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THIS Is The Apple Watch

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy

Are you always looking at your wrist and thinking, "Gosh, there are so many pictures I could be looking at or addresses I could be looking up right no...

Is There a Future for Wearable Tech?

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

While I'm excited about the future prospects of wearable tech, I think the industry has a lot of hurdles to get past before we can see strong sellers in this market. For now, these products seem best suited for niche markets -- hardcore techies and health/fitness buffs.

Will Apple Release The 'iWatch' Too Late?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology

Revving up for the launch of its first new product category since Steve Jobs' death, Apple has gone on a hiring spree for engineers to make its long-r...

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.

SLIDESHOW: Romney-supporting Restore Our Future raises funds in lap of luxury

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsThey say it takes money to make money. And supporters of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential bid have...

"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.

Why the EPA's Forthcoming Power Plant Rule Is a Big Deal

Corbin Hiar | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

It's an important moment for Americans who eat fish or use electricity. After more than two decades of delays, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue a new regulation restricting some power plant emissions that have polluted the nation's air and water.

Jon Corzine gave $5 million to help candidates win office; now he's being grilled by Congress

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta and Sandy Johnson, iWatch NewsJon Corzine, a one-time wizard of the financial world, testified Thursday he doesn't know where a billi...

GOP senators' position on consumer finance bureau matches industry lobby

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ben Hallman and John Dunbar, iWatch NewsFive months after its formation, the new federal agency tasked with safeguarding the financial interests ...

Odd couples: Gingrich casts wide net to evangelicals, Tea Party and K Street lobbyists

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsAs Newt Gingrich resurrects his once moribund campaign, his fundraisers and outside allies are moving aggressively to ...

15 Tea Party Caucus freshmen rake in $3.5 million in first 9 months in Washington

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta and Bob Biersack, iWatch NewsOn her website, Rep. Diane Black asks constituents to join advisory panels in her Tennessee district. "I...

Energy Dept. offered to put private investors ahead of taxpayers if Solyndra went bankrupt

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ronnie Greene, iWatch NewsAs solar panel maker Solyndra sunk deeper into debt last year, a top Department of Energy official pulled the company's...

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rick Schmitt, iWatch NewsIn Ohio, it is now OK to possess a hidden, loaded handgun in cars and bars, public parks and parking lots. Gun owners ha...

Nixon to grand jury: $100,000 cash contributions and rewarding donors with ambassadorships

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Aloysius Farrell, iWatch NewsRichard Nixon's grand jury testimony, with tales of the sale of government appointments; harassment of politica...

Where regulators failed, citizens took action -- testing their own air

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Elizabeth Shogren, Kristen Lombardi and Sandra Bartlett, iWatch NewsTONAWANDA, N,Y. -- For the past three decades, Jeani Thomson has been pleadin...

Joe Allbaugh, who helped put George W. Bush in White House, now running Perry campaign

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsJoe Allbaugh, the no-nonsense campaign manager for George W. Bush in 2000 who now runs an international security consu...

Many Americans left behind in the quest for cleaner air

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Elizabeth Lucas, iWatch NewsFor all of her 62 years, Lois Dorsey has lived five blocks from a mass of petrochemical p...

Bailed-out banks paid no income tax in some years, according to study

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsFive banks that received federal bailout funds during the financial crisis paid no income tax at least one year between 2...