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August 1, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

New Report Confirms Whistleblower Retaliation is Alive and Well at Department of Veterans Affairs



A blue whistle against a black backdrop. A new GAO report confirms POGO’s fears that the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protections lacks adequate independence.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

July 19, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

FCC Chairman Throws a Wrench in Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger—At Least for Now



Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company logos on a wall of televisions. The deal would make Sinclair an unparalleled local-television behemoth.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 20, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Trump Foundation—Charity Begins at Home



Trump Foundation New York State’s two-year investigation into Trump Foundation financial abuses was referred to IRS.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 7, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Patient Advocates Get Big Funding from Big Pharma



Two people meet Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced legislation compelling patient advocacy groups to report funding they receive from pharmaceutical companies. This added transparency will give the public a new lens through which to view actions of these groups.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

June 5, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Tech Giants Play the DC Influence Game to Win Pentagon Cloud Deal



Pentagon cloud tech giants The companies vying for the Defense Department’s massive, winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract are sparing no expense when it comes to spreading influence around Washington.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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