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June 5, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Senate Should Support Cardin Amendment to Farm Bill Over Grassley-Donnelly Amendments



Farm Bill Graphic There is a clear and important divide between two amendments to the Farm Bill currently under consideration in the Senate.

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Topics: Open Government

February 28, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Investing in Watchdogs: More Bang for Your Buck



Office of Special Counsel The Office of Special Counsel needs additional funding to protect whistleblowers and save taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Conservatives, Progressives Unite on Call for Congress to Find Savings at the Pentagon



National Security POGO and several leading advocacy groups from across the political spectrum released a joint letter today telling President Obama and Congress that whether automatic spending cuts take effect this week or not, there is still an urgent need to reduce the Pe

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Topics: National Security

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

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