Pentagon’s slow adaptation to a war-footing

By The Center for Public Integrity

The Department of Defense is often slow and unresponsive to those in combat, instead operating at peacetime speed

Climate change: hide the assessment

By The Center for Public Integrity

Officials at the government's Climate Change Science Program edited scientific documents and controlled climate scientists media exposure

EPA’s free pass for aging power plant emissions

By The Center for Public Integrity

Agency proposed rules in 2002 and 2003 that loosened modernization requirements for old power plants

Highway funding woes

By The Center for Public Integrity

Highway improvements, funded by the gas tax, face cash shortfall as Americans drive less and inflation increases

FDA failure to ensure drug safety

By The Center for Public Integrity

Vioxx dangers raise questions about FDA's ability to monitor drugs

Failure to advance climate change policy

By The Center for Public Integrity

The United States, which has seen no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2000, is on track for a 16 percent increase through 2030

Lack of due process for terrorism suspects

By The Center for Public Integrity

Bush's criticized military commissions try terror suspects instead of U.S. criminal courts

Mismanagement of major weapons acquisitions

By The Center for Public Integrity

Department of Defense went $300 billion over estimates for new weapons acquisitions, and weapons deliveries run 21 months behind

We can’t afford another flood

By The Center for Public Integrity

The National Flood Insurance Program might not have enough insurance to cover another Katrina

EPA misleads on air quality after 9/11 attacks

By The Center for Public Integrity

Air samples at Ground Zero showed asbestos levels between double and triple EPA’s danger limit, but were defined as "slightly above."

Lack of progress on immigration reform

By The Center for Public Integrity

A path to citizenship for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States still out of reach

About this project

A look at the reporting process behind 'Broken Government'

Evaluating Congress

By Aaron Mehta

Members of Congress were far less likely than the Bush administration to spread false statements about the need for war in Iraq, according t

A song in the key of deception

By Josh Israel

“A think tank did the counting. The numbers still could rise. Total what we were told before the war: 935 lies.”...

McClellan book confirms Center's 'Iraq: The War Card' report

By Caitlin Ginley

In a new memoir, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan became the first Bush administration official to confirm the orchestrate

False pretenses

By Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith

Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a campaign of misinformation on the threat from Iraq

The top officials

By The Center for Public Integrity

Roles and short biographies of the eight individuals responsible for the 935 false statements

Key false statements

By The Center for Public Integrity

A selection of the Bush administration's most egregious statements about the threat of Saddam Hussein and Iraq


By The Center for Public Integrity

Sources from the Iraq: The War Card project


By The Center for Public Integrity

A look inside the Center's reporting process for Iraq: The War Card

Bush's carbon dioxide flip-flop came through staffer who had lobbied for car-exhaust

By Nathaniel Heller and M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2001 — President Bush's decision to abandon his campaign pledge to limit carbon dioxide emissions was routed through a

Bush's new Chief of Staff once fought for polluters

By Brenda R. Mayrack

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2001 — As their top lobbyist, Andrew H. Card Jr. led a $25 million lobbying campaign on behalf of the "Big Three" U.

Ashcroft used state employee to fund-raise, records show

By Josey Ballenger and M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2001 — While he was attorney general of Missouri, John Ashcroft made use of a state employee to conduct fund raising