Publication: Center For Public Integrity

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Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union intimidation in Colombia?

Killings, threats and lawsuitsOn March 12, 2001, a bus carrying Drummond workers — including Valmare Locarno, 42, the local affiliate president of  Sintramienergetica  and Victor Hugo Orcasita, 36, its vice president — left the mine in La Loma at approximately ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Colombia, Coal, FARC
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Politicos souring on FEC advice?

While such a failure-to-rule rate is hardly overwhelming in a political vacuum, it would have been unheard of at the FEC just a few years ago.Consider, for example, that the commission deadlocked on just one of the 170 advisory opinion request cases — ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

How oil and gas firms gained influence and transformed North Dakota

Flare-upsNearly three years ago, a picture began circulating on the Internet showing a satellite image of the middle of the country. The photograph, taken at night,  showed what looked like a sprawling megalopolis glowing in western North Dakota . The ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Obamacare-driven competition lowering rates in some states

Candidates who had planned to run against Obamacare this fall and use skyrocketing rate increases as an “I-told-you-so” talking point may not have as much to work with as they had hoped.While health insurers in some states will indeed increase the cost ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Trains, amputations and the roots of why kids are on the run

The teen whose arms had been severed was still in shock, but he managed to muster a smile and embrace visitors with his bandaged stumps. Evilio Gonzalez had fallen off and then under a train he was riding on — a vain attempt to leave Honduras, cross through ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

How to fix the IRS nonprofit division

The Internal Revenue Service’s nonprofit regulation division has been systematically weakened — stripped of resources and authority — by Congress. And it’s all but quit regulating politically active nonprofits in a meaningful and consistent way.That’s ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Hobbled IRS can't stem 'dark money' flow

Scandal, then paralysisSince the tea party dispute erupted, more than half a dozen key agency employees have  left  the agency. They include Miller, acting commissioner at the time, and Lois Lerner, director of the exempt organizations division.The tea ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Attack ads may actually be benefiting Obamacare enrollment

It’s encouraging that something positive can come from something so unrelentingly negative.Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, its opponents have spent an estimated $450 million on political ads attacking the law, according to Kantar ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Class-action suit: Wrong to put kids into immigration court with no lawyers to help

Kristen Jackson, an attorney with Public Counsel in Los Angeles, said:  “The fact that these children are immigrants, who may have lived here for some time, or are newly arrived here, does not take them out of due process protection.”The law already establishes, ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Feds seek new authority to recoup Medicare Advantage overcharges

Whether the plans are a good deal for taxpayers is a far more contentious question.The Center for Public Integrity’s analysis of Medicare Advantage plan data from 2007 through 2011 confirmed that risk scores rose more than twice as fast as the government-estimated ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Will migrant kids lose access to child-welfare and legal specialists in rush to deport?

Child legal advocates are worried some Central American kids turning themselves in at the border could be returned to peril if Congress amends laws to speed up their repatriation to home countries.Changes that President Obama may seek in anti-trafficking ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Saving the penny makes cents for zinc-backed front group

Editor’s note: This story is one in a continuing series on Washington, D.C.’s misinformation industry . The series seeks to illuminate the sometimes-misleading methods used by special interest groups to gain support for their agendas from government and ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 02 2014]

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"The public perception that the FEC is hopelessly deadlocked has definitely put a damper on the regulated community’s willingness to seek advisory opinions" he said
...why clear rules are necessary at the IRS," Emily Peterson-Cassin,  Public Citizen’s  Bright Lines Project coordinator, wrote in an email Wednesday. "Our hope is that the agency takes this kind of work into account as they come up with new rules.”"
"Money in politics is such a divisive and politically sensitive issue that Congress hasn't been able to" do anything, he said. "It has fallen to the IRS …. It’s working to sweep up after the parade​.”"
"How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings—many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse, or trafficking—goes to the core of who we are as a nation,” Attorney General Eric Holder said when the project was announced."

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Politicos souring on FEC advice? [Published Center For Public Integrity - 3 hours ago]
Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union i... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 3 hours ago]
Obamacare-driven competition lowering rates in ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 21 2014]
How oil and gas firms gained influence and tran... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 21 2014]
Trains, amputations and the roots of why kids a... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 18 2014]
How to fix the IRS nonprofit division [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 17 2014]
Hobbled IRS can't stem 'dark money' flow [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 15 2014]
Attack ads may actually be benefiting Obamacare... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 14 2014]
Class-action suit: Wrong to put kids into immig... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 10 2014]
Feds seek new authority to recoup Medicare Adva... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 09 2014]
Will migrant kids lose access to child-welfare ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 03 2014]
Saving the penny makes cents for zinc-backed fr... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 02 2014]
How cozy can candidates be with political groups? [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 01 2014]
How politics derailed EPA science on arsenic, e... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 28 2014]
What to do if your drinking water contains arsenic [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 28 2014]
Happy birthday, super PAC! [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 26 2014]
Medicare Advantage plans require more scrutiny [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 25 2014]
Kochs put a happy face on free enterprise [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 25 2014]
Praise for UK-style health system vindicates sp... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 23 2014]
Finding the truth in 935 lies about war with Iraq [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 20 2014]
Leadership at Chemical Safety Board questioned ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 20 2014]
IRS says liberal group too political for 'socia... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 20 2014]
FEC struggles to appoint top lawyer [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 19 2014]
Credit rating industry dodges reforms, despite ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 18 2014]
An ethical mess in South Carolina [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 17 2014]
Federal contract employee reviewed 15,152 secur... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 16 2014]
Health insurance lobby keeps Medicare Advantage... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 16 2014]
Lobbyists boost Senate Democrats [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 16 2014]
How lobbyists helped build John Cornyn’s electi... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jun 16 2014]
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