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December 19, 2017

By Neil Gordon

GAO Says Transportation Dept. Twitter Love Broke the Law

DOT twitter like The Government Accountability Office found the Transportation Department violated executive branch lobbying restrictions last summer when it liked and retweeted a tweet urging the public to support a bill overhauling the nation’s air traffic control system

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 15, 2017

By Nicholas Pacifico

Understanding the Anti-Lobbying Law

White House and Capitol Hill Despite the plain language of anti-lobbying bans, a narrow interpretation by the DOJ has given executive branch employees a lot of leeway in influencing the legislative process.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 18, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s 2016 Summer Reading List

Girl sitting on a lawn reading a good government book like the ones chosen each summer by POGO Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Financial Sector, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

December 11, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

Justice Dept. Downplays Evidence of Politics in Probe of Governor

Scales of Justice A federal prosecutor brought politics into an investigation of former Alabama Gov. Donald E. Siegelman before the Democrat was charged with public corruption, convicted, and, in 2007, sent to prison, according to a story published today by the Project On G

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 28, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

FDA Surveillance Threatened Whistleblowers

Angela's FDA Testimony On Wednesday, POGO's Angela Canterbury testified in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee on the wrongful surveillance of whistleblowers at the FDA.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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