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Today in OpenGov: Changing Perceptions

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In today's edition, we look at the results of the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, a House Committee discusses a major package of democratic reforms, Facebook extends its flawed approach to online ad transparency ahead of EU elections, Maryland's legislature embraces livestreaming, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: Open Meetings Sandwich

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In today's edition, USAspending.gov downloads are the latest open data casualty of the shutdown, Jared Kushner got his security clearance under unusual circumstances, what Elizabeth Warren means when she says she doesn't take any PAC money, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: K Street Vape Tricks

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In today's edition, the state of the union of open data looks strong, Missouri's sunshine law is obscured by clouds, hate speech and press freedom are major issues in Nigeria's upcoming election, Michael Cohen is afraid to testify to Congress, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: Walk it Back

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In today's edition, examining the shutdown's impact on transparency and accountability, Rudy Giuliani makes -- and walks back -- some shocking comments, Arizona lawmakers have conflicting plans for state elections, bipartisan campaign finance legislation is reintroduced in the House, and more. 

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This Week in Conflicts: GSA Ignored Constitutional Questions Related to President Trump’s D.C. Hotel Lease and Did Trump Tell Cohen to Lie?

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This week, a new report says the General Services Administration “ignored” constitutional questions when allowing the lease of the Old Post Office to move forward, T-Mobile executives reserved rooms at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C. as it was announcing merger plans that would require Trump Administration approval and questions about whether President Donald Trump told his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress.

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Today in OpenGov: Take a Time Out

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In today's edition, the shutdown lingers on, the Trump administration appeals a judges move to block its Census citizenship question, a judge blocks Wisconsin's lame duck attack on early voting, Mexican journalists face surveillance and worse, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: Emolumental Avoidance

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In today's edition, we take another look at the government shutdown's impact on federal websites and data, an inspector general has some emolumental opinions about President Trump's hotel, the Supreme Court might expand a FOIA exemption, Iowa considers giving former felons their right to vote back, and more. 

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