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March 12, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

The Modern Politics of American Whistleblowing



Whistleblower retaliation target Whistleblowers are critical to journalists; their disclosures can inform the public and help hold the powerful accountable. They can reveal wrongdoing that government officials or corporate titans would rather keep under wraps.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 12, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

POGO Lights Up for Sunshine Week



Sun illuminates the US Capitol Every year during Sunshine Week, citizens across the country shine a light on the problems preventing Americans from enjoying the open government that they deserve.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

March 9, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Pentagon to Congress: You Can’t Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen



A KC-135 Stratotanker, used to provide aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition aircraft, returns from a refueling mission. The Defense Department is claiming—wrongly— that Congress cannot restrict the United States’ participation in Yemen’s civil war

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Topics: National Security

March 6, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

Carl Icahn: A Conflict-of-Interest “Icon” for the Trump Era



Carl Icahn sits behind Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in the foreground. Suspicious trades in the run-up to President Trump’s steel tariff announcement are just the latest potential conflict of interest involving the one-time White House advisor.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 1, 2018

By Mia Steinle

ICE is Giving Money Away Hand over Fist in Bizarre Contract



A United States map showing the route from Eloy AZ to Dilley TX Immigration and Customs Enforcement is paying the city of Eloy, Arizona, half a million dollars a year for no good reason.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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