Center for Public Integrity (CPI)

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy. We are committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, March 25, 2011
The Million-Dollar Weapon: Libya Tomahawk Missile Assault Cost Quarter Billion Dollars
In the opening days of the assault on Libya, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a barrage of at least 161 Tomahawk cruise missiles to flatten Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses and pave the way for coalition aircraft. In fiscal terms, at a time when Congress is fighting over every dollar, the cruise missile show of military might was an expenditure of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. Each missile cost $1.41 million.
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Regulators Aware for Years of Understated Seismic Risks to Nuclear Plants
Nearly six years before an earthquake ravaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, U.S. regulators came to a sobering realization: seismic risks to nuclear plants in the eastern two-thirds of the country were greater than had been suspected, and engineers might have to rethink reactor designs.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Aging U.S. Oil Refineries Put Americans at Risk
America’s oil refineries are poorly maintained and many rely on a chemical so toxic it could wipe out entire communities downwind if released in an explosion or other accident. A joint investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and ABC News shows the nation’s 148 refineries are plagued by recurring equipment failures and sometimes-fatal fires, explosions and chemical releases that in many cases could have been prevented.
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Thursday, February 03, 2011
U.S.-Modified Assault Weapons Fuel Mexican Drug Violence
For decades, it has been illegal to import foreign-made assault weapons into the United States. But American importers like Century International Arms have discovered legal ways to maneuver around the law and sell such firearms in the U.S. - guns that regularly find their way into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, according to a new investigation.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
High-Capacity Magazine Sellers Raise Millions for NRA
MidwayUSA is a Missouri company well known among gun enthusiasts for its firearms accessories: the company website boasts that the firm stocks “Just about everything for shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and hunting.” These wares include high-capacity magazines similar to those used in the Arizona shooting spree that enabled the accused assailant to kill six people and wound 14 others — including Rep.
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Special Interests Ditched Blue Dogs
The love in Washington is famously fickle. A new Center analysis shows how special interests first lavished money on congressional Democratic Blue Dogs – then abandoned them as the 2010 election approached.
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Obama: Economic Stimulus Trumps Environmental Laws
In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation's most egregious polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight, a new Center for Public Integrity investigation finds.
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Thursday, November 04, 2010
Who Owns the Next House Committee Chairmen?
A new set of Republican lawmakers is poised to take over House appropriations, authorization and oversight committees on Capitol Hill. The Center for Public Integrity has investigated the likely incoming chairmen and analyzed their campaign contributors, earmark histories and political leanings.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Why Medicare Is Broken
It’s well known that the Medicare program is spiraling toward insolvency. The reason why is outlined in a new story by the Center for Public Integrity.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Michael Hudson Authors Expose on Financial Meltdown
Center for Public Integrity financial writer Michael Hudson has authored The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America - and Spawned a Global Crisis .
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