CHANGE NOW, AMERICA: Time for Foreign Lobbying Reform

Now Is the Time for Foreign Lobbying Reform

Recent revelations about Trump officials’ past work for foreign interests put the spotlight on the deficiencies of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

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Michael Flynn in front of a Turkish flag


Indefensible Book Launch and Panel Discussion | April 5, 2017 | Washington, DC

POGO’s National Security Analyst Mark Thompson will join a panel discussion on the risks and tradeoffs of President Trump’s proposed military buildup. Join us at the Open Society Foundation, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC, Wednesday, April 5from 9:30-11 AM (breakfast from 9 AM)

This event is free and open to the public | RSVP


Ridenhour Prizes | April 19, 2017 | Washington, DC

The Ridenhour Prizes recognize extraordinary individuals who benefit the public interest by telling inconvenient truths, often at great personal risk. Join us at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Wednesday, April 19 from 12-2pm to honor these courageous truth-tellers.

This event is free and open to the public | RSVP


POGO in the News

Yahoo! Finance

‘Price tag is the only thing stealthy about the F-35’: scathing new report tears the F-35 to shreds

“A scathing new report on the F-35 compiles virtually every reported deficiency with the world’s most expensive weapons system.


Dan Grazier, a former Marine captain and a defense policy investigator at the Project on Government Oversight put together a definitive history of the F-35’s shortcomings, ultimately concluding that the program is a “national disaster” in dire need of an intervention.

Defense News

US Air Force secretary nominee discloses financial details

“U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary will have to divest stock from 16 defense contractors, including Honeywell and Raytheon, if confirmed for the position, financial disclosure reports reveal.

Business Insider

Ivanka Trump’s new White House position could be an ethical minefield

“It appears based on [the ruling] that certain positions in the White House may not be considered [executive-agency] positions” because the White House hasn’t always been classified as an agency, “which is what the law was limited to,” said Scott Amey, a lawyer at the Project on Government Oversight.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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