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Mega-donors give big to state candidates

publicintegrity.org — Rauner, Wolf and Jones are just three of at least 12 candidates for state-level office who have poured at least $1 million into their own campaigns. States can limit contributions to candidates, but there are no such limitations on how much a candidate can give to his or her own campaign.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @benbwieder: We analyzed data from @MoneyInPolitics to find mega-donors to 2014 state elections, 29 top $1 million mark publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/161…

Oct 30, 2014

We analyzed data from @MoneyInPolitics to find mega-donors to 2014 state elections, 29 top $1 million mark publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/161…

Oct 30, 2014

Mega-donors this cycle include candidates for gov of Illinois & Penn. (one R, one D): publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/161…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @benbwieder: At least 29 donors have ponied up more than $1 million to influence state elections this year publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/161…

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Mega-donors give big to state candidates

publicintegrity.org — Rauner, Wolf and Jones are just three of at least 12 candidates for state-level office who have poured at least $1 million into their own campaigns. States can limit contributions to candidates, but there are no such limitations on how much a candidate can give to his or her own campaign.
Oct 30, 2014

GOP mega-donor Ken Griffin, who once said wealthy had 'insufficient influence,' has given more than $4M to state pols ow.ly/DzBw7

Oct 30, 2014

At least 29 donors have given $1M+ to state-level campaigns this election ow.ly/DAagy via @RachelBaye @ReityOBrien @benbwieder

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Five-state study finds high levels of airborne chemicals near oil and gas sites

publicintegrity.org — Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks and any time they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in. They were certain the cause was simply breathing the air in Greenbrier, Arkansas, the rural community to which they'd retired a decade ago.
Oct 30, 2014

Five-state study finds high levels of chemicals in air near oil and gas drilling sites, via @jsmithhopkins publicintegrity.org/2014/10/07/158…

Oct 30, 2014

Five-state study finds high levels of airborne chemicals near oil and gas sites, reports @jsmithhopkins publicintegrity.org/2014/10/07/158… via @PublicI

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jsmithhopkins: Study finding troubling chemicals near oil and gas sites is latest in effort to figure out if health risks exist: bit.ly/1wO2SCn

Oct 30, 2014

Study finding troubling chemicals near oil and gas sites is latest in effort to figure out if health risks exist: bit.ly/1wO2SCn

U.S. Senate races to attract 1 million TV ads

publicintegrity.org — That illustrates a massive change in the dynamics of Kansas' race. During the week after Labor Day, for example, Kansas TV viewers only saw, on average, one U.S. Senate-focused ad every 22 minutes. In Kansas, Republican Sen.
Oct 30, 2014

More than 1 million TV ads expected to air during 2014 battle for the Senate. The hottest contest of them all: #NCSEN ow.ly/Dzoob

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Flush with mystery money, Kentucky nonprofit haunts Grimes’ Senate bid

publicintegrity.org — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The most mysterious force in Kentucky's pivotal U.S. Senate race is a ghost that dwells in a hole in a wall. Hunt for the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, and one finds no grassroots army, no canvassing operation, no office or headquarters at all - just a scuffed U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @mjbeckel: One of every 7 TV ads in the #KYSEN race has been sponsored by a pro-McConnell group that doesn't disclose its donors ow.ly/DA0fy

Oct 30, 2014

One of every 7 TV ads in the #KYSEN race has been sponsored by a pro-McConnell group that doesn't disclose its donors ow.ly/DA0fy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ChrisYoungCPI: "Most mysterious force in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race is a ghost that dwells in a hole in a wall," reports @mjbeckel publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/160…

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NATO suddenly classifies ratings of Afghan military and police capabilities

publicintegrity.org — A month before U.S. Marines and British military forces began their current withdrawal from Afghanistan's Helmand province, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan abruptly classified its assessment of the fighting abilities of the Afghan army and police forces, which the U.S. has spent an estimated $61.5 billion to build up.
Oct 30, 2014

NATO suddenly classifies ratings of Afghan military and police capabilities publicintegrity.org/2014/10/30/161… via @juliaharte1 of @PublicI

Center wins four Eppy awards

publicintegrity.org — The Center for Public Integrity was honored today with four 2014 EPPY awards from Editor & Publisher .
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ICIJorg: ICYMI, congrats again to the #ChinaLeaks team - the massive effort that went into our interactive graphic won an EPPY bit.ly/1vkkVKL

Oct 29, 2014

Center for Public Integrity wins four Eppy awards publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/161… via @PublicI

Another whistleblower suit alleges Medicare Advantage fraud

publicintegrity.org — The four health plans "turned a blind eye to the truth" because the MedXM health assessments made them money, according to the suit.Medicare Advantage plans argue that the in-home health assessments can help members stay fit and in their homes as long as possible by spotting untreated diseases and dangerous living conditions.
Oct 29, 2014

Whistleblower claims #Medicare Advantage plans exaggerated severity of patient illnesses for profit - ow.ly/DwDva via @publici

Oct 29, 2014

Another in a series of whistleblower suits alleges fraud in Medicare Advantage program: publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/160…

California takes on harsh discipline and academic inequities for black, Latino students

publicintegrity.org — North of Los Angeles, in California's farming and oil-drilling Central Valley, another lawsuit filed this month also raises issues of inequitable school treatment heavily affecting black and Latino students. As the Center for Public Integrity recently reported, the lawsuit in Kern was filed on behalf of Latino and black students who were removed from regular campuses and placed in alternative schools with fewer and inferior academic classes or extracurricular activities.
Oct 30, 2014

#EdWriters Calif bars truancy jailing. LA school ordered not to put kids into periods w/ no teaching publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/160… via @PublicI

Oct 30, 2014

Inner-city LA kids get court order to get into college-prep classes not "work" periods #JennyRuark publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/160… via @PublicI

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Publici: Judge orders immediate intervention after high school students sue over "lost learning time" bit.ly/1wG14d6 by @susanferriss

Oct 29, 2014

Calif joins states prohibiting jailing truants for contempt of court. More policies under scrutiny publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/160… via @PublicI

Oct 29, 2014

Former LA schools supe told court it's "indefensible" to give kids non-academic "home" or "work" periods publicintegrity.org/2014/10/29/160… via @PublicI

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Health insurers press for high-deductible, low-benefit policies

publicintegrity.org — As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @vijdas: Health insurance #lobbyists writing bills to squeeze more profits out of #ACA with "copper plans" @wendellpotter bit.ly/132FnZR

Oct 27, 2014

RT @Publici: Are proposed "copper" health care plans a needed ACA fix or a return to junk insurance? bit.ly/1wBiNCe by @wendellpotter

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