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.

By Jacob Geiger :: Published on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

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.

By Sean Gorman :: Published on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 1:35 p.m.

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.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.

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