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July 24, 2018

By Neil Gordon

27 and Counting: Another Background-Check “Dumper” Pleads Guilty



Cell phone laptop background check Last week, a former contractor pleaded guilty to falsifying federal security clearance investigations—the twenty-seventh such conviction in 10 years.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

July 23, 2018

By Sarah Turberville

“Zero Tolerance” and Border Crisis Need Congressional Oversight



CBP detention facility POGO is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to begin an investigation into the crisis of immigration enforcement and detention along our nation’s southwest border.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 20, 2018

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO’s Suggestions to Congress: Oversight to Counter Foreign Interference



Helsinki Members of Congress expressing disapproval of President Trump’s comments in Helsinki about Russian election interference can and should also conduct oversight of eight issue areas relating to foreign interference in our democratic systems.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 19, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

FCC Chairman Throws a Wrench in Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger—At Least for Now



Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company logos on a wall of televisions. The deal would make Sinclair an unparalleled local-television behemoth.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 13, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: No Match for Mother’s Milk



United Nations World Health Organization defends breastfeeding newborns against corporate interests Baby-food makers latch on to breastfeeding policy to sell formula.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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