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April 17, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Attempting to Put the Revolving Door Out of Service



Revolving Door Freshman Representative introduces toughest anti-revolving door legislation yet, targeting his colleagues that go from elected office to lobbying.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 16, 2015

By Adam Zagorin

Exclusive: New Documents in Zero Dark Thirty Affair Raise Questions of White House Sanctioned Intelligence Leak and Inspector General Coverup



CIA staff worked closely with Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers and used White House-approved talking points about the intelligence used to locate Osama bin Laden, according to an article published today by the Project On Government Oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 10, 2015

By Danielle Brian

Air Force Right to Fire General Who Threatened Troops with Treason



Generals The Air Force’s decision to remove Major General James Post from his position as vice commander of Air Combat Command was the right move.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 7, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Afghanistan Oversight: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen?



The end of Operation Enduring Freedom and the beginning of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on January 1, 2015, are creating a bureaucratic stir in Washington. The result might be a turf battle by Inspectors General and a loss of much needed oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 31, 2015

By Andre Francisco

This Is How an Investigation Should Be Done



Government Accountability The Senate Finance Committee is showing how a strong, bipartisan investigation can be done even when the topic is highly political.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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