Chemical industry among big spenders on lobbying this quarter

By Dave Levinthal

New numbers indicate it's still good to be a lobbyist in America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… vertising to immigration reform and research and development tax credits. Twitter, in contrast, continued its modest foray into formalized federal lobbying …"

Name calling won't silence investigative reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

How a Verizon flack's tweet clinched more readers for our wireless investigation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… ago when a corporate spokesman slammed one of our excellent reporters via Twitter, labeling him “lazy and unethical.” Ed McFadden of Verizon later apolo …"

Tea party operative likely behind mysterious web blitz

By Daniel Wagner

The campaign against government crackdown on online payday lenders is likely created by a consultant to Sen. Ted Cruz.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… n’s website is studiously anonymous. The operators of its Twitter account have ignored multiple public requests for comment. Advocates …"

The mysterious online war against a payday lending crackdown

By Daniel Wagner

Anonymous group called "Stop the Choke" says Obama crackdown on illegal online payments is "destroying the free market."

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… Stop the Choke,” takes a less public approach. Its website, Facebook and Twitter accounts accuse the government of threatening a vast range of Web-based co …"

"… rs’ identity. There is no “about” section on the website. The site, Twitter account and Facebook page include no names, addresses or phone numbers. Th …"

"… or, and we don’t know who set it up.” A public request for comment on Twitter this month did not receive a response. Numerous trade groups representing …"

Netflix stacking deck on Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

'House of Cards' distributor is accelerating its own political efforts in Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… y shows. He's also mentioned the company more than a few times on his Twitter account — it boasts 1.45 million followers — and has tweeted his suppo …"

Pop-up pro-Clinton group fades after scrutiny

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Clinton super PAC linked to man sought by investigator regarding financial problems.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… ng to “restock asap.” And as recently as Oct. 1, the group boasted on Twitter that “The government may be shut down but @Time4Hillary is still up and …"

"… en, not only has the group’s website gone dark, but several Facebook and Twitter accounts linked to the Gibsons have also been deleted or had their privacy …"

"… ails requesting comment. One of the last publicly available tweets from a Twitter account linked to him, however, offers this assessment: “Money money mon …"

Authorities block online access to ICIJ's exposé of Chinese elite's offshore holdings

Chinese authorities moved aggressively to block online access to ICIJ news reports.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… ine domestic content and blocks foreign social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook, but the broad news blackout targeting so many international …"

By the numbers: a 2013 money-in-politics index

By Michael Beckel

A new Center for Public Integrity money-in-politics index highlights the year's top stories and key trends.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… ors that voluntarily e-file their campaign finance reports: 1/6 Number of Twitter followers of Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.: 1,445,268 Number of campaign finan …"

White House stays mum on troubles with election regulator

By The Center for Public Integrity

Report unearthed numerous problems at the Federal Election Commission.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… aign finance and elections matters for the White House, has been active on Twitter lately. He's even tweeted about hacking threats, although it had nothing t …"

How Washington starves its election watchdog

By Dave Levinthal

Agency hamstrung by political bickering, case backlogs, staff departures — even Chinese hackers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… contest — to file disclosure reports. In desperation, Weintraub took to Twitter and asked political committees to post disclosures to their own candidate …"

Lobbying dips overall, but the beat goes on for guns, drugs and agriculture

By Dave Levinthal

But third-quarter expenditures are down for many special interests.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… cond quarter. It had not lobbied heavily before this year. Then there’s Twitter, which entered the federal lobbying arena for the first time this summer, …"

"… l: electronic communications, government surveillance and privacy issues. Twitter’s legislative targets included Senate Bill 418, the Do-Not-Track Online …"

Government shutdown shrinks FEC to just four employees

By Dave Levinthal

Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub details how government shutdown is affecting her agency.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… herefore, has prompted some agency observers to chide the FEC on Twitter, joking that the government shutdown will mimick the status quo. …"

Pro-Clinton super PAC creators have dubious pasts

By Michael Beckel

People behind pro-Clinton super PAC have histories of legal troubles and bankruptcy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… names of any celebrity endorsers, it has appealed for aid to the likes of Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, professional basketball legend Magic Johnson, Democr …"

"… ic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker and actress Eva Longoria from its own Twitter account. Will this group deliver on its promises? “It’s fair to wond …"

"… stration records that also indicate he’s a Democrat. On his Facebook and Twitter profiles, Gibson describes himself as a “billionaire in training” and …"

"… reference to being the “CEO and founder” of MonthlyMotors.com from his Twitter profile after the Center for Public Integrity sent questions to the Time f …"

