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Office of Government Ethics

Did John Podesta Violate Federal Financial Disclosure Laws, Or Nah?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.28.2017 | Politics

Monday morning, in what was billed as an “exclusive,” The Daily Caller pointed a jaded finger of accusation at former Hillary Clinton campaign cha...

Ethics Office Says Conway Should Have Been Disciplined For Plugging Trump Products

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics

The Office of Government Ethics has slammed the White House for failing to take disciplinary action against presidential counsel Kellyanne Conway for ...

Raucous Town Hall In Utah Blasts GOP Rep. Chaffetz

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

Hundreds of jeering, shouting, angry voters, jam-packed in a high school auditorium, lashed GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz at his town hall meeting in the he...

With So Many Ethics Laws, Why So Many Ethics Flaws?

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Ethics laws can stop some illegal behavior but they cannot produce ethical individuals. Ethics laws can assure greater transparency but they cannot, by themselves, produce greater trust.

Washington, D.C. Unleashes the Christmas Poems

John Lundberg | Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

It's the holiday season, when even Washington, D.C. gets a little poetic. The big, bland federal government sends out an official holiday poem each year. The poem's purpose (here's where the magic ends) is to educate federal employees on the dos and don'ts of accepting holiday gifts.

Jason Cherkis

Romney 'Not In Compliance' With Financial Disclosure Laws, Ethics Groups Say | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of civic watchdogs and the Service Employees International Union have asked the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to examine Mitt...

Loophole May Allow Lawmakers' Families To Profit From Insider Information | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

Lawmakers proclaimed that the bill, officially called the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, would restore trust in government. It also appl...