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August 21, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Charles Lewis’ New Book Looks at the Lies Your President Told You and Other Mistruths



Chuck Lewis Charles Lewis’ new book, 935 Lies—The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, expands upon a Center for Public Integrity project that tracked the number of false statements that the President George W. Bush administration told in the two-year build up to the war in Iraq.

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Topics: National Security

August 14, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Government Not Open to Journalists



Obama Press Conference While touting its accomplishments in opening the government, the Obama Administration stays silent on complaints from reporters about restricted access to government officials.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 20, 2013

By Christine Anderson

POGO Tells Congress: Troubling National Security Claims Overshadow Rights



U.S. Capitol POGO's Director of Public Policy Angela Canterbury testifies on the Hill on matters of national security sensitive positions and the troubling nature of the growing national security state.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

NSA Spying, Meet the USA FREEDOM Act



Surveillance Cameras The American people, most Members of Congress, and even the President have been kept in the dark far too long about National Security Agency (NSA) activities that threaten some of our fundamental rights and relationships. The USA FREEDOM Act has several re

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 16, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Syria Debate Skewed by Undisclosed Defense Industry Ties



Contract Oversight A new report shows how the national news media hid its commentators' defense industry ties during the debate over whether the U.S. should attack Syria.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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