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Sunlight's Review of Federal Open Data Catalogs (Spoiler: It Isn't Great)

Sunlight's Review of Federal Open Data Catalogs (Spoiler: It Isn't Great)
The very premise of the Sunlight Foundation is oversight over the federal government's sometimes shoddy attempts at converting the bureaucracy into ones and zeros – and allowing We The People access. How's it coming along?
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Cute Patrol: Online Puppy Providers to Face Federal Scrutiny

Cute Patrol: Online Puppy Providers to Face Federal Scrutiny
The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet with new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.
The rules announced Tuesday would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies online, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale animal breeders.
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Inspector General: $50 Million Contract with Afghanis Lacks Oversight Says

Inspector General: $50 Million Contract with Afghanis Lacks Oversight Says
A contract award made to an organization to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan does not appear to contain basic provisions that would allow the State Department to ensure proper oversight of a project expected to cost U.S. taxpayers $50 million, federal inspectors said Thursday.
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PRISM Views: Why Defending Snowden Goes Beyond Party Lines

PRISM Views: Why Defending Snowden Goes Beyond Party Lines
A recent piece called “In Defense of PRISM” has brought about a wide array of criticism from those who see the labor organizer’s argument as falling too closely in line with the Obama administration's. Surveillance, privacy and whistle blowers are hot topics that may transcend party lines — but the necessary implementation of oversight rules and transparency aren't so universal.
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Chaz Bolte
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