Julie Patel joins Center for Public Integrity's federal politics reporting team

By The Center for Public Integrity

Veteran reporter Julie Patel previously worked for San Jose Mercury News, South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Excerpts from this story referencing "the University of Chicago":

"… l earned a bachelor's degree in gender studies and English literature from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in communications from Stanford University. She …"

Ex-SEC chief now helps companies navigate post-meltdown reforms

By Lauren Kyger, Alison Fitzgerald and John Dunbar

Former regulators profit from their experience with jobs, book deals and speaking fees.

Excerpts from this story referencing "George W. Bush":

"… llion, the largest penalty in SEC history. Cox, an appointee of President George W. Bush, left the SEC when President Barack Obama took office in early 2009. He m …"

"… eich was later handed Gilleran’s job as director of the OTS by President George W. Bush in 2005. Reich retired in 2009 after 49 years in the banking industry. He …"

"… s in booking high level speakers including Madeleine Albright, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani. Greenspan was reportedly paid $250,000 to …"

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 …"

Redistricting credited for GOP success in Wisconsin congressional races

By Bill Lueders and Kate Golden

Enigma out of Wisconsin as GOP controls more seats than votes cast in their favor would predict

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democrats":

"… te.How else can anyone explain a group of voters who simultaneously picked Democrats Barack Obama for president and Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate while preserv …"

"… largely in secret by the Republicans who controlled the state Legislature. Democrats accused the GOP of using this opportunity to cement its electoral advantag …"

"… with data showing that if uncontested races were included in the analysis, Democrats actually received 200,000 more Assembly votes than Republicans. Most uncon …"

"… s won six of 11 contested races, including two seats that had been held by Democrats. The Republicans now have a 17-15 advantage in the state Senate, which wil …"

FACT CHECK: Obama eats his words on overturning health care law

By FactCheck.Org

President forced to backtrack from comment that overturning Affordable Care Act is 'unprecendented.'

Excerpts from this story referencing "the University of Chicago":

"… when he spoke; he was a senior lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago, after all. And as recently as January 2010, the president complained in h …"

FACT CHECK: Facts Strained in ‘King of Bain’

By FactCheck.Org

Pro-Gingrich super PAC offers one-sided, distorted view of Romney’s years at Bain Capital in a 28-minute 'doc'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wisconsin":

"… closed the Marianna factory and moved the UniMac line to the facilities in Wisconsin. That decision was announced in October 2005, and the plant clos …"

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier

By Rick Schmitt

A multitude of states have eased requirements to carry concealed weapons

Excerpts from this story referencing "the University of Chicago":

"… ott, an economist and visiting professor at several universities including the University of Chicago, was widely celebrated as concealed carry’s leading intellectual.But his …"

Panel recommends new agency to investigate safety of health information technology

By Kimberly Leonard

Institute of Medicine panel recommends new regulatory body, not FDA

Excerpts from this story referencing "allergy":

"… ogy can lead to serious injury or death, according to the report.  An allergy might be omitted from a computer record, for example, or an incorrect medi …"

Excluded groups want in on health information technology funding

By Kimberly Leonard

Economic stimulus package has $27 billion for health IT; excluded providers are fighting for a slice

Excerpts from this story referencing "Al Guida":

"… program.“Those providers who were included had an inside track,” said Al Guida, a lobbyist for the behavioral health community. “By the time it came ou …"

Special treatment for 'high profile' patients; exasperation for the rest of us

By Wendell Potter

The president's mother and his struggle for health care reform

Excerpts from this story referencing "insurance":

"… rg …"

"… company, I might have been able to help.One of the reasons I stayed in the insurance industry so long — nearly 20 years — was because occasionally I was ab …"

"… nbsp;I know from experience that when a reporter or politician contacts an insurance company on behalf of a policyholder, firm executives will elevate the case …"

"… keep a story out of the media, or to stay in a politician’s good graces, insurance company bureaucrats will often do an about face and agree to pay for cover …"

Retiring CFTC judge levels unfairness accusations at colleague

Here’s a cautionary tale about the lack of oversight of administrative law judges and the limitations of accountability journalism. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "the University of Chicago":

"… stors again and again, for the next decade.Levine earned his law degree at the University of Chicago and was admitted to the bar in 1976, according to a brief entry in the Mar …"

Daily financial reform roundup

By Julie Vorman

Daily news highlights for consumers following the U.S. financial reform law....

Excerpts from this story referencing "the University of Chicago":

"… ounty Programs.” In that decade-old analysis, authors Marsha Ferziger of the University of Chicago and Daniel Currell of the Corporate Executive Board found federal agencies …"

Global warming: Heated denials

By Lisa Chiu

Stand-up comedian Tim Slagle was on a roll. In a lunchtime routine tailored to 400 conference attendees, Slagle was killing ‘em with jokes a

Excerpts from this story referencing "reporter":

"… t of the Czech Republic.The event’s closing speech was given by ABC News reporter John Stossel, who gave the audience pointers on how to better sell their a …"

Advisors of influence: Nine members of the Defense Policy Board have ties to defense contractors

By André Verlöy and Daniel Politi

Data by Aron Pilhofer WASHINGTON, March 28, 2003 — Of the 30 members of the Defense Policy Board, the government-appointed group that advis

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitre Corp.":

"… olls-Royce North America, North American Airlines, AAR Corporation and the Mitre Corp. In addition to being chief of staff for the Air Force, Fogleman has served …"

"… , a senior adviser at Lehman Brothers, chairs the board of trustees of the Mitre Corp., a not-for-profit that provides research and development support for the g …"

Club 100: Over 100 Americans gave more than $100,000 to state political parties

By Robert Moore

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2002 — Political party organizations will never do business quite the same way again. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Woodward":

"… y in Michigan, as well as the Republican National Committee.102. Robert G. Woodward – $100,000Woodward is a major developer from Evansville, Indiana. Twenty …"

"… l as the Republican National Committee.102. Robert G. Woodward – $100,000Woodward is a major developer from Evansville, Indiana. Twenty years ago he founded …"

"… is a major developer from Evansville, Indiana. Twenty years ago he founded Woodward Commercial Realty, specializing in commercial property sales and business …"

"… lty, specializing in commercial property sales and business brokerage. The Woodward family were supporters of Democratic candidates and the Indiana Democratic …"

Capitol Hill stem-cell backers received health industry dollars

By M. Asif Ismail and Christine Morente

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2001 — U.S. representatives and senators who strongly pushed for federally subsidized embryonic stem cell research ha

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… inson’s Action Network, Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, Washington University, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Christoph …"