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Who's responsible for the CIA's torture policy?

The Senate intelligence committee report provides some accountability for detainee abuse.... Read more»

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Video: Factchecking immigration claims

This FlackCheck.org video highlights misleading claims about immigration from both Democrats and Republicans.... Read more»

Secretive nonprofits flourished — and succeeded — in 2014 state elections

Groups that don’t disclose donors were more successful with TV ads than other political advertisers.... Read more»1

Koch-linked operative mum on millions missing from Az group

Three years ago, the Arizona-based Center to Protect Patient Rights — a nonprofit fueled by the political fundraising network of conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch — said it made a seven-figure contribution to another nonprofit. But where did the money go?... Read more»

Commentary

Don't wait 'til last minute to enroll in Obamacare

You should shop around before choosing health plan, or you might wind up paying your insurance company a lot more than necessary.... Read more»

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Exploding the myths about American health care

Commentary: a new film takes on ‘world’s best’ medical system.... Read more»

U.S. firms supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats

American companies are supplying technology that the governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are using to spy on their citizens’ communications and clamp down on dissent, according to a new report from the U.K.-based advocacy group Privacy International.... Read more»

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Obama let opponents define the Affordable Care Act

Commentary: the Democrats’ strategy seems to have been to say as little as possible about why reform was needed and how the final law would protect us from insurance industry abuses... Read more»

Time is money: Who's making a buck off prisoners' families?

Video: How a web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies profit by shifting costs onto inmates’ families.... Read more»

Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care

Nursing homes serving blacks, Latinos provide less daily registered nurse care than those housing whites.... Read more»

Widespread discrepancies found in nursing homes staffing levels

Analysis of data compiled for Medicare shows staffing levels lower than what’s reported on public website.... Read more»1

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Obamacare helps millions, but falls short in many ways

Commentary: per capita cost of care still higher than in other nations... Read more»3

GOP rides cavalry to U.S. Senate majority

Republican candidates wagered that big bucks from outside political groups could overcome their own fundraising shortfalls ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They were right. Last Tuesday night, Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years.... Read more»

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Health insurers win midterm election

Republicans weren’t the only big winners in last Tuesday’s election. So were health insurance companies, many of which spent heavily to influence the outcome.... Read more»1

Ad war winners take governors' mansions

Nearly all of the governors elected Tuesday dominated the airwaves in TV ads before voters went to the polls, bolstered by their campaign war chests and outside groups that advertised on their behalf. In Arizona, former ice cream exec Doug Ducey was buttressed by roughly $4 million in ads sponsored by outside actors, which added to the $5.7 million worth of airtime bought by his campaign.... Read more»

Election 2014 by the numbers

A money-in-politics index from the Center for Public Integrity.... Read more»

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