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April 3, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Questions for Trump’s FDA Nominee



Scott Gottlieb President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration has deep roots in the pharmaceutical industry he would oversee.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

March 13, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Trump’s Trademarks Pose Ethics Challenge for the Executive Branch



Trump President Trump has trademark litigation before an executive branch panel—these judges ultimately work for Trump. Can they neutrally preside over a case involving him?

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 3, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Trump’s Dangerous Prescription for the FDA



President Trump addressing a joint session of Congress, with VP Mike Pence and Rep. Paul Ryan seated behind him, clapping. President Donald Trump called the FDA drug approval process slow and burdensome, but the evidence he cited could point to the opposite conclusion. Slashing regulatory restraints as he proposed could pose medical and financial hazards.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Public Health and Science

February 17, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Video: Explaining the Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door



Trump Ethics Executive Order Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door - foreign flags denoting influence dropped on an outline of the US Capitol POGO Investigator Lydia Dennett explains the loopholes in the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act that could allow lobbying agents with foreign clients to get around President Trump's foreign lobbying ban.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 14, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Unmuzzle the Ethics Watchdog



stuck doing paperwork Congress should expand the law to ensure the Office of Government Ethics has clear, independent authority to investigate complaints and to issue binding corrective and disciplinary actions when there is an ethics violation.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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