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This Week in Conflicts: Saudi-Funded Lobbyists Pay for Rooms at Trump Hotel, Trump Jr.’s Lettuce Company and Subpoenas Issued in Emoluments Lawsuit

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This week, we are learning Saudi-funded lobbyists paid for rooms for military veterans at President Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel, Donald Trump Jr. invested in a hydroponic lettuce company while the company’s co-chairman sought federal support for other business interests and subpoenas are beginning to be issued in the emoluments lawsuit against the president.

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Today in OpenGov: Power Grabs

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In today's edition,  state lawmakers respond to election losses by limiting winners' power, a program plays matchmaker between agency data and civic innovators, documents shed light on power wielded by the VA's Mar-a-Lago overseers, a Filipino journalist turns herself in to government agents, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: First Things First

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In today's edition, House Democrats unveil their first legislative priority as they prepare to take power in the 116th Congress, the GAO has probed President Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits but the reports aren't yet public, journalists face danger during French protests, and more. 

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This Week in Conflicts: Details on Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Pruitt Escapes Investigations and the Trump Foundation Lawsuit Moves Forward

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This week, new details emerge about the plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow, reports show investigations into Scott Pruitt, the former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have ended due to his resignation, and a judge has ruled the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against the Trump Foundation can proceed.

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Today in OpenGov: Overstated

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In today's edition, cities embrace public financing of election campaigns, the House Intelligence Committee wants more staffers with security clearances, the latest Trump administration conflicts of interest, and more. 

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