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Today in OpenGov: Off to the Races

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In today's edition, the government shutdown breaks records as well as federal websites, the Senate considers opening up to photojournalists, we consider what makes a good open data use case, the Trump administration's plan for hospital price transparency kicks in, and more.

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This Week in Conflicts: Ivanka Trump Accused of Violating Conflict of Interest Law, Clock Tower in Trump’s D.C. Hotel Remains Open and NYT Says FBI Investigated if Trump was Working for Russia

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This week, a watchdog group is accusing Ivanka Trump of violating a conflict of interest law for her involvement in a tax break program, the historic clock tower located in President Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel is open and staffed by federal employees during the partial government shutdown and China’s biggest bank plans to reduce its office space inside Trump Tower in New York City.

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Today in OpenGov: Shutdown Stories

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In today's edition, we look at how the ongoing government shutdown is hindering access to federal websites, journalists ask for a little less secrecy around a special counsel subpoena dispute, a battle of watchdog vs. watchdog in the EU, California's new iterative approach to procurement, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: Twitter Transitions

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In today's edition, newly elected members of Congress have new social media rules to get used to, the Open Government Partnership places U.S. participation under review, we share some tips for creating open data user personas, an Azerbaijani blogger's hunger strike, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: As the Revolving Door Turns

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In today's edition, recently departed members of Congress waste no time walking through the revolving door, the latest trial over the Census citizenship question gets underway in California, an appeals court rules against a Virginia official for banning constituents on social media, protests continue in Hungary, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: New year, new rules

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Happy New Year and welcome back to Today in OpenGov after a long holiday hiatus! In today's edition, we try to squeeze in as many holiday season headlines as possible. Highlights include new House rules, two weeks worth of Trump administration conflicts of interest, our new Open Data User Persona library, and more.  

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