Corrections

How Democrats Fooled California’s Redistricting Commission

Correction, Dec. 21, 2011: This story originally stated that the Asian population of Long Beach was less than 1 percent. It has been corrected to say that the Vietnamese population of Long Beach is 1 percent. The story also previously stated that Rep. Judy Chu previously served as a state senator. In fact, she served in the state assembly. This story originally stated the commission worked for free, with a small stipend for expenses. It has been corrected to say, the commissioners received $300 per day as compensation and were eligible for reimbursement of travel and out of pocket expenses. This story incorrectly described Doug Johnson as a professor at Claremont McKenna's Rose Institute. In fact, he is a fellow at the Institute.

Perry More Generous With Pardons Than Romney

Correction, Dec. 16, 2011: An earlier version of this story said Perry’s 2010 pardons of nine people included “two men who served probation for unlawful possession of narcotics in the early 1970s.” In fact, Perry pardoned these men in 2004.

Senator Wants Answers on Program to Test Soldiers for Brain Injuries

Correction, Dec. 15, 2011: We erroneously said a letter sent by Sen. McCaskill said contractors have been paid $42 million. It said they have been paid $32 million.

Pardon Applicants Benefit From Friends in High Places

Correction, Dec. 4, 2011: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that David B. McCall Jr. was convicted in 1996 of falsifying loan records. McCall pleaded guilty to that charge on Oct. 10, 1996. A judgment and sentencing were entered on Jan. 17, 1997. The article also misstated the timing of his family's quest for a pardon; the effort began seven years, not 24 years, after his conviction.

Testing Program Fails Soldiers, Leaving Brain Injuries Undetected

Correction, Nov. 28, 2011: This story originally misstated the name of the contractor that has given soldiers the ANAM test over the last four years. It should be Eyak Services, not Eyak Technology.

Energy Dept. Panel Warns of Environmental Toll of Current Gas Drilling Practices

Correction, Nov. 10, 2011: his story has been changed. An earlier version made it seem as if Reid Porter, an API spokesman, said that drillers have opposed some of the energy panel's recommendations. Porter did not comment on that issue.

America's Growing Income Gap, by the Numbers

Correction, Nov. 3, 2011: One of the charts in this post incorrectly stated that the 81st-99th percentiles accounted for 28.6 percent of U.S. income in 2007. In fact, they accounted for 38.6 percent of U.S. income.

U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners

Correction, Nov. 1, 2011: An earlier version of this story said that an email in which the TSA health and safety director said inspectors were “radiation myth busters” incorrectly identified them as Rapiscan’s inspectors. The story should have said they were inspectors from the Army Public Health Command.

What Is Obama’s Actual Record on Creating Jobs?

Correction, Oct. 5, 2011: We stated that GM added 45,000 jobs after exiting bankruptcy. In fact, it's the car industry overall that added 45,000 jobs after GM exited bankruptcy. We have also clarified that one's study's conclusion about the number of jobs the auto bailout saved included jobs created directly and indirectly.

Correction, Oct. 5, 2011: We erroneously referred to the "bailouts of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler." Only General Motors and Chrysler received government assistance.

Secret Docs Show Foreclosure Watchdog Doesn’t Bark or Bite

Correction, Oct. 4, 2011: An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated that the Treasury has restored HAMP incentive payments for two of the three companies that had previously had their payments withheld. In fact, only one company had its payments restored. We regret the error.

Correction, Oct. 4, 2011: We originally referred to Koch-Glitsch as “France-based.” It has offices around the world, including in France; its main European office is in Italy.

What Are the Latest Revelations About Koch Industries?

Correction, Oct. 4, 2011: An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated that the Treasury has restored HAMP incentive payments for two of the three companies that had previously had their payments withheld. In fact, only one company had its payments restored. We regret the error.

Correction, Oct. 4, 2011: We originally referred to Koch-Glitsch as “France-based.” It has offices around the world, including in France; its main European office is in Italy.

This Week’s Top MuckReads: Warlords, Shell Companies and Shady College Football

Correction, Sept. 30, 2011: We originally said the story “Payday Lending Bankrolls Auto Racer's Fortune” was by iWatch and ABC News. In fact, it is by iWatch and CBS News.

Corporations Couldn't Wait to 'Check the Box' on Huge Tax Break

Correction, Sept. 27, 2011: Tax lawyer Philip D. Morrison said in a prominent tax journal that it was "ridiculous'' for the Obama Treasury to claim check-the-box allowed for an "unintended avoidance of current U.S. tax.'' He did not say the Obama proposal to change the tax provision was ridiculous, as stated in the original version of this article published Sept. 27.

Who Are America’s Top 10 Gas Drillers?

Correction, Sept. 1, 2011: This story originally said that more than 90 percent of Devon's U.S. reserves are in natural gas. It's actually more than 70 percent.

Bank of America Gets Buffetted

Correction, Aug. 31, 2011: This column referred incorrectly to the investment's impact on the bank's capital. Of the $5 billion, $2 billion will count in the measure of capital called Tier 1, under the current capital standard known as Basel 1. The column erroneously said that none of the $5 billion would count as Tier 1 capital.

Economic Myths: We Separate Fact From Fiction

Correction, Aug. 18, 2011: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the only tax increases passed during the Obama administration were part of the health-care reform bill. In fact, the excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products was also raised as part of a children's health insurance bill in February 2009.

Will Innovative New Financial Regulator Be Hobbled Before It Even Starts?

Correction, July 20, 2011: This story incorrectly stated that the House Appropriations Committee had cut the Securities and Exchange Commission’s budget by $222.5 million. While the committee has proposed the cut, it has yet to be enacted.

From Dodd-Frank to Dud: How Financial Reform May Be Going Wrong

Correction, June 3, 2011: This story incorrectly stated that the Dodd-Frank law had stripped the position of chief counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of its civil service status protection, based on erroneous information provided by Rep. Barney Frank. The provision was included in the House bill, but was excluded in the final version of the law.

Confessed Terrorist Tried to Help U.S. Track Down Other Terrorists

Correction, May 31, 2011: Wired magazine spotted an error in David Coleman Headley’s testimony. Headley said that the CEO of Lockheed Martin had been targeted for assassination, because Lockheed makes the drones that are used to kill terrorists in Pakistan. It turns out that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, not Lockheed, makes the drones. Lockheed does, however, make the Hellfire missiles used by the drones.

Correction, May 31, 2011: This post originally said that Headley was arrested last October. He was in fact arrested in October 2009.

Forced Pooling: When Landowners Can't Say No to Drilling

Correction, May 19, 2011: This story has been corrected. It should have made clear that state regulations in New York and Virginia require drillers to lease a certain percentage of the acreage in a drilling unit before forced pooling or compulsory integration can occur, rather than a percentage of the landowners. May 20: This story originally said 38 states have some form of forced pooling law. Actually, 39 states do.

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