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How Democrats use ‘dark money’ — and win elections

How Democrats use ‘dark money’ — and win elections

Alabama's special U.S. Senate election is case study in liberals’ furtive affair with secret cash — one alive and well during 2018 midterms.

For the EPA, ‘reform’ means giving industry what it wants

The EPA is granting specific private-sector wishes as it moves to roll back, alter or delay rules.

State and federal officials accuse veterans nonprofit of misleading donors

Leader Brian Arthur Hampton — the subject of a recent Center for Public Integrity investigation — spends little money on vets.
Patrick Malone on the Texas Standard: What happened to billions in savings promised by a contractor to the government?

Patrick Malone on the Texas Standard: What happened to billions in savings promised by a contractor to the government?

Promised savings at nuclear weapons plants have disappeared, and the government is letting a powerful contractor off the hook.

Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups that promoted their painkillers amid addiction epidemic

A report by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill finds opioid drugmakers gave $10 million to advocacy groups that could help spread their message.
Leader of Put Vets First! PAC prioritizes telemarketers and himself

Leader of Put Vets First! PAC prioritizes telemarketers and himself

The political committee is not contributing money to politicians as PACs typically do.
Trump administration’s planned nuclear upgrade is being undermined by cost overruns

Trump administration’s planned nuclear upgrade is being undermined by cost overruns

Millions of dollars in promised savings at two nuclear weapons plants in Texas and Tennessee haven’t appeared.
​​​​​​​Lesson of 2017: Political campaign season truly never ends

​​​​​​​Lesson of 2017: Political campaign season truly never ends

New disclosures show Trump, super PACs and congressional hopefuls raised cash at a torrid pace during non-election year
Turkey's propaganda war targets America's state capitals

Turkey's propaganda war targets America's state capitals

How American state capitols became battlefields for Turkey's propaganda war.
High-profile charities distance themselves from telemarketer following federal allegations

High-profile charities distance themselves from telemarketer following federal allegations

InfoCision agreed to pay $250,000 in January to settle complaint of ‘false and misleading’ tactics

Meet the Center for Public Integrity's two new fellows

Two new fellows join the Center for Public Integrity, the organization’s latest investment in the next generation of journalistic talent.
Honduran boy who lost asylum bid wasn't entitled to government-appointed counsel, court rules

Honduran boy who lost asylum bid wasn't entitled to government-appointed counsel, court rules

Immigration law 'neither provides for nor implies a right to court-appointed counsel at government expense,' the court ruled.
Most of the EPA's pollution estimates are unreliable. So why is everyone still using them?

Most of the EPA's pollution estimates are unreliable. So why is everyone still using them?

The EPA uses "emission factors" to get a broad-brush picture of air quality. But evidence suggests they often underestimate pollution.
Live chat: Money and politics in Trump's first year as president

Live chat: Money and politics in Trump's first year as president

A look back at President Donald Trump's first year in office and the ways campaign finance has played a role.
Actions, not words, tell Trump's political money story

Actions, not words, tell Trump's political money story

Rhetorically, he talked a reformer's game. In reality, he's like most Republicans.