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How do Health Care Lobby Dollars Match Influence in Congress?

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Clark Estes

A better question might be: Who's really paying for and benefiting from reform? Taxpayers? Or health care industry lobbies?

Obama Punting On Fannie, Freddie Could Prove Costly

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing an array of more immediate financial problems, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has pushed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac towards the bottom of ...

CFTC, Toothless Regulator Looks To Take A Bite Out Of Derivatives

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When President Obama unveiled his regulatory overhaul plan last week, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, dodged a bullet. Lacking...

Cali Budget Cuts Could Cause 'Public Safety Emergency'

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund and ProPublica | Ben Protess (Huff Investigative Fund) and Emily Witt (ProPublica) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As California lawmakers tackle their state's $24 billion deficit, one little-known proposal on the table is a $20 million cut to the state crime lab. ...

The Fraud Squad

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Howard Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI -- The sun-seared condominiums along Brickell Avenue stand tall and shiny, but these days they're pockmarked with vacant units, one after the ot...

A Crowd's Take on the Health Care Industry's Revolving Door

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Clark Estes

Earlier this summer, The Washington Post published an eye-catching analysis of the revolving door between Congress and the health industry. The newspaper estimated that at least 350 former staffers and members of Congress are now lobbying their former Capitol Hill colleagues on legislation to change the health care system.

From Bank of America, Two Different Stories About Tracking Bailout Funds

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is Bank of America, the nation's largest bank, tracking how it spends $45 billion in taxpayer funds? That depends on which Bank of America statement ...

Even Sweeping Health Care Reform Would Leave Some Without Coverage (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Lagan Sebert and Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WISE, Va. -- On a sunny Saturday at the county fairgrounds in this Appalachian community, the gaps in the American health care system were on vivid di...

California State Crime Lab Escapes Budget Cuts

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess and Emily Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This post was co-published with ProPublica. Good financial news out of California is rare these days, but one key crime-fighting agency has emerged f...

Introducing Huffington Post Investigative Fund's Health Care Unit

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Clark Estes

Today, Huffington Post's Eyes & Ears began mobilizing a new cadre of citizen journalists to follow health care reform legislation.

Watch Your Congressman:
Sign Up for the Health Care Investigative Unit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Health care reform is rapidly moving into the spotlight of news media around the country, and Huffington Post needs your help covering the process thr...

Long, Hard Probe Finds 'She' Behind 'That's What She Said'

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jason Notte

You could credit Steve Carell, Mike Myers or Dana Carvey for giving the entire world pause when the word "hard" is used in passing conversation, but none of that really answers who "she" is.

Media Literacy 101: Power to the People

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

We call our children digital natives. But a digital generation is made, not born. Children must learn not just how to surf, link, load and click, but how to ask, judge and think to understand our world.

Arianna Discusses Huffington Post's Investigative Journalism Venture on Morning Joe

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna joined the Morning Joe crew to discuss plans to launch "The Huffington Post Investigative Fund," a non-profit fund to produce a wide-range of ...

HuffPost Finally Liberates Journalism with Investigative Fund

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

The notion of independent financing of truly investigative journalistic projects is a grand idea. It means that strings are not attached and that efforts are judged by results on a case by case basis.