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January 10, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Reports Potential for Conflicts of Interest in Attorney General Nominee



Senator Sessions at the hearing for his nomination for Attorney General A new Project On Government Oversight report this week highlights the potential conflicts of interest that might arise if Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed to be Attorney General of the United States and is called upon to investigate or prosecute any of h

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 10, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Court Upholds Federal Ban on Pay-to-Play



Photo of Donkey Hotey Campaign Finance Reform cartoon A federal appeals court unanimously upheld the ban on contractor campaign contributions. The court ruled that the ban is supported by the compelling interest of preventing corruption.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 9, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Katz Calls for Elimination of Dark Money from Corporations



Photo of The Influence Machine book cover In her new book, The Influence Machine, Alyssa Katz reports on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its work to keep corporate political spending veiled from the public.

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Topics: Open Government

December 13, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Has Political Spending Defanged Intel Watchdogs in Congress?



Cash Stack Congressional overseers of U.S. intelligence programs received $3.7 million in campaign contributions from the largest intelligence contractors, according to a nonprofit research organization.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 23, 2012

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The Parties Versus the People: An Interview with Mickey Edwards



No matter how dismal Congress may seem, it's not beyond repair, says former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, who tells us how to fix the system in his new book, The Parties Versus the People.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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