Booker supports e-filing in theory, not in practice

By Michael Beckel

Cory Booker supports an e-filing requirement for campaign finance reports, but he still opts for paper.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… same set of rules.” Booker, who has more than 1.4 million followers on Twitter, gained notoriety for regularly responding to — and aiding — constitue …"

Giffords' gun group to return Midler foundation donation

By Michael Beckel

Bette Midler's family foundation broke rule banning charities from giving to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… was ultimately returned. …"

GOP leadership PACs boost American Future Fund

By Michael Beckel

Republican senators steered donations to a nonprofit group touting their GOP colleague in May.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… rican Future Fund was first noted by the New York Times’ Derek Willis on Twitter. Since it was created in 2008, the American Future Fund has become one of …"

OPINION: an outbreak of bipartisanship

By Wendell Potter

Republicans, Democrats work together to expand Medicaid.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… aid there.  I learned about it within minutes of the vote, thanks to Twitter. “Medicaid expansion passed!” tweeted Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib. …"

All the presidents' debt

By Dave Levinthal

Gaggle of former White House hopefuls still owe creditors millions of dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… bout $647,500. Other vendors waiting for Gingrich to pay them back include Twitter (nearly $13,000 for a media buy), Herman Cain Solutions (more than $16,500 …"

Continuing our investigation into the trillion-dollar world of offshore tax havens

By Bill Buzenberg

Our investigation into the previously secret world of tax havens from the British Virgin Islands to Singapore continues throughout 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… to stories about ICIJ’s reports, which have become known in shorthand on Twitter and in many news outlets simply as “Offshore Leaks.” The reaction has …"

How much do you value longform watchdog journalism?

By Bill Buzenberg

How important is it to you to continue to find out about abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… influence of money. Here’s a selection of what some of you had to say on Twitter: Sometimes our independent judiciary doesn't look so independent bit.ly/ …"

OPINION: Disarming the ATF

By Rob Tornoe

A cartoon by Rob Tornoe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… ork pop up on publicintegrity.org, our Facebook page and on Twitter. Tornoe also draws cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The P …"

"… Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY, among others. You can follow him on Twitter, and Facebook, too. …"

Barack Obama

The odd debts presidential candidates still owe

By Dave Levinthal

Race car drivers, student newspapers and Twitter among White House hopefuls' curious creditors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… lifornia-based Peace River Company for photography, nearly $13,000 to Twitter for advertisements and more than $7,000 to Las Vegas Color Graphics f …"

FACT CHECK: Facing facts on fiscal cliff

By FactCheck.Org

How did the U.S. reach a 'fiscal cliff' and what does it mean?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… uraging people to “keep the conversation going online” on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #My2K.The White House construction is accurate, but very …"

Issa committee accused of making 'sham' campaign ad

By Rachael Marcus

House oversight committee releases anti-Obama ad that's not an ad; watchdogs cry foul.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… o the committee’s YouTube channel on Friday. It has made its way through Twitter and conservative blogs over the weekend.“Spend like he says, not like he …"

Mystery firm is election's top corporate donor at $5.3 million

By Michael Beckel and Reity O'Brien

Supreme Court decision paves way for $75 million in corporate donations to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… 2012 election, follow our Source2012 Tumblr and the hashtag #Source2012 on Twitter. …"

OPINION: Democratic process

By Rob Tornoe

A cartoon by Rob Tornoe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… ork pop up on publicintegrity.org, our Facebook page and on Twitter. Tornoe also draws cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The P …"

"… Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY, among others. You can follow him on Twitter, and Facebook, too. …"

Super PACs, nonprofits favored Romney over Obama

By Michael Beckel and Russ Choma

Funds from outside contributors neutralized Obama's fundraising advantage.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… 2012 election, follow our Source2012 Tumblr and the hashtag #Source2012 on Twitter. …"

House candidates draw one-campaign super PACs

By Russ Choma

Super PACs devoted solely to supporting a congressional candidate spent $28 million in the 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… 2012 election, follow our Source2012 Tumblr and the hashtag #Source2012 on Twitter. …"

Nonprofits, shell corporations help shield identity of ad backers

By Russ Choma

Underwriters of attack ads can easily avoid being named.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

"… 2012 election, follow our Source2012 Tumblr and the hashtag #Source2012 on Twitter. …"

FACT CHECK: Obama’s stump speech

By FactCheck.Org

How honest has the president been on the campaign trail?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Twitter":

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