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March 3, 2017

By Sean Moulton

Regulations: America’s Unsung Heroes

Man removing perscription drugs from cabinet President Trump should focus on making regulations better or improving the regulatory process. Regulations provide enormous benefits to all of us. For example, they ensure that prescription drugs and other products are safe for the public.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

February 23, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Tracking Obama’s Corporate Crime Crackdown Coda

Violation Tracker logo over a backdrop of jail cells, original picture by Derek Key via Flickr Good Jobs First added to its Violation Tracker corporate misconduct database a flood of cases settled in the final weeks of the Obama administration, as well as enforcement data from nine more federal agencies.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector, Contract Oversight

February 22, 2017

By Ned Feder, M.D.

Let There Be Light: The FDA's Surprising New Policy

FDA Shrouded in Darkness - the Food and Drug Administration building and sign The Food and Drug Administration has a brand-new policy bringing greater transparency regarding the agency's advisory committee members. The increased transparency will help address concerns over these members' conflicts of interest and the advice they giv

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Public Health and Science

February 17, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Video: Explaining the Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door

Trump Ethics Executive Order Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door - foreign flags denoting influence dropped on an outline of the US Capitol POGO Investigator Lydia Dennett explains the loopholes in the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act that could allow lobbying agents with foreign clients to get around President Trump's foreign lobbying ban.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 14, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Unmuzzle the Ethics Watchdog

stuck doing paperwork Congress should expand the law to ensure the Office of Government Ethics has clear, independent authority to investigate complaints and to issue binding corrective and disciplinary actions when there is an ethics violation.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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