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Lobbyists rake in $14 million for Romney

As Republican Mitt Romney works to unify the party faithful behind him, the number of lobbyists raising money to help him secure the White House has soared.

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Administration official asks for Medicare billing review

The nation’s top health information technology official has launched an internal review to determine if electronic health records are prompting some doctors and hospitals to overbill Medicare.... Read more»


Debate preview: Who can be the toughest on global challenges?

Presidential candidates compete in debates to show how muscular they are on foreign policy, even when clear solutions are often not available. Closely-fought presidential campaigns can confound expectations by constricting—rather than broadening—public debate about significant issues.... Read more»

Canadian firm's donation to Romney super PAC raises red flags

A million-dollar donation by a foreign-owned corporation to a Republican super PAC that backs Mitt Romney has raised legal concerns and opened up the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court decision to new criticism.... Read more»

Romney benefits from post-Citizens United spending

Since Labor Day, the once-unofficial start of the election season, 70 percent of outside spending on the presidential race made possible by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision has benefited Mitt Romney.... Read more»

Hospitals grab at least $1 billion in extra fees for ER visits

A Center for Public Integrity probe suggests medical facilities have taken advantage of government’s failure to set billing standards.... Read more»


Potter: ObamaCare's crucial benefits

Politicians who are promising to repeal ObamaCare won’t find any evidence in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s analysis of health insurance costs that the law has caused premiums to skyrocket, as many of those politicians have contended.... Read more»

Pentagon loses Afghan fuel records

What happened to almost $475 million worth of oil destined for the Afghan National Army? That’s what the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) would like to know.... Read more»


Potter: Maine's health care fantasy

What happened in Maine is a sobering reality check on the oft-repeated myth that getting rid of ObamaCare and other consumer protections is the answer to our health care problems. A ‘common sense’ law created more problems than solutions.... Read more»

Amidst cuts, Army outfits chauffeurs

While the military looks to cut spending, the Army solicits new uniforms for drivers.... Read more»1

Is the Democratic platform in sync with public on defense?

Democratic platform offers hints at how Obama would handle defense in second term.... Read more»


The illusory promise of free-market health care miracles

Republicans keep touting free-market health care, but there’s no evidence it works.... Read more»

Homeland Security agents smuggle drugs & guns, obtain child porn

Homeland Security is the first line of defense against threats to Americans, entrusted with guarding the borders, protecting the skies and cracking down on potential terrorist attacks. But instead, hundreds of DHS agents have been busy smuggling drugs, guns and illegal immigrants, obtaining child porn, and raking in thousands in bribes and theft.... Read more»1

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Senate-seat showdown in New Mexico

Environmental groups are outspending big business for New Mexico’s U.S. Senate seat. Republican candidate Heather Wilson has been on the receiving end of more than $1.4 million to date in attack ads urging voters not to cast a ballot for her.... Read more»

Super PAC cash favors GOP

As super PACs carpet bomb the airwaves with negative ads, Republicans hold the financial advantage.... Read more»

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