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Are crews preparing to move to "Plan B" in the search for Flight 370? The latest tonight live on AC360.
February 27th, 2014
09:59 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: CNN confronts Sen. Mike Lee during ski trip with lobbyists

Utah Senator Mike Lee delivered the Tea Party's response to the State of the Union address and criticized "political and economic insiders" who "twist the immense power of the federal government." But that did not stop Senator Lee from scheduling a fundraising ski trip with lobbyists. Lee is definitely not the only lawmaker to raise political cash this way. But he wasn’t expecting Drew Griffin to show up asking questions.

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February 27th, 2014
06:41 PM ET

Check out Drew Griffin's reports on money and influence in Washington

When lawmakers and lobbyists are family

There’s a saying in Washington that it’s not simply what you know, it’s who you know. It may be a bromide but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

As part of a planned year long series on AC 360 devoted to money, politics and influence, we took a look at how many members of Congressional families are in fact registered lobbyists.

The results may surprise you. We worked with an independent group called Legistorm and the non profit Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Please take a look. If you’d like to see the entire list, you can easily take a look here.

Keeping Them Honest: Money, influence and politics

The journalist Michael Kinsley famously wrote about Washington: The real scandal is not what's against the law. The real scandal is what's LEGAL. Drew Griffin investigates what some are calling the extortion game, played for personal gain, they say, by the very politicians who make the rules… and it is all perfectly legal.

 

February 11th, 2014
10:19 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: What happened to $40 million in charitable donations?

More than a dozen U.S. charities claim they sent millions of dollars worth of medical supplies to Guatemala. Drew Griffin traveled there searching for those supplies. Tonight he follows the money trail. Drew is working with our partners at The Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting to get answers.

 

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February 10th, 2014
10:27 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Where did $40 million in charity donations go?

More than a dozen U.S. charities claim to have sent $40 million worth of medicine and supplies to Guatemala. But now there are serious questions about what those charities really did with their donations. CNN worked with The Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting to get answers. Drew Griffin has the latest on the investigation.

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February 5th, 2014
12:33 AM ET

What happens to your credit card information after hackers steal it?

Target executives were on Capitol Hill today apologizing for the massive security breach that exposed the debit and credit card numbers of millions of customers. How prevalent is credit theft? Who are the people behind it? What do they do once they steal your information? Drew Griffin found the answers and more.

 

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January 31st, 2014
10:00 PM ET

Amanda Knox vows to fight her second conviction

Yesterday's verdict must seem like deja-vu for Amanda Knox. She was first found guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher back in 2009. Back then, she was sentenced to 25 years in prison, this time she was sentenced to more than 28. But the big question now is whether she will have to serve that sentence. Anderson takes a look at the twists and turns in this case.

Anderson discusses whether Knox could really face extradition with The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief Barbie Latza Nadeau, Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin.

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January 30th, 2014
11:19 PM ET

Some veterans dying while waiting for VA care

CNN has learned as many as 82 veterans across the country are dead, dying or have suffered serious injuries because they were denied care, or had to wait to get care at Veterans Administration hospitals. Despite the VA's own admission, it is unclear whether anyone responsible has been fired, demoted or even admonished. Investigative correspondent Drew Griffin has been covering the lack of care at VA hospitals for the past year, and tonight has this Keeping Them Honest, exclusive report.
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January 23rd, 2014
12:41 AM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Money, influence and politics

The journalist Michael Kinsley famously wrote about Washington: The real scandal is not what's against the law. The real scandal is what's LEGAL. Drew Griffin investigates what some are calling the extortion game, played for personal gain, they say, by the very politicians who make the rules… and it is all perfectly legal.

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January 16th, 2014
12:27 AM ET

Deadly moments after the Asiana crash

Cameras were rolling as first responders arrived to help the victims of Asiana Flight 214. One camera was mounted on a helmet, another on a robot. They are shedding new light on how one young woman survived the crash, but did not survive the rescue.

Anderson discussed all of this with Legal Analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Mark Geragos.

 

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January 14th, 2014
08:50 PM ET

Newtown Charity Scammer missing

The state of Tennessee is searching for an alleged charity scammer suspected of taking $73,000 donated to help the Newtown families.

If you know where Robbie Bruce is or have any information, please contact the FBI at 203-777-6311.

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