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June 8, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

A Dangerous Escalation in “The War on Leaks”



Silhouette whistleblower During an investigation into leaks from a Senate Intelligence Committee staffer, the Justice Department went after journalist Ali Watkins’ data—seizing years of records related to her email accounts and phone number, according to a letter Justice sent to W

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 8, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Orphaned Parents



A mother and child are separated Court documents shed light on the impact of separating children and parents at the border.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Congress Taking Aim at Waste and Fraud



Money gavel Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation that takes aim at the billions of dollars in improper payments made annually by federal agencies. The “Payment Integrity Information Act of 2018” would update and strengthen current laws that

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Recommendations for Disaster Response and Recovery



Operation Blue Roof The 2017 disasters were tragic, but they provide an opportunity to learn how to better prepare for future disasters. Here is a rundown of recent POGO blogs, articles, and testimony on the topic.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

May 29, 2018

By Christine Ostrosky

The Difference Between Law and Justice



Mickey Edwards On May 13, POGO Board Member and former Member of Congress Mickey Edwards addressed the graduating class of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, encouraging the graduates to evaluate just and unjust laws with compassion.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

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