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Justin Elliott

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Justin Elliott has been a reporter with ProPublica since 2012, where he has covered money in politics, the National Security Agency, and the American Red Cross. He has produced stories for The New York Times and National Public Radio, and his reporting with NPR on the Red Cross’ troubled post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti won a 2015 Investigative Reporters and Editors award.

Before joining ProPublica, he was a reporter at Salon.com. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in history and classics.

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New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads Could Take Months

Under a new Federal Communications Commission rule, political ad data showing election spending could be posted online as early as July — or much later.

Watchdog Group Calls for Probe of Lobbyists Behind Congressional Trip to Taiwan

Public Citizen calls for investigation into whether Al D’Amato’s lobbying firm violated House travel rules by organizing a trip for Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY) and his wife.

Broadcasters Sue to...Block Transparency

The National Association of Broadcasters argue that the FCC's new rule requiring the posting of political ad data is "arbitrary" and "capricious."

N.Y. Congressman Will Reimburse Costs for $22,000 Taiwan trip

Democrat Bill Owens said he "did not understand" that contacts between his office and lobbyists for the Taiwan government who helped arranged the trip could be in violation of House ethics rules.

Lobbyists Arranged N.Y. Congressman’s $20,000 Trip To Taiwan

Four-day Visit by Rep. Bill Owens and Wife Was Set Up by Ex-Sen. Al D’Amato’s Firm; House Ethics Rules Forbid Participation In Lobbyist-Organized Trips.

Congressman Unfriends Bahrain

American Samoa Rep. Eni Faleomavaega, once Bahrain's best friend in Congress, changes his tune

FCC-Required Political Ad Data Disclosures Won't Be Searchable

The FCC vote on Friday mandating broadcaster disclosure comes with caveats.

Broadcasters' Last-Ditch Push to Hide Political Ad Data

Media giants are scrambling to water down a proposed FCC rule on disclosure that will be voted on Friday.

Advice From Walmart Exec at Center of Scandal: ‘Personal Integrity’ is Key

The Walmart exec, Eduardo Castro-Wright, in a 2009 interview extolled integrity and a "passion for winning."

Meet the Media Companies Lobbying Against Transparency

Corporations that own some of the country’s biggest news outlets are fighting an FCC measure to post political ad data on the Internet.

Broadcasters Are ‘Against Transparency,’ Says FCC Chairman

Julius Genachowski criticizes TV stations for trying to keep political ad data off the Internet.

Why the FCC Fined Google Just 68 Seconds in Profits

The FCC found that Google stonewalled a probe. The punishment? $25,000.

Behind Closed Doors, Broadcasters Battle Online Disclosure of Political Ad Buys

TV stations are taking their lobbying efforts directly to the FCC, which is expected to vote later this month on whether public data about what ads are bought, who bought them and for how much must be posted online.

Law Shrouds Details of Congressional Trips Abroad

Members of Congress normally have to disclose where they travel overseas, whom they visit and how much the trip cost — but not under a little-known State Department program that keeps those details and others a secret.

Meet Bahrain's Best Friend in Congress

How a Democrat from American Samoa became the beleaguered regime's most reliable booster.

A Tangled Web: Who’s Making Money From All This Campaign Spending?

Many have been detailing the vast sums being raised by the presidential candidates and the super PACs supporting them. But where are all those millions being spent?

Could Corporations Take Tax Breaks on Political 'Dark Money'?

Businesses may be able to use undisclosed, unlimited donations to save on their taxes.

When the GOP Tried to Ban Dark Money

For a brief moment a decade ago, it was Republicans who wanted disclosure of anonymous political donations that Democrats now decry.

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