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 "Bill Clinton":

"… peaker for the Harry Walker Agency, which also represents former President Bill Clinton. Geithner banked $400,000 for three talks this summer, according to a repo …"

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 "the University of Chicago":

"… were invested in mutual funds and retirement accounts, including some from the University of Chicago, where she was a law professor in the 1990s. Thomas reported investments …"

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 "Scott Walker":

"… me election observers say these results, which ensure that Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have strong GOP majorities heading into the next legislative session, …"

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 "Asia":

"… s a slump in the electronics industry and price-slashing by competitors in Asia helped force DDi to seek bankruptcy protection last week.”Said current D …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… on, which has made more than $400,000 in grants to the Ohio watchdog. (The Center for Public Integrity has also been a Joyce grantee.)“[Buckeye Firearms] has become a leader o …"

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 "Food and Drug Administration":

"… endent research and advisory organization, is explicitly advising that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not be tasked with the job at this time — a recommendation that is …"

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 "the University of Chicago":

"… the department awarded $561,632 to the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago to conduct the study. That document said a final report would be issued in …"

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":

"… ur stay in the hospital after a woman delivered a baby or had a mastectomy.Insurance companies also became especially vigilant in searching for evidence that a …"

"… assess the situation and offer counsel from a public relations perspective.Insurance company executives insist that their coverage decisions are not influenced …"

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 "American Petroleum Institute":

"… he late 1980s, when the issue first began to garner regular headlines. The American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil, and other energy and automotive companies formed the now defu …"

"… wrote in his book The Heat is On. The group is now disbanded. In 1998, the American Petroleum Institute and ExxonMobil also organized a meeting to propose a $5 million campaign t …"

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 "Colorado":

"… s well as commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. He coordinated aerospace defense of the United States and Canada.Fred C. …"

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 "businessman":

"… .1 billion for an 80 percent stake in the company. Another prominent Saudi businessman, Saleh Idris, bought a 6 percent stake.Bin Mahfouz was a former director o …"

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 "Utah":

"… mpioning federal governmental aid for stem cell research is Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a staunch opponent of abortion. Hatch was the top recipient of contributi …"

"… s campaign war chest. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Utah Republican was the number one recipient of money from the pharmaceutical m …"