A world awash in a nuclear explosive?

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Japan is leading a global move towards dangerous reactors fueled by a nuclear explosive, Thomas Cochran and other experts say.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government Accountability Office":

"… y rankings by Washington, according to a report that year by the Government Accountability Office. The NNSA has never released data on what nuclear materials its foreign p …"

ICIJ offshore records reveal tax haven clients in China, Hong Kong

Files shed light on more than 20,000 tax haven clients from Hong Kong and mainland China.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Europe":

"… ICIJ has sifted through with help from more than 50 reporting partners in Europe, North America, Asia and other regions. Since last April, ICIJ’s storie …"

A fast, agile Navy ship is prone to embarrassing glitches

By Douglas Birch

Some Senate lawmakers are pushing back against the Navy's effort to accelerate production of the troubled Littoral Combat Ships.

Excerpts from this story referencing "General Dynamics":

"… facturers — Lockheed Martin, the Marinette Marine Corp, Austal Ltd., and General Dynamics — hate this idea. Altogether, the four companies have employed 142 …"

John Bolton forms super PAC

By Dave Levinthal

Former U.N. ambassador forms pair of political committees

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… limited amounts to political candidates and party committees, according to Federal Election Commission filings made public today. The other, Bolton for America Super PAC, is al …"

Global power will shift by 2030

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A new US intelligence report forecasts an end to US predominance

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… d military spending.And by 2030, countries in Asia will have surpassed the United States in many of these power metrics, meaning that “the ‘unipolar moment’ …"

"… White House’s Director of National Intelligence.Military spending in the United States won’t remain at the current level “in the absence of a major emergency …"

"… and the best would be a long-term problem-solving partnership between the United States and China that produces stability around the globe. America should not ret …"

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

By The Associated Press

FACT CHECK: Facts take some hits in rough and tumble debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Benghazi":

"… OBAMA: The day after last month's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, "I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the …"

"… cord, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror." OBAMA: "Get the transcript." …"

"… ." THE FACTS: Obama is correct in saying that he referred to Benghazi as an act of terrorism on Sept. 12, the day after the attack. From the Ros …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… argue that Romney bears some responsibility for the plant’s closing — Bain Capital bought it and loaded it with debt while he was in charge of Bain. But the …"

"… for the downfall of the company was a tough call.With Romney at the helm, Bain Capital invested in the small Kansas City steel mill called GST Steel Co. in 1993. …"

"…  in 2002. “But I didn’t manage these companies. Our philosophy at Bain Capital was to support management teams in companies where we saw potential for gr …"

"… ten repeatedly in the past, Romney left day-to-day operations at Bain Capital in early 1999 to head up the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee, and we h …"

IMPACT: Key vote clears way to stop fish plundering in the South Pacific

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

Long overdue Chilean vote unblocks efforts to impose binding regulations on fishing quotas across the southern Pacific

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… only voluntary, allowing a free-for-all among large industrial fleets from Asia, Europe and Latin America.An investigation by the International Consortium …"

What would your Pentagon budget look like?

How would you cut military defense spending?

FACT CHECK: Green stimulus sending jobs overseas?

By FactCheck.Org

Conservative advocacy ad avoids the facts about Obama administration investments into sustainable energy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Americans for Prosperity":

"… New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia.– Robert Farley …"

"… n ad from the American Future Fund. Both the American Future Fund and Americans for Prosperity ads cite a Sept. 9, 2010, story in the Washington Times,&nb …"

"… so it’s a stretch to claim the entire $34 billion has been “wasted.”Americans for Prosperity announced it is spending $6.1 million to air the ad in eight bat …"

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newt Gingrich":

"… is from his wife $16.5 million to Winning Our Future (pro-Newt Gingrich), including $7.5 million from his wife and $1.5 million from other family …"

"… phy: After bankrolling the main super PAC supporting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's failed presidential bid, Sheldon Adelson pivoted to support GOP presiden …"

Illegal ocean dumping persists despite DOJ crackdown

By Ronnie Greene

Federal prosecutors target dumping on the high seas, which taints global waterways with oil and other contaminants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… rdous substances,” said Maureen O’Mara, special agent-in-charge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal enforcement program in Atlanta, in June 2 …"

