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Promise Breakers: How Pew Trusts Is Helping to Gut Public Employee Pensions

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration ...

Telecoms Use Astroturf Lobby Against Net Neutrality

NEW YORK -- When the telecommunications industry sought federal rules that would allow it to charge customers more for high bandwidth products such as...

Cory Booker Mocks Gay Rumors (VIDEO)

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Laura Goldman

Newark mayor and New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker (D) mocked rumors about his sexuality during a performance Aug. 23 at Stu Bykofsky's Can...

Slash and Burn: The War Against California Pensions

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration ...

Higher Education Bills Offer Hope in Pennsylvania

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Laura Goldman

For those that ask why they should care about high education costs when they don't have children, Boyle has a ready answer. "The indebtedness of our young people affects the economy, particularly industries such as real estate," he said. "Young people are delaying purchasing home because of their large student loans."

California Interpreter Bill Would Help Save Lives Lost in Translation

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration wi...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Scientist To Euthanize Genetically Modified Rabbits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When The Huffington Post published an in-depth look at how budget cuts were affecting scientific research, we encouraged readers to offe...

Is The Government Lying About How Much Of Your Metadata It's Using?

Dog Park Media | Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, former NSA Chief Michael Hayden repeated what has become a familiar Obama administration talking point: While the government may mak...

Poorest State Hands Out Richest Auto Subsidy, Yet Winds Up With Lots Of Low-Pay Temp Jobs

Roger Bybee | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Roger Bybee

With this prevalence of low-wage jobs, Mississippi taxpayers are hardly getting a good deal relative to their massive giveaway to Nissan. To secure Nissan's $2 billion investment and the promise of thousands of high-paying jobs, Mississippi provided a variety of subsidies worth fully 65% of what Nissan itself has shelled out for the plant and equipment. This is a stunningly high ratio even by corporate-cozy Southern standards.

Prop. 32 Ghost Looms Over Lawsuit Against Teachers Union

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration with...

New Congressman: Corporations Are 'Neither People Nor Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for only seven weeks, but he already supports measures to decrease the influence of money in the pol...

'Know And Listen To Your Body'

Kristen Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to work next week after being hospitalized for a blood clot, and there is renewed interest in preventing th...