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Jeff Larson

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Rep. Jerry McNerney's District

Democrats recognized that they could protect Jerry McNerney from being redistricted out of office by the Citizen's Redistricting Commission.

California Redistricting Commission Emails

Redistricting, a Devil’s Dictionary

Redistricting is a hard-knuckled game, in which voters often lose. Here are the colorful, and telling, terms used by insiders.

Fair Districts Mass Proposals

Fair Districts Mass says it is an independent group seeking better representation for minorities, but it has proposed maps that call its motives into question.

Florida's 3rd Congressional District

Congresswoman Corrine Brown, an African-American Democrat from Florida, represents one of the most irregularly shaped districts in the nation.

The Hidden Hands in Redistricting: Corporations and Other Powerful Interests

Opaque redistricting groups are being quietly bankrolled by corporations, unions and others. They are working not to help voters in the communities they claim to represent but to improve the prospects of their political allies or to harm their enemies.

The Opportunity Gap

ProPublica analyzed new data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights along with other federal education data to examine whether states provide students equal access.

Timeline: How One Blast Affected Five Soldiers

FOIA b(3) Exemptions

Information about watermelon handlers, avocado importers and caves are some of the categories of information that have been withheld from federal Freedom of Information Act requesters using sections of laws that are otherwise unrelated to disclosure. There are hundreds of such laws, according to data compiled by the Sunshine in Government Initiative. They fall under number three -- known as b(3) -- of the nine exemptions. Use our database to see how extensively agencies use b(3) exemptions.

FCIC Document Dive

FCIC Document Dive

When the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its final report on the causes of the financial crisis, it released an extensive document archive. We've tried to make searching through it a bit easier. Use the form below to search for people, places, or organizations mentioned in the documents.

Find Homes With Tainted Drywall

When the Consumer Products Safety Commission provided data in October, the agency said it had received fewer than 3,500 reports of tainted drywall. ProPublica and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune compiled a list of addresses from county property appraiser data and records in consolidated lawsuits filed in New Orleans federal court and found nearly twice that number: around 6,900 homes.

Methodology: Chinese Drywall

Is your member of Congress a New Democrat?

The Rainbow Connection: How We Made Our CDO Connections Graphic

On Wednesday, we launched an interactive news application to help readers understand the cross-owned nature of Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) in 2006-2007. Here's how we did it.

CDOs’ Interlocking Ownership

See which CDOs exchanged pieces with other CDOs through our interactive feature that reveals the incestuous nature of Wall Street’s CDO business.

Interactive: CDOs’ Interlocking Ownership

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