GOP opposition to Obamacare baffles Dr. Sullivan

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: former HHS Secretary Sullivan says Obamacare resembles plan crafted by Republicans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Judge":

"… Assistant Secretary of Labor William Brooks and former Ohio Supreme Court Judge Sara J. Harper), he now heads the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Healt …"

EPA abandons major radiation cleanup in Florida, despite cancer concerns

By Douglas P. Guarino

Federal agency abandons phosphate-mining clean-up, leaving more than 100,000 residents at risk of exposure to cancer-causing radiation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… ent if I was on that side," said the source. "You'd be stupid not to." …"

"… but the agency took no action and residential development continued. The Environmental Protection Agency paid little attention to the Lakeland area sites until the new millennium, …"

Tampa and Miami in cold war over Cuban trade

As hardline politics in Miami dominate debate about Cuba, Tampa looks to capitalize on Florida’s communist neighbor.

Excerpts from this story referencing "aide":

"… nterest came from a meeting with Albert A. Fox Jr., a former congressional aide who now runs the Alliance for Responsible Cuba. His group advocates for li …"

Potential benefits of Cuban trade

Florida businesses have been planning for the lifting of the U.S. embargo for decades. Here are some of the potential opportunities.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ts. Miami would seem to be the best fit for proximity, but larger ports in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville will offer competition, as well as the n …"

More on Fred Humphries, FBI friend of Jill Kelley

By David Heath

Fred Humphries, who helped initiatiate the invetigation of Patraeus, praised for his interrogations of suspected terroists

Excerpts from this story referencing "David Petraeus":

"… . In person, the man who helped initiate the investigation of CIA Director David Petraeus comes across as a passionate and empathetic person.Until this week, Humphr …"

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 "Tampa":

"… s dominated the airwaves in Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo, Ohio, as well as Tampa, Fla., the study found. Democratic groups, led by the Obama campaign, enjo …"

Daily Disclosure: It's labor versus tea party in PA House race

By Rachael Marcus

Unions pumping money into redrawn House district in Pennsylvania.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Club for Growth":

"… rks for America, headed up by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, and Club for Growth, a free-market, conservative nonprofit.The seat is considered a tossup.Ori …"

"… im.An endorsement from the Tea Party Express, FreedomWorks for America and Club for Growth has earned Rothfus a badge of acceptance from tea partiers across the stat …"

Corporate cash helps fuel Democratic convention despite pledges

By Michael Beckel

Democrats kick off their convention in Charlotte Tuesday with plenty of corporate support despite grass roots pledge.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NASCAR":

"… te and many had their names memorialized on the exterior of on a pro-Obama NASCAR stock car displayed at the convention.When asked by the Center for Public …"

OPINION: The illusory promise of free-market health care miracles

By Wendell Potter

Republicans keep touting free-market health care, but there's no evidence it works.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… on’s health care reform legislation 18 years ago.Like the politicians in Tampa, we insisted then that a big government program not only wasn’t needed, …"

OPINION: Physicians' group will barnstorm conventions with truth-telling on ObamaCare

By Wendell Potter

Doctors for America will provide reality check, dispense free care.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… America Facebook Page. …"

"… make stops in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C. and several other cities between Tampa and Charlotte, will feature press events, town hall-type forums, and preve …"

Bailed-out banks, Freddie Mac, AIG gave $6 million to 2008 conventions

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Corporate donors to 2008 party conventions included financial institutions bailed out by government.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Freddie Mac":

"… at won’t be giving this time around — American International Group and Freddie Mac.The two institutions together gave $1 million to the Republican convention …"

"… would eventually sink $71 billion into the insurance giant. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac gave $250,000 to both committees. Three days after the close of the Republ …"

Romney, Santorum share Super Tuesday momentum

By The Associated Press

Romney, Santorum and even Gingrich share Super Tuesday momentum

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… he nomination schedule for March.By Associated Press writer Laurie Kellman. …"

FACT CHECK: Flubs in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

Facts took a beating in Monday's GOP candidate debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ri Robertson …"

FACT CHECK: An antidote for Bachmann’s anecdote

By FactCheck.Org

Republican's story of HPV vaccine leading to mental retardation is backed up by no scientific evidence, medical precedent

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… Well, I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that …"

FACT CHECK: Bachmann, Perry butt heads on STD vaccine

By FactCheck.Org

Republican candidates disagree on a wide range of topics: STD vaccines to Social Security

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Labor Statistics":

"… 11.3 percent, or about 1 percent per year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, as we pointed out before, Bush’s tenure came during more prosp …"

Perry assembles extraordinary bundler ranks in early weeks of campaign

By Peter H. Stone

Rick Perry recruits hundreds of bundlers to jumpstart his fledgling campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… r Romney in 2008, has agreed to host an event for Perry on Sept. 13 in the Tampa area.Next month Perry is scheduled to do several fundraisers in California …"

FBI brags about chasing down mortgage fraudsters but big banks are left untouched

By Michael Hudson

FBI report identifies mortgage fraudsters of all stripes – except banks

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… reet-level fraudsters.Richard Eskow, a senior fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future, a progressive think tank, calls the new report the latest exam …"

Federal red tape traps disabled borrowers with student loan debt

Borrowers who become severely disabled can get federal student loans forgiven, but the program for deciding whether they qualify is a dysfun

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… student loans.Scott Creighton, a former carpenter and draftsman living in Tampa, Fla., was declared disabled by Social Security in September 2009. Three y …"

What’s the cost of fixing BP’s image?

