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January 15, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

New Disclosures Highlight Ashton Carter’s Ties to Investors



Ashton Carter Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, received $20,000 last year from one of the top consulting firms offering political intelligence to investors, according to a new ethics disclosure.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 6, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Ashton Carter Takes Revolving Door to Higher Level



Ashton Carter Many Washington officials have traveled through the revolving door, moving from the private sector to the government and back again. Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, is part of an elite crowd that has managed to keep a foo

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Topics: National Security

November 21, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Treasury Nominee Eligible for “Revolving Door” Rewards



Financial Oversight Antonio Weiss, President Obama’s nominee for a senior post at the Treasury Department, could receive a variety of financial benefits from his current Wall Street employer if he’s confirmed for the position, according to newly posted ethics records.

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Topics: Financial Sector

July 22, 2014

By Michelle Li

President Obama Must Seek Resignation of NRC’s Magwood



William Magwood POGO wrote to President Obama urging him to seek NRC Commissioner William Magwood's immediate resignation in light of the Commissioner's acceptance of the head job for a pro-industry association. Magwood has stated his intent to stay on at the Nuclear Regu

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

June 18, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

High-Speed Trading Cop Used to Represent Wall Street Giants



Financial Oversight A senior regulatory official tasked with policing U.S. financial markets and high-speed trading used to represent firms with a major stake in the government’s oversight of those matters, according to an ethics disclosure form obtained by the Project On Gov

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Topics: Financial Sector

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