The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

A growing number of U.S. experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… deal substantively with foreign journalists. In an email exchange with the Center for Public Integrity, Vanunu indicated that he still faces restrictions but did not elaborate. …"

DOE official seeks probe of dissident analyst’s dismissal by nuclear weapons laboratory

By Douglas Birch

The overseer of U.S. nuclear weapons production requests an Inspector General’s review of the firing of Los Alamos analyst James Doyle.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ns.” Doyle, a political scientist, was fired in July, shortly after the Center for Public Integrity inquired about the department’s handling of an article he published in t …"

Children's rights groups urge Defense program to stop giving school cops military hardware

By Susan Ferriss

Groups trying to curb use of police in school discipline urge federal officials not give military weapons to campus police departments.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ns and curb the controversial use of officers in school discipline, as the Center for Public Integrity has reported.    Both Texas Appleseed and Public Counsel have b …"

Black lung disease surges to highs not seen since the '70s, research shows

By Chris Hamby

The likely culprit: a failure by coal mining companies to use readily available tools to control the dust that lodges in miners' lungs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… d miners and expanded testing for all mine workers. Chris Hamby, a former Center for Public Integrity reporter, now works for BuzzFeed. …"

'Ready for Warren' to change name

By Dave Levinthal

Federal regulators convince a pro-Elizabeth Warren super PAC to change its name.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… idential Draft Campaign," super PAC treasurer Erica Sagrans today told the Center for Public Integrity. The switch comes after the Federal Election Commission demanded the grou …"

Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

By Dave Levinthal

Proposed gift from Koch foundation to Florida State University in 2007 came with strings attached.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ned in 16 pages of previously unpublished emails and memos obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. While the documents are seven years old — and don’t reflect the Char …"

"… and universities, with grants sometimes coming with strings attached, the Center for Public Integrity reported in March. Florida State University ranked a distant second …"

Contractor, Hispanic worker deaths up in 2013, BLS says

By Talia Buford

The number of contractors and Hispanic workers who died on the job increased in 2013 even as the overall tally of worker deaths declined.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… result of work-related injuries, up from 715 in 2012 and 542 in 2011. The Center for Public Integrity highlighted the plight of temporary workers in a December 2012 article abo …"

Mitch McConnell revs ad machine

By Michael Beckel

Kentucky’s embattled senior senator has aired roughly one campaign ad every five minutes since Labor Day.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… e, one TV ad every five minutes — about 2,200 ads in all, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG, an advertising tracking serv …"

In New Hampshire, quixotic super PAC shaking up Republican primary

By Dave Levinthal

Big-spending Mayday PAC giving Jim Rubens an unexpected boost — and Scott Brown a headache — ahead of GOP primary.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… .S. Senate-related ads this election cycle through Aug. 25, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of data compiled by Kantar Media/CMAG, an ad tracking service. T …"

Center seeks postgraduate journalists of color for new fellowship

By William Gray

Fellowship made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… lism, with a strong role in preparing young investigative journalists. …"

"… y both within the organization and in the broader field of journalism. The Center for Public Integrity is a leader in the sector of investigative journalism, with a strong role …"

GOP’s Senate hopes energized by Koch network ad blitz

By Michael Beckel

How many TV ads have groups connected to the billionaire brothers aired in your state?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ut of every 10 TV ads in the 2014 battle for the Senate according to a new Center for Public Integrity analysis of data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG, an advertising tracking se …"

"… s in Colorado, 3,600 ads in Alaska and 2,400 ads in Oregon, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of Kantar Media/CMAG data. Democrats have responded in kind, using …"

Can this 'dark money' group help the Democrats keep the Senate?

By Michael Beckel

Patriot Majority USA raises millions from unknown sources to play attack dog in the South.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ch has run more than 11,000 TV ads across the three states, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG, an advertising tracking serv …"

"… ax records. The source of most of that money is not publicly known. But a Center for Public Integrity review of Department of Labor, Federal Election Commission and Internal Re …"

"… nt of Patriot Majority USA, declined to answer specific questions from the Center for Public Integrity, but ahead of the 2012 election, he issued a stark admonition in a column …"

Why Republican control of Congress hinges on nine big-money Senate races

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Nine big-money Senate races will determine whether Republicans control both chambers of Congress.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… s, including both primary and general election-focused ads, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG, a media tracking service. …"

"… out 80 percent of the more than 40,700 ads that have aired, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of data from Kantar Media/CMAG. Hagan’s campaign has repeatedl …"

"… nt of the more than 31,300 ads that have aired in Arkansas, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of data from Kantar Media/CMAG. 3) Louisiana Incumbent Democrati …"

How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

By Allan Holmes

Municipal broadband boosts business, but often stops at city limits thanks to lobbying muscle of telecom giants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… tions companies. To better understand the municipal broadband debate, the Center for Public Integrity traveled to two southern cities. Tullahoma, which has a broadband network, …"

Democrats embrace 'McCutcheon' decision

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Ahead of high-stakes battle for the Senate, Democrats create massive fundraising group blessed by contentious 'McCutcheon' decision.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… rman of Open Society Foundations, which provides funding for the Center for Public Integrity. (For a full list of the Center's donors, visit this page o …"

How much money can a lobbyist make?

