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March 23, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Vacancies Leave Whistleblowers Vulnerable



President Trump speaks with German Chancellor Merkel from the Oval Office. He is on the phone with a staffer seated before him and several other empty seats. To bolster federal oversight and ensure the protection of whistleblowers, President Donald Trump needs to fill positions in Offices of Inspectors General, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Merit Systems Protection Board.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

January 6, 2017

By Adam Zagorin

Affidavit: Trump Justice Nominee Backed Defiance of Court Orders



Jeff Sessions photographed at podium wth crest for Department of Justice Trump Attorney General Pick Senator Jeff Sessions and Possible Supreme Court Nominee William Pryor Favored Defying Court Orders.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 4, 2016

By Danielle Brian

Preventing the Next Watergate



Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clintion are serious about open government and preventing corruption, here are three things they must do before taking office.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

October 29, 2009

By Ingrid Drake

IG Investigation Spurred by POGO Found Former NRC Commissioner Merrifield Violated Ethics Laws



After raising concerns more than two years ago, POGO has just received hundreds of pages of internal documents, which are a part of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Inspector General investigation, that outline how recently departed Commissioner Jeffr

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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