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Companies Owned by This Billionaire Governor Received up to $24 Million in Bailout Loans

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Why Do People Want to See Donald Trump's Tax Returns?

8 days ago

An Employee at a Private Sports Club Owned by This Billionaire Governor Tested Positive for Coronavirus

8 days ago

Has the IRS Hit Bottom?

9 days ago

One of America's Wealthiest States Might Pass Up an Opportunity to Tackle Housing Segregation

10 days ago

The Indian Health Service Wants to Return 1 Million KN95 Masks It Bought From a Former White House Official

14 days ago

Oyster, Air Fryer and Bicycle Companies Say Their Goods Are Essential to Fighting Coronavirus So They Can Get Tariff Relief

14 days ago

Stop Seizing Paychecks, Senators Write to Capital One and Other Debt Collectors

14 days ago

The Governor Urged Businesses to Reopen Safely, but a Restaurant at His Luxury Resort Didn't, Complaints Say

15 days ago

What the Trump Campaign Is Up To on YouTube (Hint: It Involves Aliens, Bin Laden and Ivanka)

15 days ago

An Illustrated History of Government Agencies Twisting the Truth to Align With White House Misinformation

17 days ago

Inside the Trump Administration's Decision to Leave the World Health Organization

19 days ago

Democratic Senators Call for USAID to Investigate Anti-LGBT, Anti-Muslim Comments by Appointees

21 days ago

The Postal Service Is Steadily Getting Worse — Can It Handle a National Mail-In Election?

24 days ago

"I Can't Speak Negatively About the President," Says Official Charged With Stimulus Oversight

29 days ago

We Reported on Corporate Tax Breaks in the Rust Belt. Now Officials Want Tougher Enforcement.

1 month ago

Contractors for Trump's Controversial $3 Billion Food Aid Program Have Hired a Longtime Lobbyist to Tout Their Work

1 month ago

Law Enforcement Files Discredit Brian Kemp's Accusation That Democrats Tried to Hack the Georgia Election

1 month ago

Electionland 2020: Trump on Vote by Mail, Poll Worker PPE, Naturalizations and More

1 month ago

This Billionaire Governor's Been Sued Over Unpaid Bills. A Judge Just Ordered Him to Pay More.

1 month ago

A Closer Look at Federal COVID Contractors Reveals Inexperience, Fraud Accusations and a Weapons Dealer Operating Out of Someone's House

1 month ago

States Are Reopening: See How Coronavirus Cases Rise or Fall

1 month ago

A Trump Official Tried to Fast-Track Funding for His Friend's Unproven COVID-19 "Treatment," Whistleblower Says

1 month ago

The Justice Department Accidentally Released the Name of Saudi Official Suspected of Helping the 9/11 Hijackers

1 month ago

ProPublica Joins News Organizations in Suing for Small Business Program Loan Info

1 month ago

Ignoring Trump and Right-Wing Think Tanks, Red States Expand Vote by Mail

1 month ago

These Companies Got Millions in Tax Breaks to Bring Jobs to Youngstown. They Created Next to None.

1 month ago

Why a Struggling Rust Belt City Pinned Its Revival on a Self-Chilling Beverage Can

1 month ago

On the Same Day Sen. Richard Burr Dumped Stock, So Did His Brother-in-Law. Then the Market Crashed.

2 months ago

The Bigoted, Conspiratorial Rants of Rudy Giuliani's Radio Show

2 months ago

A Conservative Legal Group Significantly Miscalculated Data in a Report on Mail-In Voting

2 months ago

Whether the Ballot You Mail Is Counted May Depend on Where You Vote

2 months ago

Grieving Families Need Help Paying for COVID-19 Burials, but Trump Hasn't Released the Money

2 months ago

Health Insurers to Investors: We're Good. Health Insurers to Lawmakers: Please Help.

2 months ago

Did He Talk About Her? VA Secretary Changes His Story Amid Allegations He Sought Dirt on House Staffer.

