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March 14, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

It’s Not as Sunny as We’d Like



Fog in Washinton, D.C. During Sunshine Week, POGO's Director of Public Policy testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on transparency, accountability, and unchecked secrecy in the growing national security state.

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Topics: Open Government

March 12, 2013

By Lili Shirley

Glass Half Full or Empty? A Look at Obama’s Transparency Record



Glass Half Full or Half Empty? OpenTheGovernment.org released a report today that looks at the steps President Obama’s administration has taken to create a more open government.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Video: Join POGO in Celebrating Sunshine Week



Danille Brian on Sunshine Week 2013 Watch the video with POGO's Danielle Brian to get caught up on the big open government victories from last year and some of the challenges ahead.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Lili Shirley

5 Great Online Tools for Mining Public Records



Paper Stack Thanks to our open records laws, you can find a treasure trove of information on the web—everything from details about publically traded companies to where stimulus funds are going.

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Topics: Open Government

February 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Advocates Fight Oil Companies on Transparency



Oil Rig Major oil companies should stop fighting transparency laws that force extractive industries to disclose payments to governments, said Dominic Eagleton of Global Witness in an op-ed in The Huffington Post.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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