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Red Cross CEO Tried to Kill Government Investigation
Posted on: Aug 17, 2015, Source: ProPublica
Despite public vows of transparency, CEO Gail McGovern lobbied a congressman to spike an inquiry by the Government Accountability Office.
How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort
Posted on: Dec 13, 2014, Source: ProPublica
Red Cross responders say there was a ban on working with the widely praised Occupy Sandy relief group because it was seen as politically unpalatable.
How Andrew Cuomo Broke His Promise for a Transparent Government
Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: ProPublica
The staff of the New York Governor have adopted a similar stealth tactic used by Sarah Palin and the Chris Christie administration.
NSA Disinformation: There's No Evidence That Massive Data Collection Thwarts Terror Attacks
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.
What NSA "Transparency" Looks Like
Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: ProPublica
Take a look at what information about rule violations the agency itself released.
The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping
Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: ProPublica
A lot is still unclear.
Ed Rendell’s Fracking Ties Deeper Than Originally Thought
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.
How a Sketchy, Unsourced Claim in a Government Report Became Part of the Case Against Iran
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.
The NYPD Boasts They Thwarted 14 Terror Attacks -- Why They Are Full of B.S.
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.
Will Information on Political Advertising Buyers Make it To the Public? Not if Industry Lobbyists Can Help It
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.
Meet Bahrain’s Best Friend in Congress
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.
How Bradley Manning's Fate Will Be Decided
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.
A Progressive Victory on Israel, as Hardliners Fail to Mount Campaign Against Donna Edwards
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.
How the Feds Fueled the Militarization of Police
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.
The 20 Worst Wall Street Banks Funding Our Filthiest Polluters
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.
Secretive Millionaires Funding Online Primary For 'Independent' White House Run
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.
6 Members of Walton Family Have More Money Than 30% of Americans
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.
Occupy TV Ads? The Branding of Occupy Wall Street
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.
Will Occupy Wall Street Play a Role in the 2012 Election?
Posted on: Nov 11, 2011, Source: Salon
The all-consuming presidential election season looms. How will Occupy respond? Does it have to?
5 Things You Should Know About Tuesday's Vote on Ohio's Anti-Union Bill (Labor's Winning)
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
4 Key Questions About the Future of Occupy Wall Street
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.
Racial Profiling on an “Industrial Scale”: FBI Using Census Data to Map and Police Communities By Race
Posted on: Oct 24, 2011, Source: Salon
The ACLU uncovers an FBI program that pairs Census data with "crude stereotypes" to map ethnic communities.
Occupy Wall Street Goes Global: 900 Protests Around the World, Thousands in Times Square
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.
Obama's Crackdown on Medical Marijuana
Posted on: Oct 15, 2011, Source: Salon
The Justice Department shifts course and goes after California's lucrative pot industry.
Wall St. Has Poured Millions into the NYPD -- Are They Getting Their Pay Back Now?
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.
Busted on Brooklyn Bridge: 700 Reported Arrested on Occupy Wall Street's March
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.
Meet the Wealthy Men Trying to Buy Our Upcoming Election
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.
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