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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: 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. […]

ProPublica: There’s No Evidence To Back The NSA’s Claim That Spying On Americans Has Thwarted Terror Attacks

This report, written by by Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 23. Two weeks after Edward Snowden’s first revelations about sweeping government surveillance, President Obama shot back. “We know of at least 50 threats that have been averted because of this information not just in the United States, but, […]

Who Watches The Watchers? ProPublica Details How The NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on Goldman Sachs

This story, written by Jake Bernstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 10. A version of the story was also co-published with The Washington Post. In the spring of 2012, a senior examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that Goldman Sachs had a problem. Under a Fed mandate, the investment […]

ProPublica Recounts A Case Where Telecom Aided Government Spies

This article, written by Raymond Bonner, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct.3. Over the past several months, the Obama Administration has defended the government’s far-reaching data collection efforts, arguing that only criminals and terrorists need worry. The nation’s leading internet and telecommunications companies have said they are committed to the sanctity of their customers’ […]

Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?

ProPublica looks beyond the rhetoric of current and past Western governmental administrations to trace the genealogy of Syria’s current chem “stockpile.” You aren’t likely to be surprised at the shape of the chemical warfare family tree. by Jannis Brühl ProPublica,  Sep. 25, 2013, 12:41 p.m. In the wake of a recent Russian-U.S. deal averting American […]

ProPublica Explains How Obama Administration Halted Military Aid Transparency

This article, written by Cora Currier, was originally published by ProPublica on Tuesday. The U.S. spent roughly $25 billion last year on what’s loosely known as security assistance—a term that can cover everything from training Afghan security forces to sending Egypt F-16 fighter jets to equipping Mexican port police with radiation scanners. The spending, which […]

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