The Obamacare deadline no one is talking about.
The Department of Justice has expanded eligibility for compassionate release. But whether that means more inmates are let out early depends on the “compassion” of prison officials.
Will the improvements to the site be enough to ensure consumers can get coverage before the December 23 deadline?
With billions in potential savings for Medicare at stake, we asked drug experts and practitioners alike why more doctors don’t recommend generics when they can.
How Karl Rove’s “social non-profit” exploits loopholes in tax and election rules to pour millions of dollars from undisclosed donors into conservative campaigns.
Gag rules at Catholic hospitals limit what doctors can do—and say.
Four journalists describe how their own experiences with the health-care system has affected their reporting.
He brought sushi to campus dining halls and revamped the dorms. Now he’s wondering whether he did the right thing.
Two casualties of the transitioning American healthcare system.
The government’s tally of civilian deaths, and guidelines on who can be targeted, just to name a few.
The federal institute that sets national standards for data encryption has announced it is reviewing all of its previous recommendations.
What we know and don’t know about Obamacare’s effect on individual health insurance policies.
How assisted living went from humane solution to multibillion-dollar industry.
One year after Hurricane Sandy and one month into Obamacare, what is the status of our medical facilities?
How aware are universities about being need-aware? How blind are they to being need-blind?
Critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout say its technology problems are overwhelming. Defenders point to the states, where the health insurance marketplaces seem to be working.
A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.
The loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act.
A Federal Reserve examiner hired in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act is fired after uncovering problems with Goldman Sachs’ conflict-of-interest policy
The group spent over $125,000 on election campaigns in 2012, but that was not enough for the IRS to deny their application.
Many are worried that as public universities gain freedom, they will end up sidelining broader goals such as access and affordability.
Awkward silences from an invisible speaker at a conference during the government shutdown.
As early as 2004, an unnamed telecommunications company—identified in documents only as Company A—helped the FBI spy on New York Times reporters.
At a historic U.S. trial, former Guatemalan army commandos testify about the massacre of 250 villagers in the jungle hamlet of Dos Erres during the country’s civil war.
Two years after the Supreme Court decision tossing a sex discrimination case against the giant retailer, lawyers for women and minorities are navigating an altered legal landscape
Why isn’t required for every newborn?
A decision in New Orleans overturning the convictions of five police officers for their roles in post-Katrina murders reveals an abundance of prosecutorial misbehavior.
An updated estimate says at least 210,000 patients.
The Obama administration helped kill a push for transparency on military aid.
“Offering “merit aid” over financial aid, colleges and universities are prioritizing smart kids who can pay over smart kids who can’t.”
Outpatient drug treatment programs can do more bad than good.
Unethical, unconscionable, legal: predatory lenders keep people in debt indefinitely.
It took years to enact tougher standards for investigating and punishing sexual violence in jails and prisons. Now, there is frustration over how those reforms will be enforced.
Understanding why the NSA spying programs are such a hot-button issue in the current German pre-election season.
New York has promised help for mentally ill inmates, but still sticks many in solitary confinement.
How New York City prosecutors have long-abused a powerful legal tool—the material witness order.
Though not illegal, Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ organization is accused of exploiting women by offering an unpaid internship.
Income from oil and gas production doesn’t always trickle down to landowners, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay in royalties.
Does the U.S. pay families when drones kill innocent Yemenis?
Unpaid interns aren’t protected against sexual harassment.
As a senator, Obama supported strong controls on surveillance. As president, not so much..
When states crack down, predatory lenders bounce right back.
Law enforcement authorities are moving to seize homes, cash and other property of people tangentially related to crimes under “civil forfeiture” laws that require minimal proof.
Questions about U.S. war crimes go unanswered.
How the largest assisted living provider in the country proved to be an overpromising, understaffed, and grossly negligent real estate company.
The perils of maintaining dangerously low staffing levels in the assisted living business.
Negligence abounds as one assisted living facility cuts corners in pursuit of larger profits.
Assisted living facilities are meant to preserve a patient’s independence and dignity. The reality is often far more desperate.
