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Entries by The Center for Public Integrity from 06/2010

Coast Guard Logs Reveal Early Spill Estimate of 8,000 Barrels a Day

| Posted 06.03.2010 | Politics

The estimate of the potential leak the day after the BP rig exploded reveals that first responders almost immediately understood the threat to the Gulf when Coast Guard officials detected the first signs of oil appearing.

Coast Guard Database Keeps Oil Spill Penalties Under Wraps

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Green

The U.S. government has investigated potentially thousands of BP leaks, spills and other incidents but the information is stored in a Coast Guard data...

Who Bankrolls Congress? Harry Reid Edition

| Posted 06.07.2010 | Politics

A former professional gambler, a taxi company magnate, a telecommunications lobbyist, and a giant tobacco company are among the top lifetime givers to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is facing a tough re-election.

Who Bankrolls Congress?: Mitch McConnell Edition

| Posted 06.08.2010 | Politics

Tobacco and whiskey have helped build Mitch McConnell's political career.

Who Bankrolls Congress? John Boehner Edition

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Politics

Long before Boehner became House Republican Leader, he created the "Thursday Group" -- a weekly discussion with business lobbyists, including representatives of Chamber of Commerce and other influential trade associations.

Who Bankrolls Congress?: Nancy Pelosi Edition

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Politics

Labor unions, the National Association of Realtors, and JPMorgan Chase lead all political action committee contributors to California Democrat.