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March 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

We're Giving Away a Kindle to Celebrate Sunshine Week!



Raffle image To celebrate Sunshine Week, POGO will be giving away as a grand prize a 16 GB Kindle Fire 7" Tablet and two other people will win DVDs. Enter to win!

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Topics: Open Government

March 13, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

Sunshine from Congress



Capitol Building The Transparency In Government Act offers a number of welcome good government reforms.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2014

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Coalition Applauds Committee Vote to Extend Whistleblower Rights



Government Accountability The Steering Committee for the Make It Safe Coalition of more than 50 NGOs supporting whistleblower rights applauds yesterday's passage of the All Circuit Review Extension Act by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 13, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Department of Homeland Security Finally Has a Permanent IG



John Roth John Roth was confirmed at the permanent Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security last week, filling a position that had been vacant for over three years.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2014

By Joe Newman

Report Finds Prosecutorial Misconduct and Secrecy at Justice Department



Gavel Over the last 12 years, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Department of Justice (DOJ) employees have been involved in professional misconduct, including misleading courts, withholding evidence that could have helped defendants, abusing their power and violating constitutional rights.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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