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May 7, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Blankenship’s Battles



Don Blankenship There are tens of thousands of documents that could tell the storied history of rags-to-riches, up-from-the-hollow U.S. Senate candidate and lifelong coal baron Don Blankenship. But you really only need to look at one sheet of paper with a long list of nam

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

May 2, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

How House Intel Committee’s Russia Investigation Turned into a Cautionary Tale



HPSCI redacted Russia report We must learn from the failings of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation to make future oversight efforts better.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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 23, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Senate Report Details Major Disaster Response Contracting Failures



Donations to survivors of Hurricane Irma A recent report from the staff of Senator Claire McCaskill details many shortcomings of the state of FEMA disaster response contracting. If not corrected, these problems will impact future disaster response.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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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