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Investigative Journalism stories

The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley - Online Payday loans come with a high price

The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley - Online Payday loans come with a high price

Behind the lavish lifestyle of race car driver Scott Tucker lay a secretive lending empire built on tribal perks and profits from poor customers.


A ban on arsenic-containing pesticides was lifted after a lawmaker disrupted a scientific assessment by the EPA.

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One congressman has kept us in the dark about the health risks of arsenic

David Heath is a senior reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, and he investigated why a health assessment on arsenic from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been delayed.

“Mr Heath Goes to Washington” Bill Moyer’s Journal/Expose

The Seattle Times investigation of the way Congress have awarded federal dollars for questionable purposes to local Congressional districts companies, which some of their  executives, employees or PACs have made campaign contributions to their legislators.


It might sound arcane as a presidential priority, but it was a big deal at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Political interference from the Bush White House had delayed or derailed dozens of the EPA’s findings on potential health risks posed by toxic chemicals.


Heath unravels the backroom deals that have stalled the EPA’s latest assessment of arsenic. He examines how one paragraph of a congressional committee report attached to a bill instructed the agency not to take any actions based on its scientific findings. 

David Heath on the Drug War & New Report that 70 Percent of Seized Mexico Guns Are From U.S.

Democracy Now!interviews David Heath at the Center for Public Integrity.

Some 70 percent of guns seized in Mexico from 2009 to 2010 came from the United States, according to a new report from three U.S. senators. The report finds Mexican drug cartels are arming themselves with U.S. military-style weapons and urges a strengthening of U.S. regulations to stem the flow of guns to Mexico.

Promises, Promises

Guy From KCMOThe Seattle Times is on the trail again, following the money to see if Congress has kept its promise to come clean on earmarks.

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