John Aloysius Farrell

The Center for Public Integrity

Farrell is a prize-winning journalist and author. He spent his early career, and won a George Polk award, at The Denver Post. At The Boston Globe, he covered the first Iraq war, several presidential campaigns and served as the Globe’s White House correspondent and Washington editor, among other assignments. Farrell returned to The Denver Post in 2003 for four years as national columnist and Washington bureau chief for the newspaper and the MediaNews chain. During that time he helped lead the paper’s political coverage, and made another reporting trip to war-torn Iraq. In 2007, he left to write Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned, a biography of the great American defense attorney. It will be published by Doubleday in June. In 2001, Farrell authored Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century, a biography of the late Speaker of the House, which won the Hardeman prize for the best book on Congress. Farrell is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Tax gift to the rich

By John Aloysius Farrell

Gingrich earned twice as much as previously disclosed from ethanol lobbying group

By John Aloysius Farrell

Senate committee finds most 'trapped' offshore income is already in U.S.

By John Aloysius Farrell

Obama channels Roosevelt, seeks "fair shot" for Americans struggling in tough economy

By John Aloysius Farrell

Pain persists for the jobless, like the unemployed father who removed his son's braces with a pliers

By John Aloysius Farrell

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

By John Aloysius Farrell

As they lobby for a tax holiday, some big multinational players say they've got plenty of cash on hand

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

8 in 10 unemployed Americans say they'd take any job they can get

By John Aloysius Farrell

How candidates' tax plans would affect one struggling family

By Amy Biegelsen and John Aloysius Farrell

Wealthy corporations with a trillion dollars stashed offshore lobby for a 'holiday' from U.S. taxes

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

A People's History of the Great Recession

By John Aloysius Farrell

Emails show wireless firm's communications with White House as campaign donations were made

By Fred Schulte and John Aloysius Farrell

How Wall Street and Washington broke faith with working families

By John Aloysius Farrell

10 Koch plants that put the most Americans at risk

By John Aloysius Farrell

Since 9/11, Koch Industries has fought against tougher government rules on chemical plants

By John Aloysius Farrell, Ben Wieder and Evan Bush

Hensarling will take hard line into Super Congress debates

By John Aloysius Farrell and Josh Israel

John Kerry, Dem appointee to Super Congress, has record of working across the aisle

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

Big payday for U.S. ambassador with stake in go-go wireless Internet firm

By John Aloysius Farrell and Fred Schulte

Politically-connected LightSquared pushes wireless Internet plan despite GPS concerns

By John Aloysius Farrell and Fred Schulte

Obama rewards big bundlers with jobs, commissions, stimulus money, government contracts, and more

Geithner's threat to tap congressional retirement funds rings hollow

By John Aloysius Farrell

Cost of pursuing bin Laden? Half a trillion and climbing

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

Newt Gingrich faces questions about consulting job and support for biofuels

By John Aloysius Farrell

Koch's web of influence

By John Aloysius Farrell

Nine states don’t deploy radiation safeguards

By John Aloysius Farrell and Laurel Adams