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CPI Director Responds To Pulitzer Controversy: 'I Don't Take Well To Being Bullied'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Media

Bill Buzenberg, head of the Center for Public Integrity, joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to defend his organization against claims made by ABC News tha...

Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers Big Time

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required...

Well, This Won't End Well For Residents Near Pollution

Center for Public Integrity | Ronnie Greene and Chris Hamby | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

By Ronnie Greene and Chris Hamby, Center for Public Integrity: In New Mexico, Navajo communities worry that uranium mining could contaminate the a...

Merriam-Webster Makes 'Super PAC' Official

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity "Super PAC" is officially legit. Making good on a promise, language authority Merriam-Webster rec...

Congress Stalls On 'Long Overdue' Investigations

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity Leaders on two U.S. House committees acknowledge that parallel investigations into computer security...

Why Hillary Clinton Is the Citizens United Candidate

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity An oft-forgotten footnote to the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission deci...

How Major U.S. Companies Are Quietly Funneling Dark Money

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as...

Campaign Cash Rules Drown in the Bathtub

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

What little power the government still has to regulate campaign finance donations -- already whittled to a minimum by Citizens United -- is being steadily eroded by funding cutbacks, intimidation, bureaucracy and an inability or refusal to enforce the few rules we have left.

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 ...

Dave Jamieson

Safety Program That Lets Companies Police Themselves Has Huge Flaws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The inspector general for the Labor Department says it has found flaws with a program that excuses U.S. businesses from certain safety i...

Should Health Insurers Have to Tell the Truth About Their Political Spending?

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Both the AAN and Chamber have spent millions on ads calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While Aetna stands to gain financially from the law, it and other insurers have been critical of the potentially profit-threatening consumer protections and regulations in it.

The Mess Gets Worse at Hanford's Nuclear Site

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

The government's multi-billion-dollar effort to clean up the nation's largest nuclear dump has become its own dysfunctional mess. For more than two decades, the government has worked to dispose of 56 million gallons of toxic nuclear and chemical waste in southeastern Washington State.

Palin's PAC In 'Nosedive'

Center for Public Integrity | Adam Wollner | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Sarah Palin’s leadership political action committee has taken a fundraising nosedive this year — and most of the money it has raised isn’t direc...

New High For Gun, Immigration Groups

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Key opponents of gun control and proponents of immigration reform invested unprecedented amounts lobbying Congress this spring, bucking a downward tre...

Warren Teams Up With Nonprofit Who Backed Her Campaign

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity During Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s race last year against incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown, the League...

Civil Rights Group's FCC Positions Face Fire Over Influence

Center For Public Integrity | Jason McLure | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

By Jason McLure Center for Public Integrity When the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission pitched a plan to allow more media merge...

Adelson-Backed Group Gave Boost In Unusual Place

The Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

One of the largest super PACs active in Virginia’s high-profile U.S. Senate race last year has ceased operations and transferred its leftover funds ...

IRS Scandal Sparks Fundraising Blitz

Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity The scandal-signed Internal Revenue Service could unwittingly generate a mountain of cash for Repu...

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, ...

How much do you value longform watchdog journalism?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
The Center for Public Integrity

By Bill Buzenberg April 3, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigat...

John Celock

Lawmakers Tackle 'Unprecedented' Last-Minute Move | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Utah legislators are rushing through a last-minute piece of legislation that would allow an independent investigation into the state's embattled attor...

The Revolving Door Spins From Sea to Shining Sea

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In 15 states, according to the progressive Center for Public Integrity, "there aren't any laws preventing legislators from resigning one day and registering as lobbyists the next."

Ethics Loophole Raises Concern

Center for Public Integrity | Nicholas Kusnetz | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

On October 26, 2011, the Illinois legislature passed a bill that authorized construction of a multi-billion-dollar smart grid and reshaped how utility...

Walmart Warehouses Accused Of Stealing Workers' Wages

Center For Public Integrity | Jim Morris, Adithya Sambamurthy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

MIRA LOMA, Calif. – Walmart was named a defendant today in an ongoing federal lawsuit alleging wage theft from mostly immigrant Latino contract work...

Get Ready to Get Spun -- Again -- By Masters of Spin

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If health care leaders really cared a whit about the most vulnerable, millions of us would not be uninsured because of common industry practices -- practices like charging women and older people such high premiums that many have no option but to remain uninsured.