2 months ago

How Jared Kushner Is Tackling the White House's Coronavirus Response — Without Any Evident Experience

2 months ago

Leaked Recordings Reveal Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Firmly in Charge and City Alderman Left Largely on the Sidelines

2 months ago

Congress Is Investigating Whether a Ventilator Company Is Gouging the U.S. — and Why the Government Is Letting It Happen

2 months ago

Trump Administration Officials Warned Against Halting Funding to WHO, Leaked Memo Shows

2 months ago

Attorney General Barr Refuses to Release 9/11 Documents to Families of the Victims

2 months ago

Millions of Americans Might Not Get Stimulus Checks. Some Might Be Tricked Into Paying TurboTax to Get Theirs.

2 months ago

Senator Richard Burr Sold D.C. Townhouse to Donor at a Rich Price

2 months ago

Senate Intel Chair Sold Dutch Fertilizer Stock in 2018, Right Before a Collapse

3 months ago

How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus

3 months ago

Rural Counties Consider an Alternative Type of Social Distancing — Kicking Chicago Out of Illinois

3 months ago

We're Making Public Records Requests to Help Us Cover the Coronavirus. Tell Us What We Should Be Asking For.

3 months ago

The White House Asked Manufacturers for Help, Then Gave Them No Clear Instructions

3 months ago

The Senator Who Dumped His Stocks Before the Coronavirus Crash Has Asked Ethics Officials for a "Complete Review"

3 months ago

Here's Why Florida Got All the Emergency Medical Supplies It Requested While Other States Did Not

3 months ago

Senator Dumped Up to $1.7 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness

3 months ago

No, President Trump, the Coronavirus Is Nothing Like H1N1 Swine Flu Either

3 months ago

Elections May Have to Change During the Coronavirus Outbreak. Here's How.

3 months ago

During Tuesday's Illinois Primary, Chicago Alderman and Former Firefighter Nicholas Sposato Delivered Pizzas at the Polls as His Ward Office Remained Open

3 months ago

The RNC Gave Big Contracts to Companies Linked to Its Chairwoman's Husband and Political Backers

3 months ago

Trump's Company Paid Bribes to Reduce Property Taxes, Assessors Say

3 months ago

As Commerce Dept. Starts Regulating Some Gun Exports, Experts Worry It Doesn't Have All the Info It Needs

3 months ago

Members of Congress Have a New Strategy for Ethics Investigations: Stonewalling

3 months ago

Some Election-Related Websites Still Run on Vulnerable Software Older Than Many High Schoolers

4 months ago

The RNC Stopped Paying a Data Firm After A Serious Breach. Then It Paid A Mysterious LLC With the Same Address.

4 months ago

Steve Bannon's Use of Private Jet Linked to Chinese Businessman Could Violate Campaign Finance Law

4 months ago

Trump's New Spy Chief Once Got $100,000 from a Group Funded by the Hungarian Government but Never Reported It

4 months ago

The FBI Is Investigating Massive Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds

4 months ago

Trump's New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the U.S. Accused of Corruption

4 months ago

Republican National Committee Obscured How Much It Pays Its Chief of Staff

4 months ago

The Benefits of Being Joe Biden's Brother

4 months ago

A Group of Agents Rose Through the Ranks to Lead the Border Patrol. They're Leaving It in Crisis.

4 months ago

VA Secretary Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault in a VA Hospital, Complaint Says

5 months ago

How Louisiana Lawmakers Stop Residents' Efforts to Fight Big Oil and Gas

5 months ago

Iowa's Lesson: Political Parties Are Not as Good as Government Officials at Counting Votes

5 months ago

Local Accountability Journalism Still Has a Huge Impact

5 months ago

Donald and Ivanka Trump Were Involved in Inauguration's Inflated Payments to Family Business, New Suit Says

5 months ago

Listen to Jared Kushner's Family Saga

6 months ago

Kansas Abandons Technology Trumpeted by Kris Kobach, Trump's Onetime Voter Fraud Czar

6 months ago

Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep

6 months ago

See How This Political Boss and His Associates Bought Up Valuable Land After A Tax Break Law

7 months ago

Misinformation Efforts Over Kentucky Vote Could Be Playbook for 2020

7 months ago

How Mike Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid to Reroute Money to Favored Christian Groups

8 months ago

While Trump Cracked Down on Immigration, a Republican Megadonor Sued for a Special Visa

9 months ago

Where Do Illinois Lawmakers Stand on Impeachment?

