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Entries by The Center for Public Integrity from 06/2011

Transportation Lobbyist Raises Money for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's Son

| Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

By Aaron Mehta, iWatch News reporter A veteran transportation lobbyist is hosting a fundraiser for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's son, a fle...

Trump giving advice to Palin? She should consider his track record to past politicians

| Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
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By Sylvia Hall, iWatch News At a surreal pizza summit in New York City, non-presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Donald Trump traded compliments...

Tim Pawlenty's ties to Morgan Stanley executives could create image issues

| Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch News Many wealthy executives in the financial sector have written checks to help Tim Pawlenty. But executives with Morgan...

FACT WATCH: Sarah Palin's Twist on Paul Revere

| Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's much-ridiculed story of Paul Revere isn't entirely wrong, but it's badly twisted. How does Palin's version compare with, say, Paul Revere's? Not very well.

U.S. Regulators Opening Up on Flawed Nuclear Power Plant Policing

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Green

Critics have for years railed about regulators' coziness with industry, relative inattention to safety concerns and minimizing of seemingly unlikely events -- the same factors that have brought the Japanese nuclear industry to its knees.

Badly Flawed Background Check System Fails To Contain Firearms Sales

| Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

By Rick Schmitt, iWatch News Like many states, Maine depends on the FBI to conduct background checks of people who want to acquire firearms from th...

Inside the shell: Drugs, arms and tax scams

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Business
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By Gerard Ryle This story was first published in The Canberra Times. On December 11, 2009, a former Soviet air force transport plane flying from N...

Tim Pawlenty's ties to "Swift Boat" Bob Perry

| Posted 06.30.2011 | Politics

By Delal Pektas and Kelsey Sheehy for iWatch News Tim Pawlenty may not have great name recognition but he does have one very important thing for...

Will Graphic Cigarette Labels Work? FDA Study Casts Doubt

| Posted 06.30.2011 | Healthy Living

The Food And Drug Administration's own research concluded that the impact of the new graphic cigarette warnings might actually be negligible.