Tag: Justin Elliott
Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger: Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black BoxApril 2014
Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear how exactly the money was spent.
Justin Elliott: Presidential Panel Tells NSA to Stop Undermining EncryptionDecember 2013
The government agency comes under fire for its attempts to undercut the protection of privacy.
Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer: Claim of “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of EvidenceOctober 2013
The oft-cited number is 54, but there’s no evidence that it is accurate.
Justin Elliott: Does the NSA Tap That?July 2013
What we still don’t know about the agency’s internet surveillance.
Kim Barker & Justin Elliott: Six Facts Lost in the IRS ScandalMay 2013
Amid the outrage, the big picture of social welfare nonprofits is easily forgotten.
Justin Elliott: House Finance Chair Hensarling Goes on Ski Vacation with Wall StreetMay 2013
A getaway with Hensarling, whose committee oversees Wall Street and its regulators, is an invaluable opportunity for industry lobbyists.
Justin Elliott: Drilling DeeperMarch 2013
Obama’s energy pick has a wealth of business connections.
Justin Elliott: U.N. Think Tank Opening Office in Bahrain, with Bahraini Government FundingMarch 2013
Can groups advocate for peace and justice while accepting money from authoritarian governments?
Justin Elliott: Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money GroupFebruary 2013
The mortgage-lender backed nonprofit styles itself as a “social welfare” group but funds attack ads and redistricting initiatives.
Justin Elliott: Obama’s Flip-Flops on Money in PoliticsFebruary 2013
Four years, four reversals on dark money.
Justin Elliott: America’s Arms Sales To Bahrain Amid Bloody CrackdownJanuary 2013
As Bahrain’s government stifles dissent, the US supplies them with military hardware.
Justin Elliott: How a Government Report Spread a Questionable Claim About IranJanuary 2013
Dubious sources lead to a vast overestimation of Iran’s intelligence agency.
Justin Elliott: Have U.S. Drones Become a ‘Counterinsurgency Air Force’ for Our Allies?November 2012
Micah Zenko talks about the uncertain motives underlying US drone policy.
Justin Elliott: From Russia with PRNovember 2012
Several pro-Russian op-eds are revealed to actually have been written by a PR firm employed by the Russian government.
Justin Elliott: Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Spoke at Event Supporting Iranian ‘Terrorist’ GroupSeptember 2012
Bernstein was paid $12,000 for remarks in which he challenged the State Department to show evidence the Mujahadin-e Khalq should still be designated a terrorist organization.
Justin Elliott: Lobbyist-linked Group Footed Bill for Rep. Burton’s Bahrain TripAugust 2012
The Bahrain American Council says it doesn’t have any lobbyists on its staff. But it sure is close to them.