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Corruption plagues all 50 states: study

There is currently no state in America with a great track record in dealing with corruption and transparency issues in its government, according to a detailed study by an investigation group released Monday. Eight state governments received an “F” grade while no state received an “A” grade in the State…

Perry’s Super PACs may outspend Perry in 2012

Leaked internal budget and strategy documents for a Super PAC supporting Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry show that the committee is prepared to outspend the candidate they support. Make Us Great Again, the largest of several Super PACs supporting the Texas governor (in late August the group absorbed the Americans…

Since 9/11, nearly half of all Pentagon contracts awarded without competition

Nearly half of the approximately $300 billion of taxpayer money the Department of Defense spent on projects in 2010 was awarded for no-bid contracts — some of which weren’t necessary, the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News reported on Monday. The cost of the non-competitive contracts the U.S. military has…

Soon-to-be GOP chairmen have deep ties to business, ‘revolving door’

By Josh Israel, Center for Public Integrity The Republican takeover of Congress not only apparently gives the Speaker’s gavel to John Boehner, it also elevates up to 25 senior GOP lawmakers to the roles of committee chairs. And while it may be a few weeks before it becomes clear which…

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