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How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus

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Rural Counties Consider an Alternative Type of Social Distancing — Kicking Chicago Out of Illinois

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We're Making Public Records Requests to Help Us Cover the Coronavirus. Tell Us What We Should Be Asking For.

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The White House Asked Manufacturers for Help, Then Gave Them No Clear Instructions

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The Senator Who Dumped His Stocks Before the Coronavirus Crash Has Asked Ethics Officials for a "Complete Review"

16 days ago

Here's Why Florida Got All the Emergency Medical Supplies It Requested While Other States Did Not

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Senator Dumped Up to $1.7 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness

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No, President Trump, the Coronavirus Is Nothing Like H1N1 Swine Flu Either

17 days ago

Elections May Have to Change During the Coronavirus Outbreak. Here's How.

17 days ago

During Tuesday's Illinois Primary, Chicago Alderman and Former Firefighter Nicholas Sposato Delivered Pizzas at the Polls as His Ward Office Remained Open

18 days ago

The RNC Gave Big Contracts to Companies Linked to Its Chairwoman's Husband and Political Backers

23 days ago

Trump's Company Paid Bribes to Reduce Property Taxes, Assessors Say

25 days ago

As Commerce Dept. Starts Regulating Some Gun Exports, Experts Worry It Doesn't Have All the Info It Needs

26 days ago

Members of Congress Have a New Strategy for Ethics Investigations: Stonewalling

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Some Election-Related Websites Still Run on Vulnerable Software Older Than Many High Schoolers

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The RNC Stopped Paying a Data Firm After A Serious Breach. Then It Paid A Mysterious LLC With the Same Address.

1 month ago

Steve Bannon's Use of Private Jet Linked to Chinese Businessman Could Violate Campaign Finance Law

1 month ago

Trump's New Spy Chief Once Got $100,000 from a Group Funded by the Hungarian Government but Never Reported It

1 month ago

The FBI Is Investigating Massive Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds

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Trump's New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the U.S. Accused of Corruption

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Republican National Committee Obscured How Much It Pays Its Chief of Staff

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The Benefits of Being Joe Biden's Brother

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A Group of Agents Rose Through the Ranks to Lead the Border Patrol. They're Leaving It in Crisis.

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VA Secretary Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault in a VA Hospital, Complaint Says

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How Louisiana Lawmakers Stop Residents' Efforts to Fight Big Oil and Gas

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Iowa's Lesson: Political Parties Are Not as Good as Government Officials at Counting Votes

2 months ago

Local Accountability Journalism Still Has a Huge Impact

2 months ago

Donald and Ivanka Trump Were Involved in Inauguration's Inflated Payments to Family Business, New Suit Says

2 months ago

Listen to Jared Kushner's Family Saga

2 months ago

Kansas Abandons Technology Trumpeted by Kris Kobach, Trump's Onetime Voter Fraud Czar

3 months ago

Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep

3 months ago

See How This Political Boss and His Associates Bought Up Valuable Land After A Tax Break Law

3 months ago

Misinformation Efforts Over Kentucky Vote Could Be Playbook for 2020

4 months ago

How Mike Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid to Reroute Money to Favored Christian Groups

4 months ago

While Trump Cracked Down on Immigration, a Republican Megadonor Sued for a Special Visa

5 months ago

Where Do Illinois Lawmakers Stand on Impeachment?

6 months ago

Inside the Trump Administration's Chaotic Dismantling of the Federal Land Agency

6 months ago

Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke

6 months ago

State Tax Breaks Rewarded Companies Connected to One Powerful Man. The Governor Just Killed Them — for Now.

7 months ago

Lawmakers Call for Ethics Reform to Deal With Billionaire Resort-Owning Governor

7 months ago

How a Video Gambling Company Helped Bankroll Local Politicians

7 months ago

Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest

7 months ago

You Can Now See Who's Contributing to 2020 Presidential Campaigns by State

7 months ago

How Fundraisers Convinced Conservatives to Donate $10 Million — Then Kept Almost All of It.

7 months ago

Political Operatives Got Donors to Give Millions. The Money Wasn't Used As Promised. Here's How They Did It.

7 months ago

The Questions Mueller Didn't Ask

7 months ago

Federal Election Agency, Hungry for Funds, Now Pays for Officials to Get to Office

7 months ago

Follow the 2020 Money Trail

7 months ago

Meet the Congressman Defending Questionable Tax Breaks for a Company Connected to His Rich Brother

7 months ago

A Huge Tax Break Went to a Politically Connected Company in New Jersey Despite Red Flags

7 months ago

More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report

7 months ago

The Tax Break Application Had a False Answer. Now the State Has Put the Break on Hold.

