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March 31, 2015

By Andre Francisco

This Is How an Investigation Should Be Done



Government Accountability The Senate Finance Committee is showing how a strong, bipartisan investigation can be done even when the topic is highly political.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 19, 2015

By Phillip Shaverdian

Former Representative Has a Lot to Say About Broken Congress



Mike Rogers After serving in Congress for 14 years, recently retired Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) offers several observations about why Congress has been unable to break the seemingly endless gridlock.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 17, 2015

By Andre Francisco

Keeping Congressional Oversight Alive



Congress Some Capitol Hill observers have noted that effective congressional oversight has waned as many advocates for aggressive, bipartisan investigations have left Congress.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 4, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

It’s Time to Think Outside the MOX



Plutonium The Department of Energy has been mismanaging a project to dispose of excess weapons-grade plutonium for over a decade. It's time to look into alternatives.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 3, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Questions for Secretary of Defense Nominee Ash Carter



Ashton Carter The confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary nominee Ash Carter should include questions about the revolving door, his acquisition reform efforts, and if he is willing to take on military services that put weapon systems ahead of our armed forces.

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Topics: National Security

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