9 months ago

Inside the Trump Administration's Chaotic Dismantling of the Federal Land Agency

9 months ago

Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke

9 months ago

State Tax Breaks Rewarded Companies Connected to One Powerful Man. The Governor Just Killed Them — for Now.

10 months ago

Lawmakers Call for Ethics Reform to Deal With Billionaire Resort-Owning Governor

10 months ago

How a Video Gambling Company Helped Bankroll Local Politicians

10 months ago

Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest

10 months ago

You Can Now See Who's Contributing to 2020 Presidential Campaigns by State

10 months ago

How Fundraisers Convinced Conservatives to Donate $10 Million — Then Kept Almost All of It.

10 months ago

Political Operatives Got Donors to Give Millions. The Money Wasn't Used As Promised. Here's How They Did It.

10 months ago

The Questions Mueller Didn't Ask

10 months ago

Federal Election Agency, Hungry for Funds, Now Pays for Officials to Get to Office

10 months ago

Follow the 2020 Money Trail

10 months ago

Meet the Congressman Defending Questionable Tax Breaks for a Company Connected to His Rich Brother

10 months ago

A Huge Tax Break Went to a Politically Connected Company in New Jersey Despite Red Flags

10 months ago

More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report

10 months ago

The Tax Break Application Had a False Answer. Now the State Has Put the Break on Hold.

10 months ago

Illinois Video Gambling Tax Hike Will Be Decided by Lawmakers With Financial Ties to the Industry

10 months ago

Emails Show How Much Pull Political Bosses Had Over State Tax Breaks

10 months ago

New York City's Early Voting Plan Will Favor White, Affluent Voters, Advocacy Groups Say

10 months ago

Three Ways Chicago's City Council Keeps Its Committees Out of the Public Eye

10 months ago

At Chicago's City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage

10 months ago

New Jersey Task Force Examines Tax Breaks for George Norcross Projects

10 months ago

How Companies and Allies of One Powerful Democrat Got $1.1 Billion in Tax Breaks

10 months ago

Have a Complaint About a South Carolina Judge? Help Us Investigate.

10 months ago

South Carolina: The State Where Judges Rule Themselves in Secret

10 months ago

Kentucky's Secretary of State Turns Up Heat in Fight With Elections Board

10 months ago

Chicago in a Single Tweet, and News From Elections Around the State

10 months ago

Trump, All About Winning, Sees Losses in Court Pile Up

10 months ago

Promises, Tamales and Even Truth-Telling: Chicago's Mayoral Race Hits the Final Stretch

10 months ago

VA's Private Care Program Headed for Tech Trouble, Review Finds

10 months ago

Kentucky Legislature Passes Bill Stripping Grimes of Authority Over State Board of Elections

10 months ago

Senators Urge IRS to Focus on Big-Time Tax Cheats, Citing ProPublica Stories

10 months ago

Chicago's Election Signals Break from the Past — in Wards and at City Hall

8 months ago

At Chicago City Hall, the Legislative Branch Rarely Does Much Legislating

10 months ago

Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

10 months ago

How Has the "Crack Cocaine of Gambling" Affected Illinois? The State Hasn't Bothered to Check.

10 months ago

Trump Inauguration Chief Tom Barrack's "Rules for Success" — "Trump, Inc." Podcast

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The VA Is Paying for a Top Official's Cross-Country Commute

10 months ago

Former Trump Officials Are Supposed to Avoid Lobbying. Except 33 Haven't.

10 months ago

New Evidence Emerges of Possible Wrongdoing by Trump Inaugural Committee

10 months ago

The Curious Case of a Kentucky Cybersecurity Contract

10 months ago

A Power Grab in Kentucky Sparks a Revolt

10 months ago

A Onetime Rising Democratic Star Faces Questions About Voter Privacy

10 months ago

How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost

10 months ago

Will Pelosi Open the Floor to Bipartisan Ideas?

