Publication: Center For Public Integrity

First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Comparison shopping for a health plan

One consistent theme over the years has been that nonprofit plans have ranked better than their for-profit competitors in both customer satisfaction and complaint ratio ratings. That comes as no surprise to me. During the nearly 20 years I worked for ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Center report spurs investigation of Bank of America, JPMorgan prison deals

JPMorgan, the Bureau of Prisons and Treasury declined to provide a current list of fees charged to former inmates.“As always, the Treasury Department will support the inspector general’s review of this program,” an agency spokesman said. JPMorgan and ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

A call for more scrutiny of private Medicare Advantage plans

Federal officials need to do a better job ferreting out billing errors and overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans — mistakes which are estimated to cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year, a top government researcher says.Medicare pays the privately-run ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Suit against Kern County schools alleges disproportionate discipline for minorities

In September 2013, Mike Zulfa, the district’s associate superintendent of human resources, told the Center that the district “continues to examine our practices and look for ways to improve. By providing professional development, having honest conversations ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

'These families are not victims:' readers react to our prison bankers investigation

Reporters here at the Center often spend weeks, months and sometimes years investigating a single subject, but when that topic is complex, no amount of time feels like it’s enough to truly cover all sides of an issue.This was abundantly clear to us after ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Secretive groups spend millions to influence state elections

Editor’s note:  The Center for Public Integrity is tracking political advertising in races for the  U.S. Senate  and  state-level offices . Use these two, interactive features — with new data every Thursday — to see who is calling the shots and where ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

FEC's top Democrat takes show on road

Average people don't seem to care about the Federal Election Commission, and the FEC, in its insularity, doesn't seem to care much about such people.That's Vice Chairwoman Ann Ravel's dour assessment about her often bedraggled agency 's state of affairs ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Democrats seize air supremacy in Senate battlegrounds

In both Alaska and Louisiana in particular, embattled Democratic senators continued to leverage their vast campaign war chests to their advantage.About 3,700 TV ads aired last week in Louisiana, and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign accounted for ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Money talks: Key dollar amounts behind the TV ad wars in state elections

With roughly a month to go before Election Day, roughly $430 million has been spent airing television ads to influence the elections for state offices. While this is just a midterm year for federal elections, it’s a pivotal year on the state level with ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

A life-and-death struggle for asylum in America

Former asylum officer Manny said officers are trained to spot stories that raise suspicions. They receive bulletins if details in multiple applicants’ stories seem oddly similar.“What to look for,” he said of children, “is basically the consistency of ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Senator questions Bank of America’s no-bid prison deal

“It is concerning that these [oversight] requirements do not apply to financial agency agreements such as the one with Bank of America,” Grassley wrote. “The Treasury Department’s decision to repeatedly amend rather than competitively bid this arrangement ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

For years, JPay has sponsored an  award for former state corrections directors  presented by the Association of State Correctional Administrators, paying for the recipient’s trip and a Wexford crystal bowl inscribed with the honoree’s name.JPay’s outreach ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]

Quotes

"Kudos to you for calling JPay and other companies out in your article! I live in Florida and my husband is incarcerated in the Florida Department of Corrections. It is very expensive to have a loved one in prison. I send him $50.00, it costs me $7.95 through Jpay, we have no other option! When I go to visit him, you are allowed to bring $50 into visitation, trust me it gets spent! And please do not get me started on our recent purchase of clothing items, or the cost of phone calls. I hope your article draws some attention to these companies and someone does something about it!”"
"I'm not setting out with a hope that people will conform with or just accept how I feel," she said. "But yes, there's no question that disclosure, it's in my mind ... I'm concerned about the money spent in campaigns that's not disclosed, and I think that it's a problem. Maybe people don't agree with me. We'll see."
"It's one thing to say whether we have a serial number tracking system; it's quite another to say whether the Iraqi army had the capacity to be aware of whether weapons went missing" Bowen said. "I suspect they did not have that full capacity."
...Obama is just wrong," said one of several messages that primarily targeted people in the Washington D C , area. "Obama supports homosexuality and its radical social agenda. Say No to Obama on Nov 6!" said another

More Content

All (39) | News (39) | Reports (0) | Blogs (0) | Audio/Video (0) | Fact Sheets (0) | Press Releases (0)
sort by: Date | Relevance
Comparison shopping for a health plan [Published Center For Public Integrity - 19 hours ago]
Center report spurs investigation of Bank of Am... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 15 2014]
A call for more scrutiny of private Medicare Ad... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 15 2014]
Suit against Kern County schools alleges dispro... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 14 2014]
'These families are not victims:' readers react... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 10 2014]
FEC's top Democrat takes show on road [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 10 2014]
Democrats seize air supremacy in Senate battleg... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 09 2014]
Secretive groups spend millions to influence st... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 09 2014]
Money talks: Key dollar amounts behind the TV a... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 09 2014]
A life-and-death struggle for asylum in America [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 08 2014]
Senator questions Bank of America’s no-bid pris... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 06 2014]
Investigators find Islamic State used ammo made... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 06 2014]
Controversial Republican telemarketer forms sup... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 03 2014]
Center wins 2014 Online Journalism Award for 'G... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 03 2014]
Eyeballs burn in North Carolina, Iowa ahead of ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 02 2014]
Open pits offer cheap disposal for fracking slu... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 02 2014]
Inside the virtual tollbooth at many U.S. prisons [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 01 2014]
Prison bankers cash in on captive customers [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
Debit cards slam released prisoners with sky-hi... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
Time is money: who's making a buck off prisoner... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
12 things to know about who’s trying to influen... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethi... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
Marine Corps settles dispute with whistleblower [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
Senate Democrats lead TV ad blitz [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 25 2014]
Who’s trying to influence your vote? [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
Secret politics pervade popular companies [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
Non-candidate spending increases in state elect... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
'Outside' groups swamp Florida's airwaves in ra... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
In Kansas, Democratic donors invest in uncertainty [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
1 2
In Focus
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Content Volume
Document Volume
Network
Network
Contact Us
Sales
Support


Freebase CC-BY Some image thumbnails are sourced from Freebase, licensed under CC-BY

Copyright (C) 2014 Silobreaker Ltd. All rights reserved.
The selection and placement of stories and images on any Silobreaker page are determined automatically by a computer program.
The time or date displayed reflects when an article was added to or updated in Silobreaker.