Watchdog files IRS complaint against Koch-connected 60 Plus Association

By Michael Beckel

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is asking the IRS to investigate the 60 Plus Association.

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

"… ical candidates." These apparent discrepancies were first reported by the Center for Public Integrity on Wednesday. It’s a felony to “willfully” file IRS tax returns con …"

Center for Public Integrity adds two new reporters to environment and labor team

By The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity’s Pulitzer Prize-winning environment and labor team is pleased to announce the hiring of two reporters.

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

"… r for Public Integrity (202) 481-1232, wgray@publicintegrity.org …"

"… d “Hard Labor.” Founded in 1989 by journalist Charles Lewis, the Center for Public Integrity is one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit inv …"

"… tigative journalism. Contacts: William Gray, Media Relations Specialist, Center for Public Integrity (202) 481-1232, wgray@publicintegrity.org …"

Nuclear weapons lab employee fired after publishing scathing critique of the arms race

By Douglas Birch

Los Alamos lets a 17-year employee go after retroactively classifying his published article.

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

"… as fired. He got that final news last month -- on July 8, a day after the Center for Public Integrity asked the Energy department’s National Nuclear Security Administration, …"

Political nonprofits bungle IRS filings

By Michael Beckel

High-profile groups such as Crossroads GPS and Patriot Majority USA acknowledged mistakes after Center for Public Integrity inquiry.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… ing in 2012, as previously reported by the Center for Responsive Politics. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, an advocacy group, …"

Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

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

"… ederal initiatives aimed at tackling the issue — the focus of a landmark Center for Public Integrity investigation. At a morning press conference attended by students and vic …"

"… s problems highlighted in an investigation of campus sexual assault by the Center for Public Integrity. Published in a six-part series starting in 2009, “Sexual Assault on Cam …"

"… Congress deal more with the gaps in federal enforcement identified by the Center for Public Integrity,” said Daniel Carter, a long-time victims’ advocate now with the VTV F …"

Koch-backed seniors group low-balling election spending?

By Michael Beckel

The 60 Plus Association tells the IRS it barely spends money on politics — despite funding millions in candidate attack ads.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… w of federal tax documents and data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics, five nonprofits that are part of the Koch brothers’ network supplied ne …"

Obama curbs nuclear security goals as bomb-building budget grows

By Douglas Birch

The White House rejected a confidential proposal to accelerate work on nuclear security problems despite a missed 2013 deadline.

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

"… The proposal, which appears in a May 2013 report obtained recently by the Center for Public Integrity, was intended to address the huge amount of unfinished work in the Obama a …"

Center awarded $2.9 million grant for coverage of state government

Center dramatically expanding its reporting on influence of special interests on state governments.

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

"… igations of state and federal judges, will be project manager.   …"

Center honored for making government more transparent

Society of Professional journalists honors Center for making government more transparent.

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

"… he Sunshine Award. …"

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

By Alexander Cohen and James Arkin

Washington ignored warnings that Afghans were unlikely to embrace protein-rich soy products.

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

"… te, according to interviews and government audit documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. Warnings by agronomists that the effort was unwise were ignored. The cou …"

"… ation of the program financed by USDA, a copy of which was obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. Sowing but not reaping The program ran into early trouble when its new p …"

EPA: No comment on fracking air pollution

By Jim Morris and Lisa Song

No one at the Environmental Protection Agency has been willing to talk on the record about air pollution associated with fracking in Texas.

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

"… with InsideClimate News. …"

"… lbourn wrote on July 12, "An interview on this issue isn't possible." The Center for Public Integrity and InsideClimate News have decided to publish all of the emails that accu …"

Lobbying activity declines among top special interests

By Dave Levinthal

Three-fifths of nation's top 100 lobbying entities spent less on influence in the second quarter compared to a year ago.

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

"… quarter than they did during the same period in 2013, according to a Center for Public Integrity of analysis of new congressional disclosure reports and Center f …"

Black lung claims by 1,100 coal miners may have been wrongly denied

By Chris Hamby

Black lung opinions by Dr. Paul Wheeler of Johns Hopkins should be assumed to lack credibility, senators are told at a hearing.

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

"… earing were both prompted by a series of stories released last year by The Center for Public Integrity in partnership with ABC News.   Miners who get black lung, a debili …"

"… k to you all to help us."   Chris Hamby, a former reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, now works for BuzzFeed. …"

Federal complaint challenges Texas town's new ban on housing any border kids

By Susan Ferriss

Civil rights groups are challenging ordinances that prohibit cooperation with federal officials if they ask to shelter kids in towns.

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

"… ished region struggling with organized crime and drug cartels, as the Center for Public Integrity has reported.  Debate is on over whether to alter existing fede …"

Lawmakers issue dueling Dodd-Frank reports

By Jared Bennett

Republicans say the financial reform law creates a bailout fund. Democrats says the 4-year-old law makes banks safer.

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

"… of the law. Most of these attempts were led by lawmakers identified by the Center for Public Integrity as the “banking caucus” in an April investigation, because of their st …"

Politicos souring on FEC advice?

By Dave Levinthal

Requests for election law rulings plummet as ideological gridlock envelops commission.

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

"… has received only 10 advisory opinion requests this year, according to a Center for Public Integrity review. That puts the FEC squarely on pace to receive 19 advisory opinion …"

"… uidance in the first place and taking its chances. In interviews with the Center for Public Integrity, both Goodman, the FEC chairman, and Vice Chairman Ann Ravel, a Democrat, …"

Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union intimidation in Colombia?

