FBI failure to create a modern computer network

By The Center for Public Integrity

Wasteful, inept effort to update technology keeps FBI from improving on pre-9/11 mistakes

Social Security disability backlogs

By The Center for Public Integrity

Hundreds of thousands of people pursuing disability claims with the SSA have been forced to wait as long as three years

Lax oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

By The Center for Public Integrity

Government-sponsored companies spent $170 million on lobbying over the past decade, and contributed $4.8 million to congressional campaigns

Controversial assertion of executive power

By The Center for Public Integrity

The Bush administration draws criticism for seeming to seek expansion of presidential powers

Human capital issues plague government

By The Center for Public Integrity

The government’s human capital problem is having an impact on citizens

Shaky start for Troubled Asset Relief Program

By The Center for Public Integrity

Instead of buying up troubled assets, money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program poured into banks to little avail

Millions in equipment missing from Indian Health Service

By The Center for Public Integrity

A 2007 whistleblower tip opened investigations into the agency charged with providing health services to American Indians

Lack of armored protection for troops

By The Center for Public Integrity

The U.S. military didn't give troops enough armor because they assumed troops wouldn't face an insurgency

Election Assistance Commission has not met mandates

By The Center for Public Integrity

The EAC is under-resourced and has been unable to establish and maintain a clearinghouse of information on state and local voting systems

Toxic mercury from coal plants unregulated

By The Center for Public Integrity

The EPA under President Bush proposed a rule to reclassify mercury from coal-fired plants to allow for cap and trade

Veteran disability claims languish

By The Center for Public Integrity

Veterans are now forced to wait up to six months to have their disabilities claims processed

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