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August 7, 2015

By Adam Zagorin

Yes, America’s Psychologists Abetted Torture Interrogations



Photograph of Captive Hands The American Psychological Association is holding its annual meeting under the shadow of a new report on the Association and CIA torture, and a host of serious oversight questions.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 6, 2015

By Adam Zagorin

Clinton Emails: Inside Response to POGO’s Kabul Embassy Exposé



Hillary Clinton Secretary Clinton's newly released emails from 2009 show that the State Department saw itself primarily in a battle to limit public relations damage that could arise from the Kabul Embassy scandal.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

August 3, 2015

By Mia Steinle

It's Time to Update Coal Rules That Are Costing Taxpayers Millions



Coal Mine The rules governing what coal companies pay to extract natural resources from public lands haven't been changed in over 25 years.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

July 30, 2015

By Joe Newman

Failures at the VA Expose "Oversight at Its Worst," POGO Tells Senate Panel



Danielle Brian testifies before a Senate panel POGO’s investigation into abuses within the VA uncovered many whistleblowers who said they were afraid to approach the VA Office of Inspector General (IG) because of the VA’s toxic culture of retaliation and intimidation

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 29, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Federal Coal Mining Program Cheats Taxpayers, Needs Reforms



Photo of Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Loopholes and exemptions in the rules governing companies that mine coal on public lands cheat taxpayers out of millions of dollars in revenue each year, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) told Department of Interior leadership today.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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