by Marian Wang ProPublica, Nov. 4, 2011, 2:19 p.m. A perusal of the latest issue of Barron’s turned up the following ad for brokerage firm MF Global: (If you are having trouble seeing the image, click here .) Somehow the ad, published Saturday, reads a little differently now, in light of recent events : Though no […]
by Braden Goyette ProPublica The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently released a much-discussed study  showing that over the past three decades the income of the highest-paid Americans has soared while the income of others has grown much more modestly. Here’s a rundown of some statistics illustrating the growing income gap. But first, some context. […]
by Marian Wang ProPublica, Aug. 24, 2011, 12:21 p.m. This is the latest installment in a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates. We’ve also covered Texas Gov. Rick Perry  and Congressman Ron Paul . The basics: Though she certainly has a challenger  in Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann […]
Three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul is consistently disregarded by the media, a point made recently by comedian Jon Stewart  and confirmed by a Pew Research Center  analysis of news coverage.
by Braden Goyette ProPublica, Aug. 18, 2011, 10:58 a.m. This is the first installment in a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates. Rick Perry has made plenty  of headlines  since he announced his presidential bid. But with the deluge of day-to-day coverage, it’s hard to get a sense of his actual […]
The federal government still has $100 billion to $150 billion in stimulus money left to spend. That’s about as much as the Making Work Pay tax credit that gave $800 apiece to middle-class families in 2009 and 2010. And it’s twice as much as Congress gave to states to stabilize budgets and save education jobs. So, could the money be better used to counteract the fallout from the European debt crisis and Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating?
by Braden Goyette ProPublica, July 28, 2011, 9:45 a.m. We’re updating this reading list continuously as new stories and resources on the debt ceiling debate come out. The most recent updates are starred (*). Congress has until a week from today to raise the debt ceiling, the cap on the amount of money the Treasury […]
by Braden Goyette ProPublica, July 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m. After testifying before the British Parliament this week, Rupert Murdoch returned to the United States to be greeted with more bad news: The Justice Department is opening up an inquiry into allegations of computer hacking  by News Corp’s American advertising wing, News America Marketing. The […]