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June 20, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Trump Foundation—Charity Begins at Home



Trump Foundation New York State’s two-year investigation into Trump Foundation financial abuses was referred to IRS.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 7, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Patient Advocates Get Big Funding from Big Pharma



Two people meet Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced legislation compelling patient advocacy groups to report funding they receive from pharmaceutical companies. This added transparency will give the public a new lens through which to view actions of these groups.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

June 5, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Tech Giants Play the DC Influence Game to Win Pentagon Cloud Deal



Pentagon cloud tech giants The companies vying for the Defense Department’s massive, winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract are sparing no expense when it comes to spreading influence around Washington.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 17, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Cashing in on Connections



Businesspeople shake hands with money What may be most shocking of all is, current laws regulating lobbying are so painfully weak that Cohen’s potential influence-peddling may have been legal.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 6, 2018

By Andrew Bergman

Pruitt's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day



Scott Pruitt As ethics problems pile up, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should go.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

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