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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...

Why Health Care Costs So Much: Both Parties Suck at Teat of Medical-Industrial Complex

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Will Congress act to save taxpayers billions of dollars -- and protect the solvency of the Medicare programs -- by taking on the AMA, the drugmakers and the insurers? Don't hold your breath.

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

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...

Here's One Major Way The Senate Is Stuck In The Past

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel / Center for Public Integrity The U.S. Senate could soon force its members to electronically file their campaign finance reports,...

Group That Wants To Save The Penny Has Big Interest In Doing So

Center for Public Integrity | Erin Quinn | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

By Erin Quinn This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, ...

Four Years Later, Super PACs Still Misunderstood

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Insurers Are Fleecing Us Out of Billions While Congress Looks the Other Way

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years.

Outside Groups On Pace To Shatter Records In Gubernatorial Races

Center for Public Integrity | Ben Wieder | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

By Ben Wieder, Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisa...

Outside Group Backing Graham Secured Billionaire's Donation Hour After Meeting With Senator

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun, Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Secretive Liberal Group Bankrolled By Anonymous Donors

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity Even as top Democrats denounce Charles and David Koch’s political “dark money” organizations, ...

This Congressman Is Now Accepting Bitcoin Campaign Donations

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The campaign coffer of Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is steadily filling with invisible money. As of...

Federal Judges Admit Conflicts Of Interests, Leaving Litigants Reeling

Center For Public Integrity | Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

When Linda Wolicki-Gables and her husband appealed a lawsuit all the way to the second-highest court in the nation against Johnson & Johnson over a ma...

Appeals Court Judges Violated Ethics Laws, Report Says

The Associated Press | Sam Hananel | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen federal appeals court judges have violated federal conflict-of-interest laws over the past three years, throwing...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...