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December 10, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

How the System Went After a War Hero



Jason Amerine Testimony The U.S. Army treated an American hero like a criminal for speaking to a Member of Congress about the government’s dysfunctional hostage recovery program.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Congressional Transparency Caucus Drives CRS Reports Talks



CTC CRS Reports Panel Recently, a bipartisan panel from the Congressional Transparency Caucus discussed the importance of making taxpayer-funded reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) accessible to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

September 9, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Hillary Email Double Standard



Hillary Clinton The Hillary Clinton email scandal illustrates the disparity in the treatment of high-level officials to that of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 26, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Whistleblowers Rally on Twitter for Congressional Support



Whistleblower whistle A recent Twitter chat led by POGO, the Government Accountability Project, and Public Citizen began a dialogue on the need for whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 21, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Twitter Chat Highlights



U.S. Capitol We've collected some of the best tweets from POGO's Twitter chat on government accountability and transparency.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.