Introducing Tarbell

Tarbell is an independent, nonprofit and digital newsroom that details how money in politics impacts laws that affect millions of Americans.

But it doesn’t stop there. We’re as focused on pointing out potential solutions to big problems as we are on revealing how moneyed interests corrupt our democracy.

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Changing the Status Quo

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Potter and Penniman show that our corrupt political campaign finance system . . . is an issue that should concern all Americans.
- Bernie Sanders

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I knew I was part of the problem when I came face to face with hundreds of people, most of them soaking wet and standing in lines that stretched out of view, waiting to get care in animal stalls. That was the day I made a personal commitment to change my life—and to change the status quo.  Read my story From Epiphany to Advocacy.


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RT @ASlavitt: Confirmed to me last night.

Senate bill will require Americans to wait 6 months before getting insured if they miss a paymen…
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Wendell PotterFriday, May 26th, 2017 at 1:42am
Entrepreneurs and those who want to be would lose big if House GOP bill to repeal/replace Obamacare became law
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Wendell PotterWednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 7:11am
The GOP's renewed health care reform efforts would allow insurers to once again declare people "uninsurable."
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Wendell PotterWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 8:12am
The insurance companies will make out like bandits under the new GOP healthcare plan. Here I am talking about it on AM Joy on MSNBC
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Unraveling the "death spiral" spin on Obamacare
Wendell Potter on AM Joy 03.18.17
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