The Center for Public Integrity

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Arsenic in Minnesota's water: How worried should we be?

    Just a week ago, we shared a report from the Center for Public Integrity showing that Minnesota has a serious problem involving arsenic in its groundwater, with many areas reporting levels much higher than the EPA's limit of 10 parts per billion. If you look at the map accompanying the center's rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    New report finds dangerous levels of arsenic across Minnesota wells

    Minnesotans are at greater risk of consuming dangerous levels of arsenic in their food and water than most of the country, according to weekend report released by the Center for Public Integrity.   Whether there's such a thing as a safe level of arsenic is debatable, though even small am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Protesting Macalester students respond to admins, escalate anti-Wells Fargo sit-in

    :::: UPDATE :::: Macalester protesters heeding nature's call in kitty-litter box during sit-inAs the Wells Fargo-protesting sit-in at Macalester's Weyerhaeuser Hall enters its third day, student protesters have issued a response to the memos written by administrators that we shared with you yesterda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Minnesota gets D corruptibility grade, says State Integrity Investigation

    ​Minnesota is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the potential for government corruption, according to a new study by the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International, and Global Integrity.The study, called the State Integrity Investigation, gave Minnesota a D grade, which rank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty bankrolled by Swift Boat mogul

    T-Paw's rich buddy helped him win in 2006, and might try it again in 2012.​Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Texas millionaire Bob Perry, a homebuilder who's best known for paying for the "Swift Boat" ads that falsely attacked Sen. John Ker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Michele Bachmann was for the stimulus while she was against it

    Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.​Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says. Turns out she had her h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2006

    Junkets-R-Us: Congressional Edition

    In his four plus years of service in the United States Senate, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006

    Minnesota by the numbers: money talks at the Capitol

    Special interest groups in Minnesota spent some $46.5 million last year attempting to impact the political process in Minnesota, according to a study released today. That works out to a whopping $230,000 per state legislator.

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Running Scared

    Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2006

    Citizen Craig on "citizen journalism"

    To hear him tell it, Craig Newmark has had only the most trifling effect on the American newspaper business. "Somebody invented recently a myth that we're hurting newspapers," he complained to Philip Weiss in a recent New York magazine profile. "That appears to be an invention . . . We're a minor fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2005

    Nice work if you can get it

    The Center for Responsive Politics has released a new report scrutinizing the accountability and effectiveness of public utility commissions across the country. These bodies, varying in make-up and duties from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2005

    Katrina cronyism

    The Center for Public Integrity has set up a new web site to track Katrina-related contracts awarded by the federal government. "Profiting From Katrina" keeps tabs on the cronyism and conflicts of interest already coming to light.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2005

    Minnesota by the numbers: We're number 4!

    Minnesota ranks fourth in the amount of money spent lobbying state lawmakers, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity. A follow-up to the Center's 2003 Hired Guns study, the report examines lobbying expenditures in 42 states where such data is collected. Nationwide, corpora ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Fear of a Liberal Planet

    GOP telemarketers harass the elderly, groove on hip hop, and scream like monkeys

  • News

    July 23, 2003

    What Hearings? What Scandal?

    The Republicans see no evil-- and most of the Democrats don't seem to, either

  • News

    April 23, 2003

    The Other War

    The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties

  • Feature

    July 23, 1997

    Cleaning House

    In their plodding way the Thompson hearings have elicited much new info illustrating the Democratic Party's orgy of greed for campaign cash.