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July 15, 2015
Andrew Cockburn’s latest book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, is a well-researched takedown of the U.S. drone program, which includes a look at the civilian deaths caused by drones.
July 14, 2015
Bipartisan protest demanded the removal of anti-transparency language from Wisconsin's state budget bill.
Topics: Open Government
July 13, 2015
The United States Agency for International Development’s Partner Vetting System isn't without controversy, but it is possible to find the right balance to ensure taxpayer dollars don't go to terrorists.
July 13, 2015
The annual behemoth defense spending bill has become the method of choice for a lot of elected officials to shuttle unpopular legislation through Congress in near secrecy.
Topics: Government Accountability
July 10, 2015
An amendment to prevent increasing onshore oil royalties nearly cost taxpayers $1.25 billion over the next 10 years.
Topics: Energy and Natural Resources
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Podcast; Social Media, Internet Provides Opportunities, Challenges for Lawmakers
The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.