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The Project On Government Oversight

The Project On Government Oversight follows a rich tradition of assuring that the government continues to work for the people it represents. Our nation was founded on the very principle that representation and accountability are fundamental to maintaining a strong and functioning democracy. Today, these principles espoused by our founding fathers are under attack as […]

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Senate limits Gonzales’ hiring authority

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to end the Bush administration’s ability to unilaterally fill U.S. attorney vacancies as a backlash to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ firing of eight federal prosecutors. And the kicker is: Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay had said earlier Tuesday that the scandal “is just a taste of what’s going to […]

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Colburn-Obama pork act (S 2590)

The Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would create a massive, Google-like searchable database to track federal spending. From TPMmuckraker The cynic in me views this as election year bipartisanship. But this is a good bill. And one of the best reform since Sarbanes-Oxley. I happen to be against a prohibition against earmarks as it […]