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Super PACs and Trump’s Wife: How a Photo Dispute Highlights Weakness in Campaign Finance Rules

Super PACs and Trump’s Wife: How a Photo Dispute Highlights Weakness in Campaign Finance Rules

by Robert Faturechi ProPublica, March 31, 2016, 8 a.m. There’s no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim that Ted Cruz played a role in a super PAC’s attack on his wife. But federal rules barring coordination between candidates and the super PACs that support them have been so rarely enforced that even if Trump were […]

The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, March 29, 2015, 10 p.m. This story was co-published with the Washington Post. Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C 2014 more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data […]

Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices

Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices

by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, Nov. 14, 2014, 3:20 p.m. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating how Chesapeake Energy pays landowners for the natural gas it drills on their property, according to disclosures made earlier this month in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The probe comes after years of complaints by […]

North Carolina Tells Charter-School Chain It Can’t Keep Administrator Salaries Secret

North Carolina Tells Charter-School Chain It Can’t Keep Administrator Salaries Secret

by Marian Wang ProPublica, Nov. 7, 2014, 10:26 a.m. The North Carolina State Board of Education has issued a warning to a charter-school chain for failing to comply with an agency order to disclose the salaries of school administrators. The schools have been put on “financial probationary status,” which could lead to sanctions if their […]

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too by Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica, Sep. 25, 2014, 10:02 a.m. A ProPublica review of U.S. Department of Labor investigations shows that oil and gas workers 2013 men and women often performing high-risk jobs 2013 are routinely being underpaid, and the companies hiring them often are […]

Report: Drillers Illegally Using Diesel Fuel to Frack

Report: Drillers Illegally Using Diesel Fuel to Frack

by Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica, Aug. 14, 2014, 10:20 a.m. A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The report, published this week by the Environmental Integrity Project, found […]

Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets

Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets

by Kim Barker ProPublica, Aug. 5, 2014, 5:45 a.m. This story was co-published with The Daily Beast In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in the Tea Party movement, had adopted the 800 Marines in a battalion fighting in […]

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