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Entries by The Center for Public Integrity from 01/2012

'Super PACs' spend $13 million on early primaries, Romney top beneficiary

| Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsNew outside spending groups, dubbed super PACs, that can accept unlimited donations from corporations and wealthy indivi...

Presidential candidates outspending 'Super' PACs

| Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
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By Josh Israel, iWatch NewsThe "super PACs" backing various presidential contenders spent at least $12.9 million last ye...

Romney PAC gave trash-talking rival Santorum $10K donation in 2006

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel, iWatch News...

Casino mogul's $5 million check to pro-Gingrich group a harbinger of GOP help to come

| Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe $5 million check that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson wrote to help his friend Newt Gingrich win his party's presiden...

Inside the army's doomed quest for the 'perfect' radio

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

By David Axe, iWatch NewsAs several dozen soldiers from the U.S. Army's Task Force Rock drove into Afghanistan's Chowkay Valley one morning in March...

Six things you didn't know about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
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By Corbin Hiar, iWatch NewsScott Walker has been a polarizing figure since becoming Wisconsin's governor one year ago. Only months after moving into...

Fissile materials remain poorly protected

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology

By R. Jeffrey Smith, iWatch NewsA new industrial plant producing a key nuclear weapons ingredient, enriched uranium, opened in China last year, near...

Rules against coordination between super PACs, candidates, tough to enforce

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar, iWatch News...

Fatal Texas shooting highlights struggle to regulate replica guns

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Education

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsThe fatal police shooting earlier this month of a Texas middle school student clutching a BB gun -- the latest in a se...

Wyoming billionaire pledges a half-million-dollar matching contribution to Santorum 'super PAC'

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
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By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsA billionaire Wyoming investor has pledged to give up to a half-million dollars in matching funds to an outside spendi...

Obama rainmakers enjoy White House invites, appointments and contracts

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
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By Fred Schulte and Aaron Mehta, iWatch News...

S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

By Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a key supporter of Mitt Romney, received $62,500 in campaign contributions since 2...

Feds investigating possible fraud at GE's former subprime unit

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

By Michael Hudson and E. Scott Reckard, iWatch News...

Presidential super PAC spending hits $30 million

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsMitt Romney continues to enjoy a huge advantage in support from "super PACs" overall, but is running about even with a pr...

Haley Barbour's money mission

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsLast month, about two dozen deep-pocketed Republicans gathered in New York City to hear a money pitch from then Missis...

Adelsons Double Down on Gingrich, Kick in Another $5 Million to Super PAC

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
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By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe Israeli-born wife of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is matching her husband and placing her own $5 million bet on a ...

'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Green
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By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra, iWatch NewsTALCAHUAN...

Peru's vanishing fish: Rampant cheating and lax controls plague industry

| Posted 01.26.2012 | Green

By Milagros Salazar, iWatch NewsCHIMBOTE, Peru -- This northern port reeks of rotten fish year-round, but when anchoveta season begins in late Novem...

Federal regulators have failed to act on toxic chemical, report says

| Posted 01.26.2012 | Green

By Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsDespite growing fears over the health effects of a chemical found in many baby bottles and a host of other products, fede...

Lobbying or not? Gingrich's health center was a power player in Washington policy debates

| Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton, iWatch News...

Huntsman Sr. backed son's super PAC

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsJon Huntsman Sr. provided nearly $2 million to the "Our Destiny" super PAC out of $2.7 million raised in an effort ...

Colbert's super PAC raises serious money from 'donors' with silly names

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

By Aaron Mehta, iWatch NewsPat Magroin, Ibin Yerkinoff, and Frumunda Mabalz - these are among the supporters of comedian Stephen Colbert's super PAC...

Obama's bundler total exceeds $74 million

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

By Aaron Mehta, Fred Schulte and Elizabeth Lucas, ...

Crossroads groups raise whopping $51 million in 2011

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsSuper PAC American Crossroads and its sister organization raised more than $51 million last year with more than 60 per...