IMPACT: New ethics effort in Maine

By Naomi Schalit and John Christie

Center's State Integrity Investigation triggers bipartisan initiative

FACT CHECK: Romney ad takes Clinton quote out of context

By FactCheck.Org

Bill Clinton's 2008 'Give me a break' comment was about Obama's Iraq war stance, not the economy

FACT CHECK: Breaking down Obama and Biden's convention speeches

By FactCheck.Org

Which facts were spun by the president and vice-president as they accepted renomination?

IMPACT: RTI Biologics suspends import of human tissue from Ukraine

By Kate Willson

Medical implants manufacturer has for years relied on Ukrainian suppliers for significant amount of human tissue

IMPACT: Pentagon, Congress probe tissue contracts

By Thomas Maier, Kate Willson and Michael Hudson

Did U.S. gov't buy questionable human tissue products?

Georgia's ethics commission: A sad tale of dysfunctional state government

By Jim Walls

Georgia commission can't seem to avoid controversy.

FACT CHECK: Attack ad backs off its harshest claim

By FactCheck.Org

After yanking ad with false claim, Crossroads GPS is back with one that's technically accurate, but still grossly misleading.

FACT CHECK: Obama’s ‘Boss’ Baloney

By FactCheck.Org

The Obama campaign is up with a "badly misleading

FACT CHECK: Romney Hijacks Credibility

By FactCheck.Org

A new RNC ad claims a Republican operative's editorial is real news

FACT CHECK: Does Obama’s plan ‘gut welfare reform?’

By FactCheck.Org

A new ad from the Romney campaign claims Obama will gut welfare reform. Will it?

FACT CHECK: Is Romney to blame for cancer death?

By FactCheck.Org

Factcheck.org takes on a controversial new ad from the a pro-Obama super PAC

Policing the politicians; state ethics commissions lack muscle

By Caitlin Ginley

Underfunded, politically crippled commissions frequently do little more than slap wrists

Transparency missing in Arizona's legislature

By Kathleen Ingley and Maureen West

Mystery budgeting and 'striker' bills cut public from the process.

Florida reforms targeted by 'good government' group

By Caitlin Ginley

'Good government' group wants more light to shine on lawmakers in the Sunshine State

Michigan Dems cite Integrity Investigation in calling for probe

By Caitlin Ginley

Calls for action cite prosecutor's report and State Integrity Investigation.

Traceability elusive in global trade of human parts

By Kate Willson and Mar Cabra

The paper trail following human remains is not foolproof — in some cases, infected tissue can be impossible to track down.

State Integrity supporter back on ballot in South Carolina

By Corey Hutchins

Ethics champion in South Carolina Senate will stay on re-election ballot after controversial mix-up.

Body brokers leave trail of questions, corruption

Human tissue trafficking ring covers up unauthorized use of a person killed in a murder-suicide.

Federal produce-testing program spared — for now

By The Associated Press

Federal food program that screens produce for contamination spared until end of 2012

Human corpses are prize in global drive for profits

The ICIJ investigates the growing industry of turning mortal remains into everything from dental implants to bladder slings.

Visa, MasterCard in $6B settlement over card fees

By The Associated Press

Visa, MasterCard and banks reach $6B settlement over card fees

2 plead guilty in Miss. chemotherapy fraud case

By The Associated Press

Doctor, billing agent plead guilty to charges related to diluted chemotherapy case in Miss.

Auditors say billions likely wasted in Iraq work

By The Associated Press

Final US audit of reconstruction effort in Iraq says billions of dollars likely wasted

Wells Fargo to pay $175M in lending settlement

By The Associated Press

Justice Dept: Wells Fargo to pay $175M to settle allegations of bias against blacks, Hispanics

Fewer auto closings reduce US unemployment claims

By The Associated Press

US unemployment benefit applications fall to 350,000, lowest in 4 years; drop may be temporary

FACT CHECK: Truth about tax rate talking points

By FactCheck.Org

Despite common talking points, tax rates were actually at a 30-year low in 2008-2009 period.

Gov't auditors doubt legality of Medicare bonuses

By The Associated Press

Gov't auditors question legality of Obama administration bonus program for Medicare insurers

Obama calls for rise in small business write-offs

By The Associated Press

Obama calls on Congress to increase write-offs for small businesses

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