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Center research editor Peter Smith has led the charge in fighting for government information

Trump, Twitter shift media power balance

The mainstream news media adored President Obama for eight years, and they continue to adore him as he leaves office. Incoming President Donald Trump, however, has faced both contempt and critical coverage from journalists and broadcasters throughout his campaign — and the tradition continues. There’s no press honeymoon now and not much chance for one in the future.

The Center's best big business investigations from 2016

The Center for Public Integrity shed light on practices of high-interest lenders, influence peddlers and telecom giants.

Inspector general nominees gain power, lose confirmation priority

The inspectors general for federal agencies will have new legal protections as they investigate waste, fraud and abuse in the incoming Trump administration thanks to legislation signed this month by outgoing President Obama.

Data journalism pioneer David Donald dead at 64

Former Center database reporting editor David Donald, a pioneer in his field, leaves long legacy of achievement.

Panama Papers have had historic global effects — and the impacts keep coming

The investigation has produced an almost daily drumbeat of regulatory moves, follow-up stories and calls to action.

Journalists hang tough in face of backlash against Panama Papers reporting

Reporters have faced consequences in nations with reputations for high levels of press freedom.

Welfare system reform overdue

Congress passed a hugely successful welfare reform in 1996. Hundreds of thousands of people moved off welfare and into the workforce. The child poverty rate plummeted, and the black child poverty rate dropped to its lowest level in U.S. history.

IRS assures no privacy violated as it lures new customers to Obamacare

The IRS is plowing ahead with controversial plans to use its files to try to prod more people to sign up for Obamacare — but the tax agency has promised Congress it won’t break any privacy laws.

Army illegally barred Silicon Valley company from proposing software add-on: Judge

A federal judge has accused the Army of acting “arbitrarily and capriciously” and violating the law when it excluded a Silicon Valley firm from proposing its add-on for a battlefield intelligence data processor.

Planned Parenthood fetal tissue investigators seek clarification of restraining order for University

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is asking a federal judge to clarify a temporary restraining order so congressional investigators can determine whether the University of Washington is trafficking in fetal body parts with Planned Parenthood.

BVI hits Mossack Fonseca with biggest ever fine after Panama Papers investigation

The British Virgin Islands levied a $440,000 administrative penalty against Mossack Fonseca on Friday.

Experts who quit Panama's transparency commission produce their own report

Report's authors say that the U.S. and EU have the power to force other nations to embrace transparency reforms.

New title for an old friend

'The investigative reporting done at the Center for Public Integrity has never been more in demand.'

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Our CEO on the latest from the Center

'Carbon Wars' two weeks in: front-page stories, editorials, reader feedback

The Center for Public Integrity’s new series on pollution and climate change has prompted strong reaction across the country.

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