By Aaron Mehta

BP tripled its spending on corporate advertising after its devastating crude oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico in April, paying more than $93.4

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ormation at the suggestion of fellow Democrat Kathy Castor, who represents Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. In July, Castor criticized BP for what she desc …"

State of the Union address highlights issues examined by Center for Public Integrity

By Josh Israel

A series of recent Center for Public Integrity stories provide an illuminating reality check on some of the points made by President Barack

Excerpts from this story referencing "King":

"… ticism, our stories “Will the Citizens United Ruling Let Hugo Chavez and King Abdullah Buy U.S. Elections?” and “Citizens United Ruling Could Tilt P …"

Winter ends for the high-speed rail lobby

By Matthew Lewis

The transportation world is buzzing over the President’s visit to Florida Thursday, reportedly to announce the lucky recipients of $8 billio

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ray LaHood":

"… ocks from the White House last week that welcomed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Democratic House Transportation Committee chairman James Oberstar. Oth …"

How one bank failure illustrates lapses by regulators

By Keith Epstein

Overseers of Florida Bank noted risky lending, but failed to act

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… .'Uncontrolled Growth'Ocala, population 53,000, is about 90 miles north of Tampa and the business and social hub of  Marion County, a prosperous area …"

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 "mayor":

"… icials from the Republican Party, the host committee and the New York City mayor’s office refused to field questions about what will happen to the in-kin …"

Counting the costs: Convention boosters promise a windfall that rarely materializes

By Meredith O'Brien

This year's Republican convention in New York City is expected to cost by some estimates up to $166 million. Federal taxpayers will pay near

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ame year, Florida officials, who were trying to lure the GOP convention to Tampa-St. Petersburg, publicly debated whether they wanted to commit anywhere fr …"

Wining and dining the GOP

By Meredith O'Brien

While shopping for a host city for the Republican National Convention, nearly two dozen GOP officials were wined, dined, entertained and fet

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… , Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and, of course, the home of the hanging chad, Tampa-St. Petersburg made a hard sell. Among the features of its whirlwind tour, …"

"… versity Club on the 38th floor, with a view of the sunset and skyline with Tampa Mayor Dick Greco and U.S. Representative Adam Putnam.Dinner at the landmar …"

"… , followed by Paella a la Valenciana and flan dessert,” according to The Tampa Tribune.Three-hour bus tour of hotels in Tampa.Lunch at the Ice Palace (fr …"

"… essert,” according to The Tampa Tribune.Three-hour bus tour of hotels in Tampa.Lunch at the Ice Palace (freshly scrubbed after the previous night’s Tom …"

The state money race

By Derek Willis

Democrats outraised GOP in the states, but have little to show for it

Excerpts from this story referencing "Howard Dean":

"… ass.; Joe Lieberman, Conn.; Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Mo.; and former Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont. Kerry donated the most, a total of $421,703 in cash and equipm …"

"… arnett said, citing reports that the presidential candidacy of former Gov. Howard Dean had helped to attract out of state donors to the Vermont Democratic Party. …"


By Charles Lewis

Relaxing media ownership rules conflicts with the public's right to know

Excerpts from this story referencing "correspondent":

"… gs and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs, and brother of ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts, (National Cable Television Association; Magazine Publishers …"

Club 100: Over 100 Americans gave more than $100,000 to state political parties

By Robert Moore

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2002 — Political party organizations will never do business quite the same way again. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "physician":

"… ebraska Democratic Party.67. John McGovern – $110,000McGovern, a retired physician in Houston, Texas, has become renowned for his philanthropic endeavors as …"

The adventure capitalist

By Mungo Soggot and Phillip van Niekerk

Niko Shefer's takeover of Africa

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congo":

"… s in war-ravaged countries like Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "I move with cash. I can buy the president a Mercedes 600. How can a norm …"

"… of the former British prime minister, over potential business deals in the Congo, and had dined with Dame Margaret herself, at Johannesburg's plush Westcli …"

"… my mind on the money they always brought with them from America."On to the CongoEver since King Leopold of Belgium colonized the Congo in the 19th century, …"

"… m America."On to the CongoEver since King Leopold of Belgium colonized the Congo in the 19th century, the vast swath of land at the heart of the African co …"

Commentary: Everything I'm telling you is entirely legal

By Charles Lewis

December 21, 2000 — Remarks at the 22nd annual conference of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws in Tampa, Fla., December 5....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… t the 22nd annual conference of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws in Tampa, Fla., December 5.It is a kick to be here. Indeed, it is an honor and a pl …"

"… nses-paid trips to nice locales such as Honolulu, the Caribbean and, well, Tampa, to “educate” them about health care, of course.Forty members of Congr …"

"… an the state legislature.The anecdotes are appalling. A few years ago, The Tampa Tribune did a story about the Florida state legislatures conflicts of inte …"