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April 17, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

What the Senate Needs to Ask Gina Haspel



Gina Haspel A list of questions the Senate needs to ask CIA director nominee Gina Haspel about her role in torture and rendition.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, National Security

March 29, 2018

By Peter Tyler

POGO Staff Visit Key Disaster Response Warehouse



POGO Senior Policy Analyst Peter Tyler visits a Frederick, Maryland FEMA facility. On March 9th, POGO staff visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster response warehouse located in Frederick, Maryland. The current network of warehouses delivers supplies to disaster victims, but recent disasters show the need to greatly incr

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 16, 2018

By Sarah Turberville

Have We Kept Madison’s Republic?



James Madison Over 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers faced a question: How could they build a democracy to withstand the trials of time and survive the pressures that destroyed those that came before?

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Gina Haspel’s Troubling Role in the CIA Torture Program



Gina Haspel President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA reportedly oversaw one of the agency’s black sites and helped destroy videos of interrogations there.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2018

By Justin Rood

The Depressing Heroism of a Bipartisan Congressional Inquiry



Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in front of the letter they sent. A bipartisan letter from two Senators to the White House last month deserves greater attention—and praise. While it can seem that Congressional oversight is doomed to fail in this era of hyperpartisanship, the duo’s joint questions regarding clearance proc

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Topics: Government Accountability

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