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March 12, 2014

By Joe Newman

CIA Should be Held Accountable for Interference with Senate Committee’s Work



Capitol Surveillance President Obama should declassify a U.S. Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices and end any attempts by the CIA to obstruct congressional oversight, a coalition of groups said today in a letter to the president.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 3, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Could Post Offices Become Public Banks?



US Post Office Last week, the office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service released a report with an out-of-the-box suggestion that would produce $8.9 billion in new annual profits: Turning the Post Office into a bank, with savings accounts, loans and debit

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 30, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Aid Flows Despite Corruption Concerns in Afghanistan



Afghanistan A recent SIGAR report finds that Afghan ministries entrusted with direct assistance from USAID are at high risk of corruption, a fact that USAID doesn't want the American public to know.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Congressman Otis Pike Leaves Good Government Legacy



Otis Pike Former Rep. Otis G. Pike, who pushed to hold intelligence agencies accountable and battled wasteful government spending during his 18 years in Congress, passed away Monday. Mr. Pike was 92.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 23, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

POGO Staffers Look Back on 2013, Ahead to New Year



Pogo Logo Some of POGO’s brightest minds look back on what we achieved in 2013 and our top goals for the year to come.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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