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February 26, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Meat Axe or Scalpel?



National Security There is growing consensus around the need to reshape the Pentagon budget, reflected in several bipartisan legislative proposals, recent public polling, and a shift in media coverage.

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Topics: National Security

January 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Take Action to Get a Permanent State Dept. Watchdog



State Department Please take action and urge President Obama to nominate a strong and independent permanent State Department Inspector General today.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 14, 2012

By Joe Newman

POGO's Keith Rutter Honored for Public Interest Work



Rutter Keith Rutter, POGO's chief operations officer was honored this week for his years of service in the public interest. The consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen awarded Rutter its 10th annual Phyllis McCarthy Public Interest Award.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 7, 2012

By Joe Newman

America’s Shame: The U.S. Government's Human Trafficking Dilemma



For Vinnie Tuivaga, the offer was the answer to a prayer: A job in a luxury hotel in Dubai--the so-called Las Vegas of the Persian Gulf--making five times what she was earning as a hair stylist in her native Fiji.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 17, 2012

By Andre Francisco

Stop U.S. Involvement in Human Trafficking



End Human Trafficking Help us end U.S.-supported human trafficking so not another cent of your tax dollars go to funding modern-day slavery.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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