Corporate subsidy deals don’t always deliver

By Julie Patel

Popular business incentive programs can help politicians win favor with voters and companies.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… panies that bankroll campaigns and with voters for promises of jobs. Take Washington, which successfully clinched a deal to have Boeing build its planned 777X …"

"… nd two of the top three state subsidies over time have gone to Boeing from Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who pushed for the recent tax deal, received …"

"… nd their employees, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of Washington State Public Disclosure Commission’s online campaign finance records. T …"

"… yments in 2012, according to an economic impact study commissioned by Washington Aerospace Partnership, a coalition of business and labor groups and electe …"

FACT CHECK: GPS's bogus tax attack against Obama

By FactCheck.Org

A new Crossroads GPS ad makes a completely unfounded claim on President Obama's tax plans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia":

"… a, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia) at an initial cost of $8 million. It is the first salvo in what the group …"

FACT CHECK: Elizabeth Warren attacks GE's controversial tax practices

By FactCheck.Org

Massachusetts Senate candidate makes sweeping, inaccurate statement about corporate tax loopholes.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Scott Brown":

"… Warren, a Democrat running against incumbent Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, says in her ad, “Today, Washington lets big corporations like GE pay no …"

Top fisheries official says EU is investigating illegalities by Spanish companies

By Kate Willson

Top EU fishing official responds to allegations of misappropriated funds by ICIJ

Subsidy methodology

A look behind ICIJ's reporting on their second installment in overfishing coverage

FACT CHECK: Biden bungles talking point on debt

By FactCheck.Org

On his trip to China, Biden quells investors by claiming U.S. owns more of overall debt than it actually does

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Treasury":

"… ."– Eugene Kiely …"

FACT CHECK: Does the United States "look a lot like Greece?"

By FactCheck.Org

Republican Sen. McConnell wrong in likening U.S. debt to Greek financial crisis

Five federal programs lead list of improper grant payments

By Laurel Adams

As federal spending on grants to state and local governments rises, so does fraud

Grants.gov struggles to track its expenses while managing $500 billion in grants

By Laurel Adams

Grants.gov, created to streamline bureaucracy for grants, is failing

Taxpayers foot bill for oil and gas well cleanup on federal land

By Laurel Adams

Oil and gas companies producing on federal land are required to pay a bond to the Bureau of Land Management, which serves as an incentive fo

From Social Security to tourism, government shutdown would affect public

By Laurel Adams

A government shutdown looks increasingly likely as Democrats and Republicans fail to reach an agreement on the federal budget. A report by t

Homeland Security marked by waste, lack of oversight

By G.W. Schulz

Records show that communities across California had difficulty managing millions in anti-terrorism grants handed out by Congress after Sept.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… nty example is not an isolated one. Under the state’s open-records laws, California Watch found scores of instances of wasteful spending, purchasing violation …"

"… t at agencies across the state during the years immediately following 9/11.California Watch, a new unit started by the nonprofit Center for Investigative Report …"

"… y state homeland security officials who visited cities and counties across California to inspect equipment and grant records for compliance with federal guideli …"

"… ght.Cities and agencies bought things with grant money that would not make California a safer place. One county tried to use anti-terrorism funds for a lawnmowe …"