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Hurdles Block Important Access Laws

State Integrity Investigation | Caitlin Ginley | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Early last month, lawmakers in Iowa completed work on a new open records statute. Senate File 430 creates the Iowa Public Information Board, a nine-me...

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey SmithiWatch NewsThe chairman of a House subcommittee that helps shape the nation's nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), has bee...

U.S. arms Bahrain, despite human rights concerns

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron MehtaiWatch NewsWhile much of the world's focus has been on the civil war in Syria, the island kingdom of Bahrain continues to shake with a...

John Celock

N.J. Lawmakers Propose Ethics Crackdown | John Celock | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

A pair of Republican lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a new layer of ethics reform in an attempt to crack down on corruption in the historically ...

John Celock

New Jersey Tops Anti-Corruption List, Study Says | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new study named a state known for government scandals and arrests as in the best position to prevent corruption. The State Integri...

You'll Never Guess Which State Is One Of The Best At Fighting Corruption

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

* States doing poor job fighting corruption * Only five states receive "B" grade, none get "A" * Ailing newspapers' watc...

Colombia Vows to Crack Down on Narco-groups' Illegal Coltan Mining

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Corbin Hiar

After an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exposé about paramilitaries involvement in the coltan trade, Colombia is moving to curb illegal mining of the highly sought after mineral.

Money for Love? Romney Campaign Gives Over $1.7 Million to Republicans

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Political committees controlled by Mitt Romney's campaign have made generous donations to prominent Republicans in early primary states, but records show contributions have tailed off as the GOP nominees head in to Super Tuesday.

Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance Reform: Overturning Citizens United Isn't Enough

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United ruling, which removed many restrictions on independent political spending.

"Liberal Media?" Conservative Super PACs Got Over $350,000 From Media Execs, Companies in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media
Corbin Hiar

Conservative complaints about a liberal bias in the media do not hold up, at least not when it comes to the free-spending groups known as "super PACs."

Money for Nothing? TransCanada Blew $1.3 Million on Federal Lobbying for Keystone XL in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 -- a new quarterly high for the company.

Four Reasons GOP Lawmakers Aren't Backing Gingrich

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Why are GOP lawmakers so reluctant to support their former colleague? Here are a few of the likely reasons.

Do SOPA and PIPA Conflict With State Dept.'s Global Internet Freedom Goals?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Corbin Hiar

If done wrong, anti-piracy legislation could restrict the rights of Internet users across the country -- and put U.S. diplomats in a very awkward position.

Why Did One Japanese Bluefin Tuna Sell For $736,000

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

While the bluefin tuna is widely acknowledged to be a threatened fish, the price paid Thursday for one 593-pound catch is more a show of nationalism and marketing saavy than a sign of how endangered the tuna has become.

How Would a Romney Administration Regulate Air Pollution?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With Mitt Romney at or near the top of the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News wanted to find out how his administration might regulate toxic air pollutants.

The Secret Reason Charities Are Supporting AT&T's Buyout Of T-Mobile

Center For Public Integrity | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

At first sight, it's hard to understand why the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter and clinic in Louisiana, would lobby the Federal...

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.

Things To Consider If You Are Looking for Health Insurance

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendell Potter

Earlier this month I wrote that the Center for Public Integrity and I would soon launch "Ask Wendell" to help people who are at wits end trying to res...

ProPublica Editor's Note on Nuclear Plant Fire Risks

ProPublica | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green

By Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica Today's publication of our story on the threat posed by fire to nuclear power plants offers readers a rare opportuni...

Gun Shy: Firearms Dealer Worried ATF Would Let Weapons Slip To Bad Guy

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The Huffington Post is a sponsor of the Center for Public Integrity An Arizona gun dealer pressed by federal agents to continue selling weapons to su...

iWatchNews, trustworthy journalism from Center for Public Integrity

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Folks, you might remember I really support the Center for Public Integrity, one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan investigativ...

CBS Exec Angrily Denies He Was FBI Mole

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.06.2011 | Media

The Washington bureau chief for CBS News vehemently denied allegations that he had served as an informant for the FBI while working for ABC News in th...

FBI Had Mole Inside ABC News During 1990s: Report

Posted 06.05.2011 | Media

The Center For Public Integrity By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journ...

The Million-Dollar Weapon

Center For Public Integrity | Sharon Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Sharon Weinberger Center for Public Integrity In the opening days of the assault on Libya, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a ...

Shooting Blanks: The Ailing Fight Against Gun Trafficking

The Center for Public Integrity | John Solomon, David Heath, Ricardo Sandoval Palos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Jan. 14, 2010, federal border patrol agents stopped two men driving a car through the border-crossing town of Columbus, New Mexico. Inside the vehi...