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Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: ProPublica

Politicians keep repeating the talking point that the NSA has prevented 54 attacks. But the evidence isn't there.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: ProPublica

Take a look at what information about rule violations the agency itself released.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: ProPublica

A lot is still unclear.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: ProPublica

The ex-governor claims he has no pecuniary interest in the industry's success. His employment record says otherwise.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2013, Source: ProPublica

Researchers apparently searched the Internet — and ended up citing an obscure, anonymous website that was simply citing another source.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said, " ... we have stopped 14 attacks since 9/11 fortunately without anybody dying." Is it true? In a word, no.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source: ProPublica

If a new rule passes, broadcasters would have to post information about who buys political ads and for how much on a new FCC website for the public.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Eni Faleomavaega is on a paid trip to Bahrain this week, part of a year-long friendship the congressman has developed with the Gulf nation.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2012, Source: Salon

The soldier accused of giving files to WikiLeaks will likely face a court-martial -- an expert explains how it works.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: Salon

Hardline activists sought to unseat Rep. Donna Edwards over her Mideast views, but failed to raise enough money.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: Salon

Billions in post-9/11 taxpayer dollars have paid for combat-style gear on display in the Occupy crackdowns.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: Salon

A new study identifies the top 20 "climate killer" banks by the amount of financial support they give the coal industry.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2011, Source: Salon

They won't tell us who they are, but they are spending tens of millions as part of 'Americans Elect' to nominate and to field an 'Independent' presidential candidate in 2012.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2011, Source: Salon

There's been a constant stream of headlines about the widening gap between rich and poor for months now, but this latest one is pretty remarkable.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2011, Source: Salon

Last week, the first Occupy Wall Street TV ad began airing on channels including Fox News and ESPN. Here's what the director of the ad has to say about it.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2011, Source: Salon

The all-consuming presidential election season looms. How will Occupy respond? Does it have to?

Posted on: Nov 6, 2011, Source: Salon

A referendum on an anti-collective bargaining bill may be the first battle of the 2012 campaign in the key state

Posted on: Oct 27, 2011, Source: Salon

After a little more than a month of explosive growth, there’s a sense that Occupy Wall Street is at a crossroads.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2011, Source: Salon

The ACLU uncovers an FBI program that pairs Census data with "crude stereotypes" to map ethnic communities.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2011, Source: Salon

As the rest of the world joined the protests, New Yorkers flooded Times Square--including some police who may be posing as protesters.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2011, Source: Salon

The Justice Department shifts course and goes after California's lucrative pot industry.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2011, Source: Salon

Financial firms have given millions of dollars to the department, raising the ire of Occupy Wall St. protesters.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2011, Source: Salon

Marchers from Liberty Plaza Park to the Brooklyn Bridge were penned in and arrested on Brooklyn Bridge even as public support grew.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2011, Source: Salon

These are America's best-funded political factions, their war chests filled by some of the richest men (and almost all are men) in the country.