By Rosalind Adams

Lawsuits allege Alabama-based Drummond Co., which mines coal in Colombia, has financial ties to groups that have threatened union leaders.

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

"… ;Urbanos, an active paramilitary group with ties to drug trafficking. The Center for Public Integrity made numerous attempts to reach Drummond for comment on allegations that i …"

Four years after passage, House keeps trying to kill Dodd-Frank

By Jared Bennett

On the fourth anniversary of the passage of landmark financial reform law, opponents still trying to kill it.

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

"… Frank into law, bank lobbyists and a core group of lawmakers dubbed by the Center for Public Integrity in April as the “banking caucus,” have made it clear that there is sti …"

Tea party scandal brews FOIA backlog at FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Media and public wait for information from election agency as Congress seeks IRS-related information.

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

"… eborah Foresman wrote today in response to questions about the status of a Center for Public Integrity FOIA request filed on May 1 that seeks various agency emails. The FEC on …"

"… us agency emails. The FEC on May 19 promised in writing to respond to the Center for Public Integrity's request by June 13 — saying it needed time to "appropriately examine a …"

Trains, amputations and the roots of why kids are on the run

By Susan Ferriss

Reports have long warned of chaos in Central America many minors say they want to escape.

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

"… o provide minors with legal representation in immigration hearings, as the Center for Public Integrity reported. Meanwhile, a debate is raging over whether a 2008 anti-trafficki …"

"… uced a report this year called “Children on the Run,” as the Center for Public Integrity reported in March. The report presents surveys of children explaining …"

Congressman defends payday lending industry

By Daniel Wagner

Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., featured in Center investigation on the 'banking caucus.'

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

"… onic payments. Meeks was dubbed a member of the “banking caucus” in a Center for Public Integrity investigation released in April. Just before he spoke, the group heard fro …"

How to fix the IRS nonprofit division

By Julie Patel

Employees, reformers offer three recommendations for improving the agency's flagging nonprofit division.

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

"… its in a meaningful and consistent way. That’s the grim takeaway from a Center for Public Integrity investigation published Tuesday. Since then, many readers have asked what …"

"… iled in early 2015. Officials at public interest groups say they hope the Center for Public Integrity’s report will embolden the agency — particularly when it comes to adva …"

Most senators wait to take e-filing leap

By Michael Beckel

Only a slice of the Senate has opted to e-file campaign finance documents as members debate mandating the practice.

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

"… in unwilling to instantly disclose their political dollars, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of Federal Election Commission filings. Only 21 senators — a bip …"

New scrutiny on campus sexual violence highlights Center findings

By Gordon Witkin

New efforts are aimed at both assisting schools and putting pressure on them to assist victims of sexual violence.

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

"… Capitol Hill and the Obama administration is drawing new attention to the Center for Public Integrity’s landmark investigation of campus sexual assault. Published in a six-p …"

Hobbled IRS can't stem 'dark money' flow

By Julie Patel

Budget and staffing cuts, endless congressional investigations keep IRS from investigating activities of political nonprofits.

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

"… tically active nonprofits in any consistent, demonstrable way, a six-month Center for Public Integrity investigation reveals. The investigation, which involved a review of thou …"

"… is in peril. “We don’t have enough employees anywhere,” he told the Center for Public Integrity when asked about its ability to regulate nonprofit groups. “I think the …"

"… ted for tax-exempt status on the grounds that they were too political, the Center for Public Integrity and other media organizations have identified 10 groups since the Cit …"

"…  IRS Exempt Organizations Director Tamera Ripperda told the Center for Public Integrity. “We’re always being second-guessed,” she said, adding that the div …"

Is this super PAC subverting disclosure rules?

By Michael Beckel

Georgia's GOP Senate primary has attracted big money from a super PAC funded by two nonprofit groups tied to an Ohio lobbyist.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… 4, 8:48 p.m.: Joe Trotter, a spokesman for the Center for Competitive Politics, said because the nonprofit donors were named there was "no 'subversion' o …"

Bush bundlers boost pro-Gillespie super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Co-chairman of U.S. Senate candidate's finance committee also helps bankroll supportive super PAC.

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

"… Adams nor Bennecke immediately responded to requests for comment from the Center for Public Integrity. While Virginia is widely viewed as a swing state, incumbent Democratic S …"

Chattanooga wants feds to pre-empt broadband ban

By Allan Holmes

Tennessee city seeks to expand municipal broadband service, pre-empting industry-backed state ban.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… R-Nebraska, Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Marco Rubio, R-Florida, wrote a letter warning Wheeler not to act on the state laws, sa …"

Feds seek new authority to recoup Medicare Advantage overcharges

By Fred Schulte

Impact: Feds act to recoup overcharges following Center investigation.

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

"… icials have struggled to pay the senior care plans accurately for years. A Center for Public Integrity investigation published last month found that Medicare paid the health pla …"

"… ans are a good deal for taxpayers is a far more contentious question. The Center for Public Integrity’s analysis of Medicare Advantage plan data from 2007 through 2011 confir …"

"… een overpaid — and by how much — remains under wraps. In late May, the Center for Public Integrity sued the Department of Health and Human Services to make its aud …"

Even low doses of arsenic trigger cancer in mice, study finds

By David Heath

Study by the National Institutes of Health found levels of arsenic similar to what some people consume caused cancer in mice.

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

"… to amounts some people with private wells in the United States drink. The Center for Public Integrity recently exposed how lobbying by pesticide companies that sell w …"

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