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March 16, 2013

By Lili Shirley

Lessons of Watergate Scandal Still Resonate



Watergate Hotel Over the last 40 years, the Watergate scandal has been dissected every which way, but the lessons learned continue to shape our politics and legislation to this day.

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Topics: Open Government

March 15, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

FOIAonline: Measuring Performance and Looking Ahead



Open Government FOIAonline may revolutionize the way the public accesses government information, but first, more agencies need to buy into the system.

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Topics: Open Government

March 14, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

It’s Not as Sunny as We’d Like



Fog in Washinton, D.C. During Sunshine Week, POGO's Director of Public Policy testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on transparency, accountability, and unchecked secrecy in the growing national security state.

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Topics: Open Government

March 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Modernize FOIA



Open Government A draft bipartisan bill announced on Tuesday would “mandate a single online portal for all Freedom of Information Act requests across government,” according to an article in NextGov.

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Topics: Open Government

March 12, 2013

By Lili Shirley

Glass Half Full or Empty? A Look at Obama’s Transparency Record



Glass Half Full or Half Empty? OpenTheGovernment.org released a report today that looks at the steps President Obama’s administration has taken to create a more open government.

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Topics: Open Government

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