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Senator to Red Cross: Where’s the Transparency on Haiti?

“I still have a lot more questions for the Red Cross,” said Sen. Charles Grassley. by Justin Elliott ProPublica The American Red Cross met a deadline this week to answer congressional questionsabout how it spent… Read More

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Road Hazard: How the ‘Embarrassing’ Gas Tax Impasse Explains Washington

by Alec MacGillis ProPublica This story was co-published with Politico. In 1993, the Dow Jones industrial average was still well under 4,000, the best-selling car in the country was the Ford Taurus, and the average… Read More

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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

The documents also raise questions about the accuracy of the Red Cross’ count of how many Haitians it helped, concluding the figures on one project were “fairly meaningless.” by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan,… Read More

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When Wall Street Offers Free Money, Watch Out

Bankers and new accounting rules are emboldening governments to borrow-and-bet their way out of pension problems, a strategy that’s backfired in the past. by Cezary Podkul, ProPublica, and Allan Sloan, The Washington Post This story… Read More

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What Chris Christie Didn’t Say at His Campaign Kickoff

The New Jersey governor pledges to “tell it like it is,” but his fiscal record and rhetoric don’t line up. by Cezary Podkul ProPublica Now that Chris Christie is officially running for president, his record… Read More