By Dave Levinthal and Marcelo Rochabrun

Hourly pay of four figures is possible at one D.C. firm, court filings show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ist or an entire team of them. Several lobbying contracts obtained by the Center for Public Integrity through federal court filings do, however, reveal the hourly market rate a …"

Koch-funded think tank offers schools course in libertarianism

By Chris Young

Koch-backed think tank wants to educate young minds on the benefits of the free-market system.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… crafting curricula favorable to the Koch’s political agenda. And as the Center for Public Integrity reported in March, two of the six private charitable foundations the Koch …"

Lobbying disclosures leave public in the dark

By Marcelo Rochabrun and Dave Levinthal

Despite efforts to beef up laws regulating lobbyists, public is in the dark when it comes to what firms are up to in Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… half-dozen other lobbying proposals and service contracts obtained by the Center for Public Integrity through state and federal court filings as well as freedom of information …"

"… but Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the bill’s lead co-sponsor, told the Center for Public Integrity that while the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act was a “good fir …"

Docs, drug companies, insurers drive up Medicare costs

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: reform drove down hospital costs, creating Medicare savings, but insurers, doctors and drug companies escaped cuts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ays privately run health plans a set monthly rate for each patient. As the Center for Public Integrity reported in a series of investigative reports this past June, about 16 mil …"

Fired Los Alamos nuclear expert files appeal

By Douglas Birch

Former Los Alamos lab employee argues that DOE abused its powers, retaliated against him for expressing views.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… oned the rationale for nuclear deterrence, had diclosed state secrets. The Center for Public Integrity first reported on Doyle's case last month. Los Alamos is the oldest of Am …"

Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

By James Arkin

Construction of new biosafety labs a waste of money, possible threat to public health, say reports and experts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… L-3 and BSL-4 labs should be cut by a factor of 20 to 40. He told the Center for Public Integrity the labs should be restricted to just 22 sites — all of which would …"

Outsiders dominate Alaska's Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Washington, D.C.-based groups are dominating the airwaves in the Last Frontier, home to one of the nation's most contested Senate races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… r that receive the bulk of their funding from non-Alaskans, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of advertising data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG. That’s more t …"

L.A. schools program aims to keep kids out of courts

By Susan Ferriss

Effort aims to keep police involvement in minor school infractions to a minimum in L.A. schools.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ending students into courts for minor infractions at school. In 2012, the Center for Public Integrity began publishing a series of reports documenting how L.A. Unified’s poli …"

Medicare Advantage patients find themselves in regulatory limbo

By Fred Schulte

States lack oversight but feds are struggling to keep with fast-growing health plans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… etwork bills,” he said in the sworn statement. In an interview with the Center for Public Integrity, Morphew said that Humana paid the bill, but only after “several months …"

"… bout one third of the elderly and disabled people eligible for Medicare. A Center for Public Integrity investigation published in June found as much as $70 billion of improper p …"

‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

By John Dunbar and Erin Quinn

Public relations pro, food industry behind website, ads blasting Humane Society.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ainst Drunk Drivers. Berman doesn’t publicize his customers, but a Center for Public Integrity search of nonprofit files revealed a few. Clients include the Internationa …"

"… itic of the Humane Society. The Hacienda Heights, Calif., woman called the Center for Public Integrity, suggesting an investigation of the society and directing reporters to the …"

National Academy of Sciences agrees with EPA that formaldehyde causes cancer

By David Heath

To the chemical industry's chagrin, a National Academy of Sciences review found that formaldehyde causes cancer.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… dings from the EPA has become common tactic of the chemical industry. The Center for Public Integrity reported in June that Rep. Mike Simpson, a Republican from Idaho, got the …"

Ten major findings from our investigations so far this year

By Jared Bennett and Sarah Whitmire

Investigations from the first half of 2014

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… report by Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson. Keep reading …"

How Medicare Advantage plans code for cash

By Fred Schulte

Federal study criticizes Medicare Advantage and calls for changes.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… s significant,” he said. The new study amplifies the findings of a Center for Public Integrity investigation published in June. The investigation found that Me …"

"… esting that government’s failure to reel in coding has been costly. The Center for Public Integrity has sought similar billing data from CMS for the past year as well as …"

Critic of artificial sweeteners pilloried by industry-backed scientists

By Chris Young

Any criticism of the artificial sweetener industry is met with a barrage of criticism, often from questionable sources.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… d’s ties to the manufacturer of aspartame. John Fernstrom told the Center for Public Integrity that his industry ties have “no impact on my work.” He says the m …"

Pat Roberts' merry band of boosters

By Dave Levinthal

Outside groups are using the power of positivity to help save career of Kansas' longtime U.S. senator.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ectively spent $337,000 on ads and other messaging that promote Roberts, a Center for Public Integrity review of federal filings through Monday indicates. Meanwhile, these grou …"

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