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The Secret Reason Charities Are Supporting AT&T's Buyout Of T-Mobile

Center For Public Integrity | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

At first sight, it's hard to understand why the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter and clinic in Louisiana, would lobby the Federal...

Before Obama Retreat on Ozone, EPA Chief Warned of Illnesses and Deaths

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.

Things To Consider If You Are Looking for Health Insurance

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendell Potter

Earlier this month I wrote that the Center for Public Integrity and I would soon launch "Ask Wendell" to help people who are at wits end trying to res...

ProPublica Editor's Note on Nuclear Plant Fire Risks

ProPublica | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green

By Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica Today's publication of our story on the threat posed by fire to nuclear power plants offers readers a rare opportuni...

Gun Shy: Firearms Dealer Worried ATF Would Let Weapons Slip To Bad Guy

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The Huffington Post is a sponsor of the Center for Public Integrity An Arizona gun dealer pressed by federal agents to continue selling weapons to su...

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Craig Newmark | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Folks, you might remember I really support the Center for Public Integrity, one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan investigativ...

CBS Exec Angrily Denies He Was FBI Mole

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.06.2011 | Media

The Washington bureau chief for CBS News vehemently denied allegations that he had served as an informant for the FBI while working for ABC News in th...

FBI Had Mole Inside ABC News During 1990s: Report

Posted 06.05.2011 | Media

The Center For Public Integrity By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journ...

The Million-Dollar Weapon

Center For Public Integrity | Sharon Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Sharon Weinberger Center for Public Integrity In the opening days of the assault on Libya, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a ...

Shooting Blanks: The Ailing Fight Against Gun Trafficking

The Center for Public Integrity | John Solomon, David Heath, Ricardo Sandoval Palos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Jan. 14, 2010, federal border patrol agents stopped two men driving a car through the border-crossing town of Columbus, New Mexico. Inside the vehi...

NRA: It's Good to Live Like a King

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA's mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks.

The Women Who Chase Terrorists

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abigail Pesta

This was no academic exercise. In tracking down the identities of Daniel Pearl's kidnappers and killers, students made phone calls and even face-to-face visits to relatives of suspected Pakistani terrorists.

Customers Close Accounts To Protest Wall Street, Abusive Lending Practices

Center for Public Integrity | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The death blow for Michael Dalrymple's Phoenix eco-friendly building supply company was the credit freeze that paralyzed the banking system and the na...

How Hedge Funds Spent Millions To Bankroll The GOP

The Center for Public Integrity | Peter H. Stone and Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A small network of hedge fund executives pumped at least $10 million into Republican campaign committees and allied groups in last year's elections, h...

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 3

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

However preordained the financial crisis was, it's remarkable how long its architects kept the game going. They managed to sustain the unsustainable for five years -- roughly from 2002 into late 2006.

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 2

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

The Reagan years inundated American homeowners with advertising campaigns encouraging them to borrow against their homes to take dream vacations. This was the first time, in history, when people imagined the way to get rich was to run in to debt.

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 1

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

We first became aware of the "Will-the-real-Michael-Hudson-please-stand-up?" problem years ago when we started getting compliments from friends and colleagues for each others work.

The Chairmen: New House Leaders Have Familiar Ties to Business, Revolving Door

The Center For Public Integrity | Josh Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Josh Israel. Crossposted from The Center For Public Integrity. The Republican takeover of Congress not only apparently gives the Speaker's gavel t...

How Sex, Drugs, and Fraud Drove the Financial Crisis

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

Given the current robosigning, document-backdating foreclosure crisis, it's worth thinking about what happens when fraud and recklessness go unchecked. Here it is in the words of Wall Street's finest.

The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

These congressmen voted against stimulus. They railed against stimulus. They've been fundraising against stimulus. Except, apparently, when they want some of it.

16 Cents on the Dollar: Doing the Math on Angelo Mozilo's Big Settlement

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

Though Mozilo's company came late to the subprime party, its size and clout deepened the pain visited upon individual home owners and the entire financial system. So did he get off too easy?

Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael W. Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.

Boiler Rooms and Foreclosure Mills: A Brief History of America's Mortgage Industry

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

Washington failed to act the first time around -- when lenders were engaged in a frenzy of predatory lending. The foreclosure scandal is a second chance for lawmakers to prove they can ferret out the truth.

Gov't Report Slams Labor Dept's Whistleblower Program

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The federal agency responsible for worker safety isn't adequately protecting whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers, according to a report (PDF) released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office.

Investigative Reporting Increasingly Outsourced To Nonprofits

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Investigative reporting is increasingly being outsourced, and these offices off K Street serve as a boiler room for research that the big boys are les...