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March 4, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

House Unanimously Passes Freedom of Information Improvements



Open Government Last week, the House of Representatives passed important legislation that will go a long way towards reforming the Freedom of Information Act.

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Topics: Open Government

February 28, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

FDA Surveillance Threatened Whistleblowers



Angela's FDA Testimony On Wednesday, POGO's Angela Canterbury testified in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee on the wrongful surveillance of whistleblowers at the FDA.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 27, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Will DOJ Hold Tax Cheats Accountable?



Financial Oversight A bipartisan report released yesterday by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations paints a picture of “lax enforcement” by U.S. authorities who have been investigating Swiss bank secrecy and offshore tax evasion.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 26, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Fed Business Still Good for USIS, Despite Legal Woes



Background Check Despite mounting legal troubles, background-check contractor USIS continues raking in millions of dollars in federal contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 24, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

The Department of In-Justice?



Gavel In an upcoming Supreme Court case, the Department of Justice shows that it is set on skirting justice for the victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination crisis.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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