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Air Force Headquarters Declassified and Released Incomplete Data to Further A-10 Smear Campaign

February 9, 2015
The Air Force manipulated data and omitted key stats in order to skew a comparison of civilian casualties and friendly fire deaths caused by close air support aircraft in Afghanistan, according to an analysis released by the Project On Government Oversight.

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System Failure: One Man's Nightmarish Journey Through the VA

October 6, 2014

Army veteran Steven P. Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital in 2005 led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum. In the nine years since, he has been lost in a bureaucratic quagmire trying to get the disability benefits he seeks.

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How the Foreign Agents Registration Act Falls Short

December 16, 2014

A federal law meant to track U.S. political activity by foreign interests suffers from lax enforcement, shoddy record keeping, glaring loopholes, and in many cases outright disregard by the firms hired to lobby on behalf of foreign entities.

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KGL Logistics Iran Rials Money 120

The US Military's Iran Connection?

June 7, 2017 | Adam Zagorin

KGL Chairman Saed Dashti charged in criminal fraud and money laundering case. Estimated losses to investors: more than $160 million.

Donald Trump Cabinet 120

Trump's Ethics Pledge Is Paper-Thin

June 6, 2017 | Daniel Van Schooten, Laura Peterson

Federal agencies provided few details on how they are addressing political appointees' potential conflicts of interest during the Trump administration.

Emergency Room Gurney 120

Drug Problems: Dangerous Decision-Making at the FDA

October 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration made a series of questionable calls in its oversight of the blood thinner Pradaxa, which casts doubt on the reliability of the FDA's regulation of prescription drugs.

Revolving Official Gets Big Payday

The Revolving Door Goes Nuclear

April 21, 2015 | Michael Smallberg

After years of investigating the well-oiled revolving door between the federal government and the businesses it oversees, we thought we’d seen it all. But even our jaws hit the floor when we learned that Daniel Poneman, former Deputy Secretary of Energy, had taken a job as the head of Centrus Energy Corp.

Exclusive: New Documents in Zero Dark Thirty Affair Raise Questions of White House-Sanctioned Intelligence Leak and Inspector General Coverup

April 16, 2015 | Adam Zagorin

A document newly obtained by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) reveals more about the high-level government access Hollywood filmmakers had during their research—and what happened at the top of the CIA, including the Agency’s use of White House-approved talking points to brief the filmmakers specifically about intelligence used to locate the al Qaeda leader.

Veteran with Flag 120

POGO's 2015 Baker’s Dozen of Suggested Congressional Oversight Priorities and Legislative Reforms

February 11, 2015 | Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Implementing the following recommendations will help to the country achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical government—one that is truly responsive to the needs of its citizens.

A-10 120

Air Force Headquarters Declassified and Released Incomplete Data to Further A-10 Smear Campaign

February 9, 2015 | Mandy Smithberger

How Air Force Headquarters cooked the friendly fire numbers to spin USA Today on the A-10.

Scales of Justice 675

Justice Department Downplays Evidence of Politics in Probe of Governor

December 11, 2014 | Adam Zagorin

New evidence related to one of the most controversial public corruption cases in recent years, the 2006 conviction of Alabama’s former Democratic Governor, Donald E. Siegelman, indicates that Department of Justice lawyers may have engaged in prosecutorial misconduct.

Steven Massong

System Failure

October 6, 2014 | David S. Hilzenrath

Army veteran Steven P. Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital in 2005 led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum. In the nine years since, he has been lost in a bureaucratic quagmire trying to get the disability benefits he seeks.

Gen. Patton 120

“Stay in Your F---ing Lane”

August 13, 2014 | Adam Zagorin

A controversial top Army officer, Major General Gary S. Patton, has just been cited for the second time in less than a year for obstructing an official probe into horrific conditions at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan.

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