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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

August 7, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

Los Alamos Firing Demonstrates Exactly What’s Wrong with Scientific Integrity at the Department of Energy



Los Alamos Lab My colleague Lisbeth Gronlund recently wrote about the unjust firing of James Doyle, a 17-year employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Department of Energy could have avoided this public embarrassment if it had enacted a strong scientific integrity

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 30, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

It’s That Time Again—The False Claims Act is Under Attack



Government Accountability A House hearing will look at the False Claims Act, which protects the federal government from fraud by companies and individuals, but some groups are calling for cuts to the law's most important provisions.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.