Cora Currier was a reporting fellow at ProPublica and previously on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She has written for the New Yorkerâs website, The European, Letâs Go guides, and other publications. During the 2008 presidential election, she covered the youth vote for The Nation. She has also worked as a researcher for several books on history and politics. Cora graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies.
Our reading guide to the development and potential dangers of drones.
Under the foreclosure settlement with big banks, states got $2.5 billion to help homeowners. But a comprehensive, state-by-state breakdown shows that almost a billion is going to general use.
We contacted every state to see how they are spending the money they received from the foreclosure settlement. Here’s the most comprehensive breakdown available anywhere.
The Air Force acknowledges pilots are concerned about the F-22 Raptor’s oxygen-generation system, but the planes are still being flown.
As the terrain and debate around national security shifts, we took a look back at some of the most controversial elements of George W. Bush’s national security policy, to see how much has changed under Obama – and how much has stayed the same.
Newly released emails show a News Corp. official suggesting editors at The Times (of London) and The Wall Street Journal Europe push British government officials to approve the company’s takeover of BSkyB.
The conservative nonprofit group ALEC has pushed industry-backed model legislation that lets oil and gas companies muddy the waters on disclosure of fracking chemicals.
Housing advocates allege that Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank violated the Fair Housing Act by taking better care of foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods than in black and Latino neighborhoods.
A special edition of Top #Muckreads in advance of a ProPublica Tenement Talk on “The Perils and Promise of Fracking.”
A new report says borrowers who want to refinance mortgages under the government’s expanded Home Affordable Refinancing Program, or HARP, may not be getting the lowest rates because there’s little incentive for big banks to compete for business.
The government's new standards for more humane detention of undocumented immigrants have been criticized as too cushy. So what are they?
The head of the FHFA has steadfastly opposed principal reductions, which the Obama administration supports. Can the White House replace him?
A new government report raises red flags about the F-35, the Pentagon’s flagship fighter-plane program.
Charting expansive “stand your ground” laws like the one at the center of the Trayvon Martin case.
How much will homeowners be helped by the settlement? We do the numbers.
Whistleblower suits settled as part of the government's $25 billion settlement offer a glimpse at the kinds of behavior that ran rampant in big banks' mortgage operations.
A timeline of SEC charges against Goldman and employees over the past decade.
A timeline of the Obama administration’s aggressive campaign against government leakers.
Nearly four years after the financial crisis, settlements with the big players on Wall Street keep coming out, one after the other. It can be hard to keep track of it all. So who’s been hit, with what, and for how much in total?