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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

October 10, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Stop the Shutdown Now



U.S. Capitol No matter what party you belong to or what beliefs you hold dear, America cannot continue this losing strategy of “governing by crisis.”

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 10, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Report Examines Obama and the Press



President Obama This morning, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a comprehensive report examining freedom of the press under the Obama administration.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.