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 "Richard Nixon":

"… d bring it to San Diego. Eight days later, the administration of President Richard Nixon dropped antitrust litigation against IT&T and offered a settlement tha …"

Grand Old Parties: Special interests shower Republicans with perks and parties in the Big Apple

By Meredith O'Brien

Cowboy boots and rock stars. Tuxedos and champagne. Batting practice in a Major League Baseball stadium and coveted tickets to the U.S. Open

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oklahoma":

"… from Playbill Online (ticket prices for paying customers)Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Montana and Kansas delegationsNYC Host Committee, NYC & Co., New York …"

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 "New York":

"… s off for Republicans. …"

"… emocratic convention in Boston and slated for the Republican convention in New York City. Though the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002—better known as …"

"… y invited for their areas of expertise and their committee assignments. In New York City, the AGA has teamed up with other energy interests, like the Edison E …"

"… reports, press releases, Web sites and other sources, of the donors to the New York City 2004 host committee and to Republican campaigns as well as to the Bos …"

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

Spending spree: Where does the GOP spend its convention loot?

By Meredith O'Brien

An accounting of the exact costs of a national presidential nominating convention cannot be made until after the multi-day event has conclud

It's their party: DNC demands boost cost of convention, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2004 — On the way to running up an estimated $95 million tab for its 2004 presidential nominating convention in Boston,

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Riordan":

"… ensive,” Kelly Martin, former chief of staff to former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan told the Center. Los Angeles hosted the 2000 Democratic convention.The Cen …"

Spending spree: Where does the convention money go?

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2004 — An accounting of the exact costs of national presidential nominating conventions cannot be made until after the

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles":

"… f FEC documents detailing DNCC disbursements during the 2000 convention in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles 2000 host committee’s spending and DNCC disbursements f …"

"… etailing DNCC disbursements during the 2000 convention in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles 2000 host committee’s spending and DNCC disbursements for the 2004 conve …"

"… egory or vendor.The Center categorized the data from the DNCC for both the Los Angeles and Boston conventions by four main categories: Payroll and consulting, tr …"

"… e good or service purchased is unclear, were left out of the databases.The Los Angeles host committee lumped its spending into far larger categories—there was …"

Wining and dining the DNC

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2004 — It's little wonder that seats on the site selection committees that choose the venue for presidential nominating

The party's parties

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2004 — At this year's Democratic national convention in Boston, special interests are planning and paying for a reported

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… ith special invited guests New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sponsorship ranges from $25,000 to $50,000, according to the group’s we …"