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 "Internet":

"… way. It began when Senior Reporter Allan Holmes, who covers broadband and Internet governance, was working on an investigation into corporate concentration i …"

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 "Harvard University":

"… once been worth more than $900 million, according to a study by Harvard University Professor Lucian Bebchuk, became worthless. However, he wasn’t exactly …"

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 "Bill Clinton":

"… r a close second at $17.1 million. Both were appointed by former President Bill Clinton. However, Ginsburg’s actual net worth may be as low as $4.4 million and …"

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 "T-Mobile":

"… icy positions.” MMTC also supported a failed attempt by AT&T to buy T-Mobile in 2011 for $39 billion, the group’s first endorsement of a media and te …"

"… anic Media Center and the Center for Media Justice disagreed, arguing that T-Mobile was the low-cost carrier and that its elimination would not only harm cons …"

"… proportionately affect minority customers. In 2010 and 2011, AT&T and T-Mobile provided $240,000 in sponsorships to MMTC fundraising events, according to …"

"… ommissioner Henry Rivera, worked at law firm Wiley Rein, which represented T-Mobile in the merger. Julia Johnson, then MMTC’s treasurer and its current boar …"

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 "John Breaux":

"… heir ranks. They include Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss.; Sens. John Breaux, D-La., Jim Slattery, D-Neb. and Don Nickles, R-Okla.; Reps. Vic Fazio, D- …"

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 "Massachusetts":

"… e's an immediate threat to someone's life.The information was collected by Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey. He said laws need to be updated to ill protect people's Fo …"

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 "Kentucky":

"… ew smoking restrictions in New York City.A Preview of the Nastiness to ComeKentucky’s 6th District is a microcosm of the unprecedented and often unregulated …"

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 "T-Mobile":

"… nt, but I am writing today in order to convey our support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.”Martin went on to praise the potential expansion of wireless bro …"

"… ere recipients of AT&T’s largesse and have written in support of the T-Mobile buyout, which will cut the number of national wireless companies from four …"

"… which wrote to the FCC to tout the benefits of AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile.Cash had no effect on positionMany of the charities, including the Shrevep …"

"… nd the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Lawyers for AT&T and T-Mobile pushing approval of the deal know the key agencies well: the legal teams i …"