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April 17, 2018

By Daniel Van Schooten

Bad Actors Among Border Wall Contractors



Border wall construction site Half of the six contractors that built border wall prototypes had questionable track records, including one contractor that the Army Corps of Engineers felt was too risky to do future business with.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 17, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

What the Senate Needs to Ask Gina Haspel



Gina Haspel A list of questions the Senate needs to ask CIA director nominee Gina Haspel about her role in torture and rendition.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, National Security

April 10, 2018

By Sean Moulton

The Citizenship Question: A Lot Riding on a Single Change in 2020 Census



Silhouettes pass in front of a large lit sign of an American flag The Trump Administration wants to add an untested question about citizenship to the 2020 census, but including it could reduce the accuracy of the data—data that we use to apportion Congressional seats to the states and to direct hundreds of billions in fe

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 6, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Three Key Reforms for Facial Recognition and Body Cameras



Facial recognition Police departments are moving forward with plans to incorporate real-time facial recognition in body cameras, creating serious risks to privacy and due process rights. Before adding facial recognition to body cameras, law enforcement should enact three cri

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 6, 2018

By Andrew Bergman

Pruitt's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day



Scott Pruitt As ethics problems pile up, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should go.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

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