In March 1981, pollsters tucked the first question about global climate change into a national poll, asking 1,000 adults if they had “heard or read about the ‘greenhouse effect.'”
Publication of a landmark government study probing whether diesel engine exhaust causes lung cancer in miners — already 20 years in the making — has been delayed by industry and congressional insistence on seeing study data and documents before the public does.
DALLAS, Texas – After the Susan G. Komen Foundation was criticized for its decision to stop providing breast cancer screening grants to Planned Parenthood, the foundation reversed course today.
Conservative complaints about a liberal bias in the media do not hold up, at least not when it comes to the free-spending groups known as “super PACs.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs in January, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Outside groups that funded numerous attack ads in the GOP primaries collected more than $49 million in donations in 2011, with huge contributions coming from billionaires, corporations and labor unions, something that would have been illegal were it not for pivotal court decisions in early 2010.
Billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson seems to be signaling his intention to plow millions more into conservative groups to influence this year’s elections, in addition to$10 million he and his wife gave a super PAC backing Newt Gingrich.
President Barack Obama’s campaign added 90 new big-money bundlers in the fourth quarter, bringing its army of major backers to 445, according to information released by the campaign Tuesday.
Winning Our Future, the super PAC associated with former Newt Gingrich and credited with keeping his campaign alive, raised $2.1 million in 2011, according to a report filed Tuesday night with the Federal Election Commission.
A handful of Democratic super PACs and nonprofits reported raising together just over $19 million last year, a paltry sum compared to the leading GOP groups.