees Koch Industries, AT&T and other major corporations.Club for Growth's traditional PAC s …"

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 "Indiana":

"… Club for Growth spent millions in the GOP U.S. Senate primary election in Indiana, where six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar lost to Richard Mourdock, a t …"

Watchdog 5/10/12

Watchdog

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… crats 22 percent. Lugar loses to super PACsIndiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday to Richard Mourdock, a t …"

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 "Wal-Mart":

"… ociation of Convenience Stores, the National Retail Federation, McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Target.The Indiana Values Super PAC has spent more than $45 …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Senate GOP":

"… was unsuccessful.FreedomWorks for America became especially active in the U.S. Senate GOP primary in Texas where Ted Cruz, the tea party favorite, and Lt. Gov. Davi …"

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 "osteoporosis":

"… orate ladder at Eli Lilly, the company was illegally marketing its leading osteoporosis drug, Evista, as well as its blockbuster antipsychotic, Zyprexa, putting t …"

"… f death when used to treat elderly patients with dementia.Off-labeling its osteoporosis drugOne more major legal case in the late 1990s, when Daniels was senior v …"

"… trategy and policy, challenged Lilly’s promotion of off-label use of its osteoporosis drug Evista. The practice would cost it $36 million to settle criminal and …"

"… ales forces at Lilly promoted Evista not just for its approved use against osteoporosis, but also for reducing the risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular diseas …"

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 "Air Force":

"… fenses first or the country’s geography is mountainous. According to the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz, establishing the Libyan no-fly zone …"

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 "Richard Lugar":

"… nspan, the Treasury Department and others.According to news accounts, Sen. Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican and former chairman of the Senate Agriculture Commi …"

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 "Antonio Taguba":

"… ews of the abuse “stunned him.” But a military report by Major General Antonio Taguba found that the prison was overcrowded, undermanned, and short of resources …"

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 "Antonio Taguba":

"… ews of the abuse “stunned him.” But a military report by Major General Antonio Taguba found that the prison was overcrowded, undermanned, and short of resources …"

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 "Richard Lugar":

"… deactivation of such weapons in former Soviet states.In January 2007, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., proposed a permanent repeal of human rights restrictions associat …"

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 "Government Accountability Office":

"… human rights.Unfortunately, such vetting is not always carried out, as the Government Accountability Office has reported on numerous occasions. In Indonesia, Thailand and the Philipp …"

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 "Melanie Sloan":

"… rules. But were their trips really necessary?"I look for hot spots," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washingto …"

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 "United Nations":

"… yond those borders into the high seas? Many believe the answer lies in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.UNCLOS has been signed by 156 nations plu …"

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 "spokeswoman":

"… n the private and public worlds. Throughout the mid-1990s, she worked as a spokeswoman for American Agrinsurance, the third-largest underwriters of crop insuranc …"