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ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. The organization’s work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” ProPublica seeks to produce journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them. ProPublica is headquartered in Manhattan. Its establishment was announced in October 2007. Operations commenced in January 2008, and publishing began in June 2008. http://www.propublica.org/ Email this author.


ProPublica: What Deadline? The Obamacare Sign-up Dates Keep Moving

This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica Dec. 19.  You aren’t alone if you’re confused about the deadline to sign up for coverage on the health insurance marketplaces. The deadline is 2014 and has been 2014 in flux. When the process began in October, consumers using HealthCare.gov, the Federal marketplace for […]

ProPublica On The Coming Obamacare Paper Pileup

This article, by Charles Ornstein, appeared on the ProPublica website on Dec. 12. When Healthcare.gov and some State-run insurance marketplaces ran into trouble with their Web sites in October and November, they urged consumers to submit paper applications. Now, it’s time to process all that paper. And with the deadline to enroll in health plans less than […]

ProPublica Reports: New-And-Improved Healthcare.gov Has Same Old Problems

This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Dec. 2. After a glowing news conference yesterday citing “night and day” progress on Healthcare.gov, I decided to log in this morning and take the web site for a test drive, as I’m sure many others are doing. Early reports had been promising. […]

Fed Asks Judge To Throw Out Lawsuit Brought By Fired Whistleblower

ProPublica continues its coverage of the case of Carmen Segarra, a former Goldman Sachs employee who was fired after taking her job as a compliance officer seriously enough to blow the whistle on the banking firm for failing to enforce a conflict-of-interest policy. Now the New York Fed has asked a judge to throw out […]

Who Are The State Department’s 100 ‘Special’ Government Employees? It Won’t Say

ProPublica questions why the U.S. State Department won’t come clean about “special” employees, like Huma Abedin, who manage to hold down lucrative corporate jobs and partisan advisory positions while drawing a paycheck from the government. Originally Published Nov. 13, 2013. By Justin Elliott and Liz Day ProPublica Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin drew […]

ProPublica: Health Care Delays Squeeze Patients In State High-Risk Pools

This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Nov. 8. “This is what keeps me up at night,” Tanya Case told me earlier this week. Case is executive director of the Oklahoma Temporary High Risk Pool, funded by the federal government to sell insurance to people denied coverage by private health insurers. […]

ProPublica Tells The Story Of Loyal Obama Supporters, Canceled by Obamacare

This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Nov. 6. San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election. Since 1995, Hammack and […]

ProPublica: Six Months After Obama Promised to Divulge More on Drones, Here’s What We Still Don’t Know

This article, written by Cora Currier, was originally published by ProPublica on Nov. 5. Nearly six months ago, President Obama promised more transparency and tighter policies around targeted killings. In a speech, Obama vowed that the U.S. would only use force against a “continuing and imminent threat to the American people.” It would fire only […]

NIST To Review Standards After Cryptographers Cry Foul Over NSA Meddling

ProPublica examines the latest bit of fallout from ongoing revelations of the extent of the NSA’s surveillance activities: the National Institute for Standards and Technology is taking a hard look at what it recommends developers do as they attempt to make their software products private and secure for end users. The Federal institute that sets national […]

ProPublica Chronicles Obamacare Users’ Angry Feedback About Healthcare.gov

This piece, compiled by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 24. Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began unveiling its effort to fix Healthcare.gov, the home for the federal insurance marketplace. Part of that was a blog post soliciting comments from folks who have tried the site. […]

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