October 2005: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Jan 18, 2008
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 18, 2008 White House Study Found 473 Days of E-Mail Gone
QUOTE: The competing claims [over allegedly lost emails] were the latest salvos in an escalating dispute over whether the Bush administration has complied with long-standing statutory requirements to preserve official White House records -- including those reflecting potentially sensitive policy discussions -- for history and in case of any future legal demands.
Washington Post Oct 14, 2007 Getting Around Rules on Lobbying: Despite New Law, Firms Find Ways To Ply Politicians
QUOTE: Looking for ways to keep spreading freebies legally, hundreds of lobbyists have been attending seminars at Washington law firms to learn the ins and outs of the new law.
Washington Post Oct 03, 2007 Oklahoma Senator Blocks Widely Accepted Gun Bill
QUOTE: The lawmaker who put the hold on the bill, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), contends that the bill would create "a pathway by which individuals can lose their Second Amendment rights but no pathway through which they can gain them back if they're stable."
Washington Post Aug 04, 2007 House Forms Special Panel Over Alleged Stolen Vote: GOP Assails Decision on Food Aid for Immigrants
QUOTE: The House last night unanimously agreed to create a special select committee, with subpoena powers, to investigate Republican allegations that Democratic leaders had stolen a victory from the House GOP on a parliamentary vote late Thursday night.
Washington Post Jul 24, 2007 House Passes Ban On Campaign Pay Going to Spouses
QUOTE: The vote follows a study released last month by the liberal-leaning watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington that found that nearly 100 chairmen and ranking minority members of House committees used their roles to benefit their families...
Washington Post Jun 27, 2007 Conflict Alleged in Drug Firms' Education Role
QUOTE: Drug companies have become the biggest sponsors of continuing medical education courses in recent years, even at the nation's top medical schools, a development that critics say raises health-care costs, skews doctors' treatment decisions and allows the industry to skirt laws against advertising "off-label" uses for its products.
Washington Post Jun 19, 2007 When Spending Is Relative: Lawmakers Look Out for Own
QUOTE: A private government watchdog organization said yesterday that nearly 100 chairmen and ranking minority members of House committees used their positions to benefit their families, including employing relatives for campaign or consulting work.
Washington Post Jun 13, 2007 Earmark Dispute Bogs Down Homeland Security Bill: House Committee Chairman Wants Lawmakers' Pet Projects Excluded Until Later in Appropriations Process
QUOTE: The congressional spending season began with a blowup over earmarks in the House yesterday, as the first bill to reach a vote prompted a White House veto threat and scores of amendments from Republicans furious with Democrats' handling of pet-project spending in the measures.
Washington Post Jun 11, 2007 Ethics Overhaul Over? Democrats Lose Traction on Reforms
QUOTE: Keeping momentum on ethics reforms is proving tough for House Democratic leaders, who are struggling to sell lawmakers on a proposal for overhauling House ethics enforcement, which is part of the party's pledge to improve accountability in Congress.
Washington Post May 25, 2007 Ethics Legislation Easily Passes House
QUOTE: the House approved new ethics legislation yesterday that would penalize lawmakers who receive a wide range of favors from special interests, and would require lobbyists to disclose the campaign contributions they collect and deliver to lawmakers.
Washington Post May 16, 2007 Abuses in Enrollment Tactics Found for Private Medicare
QUOTE: Insurance agents in at least 39 states used illegal or unethical tactics to sell private Medicare plans, in some cases enrolling the dead and mentally incompetent, impersonating Medicare representatives, and using personal information stolen from federal records, according to interviews and documents released to Congress.
Washington Post Apr 23, 2007 FDA Was Aware of Dangers To Food: Outbreaks Were Not Preventable, Officials Say
QUOTE: The Food and Drug Administration has known for years about contamination problems at a Georgia peanut butter plant and on California spinach farms that led to disease outbreaks that killed three people, sickened hundreds, and forced one of the biggest product recalls in U.S. history, documents and interviews show. Overwhelmed by huge growth in the number of food processors and imports, however, the agency took only limited steps to address the problems and relied on producers to police themselves, according to agency documents.
Washington Post Mar 12, 2007 Government Sites Aren't FOIA-Friendly: Study Finds Most Agencies Fall Short of Transparency Mandate
QUOTE: A review of 149 federal agencies found that only 1 in 5 posts on its Web site all the records required and that even fewer -- 6 percent -- tell people how to request what does not appear there. Two-thirds do not provide indexes to their major records systems, or they provide guides that are so unclear they are worthless. Only 1 in 4 agencies includes an online FOIA submission form on its Web site...This failure to comply with the law, advocates of open government say, amounts to another stiff-arm by the executive branch to Congress's demand for greater transparency.
Washington Post Feb 16, 2007 Special Counsel Accused Of Intimidation in Probe: Contact With Investigators Controlled, Employees Say
QUOTE: A trouble-plagued whistle-blower investigation at the Office of Special Counsel -- whose duties include shielding federal whistle-blowers -- hit another snag this week when employees accused the special counsel of intimidation in the probe.
Washington Post Jan 15, 2007 Freedom of Information, the Wiki Way: Site to Allow Anonymous Posts of Government Documents
QUOTE: Wikileaks.org is a Web-based way for people with damning, potentially helpful or just plain embarrassing government documents to make them public without leaving fingerprints. Modeled on the participatory, online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the site is expected to go live within the next two months.
Washington Post Jan 09, 2007 An Online Guide to Fast-Moving Power Brokers
QUOTE: Sucking in public servants, spewing out lobbyists, K Street spins influence into cash so fast, it's tough to track who landed where. Now you can click and find out. Billed by its creators as "MySpace for the K Street set," Revolving Door is a new, searchable database on OpenSecrets.org...
Washington Post Sep 27, 2005 FEMA Plans to Reimburse Faith Groups for Aid: As Civil Libertarians Object, Religious Organizations Weigh Whether to Apply
QUOTE: Civil liberties groups called the decision a violation of the traditional boundary between church and state, accusing FEMA of trying to restore its battered reputation by playing to religious conservatives.
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