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Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner must divest, or recuse

We deserve public servants who serve ONLY the public -- and we can't trust government officials' decisions if their private wealth is involved. As formal members of the Trump administration, Ivanka Trump & her husband Jared Kushner are subject to the same conflict rules as everyone else -- they must either divest their assets and set up a blind trust, or recuse themselves from huge areas of the administration's’ agenda.
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"Lessons of Watergate" Panel: Watergate, Abuse of Power

March 15, 2013

The abuse of Presidential power uncovered 40 years ago tested the strength of our democracy. What happened during Watergate, why was it so important, and what was extraordinary about the response? Panelists shared their perspectives and first-hand accounts of their Watergate experiences, followed by discussion and Q & A. Featuring: � Moderator Tim Naftali - director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 2007-2011 � Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman -- member, House Judiciary Committee during Watergate � Hon. William S. Cohen --member, House Judiciary Committee during Watergate � Jill Wine-Banks -- assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Task Force � Daniel Ellsberg -- military analyst, co-author of the Pentagon Papers This panel took place on March 13, 2013, during Common Cause's "The Lessons of Watergate" conference at the National Press Club. Visit http://www.commoncause.org/watergate for more info.

Abuse of Power Panel Highlights

June 16, 2008

5-minute highlight reel from a Common Cause-sponsored panel discussion on the abuse of power by the current administration and an agenda for recovery of our Constitution and our democracy

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Democracy Wire

Inspectors General Must Review Travel & Expenses of High Flying Cabinet

September 29, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Government scrutiny of the travel abuses by cabinet members must continue despite the resignation of Tom Price. Questionable and excessive travel costs are being regularly unearthed by the media. The inspector general of every department and agency should review travel and other expense compliance of top appointees.

Common Cause Commends Introduction of We The People Act by Sen. Udall & Rep. Price

September 27, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

At a time when too many Americans do not think they have a meaningful voice in their democracy, when confidence in our institutions is at historic lows, and cynicism at record highs, this democracy reform package is needed more than ever. These reforms are working at the state level, empowering citizens and breaking down barriers to participation for all Americans, irrespective of political party.

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Kid Rock has been running for Senate all summer long, violating federal law

September 1, 2017

In a complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission and Department of Justice, Common Cause accuses Kid Rock of violating federal election laws by acting as a Senate candidate while failing to register his candidacy, comply with contribution restrictions and publicly disclose contributions to his campaign.

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