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ProPublica On Prosecutor Accountability In New York City

Radley Balko | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

The investigative journalism outfit finds . . . that there is none. The report starts with anecdote about Claude Stuart, a city prosecutor who lost...

Course Load: The Growing Burden of College Fees | Marian Wang | Posted 03.29.2013 | College

This report was coproduced with, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. ...

Any Hope Left for Clarence Aaron?

Julie Stewart | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Julie Stewart

Clarence Aaron has been in prison for 20 years and the president has the power to order him released tomorrow. It is way past time for Clarence Aaron's mother to live on more than the thin gruel of hope dished out by the president.

Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You

ProPublica | Lois Beckett | Posted 03.07.2013 | Technology

Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you're pregnant or div...

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Another Top NY Times Editor Leaving?

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.26.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Another New York Times editor leaving?

More Prose Than Poetry in Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address

ProPublica | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

The president's calculation today seemed to be that the occasion presented a chance, perhaps a last chance, to recall the political system to what Lincoln, in his first inaugural address, called the "better angels of our nature."

Montana Democrats Received Big Boost From Dark Money

ProPublica | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat by Kim Barker ProPublica, Dec. 27, 2012, 11:40 a.m.Dec. 27: This post has been cor...

Mexico's Papers Shy From Covering the Drug Gangs Behind Continuing Violence

ProPublica | Posted 02.16.2013 | Media

By Stephen Engelberg Mexico's regional newspapers are publishing more stories about murders linked to the drug trade, but they remain reluctant to w...

Rove Group's Curious Claim Exposed

ProPublica | Kim Barker | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

What Karl Rove's Dark Money Nonprofit Told the IRS by Kim Barker ProPublica, Dec. 14, 2012, 10:19 a.m. In a confidential 2010 filing, Crossroads ...

Veterans' Day Video Reports

ProPublica | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

By Mike Webb, ProPublica. Yesterday, Peter Sleeth was a guest on PBS NewsHour to discuss his ProPublica/Seattle Times investigation into how the U.S....

Cookie Brother Is Watching

Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

By Lois Beckett ProPublica If you're a registered voter and surf the web, one of the sites you visit has almost certainly placed a tiny piece of ...

Free The Files Teams Up With HuffPost To Unlock Political Ads In Florida

ProPublica | Amanda Zamora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Miami

By Amanda Zamora, ProPublica In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post in Denver, Detroit, Miami an...

Free The Files and Huffington Post Team Up To Unlock Campaign Finance Donations In Michigan

ProPublica | Amanda Zamora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Detroit

By Amanda Zamora/ProPublica, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m. In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post...

Free The Files Teams Up With HuffPost To Unlock Political Ads In Swing States

ProPublica | Amanda Zamora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Denver

By Amanda Zamora, ProPublica In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post in Denver, Detroit, Miami...

Who Is Spending What On D.C.-Area TV Political Ads?

Posted 10.10.2012 | DC

By Amanda Zamora/ProPublica, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m.In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post i...

Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light On Its Business

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

ProPublica: It was one of the "quickest big hits in Wall Street history," as the Wall Street Journal put it at the time. In 1996, an investment ...

Running for President? Better Know a Big Bank Bundler (or Several Hundred)

Dan Petegorsky | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Dan Petegorsky

As Republicans gather in Tampa this week, they've got a bit of a problem: figuring out how to wine, dine, and celebrate their sugar daddies in style without ripping back the veil of secrecy they've drawn over their super-wealthy backers.

Citizens United and the Rise of Secret Campaign Cash

ProPublica | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

Actions -- and inaction -- by both the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service have contributed just as much to the flood of tens of millions of dollars of secret money into the 2012 campaign.

Robin Hood Or Con Artist?

ProPublica | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business

By Jake Bernstein ProPublica Joseph Caramadre has spent a lifetime scouring the fine print. He's hardwired to seek the angle, an overlooked clau...

The For-Profit Higher Education Industry, By the Numbers

propublica | Suevon Lee | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of ProPublica. The for-profit higher education industry was the target of a bruising report issued last week. Based o...

White Convicts Four Times As Likely To Receive Presidential Pardons, Reports Find

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.12.2012 | Black Voices

A few months after a series of newspaper reports showed that black federal prisoners were much less likely to receive presidential pardons, the federa...

Emails Give Glimpse Into Deals That Helped Fueled Financial Meltdown

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

As ProPublica has been detailing for two years, Wall Street banks and the hedge fund Magnetar worked together to build mortgage-backed deals that the ...

Why Medicine Can't Seem to Fix Simple Mistakes

ProPublica | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living

NYU's Langone Medical Center sent 12-year-old Rory Staunton, now deceased, home in March and then failed to notify his doctor or family of lab results showing he was suffering from a raging infection.

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Sheldon Adelson's Lawyer Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Likening Casino Magnate To A 'Pimp' | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: 7:27 p.m. 8/2/2012 -- The DCCC has retracted its allegations against Sheldon Adelson. A lawyer for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has thr...