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February 2, 2018

By Emma Stodder

Unrigging the System



Broken Capitol building It’s time to tell Congress that we need new and better solutions to “unrig the system.”

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Topics: Open Government

February 2, 2018

By Danielle Brian

“The Memo”: Willful Ignorance and the House Intel Committee



Devin Nunes The House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly release its classified memo on the FBI while opting to be willfully ignorant of the facts and potential consequences of its actions. That's the biggest problem with #ReleaseTheMemo.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 1, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

With #ReleaseTheMemo, Nunes Hopes You Won’t Understand FISA



Surveillance Cameras FISA, a highly complex law, has two provisions particularly relevant to the Nunes memo and the hypocrisy surrounding the Republicans’ sudden concern about it.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

January 31, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Justice Department Plan to Weed Out “Frivolous” Whistleblower Cases May Do More Harm than Good



Whistleblower retaliation target This month, the Department of Justice formally issued its new policy of more aggressively seeking to throw out False Claims Act lawsuits it deems “frivolous” or “meritless.” POGO explains why this is a bad idea.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 30, 2018

By Daniel Van Schooten

U.S. a Haven for Global Corruption Profits, Panelists Say



Danielle Brian speaking at a panel, Democracy Defenders in Dialogue Foreign corruption is a problem enabled by American laws, banks, and other institutions. U.S. journalists need to partner with peers in other countries to connect the dots.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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