By Margaux Stack-Babich and Bill Dedman
Today's reading from the world of investigative reporting. (Links open in a new window.)
- Pro Publica: Pro Publica's continuing exposé on presidential pardons: the benefits of friends in high places
- PolitiFact: Finalists for 2011 Lie of the Year
- The Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla., How rogue cops stay on the job, first two parts of a weeklong series based on public records: Part one and Part two
- The New York Times: Drilling down: Learning too late of the peril of natural gas leases
- Center for Responsive Politics: An illuminating look at the history of Barney Frank's campaign donors
- The Boston Globe: '90s Red Sox sexual abuse case rekindled; 2 men seek $10m, accuse late clubhouse manager
- Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism: Arab investigative journalists discuss their role in changing region
- The New York Times: Coke's role in killing a ban on plastic water bottles at Grand Canyon National Park
- 60 Minutes, CBS News: Two whistleblowers offer a rare window into the roots of the subprime mortgage meltdown
- Voices of San Diego: Water district directors meet, talk in secret, pushing the boundaries of a legal loophole
- The Boston Globe: US Preparing to cut aid for lead poisoning prevention efforts
- The Los Angeles Times: L.A. County Sheriff's Department keeps quiet on the results of investigations of alleged inmate abuse to D.A.
- Florida Center for Investigative Reporting: Feds Issue Condemning Report on Shuttered State Youth Facility
Margaux Stack-Babich writes about investigative reporting for msnbc.com. Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for msnbc.com.