The U.S. is at war with Al Qaeda and “associated forces.” But the government won’t say who those forces are.
A measure to end one NSA program was just defeated in the House by a surprisingly narrow margin. Here are other proposals on the table.
The global jihad sees the Syrian conflict as its principal front.
What we still don’t know about the agency’s internet surveillance.
Your house may sit on top of a hill, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be forced to buy flood insurance.
When taking prescription drugs, a lot is left unknown.
The army admits to losing records and preventing veterans from obtaining disability benefits.
California inmates may be given the same treatment as Guantanamo detainees.
Chavez is dead and Ahmadinejad is out of office, but the ties that bind Venezuela and Iran are still strong.
A look at how much aid the US gives to Egypt, where the money goes, and who decides how it’s spent.
“An interview with David R. Maidment, an advisor to FEMA.”
A defendant’s faulty memory tests the boundaries of credibility.
In its latest abdication, the EPA hands over the Wyoming Fracking Study to a drilling company.
In the prisoner-guard relationship, there’s no such thing as consensual sex.
The temp workers who power giant corporations are getting crushed.
Following the Fisher v. University of Texas ruling, some call for class-based affirmative action. However, critics warn that may be the end of black and Latino representation in American colleges.
An investigation into dozens of potentially wrongful convictions could affect top New York State judges and lawyers.
How the government can get your digital data.
Top prosecutor must testify in wrongful conviction case.
The world’s largest retailer last month released a list of more than two hundred factories it said it had barred from producing its merchandise.
What we know about what the government knows.
A case to make prosecutors personally accountable.
Senators have rushed to draft legislation to hold attackers accountable and provide support for victims.
Has anything happened since?
The latest victory in a long-standing push to deny cities the power to regulate guns.
A decade ago, Robert Reuland played a role in what surely would have made for a lively episode of the new series.
Congress has cut funding for updating flood maps by more than half since 2010, from $221 million down to $100 million this year.
Amid the outrage, the big picture of social welfare nonprofits is easily forgotten.
The reasons behind the slow pace of executions.
How installment lenders put borrowers in a world of hurt.
Federal law is supposed to protect service members from predatory lending, but many military personnel are trapped in high-interest debt.
To a Beltway expert such as Robert Kaiser, that a dysfunctional and hyperpartisan Congress passed such a sweeping bill constitutes a small miracle.
A look at the administration’s latest approach to drugs, and what they’ve done so far.
Governor Sam Brownback rejects Washington’s argument that his state’s gun laws are blatantly unconstitutional.
FOIA battle bares Bloomberg’s argument for secrecy.
How states are making it a felony to enforce federal gun laws.
Two dozen doctors named in Novartis kickback case.
A getaway with Hensarling, whose committee oversees Wall Street and its regulators, is an invaluable opportunity for industry lobbyists.
Temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago.
Where would the money go?
Hezbollah’s recent activity casts doubt on its relationship with Europe.
And Where Were the Regulators?
Six ways colleges game their numbers.
Though agents found blatant fraud in a Houston lab, the FDA refused to question drug safety.
In a second case of flawed drug research, FDA response was slow and secretive.
To keep the IRS from competing with TurboTax.
Prison officials claim they need race-based methods to fight gang violence.
Concerns about the breaches are causing delays to long-awaited hearings.
Should New York compel judges to report problem prosecutors?
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, is calling for the Justice Department to do what the IRS won’t.
Will the GOP team up with Wal-Mart’s data specialist?
Bribes, wires, and little surprise.
Lashkar-e-Taiba is an institution well-embedded in Pakistani Society.
The growing burden of college fees.
County officials have one month to produce a plan that would end income-based discrimination and exclusionary zoning.
The court might well have opted to undo the fabric of race-conscious laws and policies thread by thread.
What happened to the victims of the US secret prisons and extraordinary renditions?
Obama’s energy pick has a wealth of business connections.
IBM, HP, and Oracle in the crosshairs of an overseas corruption investigation.
What Abigail Fisher’s affirmative action case is really about.
Can groups advocate for peace and justice while accepting money from authoritarian governments?
Creating PACs and then spending their money.
