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US Ethics Chief Was Behind Those Tweets About Trump, Records Show

Dec. 30, 2016 7:44 p.m.

Trump-style tweets from the Office of Government Ethics urging divestitures made many suspect a hack of this typically staid agency. New records shared with NPR show the author was the agency chief.


You Say You're An American, But What If You Had To Prove It Or Be Deported?

Dec. 22, 2016 8:12 p.m.

It's illegal for immigration officials to detain U.S. citizens. But an NPR analysis of public records found that in an eight-year period, some 1,500 people who had been held turned out be Americans.

Agriculture | Land | Environment

Federal Approval Of GM Grass Seed Sparks Outcry

Jan. 19, 2017 midnight

A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deregulate a genetically modified grass seed has raised concerns about contamination in Oregon’s billion-dollar grass seed industry.

Nation | Election

White House Says It Will No Longer Release Visitor Logs To The Public

April 14, 2017 9:09 p.m.

Reversing the Obama administration's policy, the White House cites "grave national security risks." It has been criticized by watchdog groups who call it a "massive step away from transparency."

Nation | Election

In Trump's First 100 Days, A Resistance Network Digs In

April 25, 2017 5:39 p.m.

"The common understanding in the watchdog community is that we're going to have to hold the Trump administration responsible, because no one else is going to do it," says strategist Fred Wertheimer.


LNG Opponents Sue Energy Commission Over Mailing List

Aug. 8, 2008 2:10 p.m.

Opponents of a liquefied natural gas terminal proposed on the Columbia River are suing federal energy regulators – over a mailing list.

Nation | Election

Trump's Wiretap Tweets Bring Lawsuit Seeking Proof

April 20, 2017 12:55 a.m.

American Oversight, a watchdog group of former Obama administration lawyers, is using the Freedom of Information Act to keep tabs on the Trump administration's agencies.

Business | Nation | Election

As Trump Inquiries Flood Ethics Office, Director Looks To House For Action

April 18, 2017 2:10 p.m.

Walter Shaub of the Office of Government Ethics, which lacks enforcement power, says the House Oversight Committee does not seem to be matching the surge of concern about the Trump administration.

Nation | Election

13 Eye-Popping Quotes That Defined The Week

April 15, 2017 11 a.m.

From the White House press secretary's comparison of Hitler and Syria's President Bashar Assad to Trump's chocolate cake and dropping a bomb in Afghanistan, it was a heck of a week.

Nation | Election

ACLU Files 13 Lawsuits For Records Related To Trump's Travel Ban

April 12, 2017 9:29 p.m.

The group says U.S. Customs and Border Protection "failed to substantively respond" to its Freedom of Information Act requests for records related to implementation of President Trump's travel bans.

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