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March 20, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

State Department Watchdog Didn’t Bark About Clinton Email



State Department The State Department Inspector General gathered data a year ago showing that few Department emails were being preserved as official records, but the internal watchdog did not release the report until Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account became a top story.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 16, 2015

By Andre Francisco

VA Executive May Have Directed IG to Smear Employee



Veterans Affairs Seal The Inspectors General of the Treasury Department and the Veterans Affairs Department are battling it out over whether the VA IG retaliated against a former employee by issuing a report alleging the employee engaged in serious misconduct.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 12, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Party Like It’s 2007: IG Blasts Fannie Mae over Risk Management



Fannie Mae Failing to change the culture and quality of risk auditing could cause Fannie Mae to repeat the mistakes of the financial crisis.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 19, 2015

By Phillip Shaverdian

Former Representative Has a Lot to Say About Broken Congress



Mike Rogers After serving in Congress for 14 years, recently retired Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) offers several observations about why Congress has been unable to break the seemingly endless gridlock.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 17, 2015

By Andre Francisco

Keeping Congressional Oversight Alive



Congress Some Capitol Hill observers have noted that effective congressional oversight has waned as many advocates for aggressive, bipartisan investigations have left Congress.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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