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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

March 1, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Election Security Needs to Begin Long Before Ballots Are Cast



Two hands placing ballots covered with the Russian flag into a ballot box. Protecting our registration rolls from malicious hacking is critical to preserving the integrity of our election system, and needs to be a significant part of heightened efforts to increase election security.

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Topics: National Security

February 27, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

Meet the Oil-Friendly Federal Panel that Could Give Drillers a Sweetheart Deal



RPC The oil, gas and mining industry has six voting seats out of 20 on the panel, known as the Royalty Policy Committee, and they predictably advocate for paying the public less. But industry’s voice on the committee is supposed to be balanced with perspective

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 28, 2018

By Sean Moulton

Census Needs Strong Objective Leadership—Now



An empty chair in front of business people. A controversial pick for a top Census Bureau job has withdrawn. Strong nonpartisan leadership is needed at the Bureau to ensure the 2020 census goes well.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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