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Menendez Has Already Racked Up Massive Legal Bills

Center for Public Integrity | Carrie Levine | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

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

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. ...

Consumer Prices Just Fell The Most In 6 Years. Start Worrying

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business

Good news, consumers: Everything's on sale! The bad news: Low, low prices aren't always such a great thing.

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...

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...

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...

We Need Some Inflation!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Maybe raising the Fed's inflation target would encourage more demand and rising incomes, or are we as traumatized by the 1970s era of stagflation as the German's were in the 1920s?

Buy the Numbers? Our Confounding and Insufficient Government Statistics

Frank Islam | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

We currently have a national system of leading indicators that does not include or count important things that can be counted. We need one that does.

Senators Erroneously Receive Threatening Letters After Agency's Snafu

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The Federal Election Commission has issued 21 U.S. Senate candidates — both Democratic and Republi...

Public Health Researcher Also Worked For Industry, Rrevealing Entanglements Of Science

Center for Public Integrity | David Heath | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By David Heath Center for Public Integrity BERKELEY, Calif. — At a memorial service held last month in her favorite classroom, Patricia Buffler ...

Stealing From Federal Civil Servants: You May Be Next

Nancy Altman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Imagine that an employer wishes he hadn't paid you so much in the past, so he goes into your bank account and takes what he wants. Sound outrageous? That's essentially what the federal government may be about to do to its workers. And the rest of us may be next.

Arthur Delaney

Social Security Cut Would Put More Money In Seniors' Pockets, GOP Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A controversial proposal that would save the government billions by changing the way Social Security benefits are adjusted each year wou...

False Labor Commemoration: It's Time to Let Go of the Labor Day Holiday

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.02.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

Ask most American workers today if they are feeling confident about the American economy, their employment opportunities, and their chance of retirement these days, and most will answer in the negative.

Rep. David Cicilline Is Right About Social Security, PolitiFact Was Wrong (Again)

Ben Veghte | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

PolitiFact's judgment of Rep. Cicilline's statement as "Mostly False" demonstrates a lack of understanding of Social Security that would preclude most journalists from presuming to judge the truth of others' statements on the issue.

IRS Rarely Denies Applications From 'Social Welfare' Groups

Center For Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity During its past four fiscal years, the Internal Revenue Service has formally denied the applicat...

Mark Gongloff

The Fed Has Two Jobs, And It Is Failing At Both Of Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

When it comes to monetary policy, the Federal Reserve has just two jobs, and it's failing at both of them. The Fed has a dual mandate to promote ma...

Did This Investigative Story Forecast The Texas Explosion?

Center for Public Integrity | Jim Morris and Chris Hamby | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

CPI Editor’s note, April 18: An explosion Wednesday at a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, killed between five and 15 people, authorities say, ...

Chained CPI Is a Fraud: Set Constant Dollar COLA, Not Percent COLA

Susan Rhea | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Susan Rhea

The president is asking Congress to change the way cost of living adjustments are determined so corporations, Wall Street financiers, and others in the top 10 percent don't see an income tax increase, closure of tax loopholes, or reduced income deductions.

Dear Congress: A Vote for the Chained CPI Is a Vote to Cut Social Security Benefits

Eric Kingson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Eric Kingson

A typical Social Security retiree would lose roughly $500 in benefits at age 75 under the chained CPI as compared to the current law; $1,000 in their 85th year and $1,500 at age 90.

Eggs, Legs and the Chained CPI

Ben Jealous | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As the fiscal cliff approaches, I am reminded of an old country adage about sacrifice. Simply put, we should not tell people making $250,000 or $350,000 they can keep their "eggs" if the alternative is to ask people who rely on social security for survival to give up their "legs."

Politics Aside, the Good and Bad Economics of Chained CPI

Jodi Beggs | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Jodi Beggs

Much has been written recently about the potential adoption of a "chained consumer price index" as the official measure of inflation and cost of living increases for the purposes of calculating government benefits, boundaries between tax brackets, and so on.

Arcane Inflation Measure May Be Key To Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

As people in Washington resume their pursuit of freaking out the populace with threats to plunge over the "fiscal cliff" -– the package of spending ...