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Today in OpenGov: Irregular order

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In today's edition, we're running out of new ways to describe what's happening in the Senate or what the President of the United States is saying on Twitter. Read on to hear about that, plus the annual Whistleblower Summit coming up on Thursday and Friday, various ways that foreign governments can legally influence elections,  our concerns over attempts to defund the Congressional Budget Office, and much more.

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Today in OpenGov: Off script

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Today's look at open government news includes the firestorm of headlines sparked by President Trump's comments to the New York Times, new research on open data's impact in the developing world, how one reporter boosted accountability in Georgia by opening data on their own, the return of pork-barrel spending in Washington, and much more. 

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Today in OpenGov: The FCC’s failure to communicate

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Forbes and ProPublica have found details on 6 of the Trump Organizations 39 ongoing hotel deals around the country. Now, they "are asking local journalists and interested citizens to help find and ferret out the facts out on the remaining 33 deals. It’s important to know who the president’s family is in business with since it’s possible that Trump’s business interests could conflict with his day job of representing the American people." Read on for more on that important story, plus the rest of today's open government news from Washington, around the United States, and across the globe. 

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