Alexander Cohen

Data Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Alexander Cohen rejoined the Center in 2013 after serving as Reuters’s campaign data reporter for the 2012 election. At Reuters, he analyzed contributions from top technology companies to the Obama and Romney campaigns, served as the lead reporter on a story revealing that Romney's national energy adviser made political contributions exceeding federal legal limits, and uncovered links between the Republican Party and a group of special operations “spies and commandos” formed to criticize Obama's national security record. Before Reuters, he served on the staff at Public Citizen, where he was chief investigator for the White House For Sale project, which examined the top bundlers and donors to the 2008 presidential candidates, and worked for the Center, where he analyzed classified documents stemming from the investigation of abuses at Abu Ghraib. While at the Center, he participated in its investigation of the Oil and Gas industry, winning a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Outstanding Online Reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Top defense contractors spend millions to get billions

By Alexander Cohen

Presidential campaign donors hedge bets

Defense budget decision-makers are big recipients of industry funds

By Alexander Cohen

Former Energy Department official wins huge pay raise after moving to firm with deep ties to DOE

By Douglas Birch and Alexander Cohen

Schumer’s road to the top greased by donations to colleagues

By John Dunbar and Alexander Cohen

Lawmakers boost war spending as the wars wind down

By Julia Harte and Alexander Cohen

The defense industry's friend inside Congress and outside Congress

By Alexander Cohen

Ex-senators Breaux and Lott confirm lobbying for Russian bank on Ukraine sanctions

By Alexander Cohen

Russian bank hires two former U.S. senators

By Alexander Cohen

Russian gas company hires D.C. lobbyists

By Alexander Cohen

Unpaid tax debts surprisingly frequent among those with U.S. security clearances

By Alexander Cohen

Afghans don’t like soybeans, despite a big U.S. push

By Alexander Cohen and James Arkin

Intelligence contractors donate millions to intelligence watchdogs in Congress

By Alexander Cohen and R. Jeffrey Smith

The huge drone that could not be grounded

By Richard H.P. Sia and Alexander Cohen

FDA staff travels on drug industry dollars

By Alexander Cohen

Surrogates for their agenda

By Alexander Cohen

The Abu Ghraib supplementary documents

By Alexander Cohen

The Abu Ghraib supplementary documents

By Alexander Cohen

International cloning timeline

By Alexander Cohen

Globalizing research

By Alexander Cohen

Professional advice

By Alexander Cohen