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November 20, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Corporate Political Spenders Get Lucrative Payouts



Contract Oversight America's largest corporations got, on average, $760 in federal funds for every $1 they spent on lobbying and campaign contributions, combined. For the five largest federal contractors, however, the average return on investment was more than twice that amo

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 5, 2014

By Andre Francisco

POGO's Danielle Brian Talks Secret Laws, Transparency Reform



Danielle Brian on CSPAN POGO's Danielle Brian was recently on C-SPAN to talk about the wave of government reforms that followed the Watergate scandal. Here we've collected some of the best clips from her interview.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Obama Tries to Shut Revolving Door, but Aides Slip Through



The White House President Obama made it a priority to reduce the role of special interests in Washington and to slow the revolving door, but many former White House aides have recently been hired as consultants to influence the White House.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 24, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Bank Lobbyists Writing the Rules for Wall Street



Financial Oversight It might be logical to assume that lawmakers are the ones who make laws, but bank lobbyists are playing a larger role in writing financial regulations, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Another Former Lockheed Employee Takes Key Senate job



National Security Another former Hill staffer with Lockheed Martin on their resume will fill the job of Republican staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to an article in ProPublica.

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Topics: National Security

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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.