6 months ago

What We Learned From Collecting 100,000 Targeted Facebook Ads

10 months ago

Updated: The Hidden Money Funding the Midterms

10 months ago

VA Was "Taken Advantage Of" by Paying Billions in Fees, Secretary Says

10 months ago

The Laquan McDonald Shooting Keeps Exposing Critical Flaws in Illinois' Freedom of Information Act

10 months ago

In Louisiana, More Than a Third of Ex-Lawmakers Continue to Try to Influence Their Old Colleagues

10 months ago

Elkhart's Mayor Says He Won't Run for Re-election, Amid Revelations of Misconduct in the Police Ranks

10 months ago

What Chicago Voters Can Look Forward to in a Very Crowded Mayoral Election

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How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

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Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

10 months ago

The Election Is Over. And Now the Next Elections Begin.

10 months ago

Aging Machines, Crowds, Humidity: Problems at the Polls Were Mundane but Widespread

10 months ago

How North Carolina's Early Voting Changes Affect Voters

10 months ago

The Informed Voter's Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts

10 months ago

Democratic Mailer in Texas Referred to Attorney General's Office

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In Illinois Governor's Race, Rauner and Pritzker See a Clear Need to Promise Transparency

10 months ago

Pump and Trump

10 months ago

Arrest Throws Texas Voter Registration Dispute Into Further Confusion

10 months ago

Citizens Count on the Illinois Freedom of Information Act but Keep Getting Shut Out

10 months ago

Let Us Know About Voting Problems During the Midterm Elections

10 months ago

Election Experts: We Need You

10 months ago

The Cost of the Office? Trump's Billion-Dollar Loss — "Trump, Inc." Podcast Extra

10 months ago

How Much Money Is Being Spent in the Illinois Governor's Race?

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How Effective Is Your Representative?

10 months ago

Elliott Broidy's All-Access Pass — "Trump, Inc." Podcast

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Bipartisan Furor as North Carolina Election Law Shrinks Early Voting Locations by Almost 20 Percent

10 months ago

What's in a Resume? A Lot, When It Comes to Trump Staffers

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New in Trump Town: Staffer Resumes

10 months ago

Voting in America Is WILD. Here's How to Plan Ahead.

10 months ago

Congress Passes Measure to Protect Board that Monitors Nuclear Safety

10 months ago

The Election DataBot: Now Even Easier

10 months ago

Agency Takes Back Instructions to Residents in Brooklyn Housing Project to Stay Home on Primary Day

10 months ago

ProPublica's User's Guide to Democracy: Political Advertising

3 months ago

Shedding Some Light on Dark Money Political Donors

3 months ago

Note to the Next Mayor: Chicago Is a City of the World, But We Want the Neighborhoods Fixed, Too

3 months ago

New Mexico Senators Speak Out Over Order They Say Would Hamper Nuclear Safety Board

3 months ago

Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They'd Get Away With It

3 months ago

Looking at the Archives From the Time of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and Seeing Familiar Themes

3 months ago

Louisiana Senate President Sank Ride-Sharing Bill. His Close Pal Sells Insurance to Cabs.

3 months ago

Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort: Two Cases That Shook the Trump World — "Trump, Inc." Podcast Extra

3 months ago

Tax Case Flips the Script for Democrats and the GOP. But What About for Jurists?

3 months ago

Fund Meant to Protect Elections May Be Too Little, Too Late

3 months ago

When Sarah Sanders and the ACLU Teamed Up for Voting Rights

3 months ago

Did You Go to a Washington Nationals Game With Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh?

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Congress Works for You. Here's How to Be a Better Boss.

3 months ago

Election 2016 Gets a Report Card

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Democrats Vow Investigation of VA's Shadow Rulers After ProPublica Story

3 months ago

Illinois House Candidate Will Walk for Votes — And Has To

3 months ago

Our Rebuttal to Kris Kobach's Critique

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Why Paul Manafort's $15,000 Ostrich Jacket Wasn't the Biggest Revelation as His Trial Begins — "Trump, Inc." Podcast Extra

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Kris Kobach's Lucrative Trail of Courtroom Defeats

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We Found a New Batch of Trump Administration Appointees

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How Mitch McConnell Made Donald Trump

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How Voting Laws Have Changed Since 2016

3 months ago

What You Need to Know About Wilbur Ross' Many Conflicts — "Trump, Inc." Podcast

3 months ago

How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed

3 months ago

West Virginia Paid for a CEO to Go on a Trade Delegation to China. Turns Out, He Was Promoting His Company's Interests, Too.

