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States Eye New Way To Dampen Corporate Political Spending

Center for Public Integrity | Liz Essley Whyte | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. ...

Mitt Romney's Top Fundraisers Consider Bailing

Center for Public Integrity | Carrie Levine | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. ...

Edison Electric Institute's Anti-Solar, PR Spending Revealed

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Gabe Elsner

Most Americans already know that lobbying and influence play a big role in the legislative process, especially in Washington, D.C. However, a new report reveals that a large portion of trade association spending goes to PR firms and advertising.

Center for Public Integrity Reveals How PR Firms Manufacture Consent for Oil, Big Business

Steve Horn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The Center for Public Integrity has broken new ground by publishing a months-long investigation into the public relations and influence-peddling spending conducted by Big Business trade associations between 2008-2012.

Big Business Spends A Billion To Influence

The Center for Public Integrity | Erin Quinn and Chris Young | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Forget lo...

Like Canada's Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

Koch-Linked Group Uses Dark Money To Fight Back Against Proposed Disclosure Rules

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

A Trustworthy Press Is the Immune System of Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.19.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Do your best to get it right. If you do, great. If you don't, admit you got it wrong, fix it, even if hard, and try harder next time. And we should reward journalists and press outlets that are practicing good, honest journalism.

Higher Learning

D. R. Tucker | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
D. R. Tucker

Koch brainwashing is still continuing at too many universities across the United States, and UnKoch My Campus is pushing back against such perversity. They deserve support. The brutal billionaires who scorn science and disparage democracy don't.

If You Live In One Of These States, You're Probably Really Sick Of Campaign Ads

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

The FEC Is Not 'Ready For Warren'

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Why Health Care Costs So Much: Both Parties Suck at Teat of Medical-Industrial Complex

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Will Congress act to save taxpayers billions of dollars -- and protect the solvency of the Medicare programs -- by taking on the AMA, the drugmakers and the insurers? Don't hold your breath.

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

Nuclear Weapons Lab Employee Fired After Publishing Scathing Critique Of Arms Race

Center for Public Integrity | Douglas Birch | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

By Douglas Birch This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organ...

Koch-Backed Group Vastly Understated Its Election Spending

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonp...

Here's One Major Way The Senate Is Stuck In The Past

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel / Center for Public Integrity The U.S. Senate could soon force its members to electronically file their campaign finance reports,...

Group That Wants To Save The Penny Has Big Interest In Doing So

Center for Public Integrity | Erin Quinn | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

By Erin Quinn This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, ...

Four Years Later, Super PACs Still Misunderstood

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Insurers Are Fleecing Us Out of Billions While Congress Looks the Other Way

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years.

Outside Groups On Pace To Shatter Records In Gubernatorial Races

Center for Public Integrity | Ben Wieder | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

By Ben Wieder, Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisa...

Outside Group Backing Graham Secured Billionaire's Donation Hour After Meeting With Senator

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun, Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Secretive Liberal Group Bankrolled By Anonymous Donors

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity Even as top Democrats denounce Charles and David Koch’s political “dark money” organizations, ...

This Congressman Is Now Accepting Bitcoin Campaign Donations

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The campaign coffer of Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is steadily filling with invisible money. As of...

Federal Judges Admit Conflicts Of Interests, Leaving Litigants Reeling

Center For Public Integrity | Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

When Linda Wolicki-Gables and her husband appealed a lawsuit all the way to the second-highest court in the nation against Johnson & Johnson over a ma...

Appeals Court Judges Violated Ethics Laws, Report Says

The Associated Press | Sam Hananel | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen federal appeals court judges have violated federal conflict-of-interest laws over the past three years, throwing...