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Congress sifts competing measures on campaign finance reform

By Marianne Holt

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2000 — On June 8, the Senate passed an amendment by Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., that would force currently invisible

Joint fund-raising committees: One-stop shopping for donors

By Marianne Holt

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2000 — Political parties are turning to raising money jointly with candidates for Congress in greater numbers than ever

N.J. candidates discover '527' cash cow

By Marianne Holt and Kathryn Wallace

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2000 — Two Republican candidates for the 2001 New Jersey gubernatorial race have set up "527 groups" a full year before

Why Mitch wants Rudy's money

By Marianne Holt and Nathaniel Heller

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2000 — Before calling it quits, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani had raised more than $19 million for his Republican Sen

The heat is on

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2000 — New York Republicans might be nominating Representative Rick Lazio instead of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for the U.S.

Group to spend $10 million against candidates not hawkish on free market

By Marianne Holt and Kathryn Wallace

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2000 — A group of Wall Street investors, media executives and fiscal policy experts have created a new political group

Loophole allows donors to give without leaving a trace

By Marianne Holt and Kathryn Wallace

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2000 — The same day that Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore unveiled his campaign finance reform proposal, an o

Overnight guests at governor's mansion added $2.2 million to Bush campaign

By Nathaniel Heller

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2000 — Sixty of George W. Bush's overnight guests at the Texas Governor's Mansion have collectively given and raised m

McCain tax bill would save corporate contributors millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 11, 2000 — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain has talked at length about tax cuts that would benefit lowe

Stealth PACs revealed

By The Center for Public Integrity

February 9, 2000 — The 2000 election cycle promised to be a high-stakes and free-spending election by anyone's measure. The balance of power

Steve Forbes, cattle farmer

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 25, 2000 — Steve Forbes' signature line in his 2000 campaign is, "Steve Forbes: He wants you to win." But who's the

How George W. Bush scored big with the Texas Rangers

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 18, 2000 — When George W. Bush first embarked on a deal to buy the Texas Rangers professional baseball team in 1988

How the Gores, father and son, helped their patron Occidental Petroleum

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 11, 2000 — On Sept. 7, 1995, Vice President Albert Gore Jr., stood on the White House lawn and talked in sweeping t

Bradley was driving force behind biggest tax giveaway

January 6, 2000 — Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley laid out his plans for tax reform on Jan. 4, attacking corporate tax shelte

The Buying of the President 2000

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 5, 2000 — Each of the leading presidential candidates for the 2000 election has done public- policy favors for his

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