Name calling won't silence investigative reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

How a Verizon flack's tweet clinched more readers for our wireless investigation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "reporter":

"… appened a week ago when a corporate spokesman slammed one of our excellent reporters via Twitter, labeling him “lazy and unethical.” Ed McFadden of Verizo …"

"… report was published, he tweeted “This happens when a lazy and unethical reporter writes with something other than his crayons.”  Enter John Dunbar, …"

T-Mobile’s lobbying spending may be paying off

By Allan Holmes

The No. 4 wireless carrier sees its lobbying investments paying off in D.C.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… oing to keep their foot to the pedal on lobbying this year,” Silva said. …"

"… s far bigger rivals by buying companies and acquiring better frequencies. T-Mobile, which is only a fraction of the size of its giant rivals AT&T and Ver …"

"… e Department blocked the deal. The lobbying investment is intended to help T-Mobile turn telecommunications policies to its favor. T-Mobile — which has als …"

"… intended to help T-Mobile turn telecommunications policies to its favor. T-Mobile — which has also cut prices to better compete — spent $5.2 million on …"

AT&T buoyed in lobbying push against spectrum auction limits

By Allan Holmes

Expect telecom giant to fight FCC on spectrum auction limits following T-Mobile airwaves purchase.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… tment. T-Mobile said it planned to buy more airwaves.     …"

"… ng regulators not to limit an upcoming spectrum auction. The $2.4 billion T-Mobile deal to purchase valuable frequencies from Verizon Wireless announced yest …"

"… r 2015: the wireless market is becoming more competitive as companies like T-Mobile buy more airwaves that allows it to build a better network, and AT&T s …"

"… ore the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee prior to T-Mobile’s airwaves purchase. “T-Mobile has substantially bolstered its spectr …"

Ex-Wall Street chieftains living large in post-meltdown world

By Alison Fitzgerald

CEOs of banks that fueled the subprime crisis that led to the economic meltdown largely avoid consequences.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jenner":

"… cording to the official bankruptcy report by Anton Valukas of the law firm Jenner & Block. The tactic allowed the company to characterize a short-term …"

Majority of Supreme Court members millionaires

By Reity O'Brien and Chris Young

At least five and as many as eight of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices are millionaires, filings show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Instruments":

"… ice owns up to a total of $750,000 in shares of Time Warner, Microsoft and Texas Instruments and up to $200,000 in T-Mobile and Sirius XM Radio stock, according to his …"

Civil rights group's FCC positions reflect industry funding, critics say

By Jason McLure

Civil rights organization often agrees with industry backers on FCC issues.

Excerpts from this story referencing "CBS Corp.":

"… close was the hundreds of thousands of dollars his group had received from CBS Corp., radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc., Rupert Murdoch's News Corp …"

"… report also said that rival brokers were complaining that one MMTC client, CBS Corp., did not typically use brokers and had retained Honig “only to curry fav …"

Obama inauguration sponsors spent millions influencing government

By Dave Levinthal

Obama's inauguration, brought to you in part by corporate America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "David Bossie":

"… agitate an eclectic cross-section of politicos, liberal and conservative. David Bossie, president of Citizens United, the conservative activist group that prompt …"

Surveillance requests to cellphone carriers surge

By The Associated Press

Police agencies made 1.3 million surveillance requests to US cellphone carriers in 2011

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… 500,000 subpoenas in 2011. Requests are increasing annually at Verizon and T-Mobile. And AT&T has a dedicated team of more than 100 workers whose job it i …"

The weekly watchdog: Oct. 17 - Oct. 21

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… ews investigation reveals the depth of ties between the conservative group American Crossroads and the insurgent GOP candidate, Andy Barr. Its been funding negative ads …"

Charities supporting AT&T’s buyout of T-Mobile have financial incentive

By Jason McLure

Charities that received big dollars from AT&T supporting phone giant's buyout of T-Mobile

Excerpts from this story referencing "official":

"… rls on a five-week summer retreat. She wrote to the FCC after the AT&T official who handles donations to her organization briefed her on the deal.In need …"