"… r risk a ban from U.S. waters.Over the past 10 years, a Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division report shows, the Vessel Pollution Program …"

"… hich as a prosecutor is frustrating,” said John Cruden, president of the Environmental Law Institute in Washington and former deputy assistant attorney general …"

"… ute in Washington and former deputy assistant attorney general for DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “That leads me to think there’s a lot …"

Casino billionaire expected to move millions to GOP groups

By Peter H. Stone

Casino mogul hosts private dinner for GOP bigwigs in Las Vegas digs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Governor":

"… f California and Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia who runs the Republican Governors Association.The RJC has held several meetings in Vegas in past years at t …"

Will the $55 billion bomber program fly?

By David Axe

The pricetag is at least $55 billion, the design is unsettled and the mission is controversial.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Leon Panetta":

"… ollars. Its claims over the last year have impressed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who called the idea “critical” to national security in February budge …"

Peru’s vanishing fish

By Milagros Salazar

Rampant cheating and lax controls allowed companies to overfish their quotas and avoid taxes

Excerpts from this story referencing "operations manager":

"… ported catches vanished by the time they got to the scales.Raúl Briceño, operations manager at Exalmar, the larger of the two, blamed miscalculations by fishing maste …"

Sin control, gigantes pesqueros diezman el Pacífico Sur

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

La depredación del Pacífico Sur

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… rastre chinos llegaron en masa, así como lo hicieron otros procedentes de Asia, Europa y Latinoamérica.Uno de los primeros en llegar fue el que por aque …"

"… ha visto potenciada por los subsidios estatales, especialmente en Europa y Asia.Un prestigioso informe realizado por Rashid Sumaila, en colaboración con …"

'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

Fishing fleets have devastated stocks in the southern Pacific, once among the world’s richest waters

Excerpts from this story referencing "University of British Columbia":

"… orruption, mismanagement and public indifference.Daniel Pauly, the eminent University of British Columbia oceanographer, sees jack mackerel in the southern Pacific as an alarming i …"

"… rt by Rashid Sumaila, along with the oceanographer Pauly and others at the University of British Columbia, estimated total global subsidies in 2003 — the latest available data …"

FACT CHECK: Facts Strained in ‘King of Bain’

By FactCheck.Org

Pro-Gingrich super PAC offers one-sided, distorted view of Romney’s years at Bain Capital in a 28-minute 'doc'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Starbucks":

"… Boston Herald. 17 Nov 2009Mayerowitz, Scott and Gomstyn, Alice. “AOL and Starbucks Announce Major Job Cuts: Round Two of Layoffs.” ABC NEWS. 28 Jan 2009Cha …"

Billionaire backer may open wallet for Gingrich but bring unwanted baggage

By Peter H. Stone

Casino owner, Gingrich bond over Israel security issues

Excerpts from this story referencing "Benjamin Netanyahu":

"… e casino mogul is a personal friend of conservative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a vehement opponent of a two-state solution — the idea that Palestin …"

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

By Peter H. Stone

Flagging Perry campaign turns to man who helped George W. Bush win White House

Excerpts from this story referencing "lobbyist":

"… ft after a couple years to go into international consulting with long-time lobbyist Ed Rogers.Allbaugh teamed up with Rogers at New Bridge Strategies, which w …"

Center hires R. Jeffrey Smith as national security editor

By Steve Carpinelli

Veteran Washington Post investigative reporter R. Jeffrey Smith has been named managing editor at the Center

Excerpts from this story referencing "Journalism":

"… sity and a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He starts at the Cent …"

Imported fish with banned chemicals reaching U.S. consumers

By Laurie Udesky

Mislabeled seafood leads to criminal charges and calls for more tests

Excerpts from this story referencing "Food and Drug Administration":

"… Office audit released in April. The year-long investigation found that the Food and Drug Administration’s inspection system is so haphazard in inspecting imported fish and seaf …"

