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FCC Probes Ties Between Military and Pundits

Months after The New York Times published a report showing the Pentagon had recruited and, in effect, trained nearly two dozen retired military officers to promote the administration's war policies, federal regulators are preparing to investigate.

By Derek Kravitz | October 8, 2008; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (15)

White House Cut China Reference from NASA Talk

The heavy editing of a NASA administrator's prepared comments before Congress is the latest in a string of high-profile spats between White House censors and public officials.

By Derek Kravitz | September 15, 2008; 05:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Volunteer Tied to NRA 'Spygate'?

Gun control activists are taking issue with a "high-level" McCain volunteer for his ties to a division of the National Rifle Association that allegedly hired a woman to spy on the anti-gun lobby, ABC News reports.

By Derek Kravitz | August 20, 2008; 05:39 PM ET | Comments (5)

Investigations Elsewhere

Investigations by three newspapers caught our eye this week. Over the weekend the Philadelphia Inquirer launched a three-day series focusing on the large number of nuisance arrests by suburban police departments. The Inquirer found that three Philadelphia-area, blue-collar towns were among the top 15 in the nation for such arrests,...

By The Editors | December 20, 2007; 07:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Addiction Treatment Abused

The Baltimore Sun has launched a three-day investigation into the misuse of the drug buprenorphine, promoted as a treatment for opiate addiction, but increasingly sold and used illegally. The federal government, according to the Sun, has spent millions to create and promote the drug as part of a plan to...

By The Editors | December 17, 2007; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Baseball Scandal

The performance-enhancing drug scandal that is shaking Major League Baseball first came to light as a result of investigative reporting by the San Francisco Chronicle. The scandal began with a federal raid on an obscure firm near the San Francisco International Airport on Sept. 3, 2003. At the time, few...

By The Editors | December 14, 2007; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Police Shootings in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune, known for its investigations of police practices and the criminal justice system, has produced an eight-month examination of police shootings dating back a decade. Using records from internal investigative files, medical examiner autopsies and depositions in lawsuits, reporters Sam Roe, David Heinzmann and Steve Mills examined 200...

By The Editors | December 6, 2007; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Probation for Killers

In our continuing effort to use this blog to cite outstanding investigative work occurring elsewhere, we point you to the Dallas Morning News' five-part series, Unequal Justice. The investigation by reporters Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin found that 120 killers had received probation in Texas between 2000 and 2006. Of...

By The Editors | December 3, 2007; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Investigations Elsewhere

On occasion, this site will point you to interesting investigations published or broadcast by other news organizations. Here are two we've noticed recently, both examples of newspapers making extraordinary efforts to gather information. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that a handful of leaders in the Seminole Tribe of Florida...

By The Editors | November 26, 2007; 04:00 PM ET | Comments (0)


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