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Obama ousts acting IRS chief

Obama ousts acting IRS chief

WASHINGTON - President Obama forced out the head of the IRS on Wednesday, seeking to restore the public's faith in the tax agency while asserting a measure of control over a rapidly growing political problem.

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

States are joining to discover source of 'secret money' in politics

WASHINGTON - Early last month, state lawyers and election officials around the country dialed into a conference call to talk about how to deal with the flood of secret money that played an unprecedented role in the 2012 election.

May 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama inaugural committee raises $43 million

WASHINGTON - President Obama's second inaugural committee raised a little more than $43 million to put on the official festivities surrounding his January swearing-in, backed by major donations from some of the country's biggest corporations, according to a report filed with the Federal Elec…

April 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Boston bombing suspects were set up, father and aunt say

BOSTON - During their decade in the United States, the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings had acquired many of the preoccupations of young American men - cars, sports, social media.

April 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama-linked advocacy group to shun corporate donations

WASHINGTON - A nonprofit advocacy group allied with President Obama revealed Thursday that it would decline corporate donations and release more information about its contributors, but the decision did not placate campaign-finance-reform advocates who said the organization still provided big…

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

GOP group plans $25M in ads to hit Obama on economy

WASHINGTON - Forget any summer lull before the conventions. Voters in battleground states will be swamped with campaign television ads in coming weeks, as was evident Friday when conservative advocacy group Crossroads GPS announced it would spend $25 million in the next month on spots hittin…

July 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Conservative funding network linked to AZ center, the Koches

Conservative funding network linked to AZ center, the Koches

WASHINGTON - The financial firepower that fueled the rise of a network of conservative advocacy groups now pummeling Democrats with television ads can be traced, in part, to Box 72465 in the Boulder Hills post office, on a desert road on the northern outskirts of Phoenix.

May 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Key GOP fundraisers playing it safe - on sidelines

WASHINGTON - Michael Ashner was one of Sen. John McCain's major fundraisers in the 2008 presidential campaign, bringing in $500,000 for the Republican nominee.

April 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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