Canada resists adding deadly asbestos to toxics blacklist

By Jim Morris

Major producer resists adding substance to toxics blacklist

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chrysotile Institute":

"… Corp. found. The effort has been largely coordinated by the Montreal-based Chrysotile Institute, a lobbying and research group that contends Chrysotile asbestos – the o …"

"… e mineral, mined in Quebec and used in a variety of building materials.The Chrysotile Institute and Natural Resources Canada did not respond to interview requests from iW …"

Russia's cigarette king practices strategic giving

By Roman Anin

Dominant vendor sets standard for connections

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tobacco":

"… world’s largest Tobacco companies, Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International.Last fall Russian Prime Minister Vladimir …"

"… Tobacco companies, Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International.Last fall Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin outlined a n …"

"… id.Around the world, anti-Tobacco activists are gaining ground against Big Tobacco, pushing tough new controls in many countries. But nations like Russia pos …"

"… nations and emerging markets like Russia. These nations have provided Big Tobacco a rich source of new revenue.Global health statistics put numbers behind t …"

Death is one Pakistani reporter's constant companion

By Malik Siraj Akbar

COMMENTARY: Pakistani journalist Malik Siraj Akbar is seeing his colleagues die

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Pearl":

"… journalist murder case brought to justice was Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Pakistani authorities were forced to act only because of mounting U.S. an …"

After skipping Ground Zero event with Obama, Bush made three paid speeches

By Peter H. Stone

Bush skipped Ground Zero event but gave three paid speeches in the next week

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Clinton":

"… ervative estimate, following in the golden path blazed by his predecessor, Bill Clinton.Almost all of Bush’s speeches are closed to the press. Bush uses the Was …"

Activist asbestos inspector faces threats, industry backlash

By Jim Morris and Marcelo Soares

Official endures threats, ostracism – and now a lawsuit for activism

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asbestos":

"… stos ao Amianto (ABREA) — the Brazilian Association of People Exposed to Asbestos. SAMA is demanding that the government pay 5,000 reais ($3,000) every time …"

"… ing the toxic, fire-resistant mineral, long tied to cancer and Asbestosis. Asbestos products arebanned in São Paulo state, where Giannasi is based, and …"

"… c] to ban Asbestos” and asserts, “No one will ever win against ‘King Asbestos!’ Impossible! It is forever!” The one-page, typewritten letter, which …"

"… reliable Asbestos building products. “The sooner You go to Hell (without Asbestos Clothes), the better it will be,” the letter reads. “By the last Breat …"

George H.W. Bush — Revisited

By John Solomon

He’s 86 now, his eyebrows silver and his legs weakened by Parkinson’s-like symptoms. But as George Herbert Walker Bush approaches his twilig

Excerpts from this story referencing "San Salvador":

"… the fight against Cuban-backed communist guerillas.Air Force II landed at San Salvador’s airport and Bush was then escorted onto a green Army Black Hawk choppe …"

"… faded pink concrete walls that was part of a compound purportedly used by San Salvador’s president as a residence.When Bush's advance team scouted the location …"

"… imately brought closure to the Salvadoran conflict, traveling in person to San Salvador in 1992 shortly after the government and rebels signed a peace accord that …"

"… my pilot who flew Bush's chopper was shot dead as he sat in his cockpit in San Salvador, the victim of a communist rebel gunman, Benedi recalled.Bush prefers to k …"

Analysis — An illuminating expedition to the world of the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

Lawmakers questioning the need for health care reform should check out this weekend's effort to provide free medical care at a Nashville hig

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… ying doctors and medical supplies to villages in South America, Africa and Asia. It never occurred to Brock when he started RAM in 1985 that most of his …"

Romanian weapons modified in the U.S. become scourge of Mexican drug war

By Rick Schmitt and Rick Young

Center story focused on Romanian weapon now targeted by Feinstein legislation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… s of arms and ammunitions onto the market. Mining new sources of supply in Eastern Europe, the company was reportedly buying and selling 50,000 rifles a month, incl …"

"… rmer Century manager says.When the U.S. eased restrictions on imports from Eastern Europe in the mid-1990s, the relationship expanded. Romarm says it signed its fir …"