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Entries by The Center for Public Integrity from 09/2011

Keystone Pipeline Fight: Wall Street Is Watching

| Posted 09.01.2011 | Green

While protestors want White House officials and the public to notice, investors already are watching Keystone pipeline developments closely.

Borrower Nightmares: Disabled homeowner alleges broker, bank sold her mortgage she couldn't afford

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Business

By Ben Hallman, iWatch NewsMargaret Mosunic is 63 and a devout Christian, but if she ever encounters her building contractor again, she has a specif...

White House had role in federal benefit for failed solar company, House investigators say

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

By Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene, iWatch Ne...

Child Advocates Say More Should Be Done to Assist Immigrant Minors Crossing the Border

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Latino Voices

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsIn December 2010, Washington attorney Jennifer Podkul received a call from the Department of Homeland Security inspecto...

Windfalls of war: Pentagon's competition for contracts abysmal compared to other agencies

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

By Sharon Weinberger, iWatch NewsIn 2010, the Pentagon prepared to award Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, a $1 billion contract for Afghan poli...

Mishandled minors: Detained immigrant children need better assistance

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsIn December 2010, Washington attorney Jennifer Podkul received a call from the Department of Homeland Security inspecto...

A Crawling Issue: Head Lice Treatments Worse Than The Pest Itself?

| Posted 09.06.2011 | Parents

By Jeremy Borden, iWatch NewsAs children flock back to school, the annual plague of head lice lurks beyond the classroom doors. The vile creatures d...

Investor protections imperiled by Wall Street, GOP assault on financial reform

| Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

By John F. Wasik, iWatch NewsIt's no secret that a powerful, well-funded coalition of mega-banks, derivatives users and insurance brokers wants to s...

Politically-connected solar firm secured low interest government loan before collapsing

| Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

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Federal Agents Search Headquarters Of Failed Solar Firm Solyndra

| Posted 09.08.2011 | Green

By Ronnie Greene, iWatch NewsFederal agents executed a surprise search of the California headquarters of failed solar firm Solyndra, Inc. on Thursda...

Solyndra investigation expands with raid of executives' homes and files

| Posted 09.09.2011 | Green

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk, iWatch News...

Recurring red flags failed to slow Obama administration's race to help Solyndra

| Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

By Ronnie Greene, iWatch NewsTime and again, the government handed breaks to Solyndra Inc., an upstart California solar panel firm backed by a major...

Nuclear miscalculation: Why regulators miss power plant threats from quakes and storms

| Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

By Susan Q. Stranahan, iWatch NewsHow well are nuclear plants near you prepared for disaster? Look it up ...

White House kept close tabs on Solyndra loan, internal emails show

| Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

By Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene, iWatch NewsNewl...

Outside groups spend $1.65 million on House races in Nevada, New York

| Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel, iWatch NewsOutside groups...

Emails show wireless firm's communications with White House as campaign donations were made

| Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and John Aloysius Farrell, ...

Rick Perry's devotion to NRA-backed proposals reaps campaign aid and grassroots support

| Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsAbout two months before Rick Perry announced his presidential candidacy, he was a star draw at a Houston luncheon...

Mortgage industry whistleblower wins case against Bank of America

| Posted 09.15.2011 | Business

By Michael Hudson, iWatch NewsA high-level executive who reported corrupt lending practices at Countrywide Financial Corp. was improperly fired for ...

FAA Funding Extension Leaves $200M in Controversial Rural Airport Subsidies Intact

| Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

With growing political and economic pressure to reduce spending, some in Washington are focusing renewed attention on a subsidy program that, for example, has allowed constituents of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to fly from Ely, Nev., to Denver for as little as $70.

Administration technology experts slow to see threats from wireless network

| Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte, iWatch NewsObama administration technology experts were slow to recognize potential threats to government aviation and defense comm...

Lone wolves and home-grown terrorists: Experts warn of a growing threat from unusual sources

| Posted 09.16.2011 | World

By Malik Siraj Akbar, iWatch NewsAs the United States commemorated the 10 th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, terrorism experts st...

New GOP target at EPA: Graduate student interns who are tools of Obama's 'radical policies''

| Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

By Alexandra Duszak, iWatch NewsRepublicans in Congress have yet another EPA target in their sights -- a new internship program for five gradu...

Safety risks underscored by violations at ExxonMobil refinery

| Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

By Alexandra Duszak, iWatch NewsAs an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News ...

Pentagon lacks funding to fix public schools on military bases

| Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

By Emma Schwartz, iWatch NewsA top Pentagon official has acknowledged that the Defense Department is more than $1 billion short of what's needed to ...

New GOP campaign is aimed at Hispanics

| Posted 09.22.2011 | Latino Voices

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsEyeing potentially restive Hispanic voters in 2012, GOP operative Dan Garza is launching an "economic freedom" message...