Corporate subsidy deals don’t always deliver

By Julie Patel

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

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.

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "European Commission":

"… ng. “The serious allegations are already under investigation by the European Commission and being followed up with the Spanish national authorities,” Damanaki s …"

Subsidy methodology

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fisheries":

"… m the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Spain’s central government, and autonomous communities (regions) within …"

"… and open records issues. For EU funding under the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) for 2000-2006, ICIJ relied on raw data provided by the Dir …"

"… EU member states. For the remaining EU funding under FIFG and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) for the years 2007-2010, ICIJ relied on data provided by the Sp …"

"… d on data provided by the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries. To uncover additional subsidies provided to companies by regional governm …"

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 "Joe Biden":

"… itical terms, no politician wants to do that. You're safe."– 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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitch McConnell":

"… eficit of more than $15 trillion, not $15 billion. …"

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

By Laurel Adams, 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 "Oakland":

"… double-billing. The excess payments were eventually corrected. The city of Oakland was forced to return more than $92,000 from the 2004 Urban Area Security I …"

"… e a dollar figure because price tags often weren’t listed in the reports.Oakland’s bus system, for instance, sought a sole-source $100,000 contract for e …"

"… never possible.”Cynthia Chimonyo, emergency planning coordinator for the Oakland Fire Department, said the city wasn’t aware public transit officials had …"

"… nager for the fire department. There was only a single person in charge of Oakland’s entire program and no one available to carry out an inventory of milli …"