New Documents Raise Questions About Increased Nuclear Spending
There are many reasons to keep certain parts of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex a secret. But fraud, waste, and abuse run rampant when the mystique and awe of nuclear bombs gets in the way of effective oversight. And it is the taxpayer who ends up suffering. The secrets... Read more
It’s Time to Strengthen Foreign-Lobbying Law
Foreign influence on U.S. policy has been in the media spotlight a lot recently, from concerns that foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation improperly influenced Hillary Clinton’s decision-making as Secretary of State, to allegations that Pres. Donald Trump’s former national security adviser failed to register as a foreign lobbyist.... Read more
Saudi Arabia Duped American Veterans Into Lobbying Congress
Because of weak enforcement of foreign lobbying laws, in 2016 and 2017 U.S. military veterans lobbied on behalf of Saudi Arabia — without knowing they were doing so. Their multi-million-dollar lobbying effort included 22 different firms. This according to Project on Government Oversight investigator Lydia Dennett, working in conjunction... Read more
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