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December 8, 2017

Missouri Sunshine Request for Records Regarding Usage of Secret Messaging Apps by Missouri Governor and His Staff

On December 8, 2017, Campaign for Accountability submitted a Missouri Sunshine Request regarding the usage of secret messaging apps by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and his senior staff. The Kansas City Star reported Gov. Greitens and his senior staff use the phone-based app Confide, which deletes messages after they have been read and prevents recipients from saving them.

December 6, 2017

CfA Joins Groups Opposing FY18 SEC Budget Rider

On December 6, 2017, a diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations called upon Congress to pass a clean budget with no poison pill riders, particularly one that would stop the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose their political spending. These riders would roll back public protections, put workers at risk, restrict women’s rights, endanger the environment and undermine our democracy. The organizations opposing this poison pill represent a broad range of interests including labor unions, good government organizations, environmental groups, faith organizations, investors, and state and local groups.

November 29, 2017

Letter Calling on Congress to Investigate OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for Violating Federal Law as Temporary CFPB Director

On November 29, 2017, CfA called on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate whether Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney violated the Anti-deficiency Act by directing OMB staff to perform work for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

November 9, 2017

CfA Complaint with Massachusetts Attorney General Against Fake Abortion Clinic

On November 9, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to open an investigation into the Attleboro Women’s Health Center (AWHC), which masquerades as an abortion clinic, but is actually part of a pro-life organization that actively tries to deceive women seeking abortion-related services. CfA’s complaint alleges that AWHC is engaging in deceptive business practices in violation of Massachusetts law.

October 30, 2017

How Google Makes Millions Off of Fake News

On October 30, 2017, Campaign for Accountability released a report revealing Google continues to place ads on websites that promote false information despite promises to alter its practices. CfA analyzed a sample of 1,255 news publishers and found that Google continues to place ads on hyper-partisan and misleading websites, resulting in millions of dollars in revenue for the company.

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