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September 26, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Senate Questions IG Report on Secret Service Prostitution Scandal



DHS Seal Recent allegations suggest that the inspector general in charge of investigating the 2012 Secret Service prostitution incident intentionally withheld information from his public report and delayed the release of his findings until after the 2012 election.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 24, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

The Supreme Court Has a Serious Case of Link Rot



Scales of Justice According to a new study reported on by The New York Times, 49 percent of hyperlinks in Supreme Court decisions no longer work.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 18, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Inspectors General Concerned About Budget Cuts and Staff Vacancies



IG Survey Graph A survey of inspectors general (IG) released yesterday discovered that they have been significantly affected by the sequester and other budget cuts.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 3, 2013

By Andre Francisco

House Committee Launches VA Accountability Website



Veterans Affairs Seal In an effort to highlight some of the accountability and oversight issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a House committee has launched a new page called VA Accountability Watch.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 21, 2013

By Aimee Thomson

The False Choice Between Security and Liberty



Edward Snowden How do we maintain fundamental American rights of liberty and privacy while responding to the need to keep our country safe?

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Topics: Government Accountability

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