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July 21, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Twitter Chat Highlights



U.S. Capitol We've collected some of the best tweets from POGO's Twitter chat on government accountability and transparency.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

July 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

10 Books You Should Be Reading This Summer



POGO interns reading in a park in Washington, DC POGO's summer reading list is here! We're featuring some of the top non-fiction books published in the last year, looking at everything from high-tech threats to our democracy to deceptive political language.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

July 14, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Public Outcry Protects Open Gov Against Backroom Legislation



Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin Bipartisan protest demanded the removal of anti-transparency language from Wisconsin's state budget bill.

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Topics: Open Government

July 9, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Katz Calls for Elimination of Dark Money from Corporations



Photo of The Influence Machine book cover In her new book, The Influence Machine, Alyssa Katz reports on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its work to keep corporate political spending veiled from the public.

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Topics: Open Government

July 7, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

In Snowden’s Wake: New Book Examines Needed Intelligence Reforms



Crowd carrying Edward Snowden masks Regardless of how you view Edward Snowden, Ronald Goldfarb’s new book shows that Snowden’s revelations have forever altered America’s political landscape.

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Topics: Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

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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.