Shows featuring Peter Stone

  • Behind the NRA’s Money: Gun Lobby Deepens Financial Ties to $12 Billion Firearms Industry Assaultweaponsale-3
    Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has portrayed itself as an advocate for individual gun owners’ Second Amendment rights. But a new investigation finds the group has come to rely on the support of the $12-billion-a-year gun industry — made up of firearms and ammunition manufacturers and sellers....
    January 16, 2013 | Story
  • Despite Focus on Convention Floor, Major Decisions at RNC Made by Wealthy Donors Behind Closed Doors Peter_stone
    As the Republican National Convention opened on Tuesday in Tampa, thousands of journalists were there to cover the story. At the same time, secretive meetings were being held behind closed doors across the city that could determine who wins the election in November. According to the Huffington Post, at one such meeting on Tuesday,...
    August 29, 2012 | Story
  • As Senate GOP Blocks DISCLOSE Act, Top Donor Sheldon Adelson Probed for Bribery and Mob Ties Adelson
    As Senate Republicans block the DISCLOSE Act, legislation that would unmask anonymous campaign donors, we look at Sheldon Adelson, a major donor behind Republican campaigns. Adelson has pledged to donate $100 million to defeat President Obama but is now coming under new scrutiny for possible violations of federal anti-bribery...
    July 18, 2012 | Story
  • Newt Gingrich’s Campaign Resurgence Funded by Secretive Coterie of Super PACs, Wealthy Backers Splash_image20111227-21884-1ri4sg1-0
    With the Iowa caucus less than two weeks away and the Republican presidential race still up for grabs, we take an in-depth look at the state of politics and money and how last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has altered campaign fundraising since it opened the floodgates...
    December 23, 2011 | Story
  • Campaign Cash: The Independent Fundraising Gold Rush Since Citizens United Ruling Money-flag
    A pair of campaign finance watchdog groups have called for a probe of a new nonprofit formed by Karl Rove to spend over $50 million this election cycle to help elect Republican candidates. The Center for Public Integrity reports Republicans and Democrats each now boast ten or so deep-pocketed independent groups with plans to...
    October 07, 2010 | Story
  • Abramoff Sentenced to Four Years in Jail for Corruption and Tax Offenses Abramoffweb
    Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced Thursday to four years in jail for corruption and tax offenses. Abramoff is already serving a nearly six-year term on unrelated charges. The new sentence will be served at the same time, meaning he will not spend any extra time behind bars once his original sentence ends in 2012. We speak with journalist Peter Stone, author of Heist: Superlobbyist...
    September 05, 2008 | Story
  • Convention Cash: Journalist Peter Stone on the RNC’s Sponsors Stoneweb
    Peter Stone covers lobbying, campaign finance and other issues for the National Journal. We ask him the inner workings of the Republican Party and the key players and financiers behind the scenes. [includes rush transcript]
    September 05, 2008 | Story