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February 27, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Government Prison Contracts Gamble with Taxpayer Dollars



The US flag behind a tangle of barbed wire. The Justice Department is implementing President Trump’s promise to bring back private prison contracts, ignoring its own Inspector General’s recommendations.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Contract Oversight

February 25, 2018

By Andrew Bergman

EPA Drags Its Feet with Records Requests Aimed at Scott Pruitt’s Office



Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in front of stacks of documents. The Environmental Protection Agency is especially slow at processing Freedom of Information Act requests for records in the Administrator’s office compared to the rest of the agency.

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Topics: Open Government

February 2, 2018

By Emma Stodder

Unrigging the System



Broken Capitol building It’s time to tell Congress that we need new and better solutions to “unrig the system.”

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Topics: Open Government

February 1, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

With #ReleaseTheMemo, Nunes Hopes You Won’t Understand FISA



Surveillance Cameras FISA, a highly complex law, has two provisions particularly relevant to the Nunes memo and the hypocrisy surrounding the Republicans’ sudden concern about it.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

January 17, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Facts on FISA: Correcting the Record on the Section 702 House Floor Debate



Capitol surveillance As we move forward with this new iteration of Section 702, it’s critical to look back at the debate and correct the record on inaccurate statements about this law and the proposals to reauthorize it. The following is a compilation of all factual errors tha

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

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