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August 25, 2014

By Max Johnson

Billions of Dollars in Federal Spending Not Reported



Cash Stack A June report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that federal agencies underreported $619 billion in grants and other federal assistance spending during FY 2012 to the USAspending.gov website.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 18, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Investigative Reporter Dan Moldea Comes Clean in ‘Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer’



Dan Moldea Investigative reporter Dan Moldea has had a decorated, if not controversial, career as a muckraker. His book, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer, is one part memoir and one part history lesson.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 14, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Government Not Open to Journalists



Obama Press Conference While touting its accomplishments in opening the government, the Obama Administration stays silent on complaints from reporters about restricted access to government officials.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 12, 2014

By Joe Newman

Public Interest Groups Call for CIA Director to Resign



John Brennan A coalition of public interest groups called for CIA Director John Brennan’s resignation Tuesday, citing abuses of power that include obstructing and spying on a Senate committee that was looking into the agency’s use of torture.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 12, 2014

By Max Johnson

Chaffetz and Cummings Set Tone for Future Bipartisanship



Government Accountability Representatives Elijah Cummings and Jason Chaffetz exchanged visits to each others' congressional districts in an effort to build a bipartisan relationship. POGO cites this example of bipartisanship as we redouble our efforts to help Congress so that it on

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Topics: Government Accountability

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