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As they lobby for a tax holiday, some big multinational players say they've got plenty of cash on hand

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
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By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta, iWatch NewsAs select U.S. multinational corporations push for a tax holiday on a trillion dollars parked o...

'Nonpartisan' youth movement has deep GOP roots

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.01.2012 | College
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By John Dunbar, iWatch News"Generation Opportunity " bills itself as a fast-growing, nonpartisan organization that uses its website and popular Face...

How candidates' tax plans would affect one struggling family

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
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By Amy Biegelsen and John Aloysius Farrell, iWatch NewsUntil 2008, Darrell Seela owned a home in Las Vegas where he and his wife worked and raised t...

Obama housing plan gets faint praise

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
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By Ben Hallman, iWatch NewsThe foreclosure crisis met the campaign trail this week in Nevada, with President Barack Obama and Republican candidates ...

VIDEO: Republicans call for probe of Obama's green car program

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
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By Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Ronnie Greene, iWatch NewsRepublicans are calling on Congressional investigators to expand their probe of the Obama ...

Sending troops home could pave way for more non-competitive defense contracting

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
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By R. Jeffrey Smith, iWatch NewsOut go all the U.S. troops by year's end, President Obama said Friday about Iraq. And in go the contractors, along w...

Inspectors General Save Taxpayers Billions, Earn Plaques From Eric Holder

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Government watchdogs identified potential savings of $87.2 billion in 2010 in investigations of everything from defective drugs to disaster loan fraud, according a study by the U.S. inspectors general oversight organization.

One House seat in Kentucky embodies how outside groups dominate politics -- with money

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
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By Anne Farris Rosen, iWatch NewsThe campaign for the U.S. House seat in the 6th District of Kentucky never really ended. Ben Chandler, the Democrat...

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.

Forty percent of Medicare spending on common cancer screenings unnecessary, probe suggests

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
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By Rochelle Sharpe and Elizabeth Lucas, iWatch NewsTerry Waddell knew that her 87-year-old mother did not have long to live. The woman's organs wer...

Head of embattled energy loan program, Jonathan Silver, steps down

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
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By Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene, iWatch NewsThe head of the Energy Department's embattled loan program, Jonathan Silver, resigned Thursday after a...

In trouble from an online payday loan? You might not have to repay it

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
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By David Heath, iWatch NewsWayne Coons felt a sense of panic when he realized that the $350 payday loan he got over the Internet was costing him hun...

Allies of Rick Perry form group that accepts unlimited, undisclosed donations

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
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By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsCitizens for a Greater America, a group newly launched by allies of GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, has organiz...

Payday lending bankrolls auto racer's fortune

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
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By David Heath, iWatch NewsScott Tucker used stealth to become a millionaire. Now the mysterious businessman from Kansas is spending his fortune to ...

New GOP campaign is aimed at Hispanics

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices
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By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsEyeing potentially restive Hispanic voters in 2012, GOP operative Dan Garza is launching an "economic freedom" message...

Pentagon lacks funding to fix public schools on military bases

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education
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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 ...

Safety risks underscored by violations at ExxonMobil refinery

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
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By Alexandra Duszak, iWatch NewsAs an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News has shown , oil refining is one of the countr...

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

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
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By Alexandra Duszak, iWatch NewsRepublicans in Congress have yet another EPA target in their sights -- a new internship program for five graduate st...

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

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
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By Malik Siraj Akbar, iWatch NewsAs the United States commemorated the 10 th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, terrorism experts stepped up warnings ...

Administration technology experts slow to see threats from wireless network

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
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By Fred Schulte, iWatch NewsObama administration technology experts were slow to recognize potential threats to government aviation and defense comm...

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

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
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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.

Mortgage industry whistleblower wins case against Bank of America

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
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By Michael Hudson, iWatch NewsA high-level executive who reported corrupt lending practices at Countrywide Financial Corp. was improperly fired for ...

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

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
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By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsAbout two months before Rick Perry announced his presidential candidacy, he was a star draw at a Houston luncheon wher...

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

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
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By Fred Schulte and John Aloysius Farrell, iWatch NewsWireless firm LightSquared pressed its case for government approval of a new national broadban...

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

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
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By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel, iWatch NewsOutside groups and national party committees spent $1.65 million on the special congressional elections i...