3 months ago

Facebook's Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites Instead of Politicians

3 months ago

The Administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel Keeps Monitoring Protesters

3 months ago

New in the Congress API: Lobbying Registrations and More

3 months ago

Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago

3 months ago

The U.S. Considered Declaring Russia a State Sponsor of Terror, Then Dropped It

3 months ago

Covering the Midterms With Electionland 2018

3 months ago

Before the Blankenship-McConnell Feud, the Senator Aided the Mining Executive

3 months ago

For Some Democrats, Facebook Likes Are a Path to Hard-to-Find Supporters

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What Is Congress Talking About?

3 months ago

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Builds Power From the Ground Up — And Sometimes From the Basement

3 months ago

A Partisan Combatant, a Remorseful Blogger: The Senate Staffer Behind the Attack on the Trump-Russia Investigation

3 months ago

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios' Defeat Opens the Door to Reform

3 months ago

A Political Boss Goes Down

3 months ago

'Trump, Inc.' Podcast: Where'd Trump's Record Inauguration Spending Go? 'It's Inexplicable'

3 months ago

The Trump Administration's Campaign to Weaken Civil Service Ramps Up at the VA

3 months ago

We've Updated Our Campaign Widget to Better Help You Follow the Money

3 months ago

How We Compiled Trump Town

3 months ago

What We Found in Trump's Drained Swamp: Hundreds of Ex-Lobbyists and D.C. Insiders

3 months ago

Win or Lose in GOP Primary for Governor, Jeanne Ives Helps Push Illinois to the Right

3 months ago

We've Updated 'The Money Game,' Our Illinois Governor's Race Fundraising Widget

3 months ago

How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

3 months ago

How We Made Our Illinois Governor's Campaign Finance Widget

3 months ago

Congressman Calls For Investigation Of Conservative Think Tank

3 months ago

New Widget Helps You Follow the Money in the Illinois Governor's Race

3 months ago

As Conservative Group Grows In Influence, Financial Dealings Enrich Its Leaders

3 months ago

NLRB Member Is Under Investigation for a Conflict of Interest

3 months ago

As March Primary Nears, Study on Cook County Property Tax System Still Under Wraps

3 months ago

Trump NLRB Appointee Finds a Way Around Conflict of Interest Rules

3 months ago

Manhattan District Attorney Says He'll No Longer Accept Contributions From Lawyers With Cases Before Him

3 months ago

Rauner Takes Aim at State Lawmakers Who Appeal Property Taxes

3 months ago

'Independent' Watchdog's Secret Funder: Conservative Small-Government Group

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Trump's Dark Deregulation

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Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

3 months ago

Covering the Midterms With Election DataBot

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More Machine Learning About Congress' Priorities

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Despite Mayor's Pledge, Hundreds of Chicago Cops Still in Desk Jobs

3 months ago

Book Review: The Ordeal of Appalachia

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The Voter Fraud Commission Wants Your Data — But Experts Say They Can't Keep It Safe

3 months ago

The Trump Administration Plans to End a Refugee Program for Children

3 months ago

Houston Officials Hope Harvey Convinces Congress to Fund Coastal Barrier

3 months ago

Is Anybody Home at HUD?

3 months ago

A Stealth History Lesson in Baltimore

3 months ago

Keep an Eye On Your State's Congressional Delegation

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New York Landlords Exploit Loophole to Hike Rents Despite Freeze

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How Washington Blew Its Best Chance to Fix Immigration

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The Great Republican Crack-up

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Represent: Browse Lawmakers, Votes and Bills

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How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing

10 days ago

Trump Friends and Family Cleared for Millions in Small Business Bailout

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A Spike in People Dying at Home Suggests Coronavirus Deaths in Houston May Be Higher Than Reported

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Eroding Private Border Wall To Get an Engineering Inspection Just Months After Completion

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