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How oil and gas firms gained influence and transformed North Dakota

How oil and gas firms gained influence and transformed North Dakota
Source: Center for Public Integrity

Oil development has transformed this state to the point where it’s hard to find a place or person that hasn’t been touched by the boom.

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Business And Economics

A harrowing case of sexual assault on campus

This is long but worth it: a deep dive into a case of sexual assault on campus by Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times. If you’ve ever thought that the college form of justice discriminates against men and subjects them to unfounded accusations, here is an example of just the opposite occurring. 40 more words

Media

Book Illustrates How Often Issues Are Misrepresented To American Public

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An investigative journalist says our nation’s future depends on finding truth when governments and corporations are publicly dishonest.

Journalist Charles Lewis says his book… 211 more words

News

Moyers and Company — Iraq: The War Card

As part of its investigation into the false statements made by top Bush administration officials leading up to the Iraq war, the Center for Public Integrity… 239 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

▶ Bill Moyers interviews Charles Lewis: The Lies That Lead to War

Lewis details the deceptions and illusions that have caused “most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts, logic and reason in the rush to war.” A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite.

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U.S. Foreign Policy

Medicare Advantage Money Grab

Medicare Advantage Money Grab
Source: Center for Public Integrity

Congress created private Medicare Advantage health plans 11 years ago to help control health care spending on the elderly.

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Business And Economics

Lobbyists' fundraising boosts Senate Democrats

Democratic candidates and groups have raised more money from lobbyists serving as fundraisers than Republicans in this election cycle, a new report shows.

Lobbyist-bundlers raised about $3.7 million for Democrats from  January 2013 to March 2014 compared with about $2.5 million for Republicans, according to an… 91 more words

Campaign Finance