Tag: investigation

On the Road to Islamabad

November 2013

Investigating the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the UN lead commissioner recalls the surveillance and corruption that obstructed his team’s search for answers.

Kim Barker: Controversial Dark Money Group Among Five That Told IRS They Would Stay Out of Politics, Then Didn’t

January 2013

Groups such as Americans for Responsible Leadership participated in the election, despite promising otherwise.

Paul Kiel: As Foreclosure Crisis Drags On, So Does Flawed Government Response

January 2013

A look at the government’s response as the foreclosure crisis enters its seventh year.

Kim Barker: In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat

December 2012

With control of the Senate at stake, liberals hit the streets and bought ads for a libertarian candidate who likely siphoned crucial votes away from the Republican challenger.

Kim Barker: How Nonprofits Spend Millions on Elections and Call it Public Welfare

August 2012

Drawing on documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, here’s your guide to how 501(c)(4) groups have used their tax status for purposes the law never intended.

ProPublica: Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson

July 2012

Sheldon Adelson made millions off Macau, then used that money to fund the GOP. Now people are taking a closer look at where that money came from.

The Meth Whisperer

December 2009

Nick Reding on his book Methland, why newspapers got the meth crisis wrong, and how the “middle of America” will pull itself out of a twenty-five year bust.