Oversight

Play of the Day: Trump Tweets 'Game Over' After The Mueller Report Release

The president is again working the "Game of Thrones" visual theme.

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How the IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups

Six years after it was excoriated for allegedly targeting conservative organizations, the agency has largely given up on regulating an entire category of nonprofits. The result: More dark money gushes into the political system.

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Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was criticized for accepting donations to a legal defense fund without consulting with ethics officials.

Government Ethics Office to Issue First-Ever Rule on Feds Accepting Donations for Legal Defense

OGE says the current approach "does not fully address" potential conflicts.

Play of the Day: The Redacted Mueller Report Is Coming Soon

It will have redactions, but the report will be released Thursday.

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New Whistleblower Protection Office Is Under Investigation for Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

"You don’t want to come forward," one whistleblower said. "People are afraid."

On Politics

Marijuana Legalization – A Rare Issue Where Women Are More Conservative Than Men

Could mothers be responsible for the gender gap? Or are other factors at play?

Play of the Day: The President Reacts To The Notre Dame Fire

Donald Trump tweeted that French authorities "must act quickly."

Former President Obama speaks in Seville, Spain in early April.

Bill to Curb Presidents’ Post-Tenure Benefits Would Save $2.5 Million Over 4 Years

CBO scores bipartisan plan to reflect reality of modern ex-leaders' power to earn.

House Chairmen Probe Power Industry Group’s Influence on EPA

Two agency officials in air quality office formerly worked with what lawmakers call “a secretive front group funded by utility companies.”

Play of the Day: Julian Assange's Celebrity Advocate is Pamela Anderson

Does every issue get to have a c-list celebrity as its spokesperson?

Watchdog Highlights High Priority Workforce Issues Plaguing OPM

The federal government’s HR agency lags far behind other departments in addressing issues on GAO’s high-risk list.

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