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McCain Raises Concerns About Former Raytheon Lobbyist’s Ability to be Effective
Senator John McCain (R-AZ), United States Senate
January 26, 2009 


POGO in the News

Treasury nominee to keep corporate pay, By Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, May 12, 2009 

Amid Obama's change, there's also more of the same, By Nancy Benac, The Associated PressUSA Today, March 1, 2009 

The Difficulty Of Walking The Line, By Eliza Newlin CarneyNational Journal, February 9, 2009 

Ethics Groups Pounce On Gibbs' Statement, By Rob SteinHuffington Post, January 29, 2009 

McCain presses Obama's Pentagon nominee on conflicts, By Jim WolfReuters, January 28, 2009 

Raytheon lobbyist picked for deputy Defense post, By Julian BarnesThe Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2009 

Lynn's appointment still not settled, By Jen DimascioPolitico, January 23, 2009 

The President Orders Transparency, EditorialThe New York Times, January 23, 2009 

Obama's shunning of lobbyists in his administration isn't ironclad, By Jim Drinkard & Ann FlahertyAssociated Press & The Minneapolis - St. Paul Star Tribune, January 22, 2009 

POGO urges Obama to withdraw Lynn's nomination, By Alice LipowiczFederal Computer Week, January 22, 2009 

Gates tries to reassure US Congress on deputy pick, By Andrew Gray; and Andrea Shalal-EsaReuters News , January 22, 2009 

Committee Needs Waiver to Act on Lynn Nomination for Defense Deputy, By Josh RoginCQ Online, January 22, 2009 

Obama Lobbyist Rules May Bar Deputy SecDef Nominee, By William MatthewsDefense News, January 22, 2009 

Obama’s ethics rules come with exceptions, By Elise Castelli Federal Times, January 22, 2009 

Ex-Lobbyist, Defense Official Criticized for Conflicts of Interest, Record, By Justin RoodABC News for Brian Ross, January 22, 2009 

Watchdogs want ex-lobbyist out, By Jen DimascioPolitico, January 22, 2009 

SEC Pick Pledges to Ratchet Up Oversight, By Zachary A. GoldfarbThe Washington Post, January 16, 2009 

Obama's SEC choice promises aggressive action, By Marcy Gordon, AP Business, January 15, 2009 

Chu May Push Labs To Evolve; Panel Questions DOE Nominee, By Michael Coleman, Albuquerque Journal/ Washington BureauThe Albuquerque Journal Online, January 13, 2009 

Dennis Blair, By Mark ThompsonTIME Magazine, January 12, 2009 

Nonprofit raises issue with pick for intelligence, by Matthew CellaThe Washington Times, January 9, 2009 

Energy Department Cites Gains as Obama Vows Changes, Bloomberg News, January 5, 2009 

Justice Leader's Job: Renew A Battered Agency, By Ari ShapiroNational Pubic Radio (NPR) - Morning Edition, November 10, 2008 

Obama Called on to Give Federal Jobs a Makeover, Joe DavidsonThe Washington Post - Federal Diary, November 7, 2008 

Advice for the next president, whoever he is, By Gregg CarlstromFederal Times, October 20, 2008 

Watchdog unveils government reform priorities for next administration, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, October 20, 2008