Erin Quinn, Center for Public Integrity

Erin Quinn

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Erin:

U.S. lobbying, PR firms give human rights abusers a friendly face

Countries with the worst human rights violation records have spent $168 million on U.S. lobbyists and public relations specialists. → Read More

9 things to know about Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will today make a long-anticipated announcement that he’s running for president. → Read More

Food flavor safety system a ‘black box’

But industry says self-policing poses no threat to consumers. → Read More

Why nobody knows what's really going into your food

Companies take advantage of a loophole allowing them to deem a food additive "generally recognized as safe" without the FDA's knowledge. → Read More

Why the FDA doesn't really know what's in your food

The government has left it to companies to decide whether new food additives are safe. → Read More

Why industry is trying to tell you how to think

How we investigated the top message peddlers influencing public policy — and why you should care. → Read More

Who needs lobbyists? See what big business spends to win American minds

Trade groups pay top PR, advertising firms $1.2 billion over five years to influence public. → Read More

‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

Public relations pro, food industry behind website, ads blasting Humane Society. → Read More

Saving the penny makes cents for zinc-backed front group

'Broad-based' group created to save the penny from extinction turns out to be backed by a company that supplies metal to make the coins. → Read More

Documents reveal GOP group's secret donors

Alabama Power, Pfizer among companies that helped fund the Alabama House Republican Conference in 2012. → Read More

Pro-Vitter super PAC fueled by energy interests

A super PAC backing Sen. David Vitter's run for governor got most of its money last year from energy interests, new documents show. → Read More

Pulling back the veil on corporate contributions

New database pulls back veil on corporate giving to politically active nonprofits and covert ways companies advance their agendas. → Read More

Dow Chemical backed anti-union nonprofit with $2 million donation

Nonprofit opposed pro-union ballot measure in Michigan with help of $2 million from chemical giant. → Read More