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June 18, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

House Members Stand Up to Bad Executive Orders, Stand Up for Federal Workers



Whistleblower target retaliation House Republicans and Democrats sent President Trump separate letters condemning recent executive orders that weaken civil service protection laws and put a bullseye on the backs of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

May 21, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Enhanced Evasion Techniques



Gina Haspel swearing in As Gina Haspel assumes office, we have no reason to trust that she will oppose abuses of the CIA’s covert action powers, or preserve evidence that reflects badly on the CIA or the White House.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

May 10, 2018

By Sean Moulton

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (or a Scientist’s Lab Coat)



A scientist in a labcoat redacts data in a book The EPA’s claims its new science policy will increase transparency, but it will actually severely limit the scientific information the agency can use to keep the public safe.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

April 25, 2018

By Laura Peterson

Regulatory Foes Try to Seize the Day



Scott Pruitt A bill that would further burden the regulatory process may make it to the Senate Floor.

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Topics: Open Government, Public Health and Science

April 18, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Public Interest Group Wins Legal Fees in Transparency Lawsuit



A Los Angeles metropolitan bus A California court recently ordered a contractor that tried to block the release of public records to pay the legal expenses of an organization that requested the records.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

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