On the Road to IslamabadNovember 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’tJanuary 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 ResponseJanuary 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 SeatDecember 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 WelfareAugust 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 AdelsonJuly 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 WhispererDecember 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.