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New Podcast: Just How Secret Is the Government?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

One promising development this year was the disclosure of the intelligence budget, a figure that had never been available before.

As Evidence Against Lenders Piles Up, Federal Prosecutors Have Stayed On Sidelines

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Four years after the banking system nearly collapsed from reckless mortgage lending, federal prosecutors have stayed on the sidelines, even as jud...

'Angels' in Search of a Better Government

Andy Shaw | Posted 01.21.2012 | Chicago
Andy Shaw

At first glance I assumed it was another $50 donation. Another 999 of those and we'll hire a new investigator, I thought. But as I examined the numbers more closely the written amount jolted me like an electric shock: $50,000. From people I'd never met.

Toothless Watchdog Won't Scare Anyone

Emily J. Miller | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

Rahm Emanuel is pulling on the leash of City Hall's legally designated watchdog, and that could undermine the new mayor's pledge to make his administration more open, honest and accountable.

Marcus Baram

Mystery Of Deadly Chlorine Leak Solved

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

Late one night in January 1994, a chlorine leak that seeped through the sewer system of the city of Cali in Colombia killed three children in their be...

Marcus Baram

The Wake-Up Call: McConnell Slams EPA During Speech To Coal Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

• In a speech before a coal industry group in Kentucky on Wednesday, the U.S. Senate's top Republican accused the Environmental Protection Agency of...

Marcus Baram

Tim Geithner Scolds U.K. For 'Light-Touch' Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

How Much Pesticide Residue Is On Your Food?

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...