Corruption http://nhpr.org en When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen http://nhpr.org/post/when-lobbyists-pay-meet-congressmen <em>Yesterday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/04/19/150904641/why-lobbyists-dodge-calls-from-congressmen" target="_blank">we reported</a> on the fundraisers that lobbyists hold for Congressmen every day in Washington. Today, we hear what happens inside those events. The stories are part of our <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=149649575" target="_blank">series on money in politics</a>.</em><p>At a typical event, there's a member of Congress and a member of his or her staff who is in charge of collecting the checks. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:36:00 +0000 Alex Blumberg 3247 at http://nhpr.org When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen Open Season On Spain's King After Luxe Hunting Trip http://nhpr.org/post/open-season-spains-king-after-luxe-hunting-trip For a man used to pomp and paparazzi, King Juan Carlos of Spain looked shaken, emerging from a hospital in Madrid Wednesday after hip surgery.<p>"I'm very sorry," he said, blinking into the cameras, sheepish, and leaning on his crutches. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:46:00 +0000 3249 at http://nhpr.org Open Season On Spain's King After Luxe Hunting Trip The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia http://nhpr.org/post/roots-empire-rupert-murdochs-australia <em>First of four parts</em><p>Ultimately, all roads lead home for Rupert Murdoch.<p>"The story of our company is the stuff of legend: from a small newspaper in Adelaide to a global corporation based in New York, with a market capitalization of about $44 billion," he said last October, when he addressed a News Corp. shareholders meeting in Los Angeles.<p>Australians<em> </em>view the company's history differently.<p>"Adelaide is irrelevant to it," says Graeme Samuel, the former chairman of the powerful Australian agency that regulates antitrust and media issues. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:49:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 2966 at http://nhpr.org The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia Report: Prosecutors Hid Evidence In Ted Stevens Case http://nhpr.org/post/report-prosecutors-hid-evidence-ted-stevens-case An extraordinary special investigation by a federal judge has concluded that two Justice Department prosecutors intentionally hid evidence in the case against Sen. Ted Stevens, one of the biggest political corruption cases in recent history.<p>A blistering report released Thursday found that the government team concealed documents that would have helped the late Stevens, a longtime Republican senator from Alaska, defend himself against false-statements charges in 2008. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:56:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 2556 at http://nhpr.org Report: Prosecutors Hid Evidence In Ted Stevens Case