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December 12, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Justice Department Lawyers Who Engage in Misconduct Sometimes Escape Discipline, Watchdog Finds



Justice Dept. The Government Accountability Office has found that Department of Justice lawyers who engage in misconduct sometimes escape discipline.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

December 3, 2014

By Joe Newman

Former Senate Investigator to Lead POGO’s New Congressional Oversight Initiative



U.S. Capitol Justin Rood, a former Senate investigator and award-winning journalist, has joined the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) to direct its new Congressional Oversight Initiative.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 27, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

New Report of IG Concealment: Déjà Vu All Over Again?



Michael G. Carroll The Inspector General at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is in the hot seat over allegations of hiding negative findings. Recently, there have been a slew of recent reports about inspectors general who allegedly hid or edited negative

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

When Laura Met Edward: A Movie Review



Edward Snowden CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras's new documentary about her meeting with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last year, is a compelling story that raises important questions about the state of privacy and freedom in the world today.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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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.