'Outside' groups swamp Florida's airwaves in race for governor

By Rachel Baye

Lax laws allow candidates to work so closely with outside groups, contribution limits become almost irrelevant.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Paul Singer":

"… avid Koch, Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and hedge fund manager Paul Singer, according to IRS filings. The Republican Governors Association also gave …"

25 years, countless investigations and 935 lies

By Charles Lewis

Founder Chuck Lewis tells how the Center for Public Integrity came to be in this excerpt from his new book.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… profit organizations (including the Center for Investigative Reporting, in California), we named our new group the Center for Public Integrity. Although this t …"

The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News

By Bill Buzenberg

Setting the record straight over credit on the Pulitzer for investigative reporting.

How watchdog journalism makes a difference

By Bill Buzenberg

Impact from 'Breathless and Burdened' a textbook example of the power of relentless reporting.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Labor":

"… ese miners and their families receive justice. I’ll continue to push the Department of Labor to make the necessary reforms to get this right.” A spokesman for the N …"

Separating myth from reality on Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: media scare stories, website snafus obscure opportunities to save.

Remembering a great of investigative journalism

By Bill Buzenberg

How Murrey Marder helped bring down McCarthy.

Redistricting credited for GOP success in Wisconsin congressional races

By Bill Lueders and Kate Golden

Enigma out of Wisconsin as GOP controls more seats than votes cast in their favor would predict

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… e can anyone explain a group of voters who simultaneously picked Democrats Barack Obama for president and Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate while preserving a 5-3 Rep …"

Daily Disclosure: Obama's abortion stance in Illinois statehouse raised

By Rachael Marcus

An anti-abortion group released an ad from an 'abortion survivor'.

As budget vote looms, California GOP demands transparency

By Caitlin Ginley

State Integrity Investigation 'bolstered' calls for budget transparency.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker grants significant access to companies, donors

By Kate Golden, Bill Lueders and Amy Karon

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Wisconsin":

"… have to be a campaign donor or corporate executive to get an audience with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But it doesn’t hurt.Walker received contributions fro …"

"… ies that appear in his official calendars, according to an analysis by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.These employees and PACs gave Walker a …"

"… llion since May 2009, just after he declared his candidacy for governor.“Wisconsin is Open for Business,” the Republican governor proclaimed in a press rel …"

"… Gov. Walker has been working hard to encourage job creators to expand in Wisconsin,” Werwie said in an email interview. “It should be no surprise that th …"

Walker’s official work time declines as national fame grows

By Kate Golden and Amy Karon

Wisconsin governor's official work time declines as national fame grows.

Package from Yemen leads to worker illness, government stonewalling

By J.J. Barrow and Trevor Aaronson

U.S. Postal Service refuses to investigate an employee’s debilitating illness and a suspicious package that spilled chemicals.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Homeland Security":

"… icious package as a security or health threat and did not report it to the Department of Homeland Security, as is the protocol.The package, now missing, has created a mystery — an …"

‘Investigating Power’ celebrates 60 years of muckraking

By Christine Montgomery

Center founder, Chuck Lewis, documents journalism's seminal moments with InvestigatingPower.org.

Media execs, companies gave more than $350,000 to conservative super PACs

By Corbin Hiar

'Liberal media' tag doesn't hold up when it comes to super PACs

Fraud and folly: The untold story of General Electric’s subprime debacle

By Michael Hudson

High-paid employees of fraud-plagued, GE-owned WMC Mortgage included ex-porn star, strippers

Excerpts from this story referencing "Vantium Capital":

"… ts as former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. She’d also become CEO of Vantium Capital, a private equity fund that planned to make money off distressed mortgages …"

Minor offenders, major consequences

By Julie Strupp

Why Wisconsin’s justice system continues to treat 17-year-olds as adults

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Corrections":

"… facilities ranges from $140 to $215, a fiscal analysis from the Department of Corrections shows.Dane County Juvenile Court Administrator John Bauman says returning …"

FACT CHECK: Final fight for GOP in Iowa

By FactCheck.Org

With the Iowa Caucus just around the corner, Gingrich, Bachmann make factual errors in Sioux City debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy":

"… e 20,000 jobs figure in testimony before a House subcommittee on energy and power on Dec. 2.Pourbaix, Dec. 2: Construction of the segment from Cus …"

A long wait yields expansive new freedoms in Wisconsin

By Bill Lueders

NRA calls state's new concealed-carry law 'one of nation's strongest'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Law":

"… s in most areas of the state Capitol and other state government buildings. Lawmakers have set their own policies as to where weapons are permitted; the A …"

"… r job.The database of concealed carry license holders will be kept secret. Law enforcement officers may access it to confirm that a person who fails to p …"

IMPACT: Refinery's use of toxic chemical spurs hearing

By Jim Morris

Politician to ask about safety at a Philadelphia refinery

Excerpts from this story referencing "Philadelphia":

"… ease.Citing the investigation, state Rep. Maria Donatucci, a Democrat from Philadelphia, said in a news release that she has been “pressing for verifiable assur …"

"… of these refineries, operated by Sunoco, is located just south of downtown Philadelphia, near the city’s professional sports complex. An HF release from the pla …"

"… nion, which represents a number of Sunoco workers, and the director of the Philadelphia Project on Occupational Safety and Health.A Sunoco spokesman did not respo …"

Analysis — Emails favored Walker 2-1

By Kate Golden

Gov. Scott Walker was right: The angry crowds in Madison didn’t tell the whole story of how Wisconsinites felt. ...

Stimulating hypocrisy: Scores of Recovery Act opponents sought money out of public view

By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta

Scores of Recovery Act opponents sought money out of public view

Excerpts from this story referencing "South Carolina":

"… sco broadband proposals. Another top House Democrat, Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, sent at least eight letters on a variety of projects. Senate Majority Lea …"

Digging deep: Recommended reading about investigative journalism

By Michael Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the

Science panel has “low confidence” in Homeland Security’s risk analyses

By Amy Biegelsen

The Department of Homeland Security is using the wrong mathematic approach to assess the risk of terrorist attacks, which means that “only l

Excerpts from this story referencing "Boeing Co":

"… OIG)NATIONAL SECURITY* Homeland Security Dept. needs more staff to oversee Boeing Co’s work on the Secure Border Initiative, a $7.6 billion electronic fence …"

Despite pledge to curtail corporate earmarks, politicians pursue them

By David Heath

Some members of Congress funnel tax dollars for businesses through universities and nonprofits

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… ompany, Colorado Springs-based Skysentry LLC, was not allowed to bid on an Environmental Protection Agency contract. Skysentry has received earmarks for years for testing lighter ma …"

Fuzzy math? Rising costs in government's digital health stimulus

By Fred Schulte

Spending could be double the Obama Administration's public estimate of $19B

Center files FOIA suit against Education Department

By Peter Newbatt Smith

On President Obama’s first full day in office, a White House news release announced that the president was “instruct[ing] all members of his

Obama top recipient of AIG's hefty campaign contributions

By Kat Aaron

The American International Group, more commonly known as AIG, has become the poster child for the financial bailout. The company has receive

CIA renditions draw controversy

By The Center for Public Integrity

CIA's flying suspected terrorists to "black site" prisons abroad leaves those innocent outside of judicial oversight, violates torture agree

Too close to the edge on torture

By The Center for Public Integrity

In 2008 top officials of the DOJ and White House defended interrogation policies against a torrent of congressional questions about torture

U.S. treatment of detainees deplored

By Michael Bilton

Critics denounce 'waterboarding' and other interrogation techniques banned by Geneva Conventions

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