Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new advocacy groups

The gun control movement has made significant gains in recent years, but the NRA remains king of the hill

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"… ill “be a force for decades to come,” said Ladd Everitt, the group’s director of communications. But tax filings show the top six national gun rights groups brought in c …"

Health insurers have their way with regulators

By Fred Schulte

Billions in Medicare Advantage overpayments likely gone for good.

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"… ason to believe these activities will be effective,” said Clare Krusing, director of communications for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry trade group. Padded b …"

Lawsuit: Low-income students assigned too much 'work experience' or free time instead of classes they need

By Susan Ferriss

A lawsuit filed on behalf of kids in poor California schools demands state monitor and intervene practices depriving kids of teaching time.

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"… ed plaintiffs’ lawyers to work with local school districts. Troy Flint, director of communications for the Oakland Unified School District, said, “We are not opposed to th …"

Black Oakland youth arrested, but not charged, in stunning numbers, report says

By Susan Ferriss

Report questions 'disproportionate' targeting by Oakland police

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"… ol, fewer arrests out on Oakland’s streets will follow, said Troy Flint, director of communications for the Oakland Unified School District. Flint called some of the argumen …"

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

By Paul Abowd

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

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"… filing so clearly he did not give them funds," wrote Charlie Shaulis, director of communications for American Furniture Warehouse, Jabs' company, in an email to I-News Net …"

Furniture king a celebrity in Colorado

By Alexandra Duszak

Jake Jabs a major political donor in addition to star of well-known commercials.

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"… the filing so clearly he did not give them funds," wrote Charlie Shaulis, director of communications for American Furniture Warehouse, Jabs' company, in an email to I-News Net …"

Transparency missing in Arizona's legislature

By Kathleen Ingley and Maureen West

Mystery budgeting and 'striker' bills cut public from the process.

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"… ,” Steinberg said, “as a way to circumvent the process.”However, the director of communications for the Republican-majority House, Rey Torres, says the striker process …"

Spain’s hake appetite threatens Namibia’s most valuable fish

By Marcos Garcia Rey and John Grobler

Spain’s seafood appetite puts Namibia’s most valuable fish at risk

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"… ative. It took 14 weeks and more than 25 phone calls and emails before its director of communications answered ICIJ’s request for comment with an email: “We decline the inv …"

FACT CHECK: Real origins of Obama's Canadian-American tour bus

By FactCheck.Org

Where President Obama's controversial tour bus actually came from

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"… how much is Canadian?Hemphill officials aren't talking. And Michael Power, director of communications for Prevost, told us confidentiality agreements prevented him from discuss …"

ANALYSIS: Romney and Scott in Wonderland

By Wendell Potter

Illuminating statements: Scott administration says limits on choices aren't limits at all; Romney tells us corporations are people

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"… ted.“As I said in our phone conversation,” Kristopher Purcell, the DMS director of communications wrote me in an email, “the State of Florida is the consumer.”As for th …"

ANALYSIS: Great Scott! Florida governor limits health care choices for state employees

By Wendell Potter

Florida Gov. Rick Scott criticized 'Obamacare'; now he's cutting health care choices for Florida state employees

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"… iggest health insurer in terms of revenue and profits.)Kristopher Purcell, director of communications at DMS, told me the state covers more than 375,000 employees, dependents a …"

FACT CHECK: Misleading information about White House salaries goes viral

By FactCheck.Org

FACT CHECK: Email campaign distorts White House salaries

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"… did not change, but she took over the responsibilities of her former boss, Carol Browner, who had been the assistant to the president for energy and climate change …"

"… l that said she "took over the energy and climate portfolio this year from Carol Browner." Browner earned $172,200 in 2010.The bottom line, however, is that White …"

PACs flocked to conservative Blue Dog Democrats, then fled after crucial votes

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

In mid-2009, the 52 conservative House Democrats who made up the Blue Dog Coalition were at the height of their power. Money was rolling in

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"… shatter its fundraising record, and political observers were anointing the Blue Dogs as congressional kingmakers.But a new Center for Public Integrity analysis …"

"… on reform legislation affecting the three key sectors which had backed the Blue Dogs so enthusiastically.Ten of those 58 committees, which had given not just t …"

"… ommittees, which had given not just to the Blue Dog PAC, but to individual Blue Dogs, ultimately stopped giving to the PAC entirely, and supported opponents of …"

"… ultimately stopped giving to the PAC entirely, and supported opponents of Blue Dogs. Another PAC donated to both an incumbent Blue Dog and his Republican chal …"

D.C. council passes ethics code, but does it pass our ethics survey?

By Caitlin Ginley

Earlier this week the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved emergency legislation to establish the city’s first “Code of Officia

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"… us have followed [the rules] anyway.”According to Doxie McCoy, Gray’s director of communications, the new measure pulls the most pertinent titles from already-established …"

Drug makers' dime funds Congressional travel

By Robert Brodsky

Pharmaceutical companies, affiliated trade groups spent more than $600,000 on trips

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"… Roche and Johnson & Johnson, among its members.Regina Hall, AdvaMed's director of communications, said the group's interests are different from those of drug industry orga …"

Anatomy of a lobbying blitz

By John Dunbar

Cable industry enlists diverse crowd in high-level influence campaign

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"… he two years, those companies contributed as much as $589,991.Calls to the director of communications for the Congressional Black Caucus were not returned.Touching off the delu …"

"… ians and non-English language speakers."In a detailed email to NCTA senior director of communications Brian Dietz, the Center asked whether it was disingenuous to point to a gr …"

Methodology

By The Center for Public Integrity

The reporting process, and the reporters, behind Our Private Legislators

Methodology

A look behind the Center's reporting process for "The Politics of Oil"

Methodology

A look into how the Center reported "Party Lines"