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Election ads were about issues, says 'Carolina Rising' chief

publicintegrity.org — In the bitterly contested race for the U.S. Senate contest in North Carolina, a mysterious "dark money" nonprofit took to the airwaves in an effort to tip the balance in favor of the Republican candidate. State House Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican, was running against Democratic incumbent Sen.
Nov 26, 2014

Nascent nonprofit Carolina Rising, which aired 4,000 TV ads in #NCSEN, aims to stick around for a while ow.ly/ERQbl

Nov 26, 2014

"Electioneering communications" are all but extinct 5 years on from 'Citizens United' decision publicintegrity.org/2014/11/26/163… via @levinecarrie

Nov 26, 2014

A story on one of the only outside groups whose ads stopped short of telling you how to vote: publicintegrity.org/2014/11/26/163…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @mjbeckel: Amid donor disclosure battle # of groups making 'electioneering communications' has plummeted bit.ly/1vNlmCW pic.twitter.com/jrpjrrRN30

Nov 26, 2014

RT @levinecarrie: This group ran almost 4,000 ads, but they don't think they participated in the election. publicintegrity.org/2014/11/26/163…

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Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint

publicintegrity.org — Watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a conservative nonprofit that spent millions of dollars supplied by undisclosed donors to boost Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell during his contentious 2014 re-election bid.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @mjbeckel: Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint after spending $14M+ ahead of #KYSEN race ow.ly/EPb6C

Nov 25, 2014

Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint after spending $14M+ ahead of #KYSEN race ow.ly/EPb6C

Nov 25, 2014

Pro-McConnell Kentucky Opportunity Coalition draws ire ow.ly/EPaVr

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Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group

publicintegrity.org — It was a brisk February morning, and the governors of Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and North Carolina were seated around a ring of tables draped with pleated beige fabric in the ornate Nest Room of Washington, D.C.'s Willard InterContinental Hotel.
Nov 25, 2014

Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group, reports @nkus publicintegrity.org/2014/11/24/163… via @PublicI

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Publici: “It’s just another example of industry having a voice where no one else does” bit.ly/1C55XBb

Nov 24, 2014

Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group, reports @nkus of @Publici ow.ly/ENMT5

Nov 24, 2014

Lobbying firm, advocacy group did staff work for governors' organization pushing offshore oil drilling: publicintegrity.org/2014/11/24/163…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Publici: Corporate oil and gas interests have a direct line to state policy by working w/ governors coalition bit.ly/1C55XBb by @nkus

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Court case pushed by think tank could leave uninsured out in the cold

publicintegrity.org — If the Supreme Court sides with the Cato Institute in the upcoming King v. Burwell case, some believe the Affordable Care Act will collapse. At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured-and consequently lose access to affordable health care-if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law.
Nov 25, 2014

.@PublicI looks at ACA case before Supreme Court and effect it has on millions of Americans. publicintegrity.org/2014/11/24/163…

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

publicintegrity.org — 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.
Nov 26, 2014

U.S. companies supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats bit.ly/1vLQv9z via @PublicI

Nov 24, 2014

Where do the autocrats of central Asia get equipment to spy on their people? Good ol' USofA, natch. publicintegrity.org/2014/11/21/163… by @juliaharte1

Nov 22, 2014

U.S. companies supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats, via @JuliaHarte1 @Publici ow.ly/EFa7n

Nov 21, 2014

U.S. companies supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats, @JuliaHarte1 of @publici reports ow.ly/EGwzZ

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'Couldn't be reached' - a blog for all the times officials refuse to comment

publicintegrity.org — "The agency declined to comment for this story." "They did not respond to several emails and phone calls requesting comment." No matter the wording, each of these statements means the same thing: we don't want to publicly answer questions.
Nov 24, 2014

'Couldn't be reached' — a blog for all the times officials refuse to comment publicintegrity.org/2014/11/20/162… via @PublicI

Nov 23, 2014

love it RT @Publici: 'Couldn't be reached' — a blog for all the times officials refuse to comment bit.ly/1qxpR2Z

Nov 21, 2014

Journos: Notify the #nocommentclub to share your "declineds" and "refuseds" with @didnotcomment on the record. bit.ly/1v45ZnR

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Conservative group fumbles disclosure in new tax document

publicintegrity.org — The conservative nonprofit American Commitment is amending its 2013 tax return with the Internal Revenue Service after questions this week from the Center for Public Integrity.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @mjbeckel: Docs filed this week show @amercomm misstated key identifying information about 2 of its 4 grantees last year ow.ly/EG2j4

Nov 21, 2014

Docs filed this week show @amercomm misstated key identifying information about 2 of its 4 grantees last year ow.ly/EG2j4

Nov 21, 2014

Conservative nonprofit @amercomm to amend latest IRS filings after @publici inquiry ow.ly/EG22c

Nov 21, 2014

Conservative group American Commitment fumbles disclosure in new tax document, says it will amend filing ow.ly/EG1E7

Koch-linked organization uses ‘dark money’ to fight political disclosure

publicintegrity.org — Sign up for the Center for Public Integrity's Watchdog email and get the news you want from the Center when you want it. Source:Center for Public Integrity analysis of IRS filings covering financial activities from 2011 through 2013 As a "social welfare" nonprofit organized under Sec.
Nov 25, 2014

Koch-linked organization uses ‘dark money’ to fight political disclosure; IRS mulling over new rules. publicintegrity.org/2014/11/20/163… via @PublicI

Nov 25, 2014

Koch-linked organization uses ‘dark money’ to fight political disclosure publicintegrity.org/2014/11/20/163… via @PublicI

Nov 21, 2014

Koch-linked organization uses ‘dark money’ to fight political disclosure ow.ly/ED6Ne

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Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care than those housing whites

publicintegrity.org — Numerous academic studies published since 1990 have shown a connection between registered nurse staffing levels and residents' quality of care and health outcomes.
Nov 26, 2014

Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care than those housing whites, nonprofit center finds. publicintegrity.org/2014/11/17/162… via @PublicI

Nov 24, 2014

Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care than those housing whites publicintegrity.org/2014/11/17/162… via @PublicI

Nov 24, 2014

RT @wagnerreports: Staggering race gap in nursing home care: 60 pct more care in White-majority vs. Latino-majority facilities publicintegrity.org/2014/11/17/162… @PublicI

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