Kara Brandeisky is a reporting intern at ProPublica. She previously interned at NPR, Slate, Congressional Quarterly, The New Yorker Washington bureau and The New Republic. She graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government.
It has been more than five years since the Senate began investigating the CIA’s detainee program, a period marked by White House indecisiveness, Republican opposition, and what we now know was CIA snooping.
In 2010, the Labor Department issued a new fact sheet clarifying when an intern needs to be paid under federal labor law. We collected the case files for all the internship investigations the Labor Department concluded in the three years after issuing new regulations.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments with a history of discrimination no longer needed to submit new voting laws for federal approval. Now, voting rights advocates are trying to put them back under oversight using the courts and Congress.
Since Edward Snowden leaked documents detailing the NSA's surveillance programs, the Director of National Intelligence acknowledged that part of his congressional testimony was "erroneous." But that's not the only questionable comment by administration officials.