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Entries by The Center for Public Integrity from 02/2012

Presidential super PACs raise $49 million through December

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsOutside groups that funded numerous attack ads in the GOP primaries collected more than $49 million in donations in 2011,...

Bain execs spent nearly $5 million on Romney's White House runs, records show

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

By Anne Farris Rosen, iWatch NewsOf all the investments made by the super-wealthy partners at Bain Capital, perhaps none have a greater potential re...

Another Bain exec revealed as man behind corporate donor to pro-Romney super PAC

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsA mysterious corporate donor to an outside spending group supporting Mitt Romney's campaign for president isn't a corp...

EPA 'chemicals of concern' list stuck nearly two years in executive review

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris, iWatch NewsAbout 21 months ago, a proposed list of wid...

Los Angeles moves haltingly toward ending fines for truancy

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Los Angeles

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsLOS ANGELES -- Fifteen-year-old Juan Carlos Amezcua was just five minutes late for school, and already at the corner by...

CPAC panel: 'Celebrate' Citizens United ruling

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsAnonymous political speech. Foreign money in U.S. elections. The proliferation of super PACs. How grave a threat do any...

Four Cabinet members willing to help Democratic super PACs

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsAt least four Cabinet members appear ready and willing to answer President Barack Obama's call to help fill the coffer...

Michigan's budget crisis puts democracy on the chopping block

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit

By Paul Abowd, iWatch NewsWhen the city of Pontiac, Mich., ordered the closing of its fire department in December, Councilman Kermit Williams found ...

Top fundraiser for Romney super PAC gets a $1.9 million payday

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsA super PAC supporting Mitt Romney has paid one of the Republican candidate's veteran fundraisers a fee of $1.9 millio...

SLIDESHOW: Romney-supporting Restore Our Future raises funds in lap of luxury

| Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsThey say it takes money to make money. And supporters of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential bid have...

Drug lobby gave $9.4 million to nonprofits that spent big on 2010 election

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsThe drug lobby's trade association was a multimillion-dollar donor to nonprofit groups that were actively working to e...