Friday, November 21st, 2014

Articles from June, 2011

Playing a game of political telephone

Politicians like to repeat juicy lines made by party leaders or campaign committees. But as a claim works its way through Congress, the truth doesn't always travel so well.

Griffith corrects claim that formaldehyde doesn't cause cancer

The report found sufficient evidence for EPA to conclude that formaldehyde exposure is a cause of cancers of the nose, nasal cavity, and upper throat.

Readers take us task on the pay and benefits of federal workers

We cited a widely-referenced investigation by USA Today. It showed average total compensation for federal employees was $123,049 -- $81,258 in salary and $41,791 in benefits. Average total compensation for private workers was $61,051 -- $50,462 in pay and $10,589 in benefits.