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March 11, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Why Congress Should Be Wary of Mary Jo White



Financial Oversight Is Mary Jo White—President Obama’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission—an intrepid enforcer who will hold Wall Street accountable? Or will she look out for the financial industry she used to represent?

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 7, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pick for Top Wall Street Cop Has Defended Bank Execs



Financial Oversight The leading candidate for the job of chief of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) formerly defended JPMorgan and a chief executive of Bank of America, according to a New York Times article.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 1, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

House Report Highlights Need for Inspector General Nominations



Department of the Interior The watchdog office overseeing the department that manages the nation’s public lands and natural resources has been rendered toothless for over 1,400 days.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 19, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

New York Panelists Debate Revolving Door, POGO’s Report



SEC Seal A group of panelists convened at The New York City Bar Association last week to discuss "The Financial Crisis and the ‘Revolving Door" and a POGO report about the revolving door at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO's Staff Scientist Says New Doctor Rules Promote Transparency



Drug and FDA Issues New disclosure rules for doctors on advisory panels for the Food and Drug Administration are meant to increase transparency without discouraging doctors from serving on the panels, according to Ned Feder, POGO's staff scientist.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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