Emails to Heather Podesta from an interim director raise questions about outside influence on the agency’s decisions.
A Nashville psychiatrist becomes the first physician to net $1 million in promotional-speaking fees from drug companies.
Did a company try to hide risks of MRI dye Omniscan?
Companies sell information related to life events—like pregnancies and divorces—social media profiles, and in some cases even health “interests.”
Government loans encourage the reconstruction of areas at risk of repeated flooding.
How exactly does the U.S. government define ‘militant activity’?
Stephen Engelberg: Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Company Stirs Fresh Questions With Admission It ‘Likely’ Broke Federal LawMarch 2013
The staff of one of the world’s richest men may have broken anti-bribery laws, but questions remain as to which transactions are at issue.
A veteran health reporter reflects on Medicare spending and family’s hospital decision-making.
ProPublica interviews the CDC’s Mark Rosenberg about the data on gun control.
Why did 13 percent of appointed positions remain unfilled after the President’s first term?
Most drone strikes are directed at unidentified targets—not U.S. citizens or known Al Qaeda leaders—with murky justification.
A controversy implicates tribal politicians, Wall Street traders, and oil speculators.
The mortgage-lender backed nonprofit styles itself as a “social welfare” group but funds attack ads and redistricting initiatives.
Long after the US government claims to have shut down its secret prisons, detainees remain unaccounted for.
The court’s review of a key concept used to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act could be a major setback for housing rights advocates.
What constitutes ‘necessary and appropriate force’?
The party weighs whether to sell voter information to those who would put it to commercial use.
Federal law often falls short of regulating Congress itself.
Four years, four reversals on dark money.
The best remedy is transparency.
For Obama’s gun control proposals to succeed, Congress must learn the NRA’s past tactics.
The U.S. is conducting drone strikes in at least three countries beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a reading guide to understanding the our shadow wars.
The prosecution of Bradley Manning and the death of Aaron Swartz force a rethinking of how we regulate the web.
Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.
As Bahrain’s government stifles dissent, the US supplies them with military hardware.
Dubious sources lead to a vast overestimation of Iran’s intelligence agency.
A personal encounter with the complexity and errors of the modern healthcare system.
Campaign volunteers feed information into ever-expanding voter databases.
Banking regulators admitted the Independent Foreclosure Review was a big expensive mess and shut it down. But many details about the $8.5 billion settlement that replaces it remain murky.
It’s not just states that have relaxed gun laws. Federal lawmakers have come up with a few of their own.
A rundown of gun control in states affected by mass shootings.
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.
A look at the government’s response as the foreclosure crisis enters its seventh year.
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.
Even as water grows more precious, the Environmental Protection Agency has permitted oil and gas, mining and other industries to contaminate aquifers in more than 1,500 places.
We’re all hearing about the gay marriage case, but the Supreme Court is set to rule on a key piece of voting access legislation.
he records of overflight requests show more than 200 tons of “bank notes” from Moscow to Damascus.
Several pro-Russian op-eds are revealed to actually have been written by a PR firm employed by the Russian government.
Even in death, the travails of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif aren’t over.
In this Q&A, surgeon Marty Makary talks about his new book Unaccountable and explains why patient harm persists, and what to do about it.
Because of big banks’ poor performance, approximately 800,000 homeowners missed out on mortgage modifications.
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.
A provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires districts with a history of suppressing minority votes to get federal approval of new voting laws, may be headed to the Supreme Court.
A state pension rule passed in 2010 could make it more difficult for sitting governors to run for federal office.
The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.
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.
Two conservative non-profits have poured $60 million into the presidential race, far outspending the super-PACS.
Senior FTC official said it was looking into the Google privacy issue before any articles were published about the case.
Don’t harass me on my email, don’t stalk me on the apps that I use, says Crystal Harris after receiving a pop-up message asking her to share her email with the Romney campaign.
Measuring the cost of cybercrime is trickier than we think.
The Bahrain American Council says it doesn’t have any lobbyists on its staff. But it sure is close to them.
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.
No one knows for sure why or how many cell phone records have been picked up, or whether it’s fully legal.