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The Watchdog People

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)

Defenders of the values enshrined in the U.S. Constitution – human dignity, individual rights, and liberty.

Bailout Watch

Bailout Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan clearinghouse for news and analysis on federal stimulus and recovery efforts.

Center for Public Integrity

As participants aligned with the Shorenstein Center’s Single Subject News Network and colleagues at The War Horse, The Marshall Project, The Trace, Chalkbeat, The Hechinger Report, ProPublica, The Texas Tribune and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting they are part of a network for sharing information.  The Center is keenly interested in how nonprofit and independent outlets in communities throughout the nation can engage readers and encourage activists on specific issues

Center for Progressive Reform (CPR)

Interdisciplinary examination of the legal, economic, and scientific issues that challenge the health, safety, and environment of people.

Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) follows the money and tracks its effect on public policy.

Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics (CREW)

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington see to end the sacrifice of the common good to special interests.

Common Cause

Organizing people to participate in a democracy based on common issues.

Government Accountability Project

Anti-corruption hawks in the federal government. It does not tweet. Accountability through the defense of whistleblowers and activists.

National Security Archive

Research Institute and library at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Publishes declassified FOIA documents. No tweets, Facebook, just history.

National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC)

National Whistleblowers Center

Whistleblowers support questions of security weaknesses; and vulnerabilities in intelligence agencies and a long list of critical energy and arsenal facilities. No tweets, Facebook, etc. just hard work truth. No tweets by NSWBC

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

Disclosure of governmental abuses and environmental damage through lawbreaking. Waste, fraud, and abuse in federal agencies due to special interest political money.


Sunlight Foundation

High technology makes the government more accountable and accessible.

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