7 months ago

Illinois Video Gambling Tax Hike Will Be Decided by Lawmakers With Financial Ties to the Industry

7 months ago

Emails Show How Much Pull Political Bosses Had Over State Tax Breaks

7 months ago

New York City's Early Voting Plan Will Favor White, Affluent Voters, Advocacy Groups Say

7 months ago

Three Ways Chicago's City Council Keeps Its Committees Out of the Public Eye

7 months ago

At Chicago's City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage

7 months ago

New Jersey Task Force Examines Tax Breaks for George Norcross Projects

7 months ago

How Companies and Allies of One Powerful Democrat Got $1.1 Billion in Tax Breaks

7 months ago

Have a Complaint About a South Carolina Judge? Help Us Investigate.

7 months ago

South Carolina: The State Where Judges Rule Themselves in Secret

7 months ago

Kentucky's Secretary of State Turns Up Heat in Fight With Elections Board

7 months ago

Chicago in a Single Tweet, and News From Elections Around the State

7 months ago

Trump, All About Winning, Sees Losses in Court Pile Up

7 months ago

Promises, Tamales and Even Truth-Telling: Chicago's Mayoral Race Hits the Final Stretch

7 months ago

VA's Private Care Program Headed for Tech Trouble, Review Finds

7 months ago

Kentucky Legislature Passes Bill Stripping Grimes of Authority Over State Board of Elections

7 months ago

Senators Urge IRS to Focus on Big-Time Tax Cheats, Citing ProPublica Stories

7 months ago

Chicago's Election Signals Break from the Past — in Wards and at City Hall

5 months ago

At Chicago City Hall, the Legislative Branch Rarely Does Much Legislating

7 months ago

Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

7 months ago

How Has the "Crack Cocaine of Gambling" Affected Illinois? The State Hasn't Bothered to Check.

7 months ago

Trump Inauguration Chief Tom Barrack's "Rules for Success" — "Trump, Inc." Podcast

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The VA Is Paying for a Top Official's Cross-Country Commute

7 months ago

Former Trump Officials Are Supposed to Avoid Lobbying. Except 33 Haven't.

7 months ago

New Evidence Emerges of Possible Wrongdoing by Trump Inaugural Committee

7 months ago

The Curious Case of a Kentucky Cybersecurity Contract

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A Power Grab in Kentucky Sparks a Revolt

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A Onetime Rising Democratic Star Faces Questions About Voter Privacy

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How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost

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Will Pelosi Open the Floor to Bipartisan Ideas?

3 months ago

What We Learned From Collecting 100,000 Targeted Facebook Ads

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Updated: The Hidden Money Funding the Midterms

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VA Was "Taken Advantage Of" by Paying Billions in Fees, Secretary Says

7 months ago

The Laquan McDonald Shooting Keeps Exposing Critical Flaws in Illinois' Freedom of Information Act

7 months ago

In Louisiana, More Than a Third of Ex-Lawmakers Continue to Try to Influence Their Old Colleagues

7 months ago

Elkhart's Mayor Says He Won't Run for Re-election, Amid Revelations of Misconduct in the Police Ranks

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What Chicago Voters Can Look Forward to in a Very Crowded Mayoral Election

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How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

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Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

7 months ago

The Election Is Over. And Now the Next Elections Begin.

7 months ago

Aging Machines, Crowds, Humidity: Problems at the Polls Were Mundane but Widespread

7 months ago

How North Carolina's Early Voting Changes Affect Voters

7 months ago

The Informed Voter's Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts

7 months ago

Democratic Mailer in Texas Referred to Attorney General's Office

7 months ago

In Illinois Governor's Race, Rauner and Pritzker See a Clear Need to Promise Transparency

7 months ago

Pump and Trump

7 months ago

Arrest Throws Texas Voter Registration Dispute Into Further Confusion

7 months ago

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

2 days ago

What We Need to Understand About Asymptomatic Carriers if We're Going to Beat Coronavirus

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In Desperation, New York State Pays Up to 15 Times the Normal Prices for Medical Equipment

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Taxpayers Paid Millions to Design a Low-Cost Ventilator for a Pandemic. Instead, the Company Is Selling Versions of It Overseas.

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A Major Medical Staffing Company Just Slashed Benefits for Doctors and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus

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Trump Congratulates Businesses for Helping Fight Coronavirus. But His Own Company Has Been Absent.

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ProPublica Hires Lisa Larson-Walker as Art Director

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One Reason Caregivers Are Wearing Trash Bags: A U.S. Firm Had to Recall 9 Million Surgical Gowns

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