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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

July 11, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Chamber Music: Corporations Attain Harmony with Federal Corruption Laws



The US Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, DC. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce lately seems to have softened its longstanding opposition to the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the federal government’s most powerful tools for deterring corporate corruption and protecting taxpayer mo

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 2, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Privacy After Carpenter: We Need Warrants for Real-Time Tracking and “Electronic Exhaustion”



Cell phone surveillance screen The Supreme Court’s Carpenter decision greatly expanded location privacy rights, but serious problems remain. Congress should act swiftly to enact a warrant requirement for real-time cellphone tracking and create “electronic exhaustion.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 29, 2018

By Mia Steinle

ICE Detention Center Inspections Repeatedly Fall Short



Otay detention center ICE inspections of detention centers are ineffective and infrequent, and “certain deficiencies remain unaddressed for years.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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