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April 24, 2017

By Justin Rood

Martin Hellman: Congress Should Determine Facts About Chem Attack in Syria



syria missile One of Congress's responsibilities is to check and balance executive power. Stanford professor Martin Hellman argues in a recent article that it should act on that responsibility by examining the intelligence Trump used to justify bombing Syria.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 6, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Advisors to the President Should Be Subject to Ethics Laws



Stephen Feinberg In a letter to White House Counsel, POGO urged the White House to make Stephen Feinberg and Carl Icahn subject to federal ethics laws given their vast conflicts of interest.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 6, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

POGO Calls for Clarification on Devin Nunes House Intel Committee Shakeup



Devin Nunes Devin Nunes' temporary step aside from an investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election is "a step in the right direction" but more clarification is needed, says POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 5, 2017

By Mia Steinle

Senators Question Administration’s Reversal on Phasing out Private Prisons



Prison fence Senators Chris Van Hollen and Cory Booker are questioning the Justice Department’s reversal of its decision to phase out private prisons.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

April 5, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Congressional Letters to Agencies Going Unanswered



Congress Over 100 of Congress’s letters to the Trump administration have gone unanswered. POGO urges President Trump to take Congressional oversight seriously and quickly fill vacant Congressional affairs positions.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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