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Entries by ProPublica from 03/2009

Tracking's New Iraq Page

| Posted 03.03.2009 | Politics

The all-seeing eye of ChangeTracker, our handy tool that watches for changes on White House Web sites, spotted a total rewrite of the Iraq agenda over the weekend.

First Stimulus Contractor is GOP Donor

| Posted 03.05.2009 | Politics

The chief executive of the construction company awarded the first recovery project is actually a big Republican donor -- and contributed to Obama's opponent John McCain.

Next in Line for a Bailout, the FDIC?

| Posted 03.09.2009 | Politics

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica We've tended to focus our bailout coverage on the billions of taxpayer dollars doled out by the Treasury Department. But Tre...

How Gov't Employees Learn About Ethics

| Posted 03.19.2009 | Politics

by Olga Pierce, ProPublica Learning about ethics is hard, and such a bummer. Luckily, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics has found a way to mak...

Freddie Mac Hires Ocwen in Spite of Past Problems

| Posted 03.25.2009 | Business

Freddie Mac introduced a loan modification pilot program, but it outsourced the job to a subprime loan servicer with a history of customer dissatisfaction and run-ins with the federal government.

USA Today Runs Ad for Shady AIDS Group

| Posted 03.26.2009 | Media

by Christopher Weaver, ProPublica It turns out the New York Times isn't the only major paper selling its Web space to the Center for AIDS Prevention...

FBI Opens Investigation into Post-Katrina Shooting Victim -- What Role Did the N.O.P.D. Have in the Death?

| Posted 03.30.2009 | Politics

In a city haunted by violence, Glover's demise stands apart because of the apparent involvement of the local law enforcement.

Disaster Preparedness Pays Off in North Dakota

| Posted 03.31.2009 | Green

The successful transfer of patients in Fargo stands in sharp contrast with the chaotic hospital evacuations that took place after the flooding of New Orleans following hurricane Katrina in 2005.