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Issue Briefs & Special Reports


All About Pork: The History, Abuse, and Future of Earmarks

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement and Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property: Making It Personal

Telecom Unplugged: Ushering in a New Digital Era


Federal Cloud Review

Reduce Taxpayer Liability for Contractor Post-Retirement Benefits

Public Servants or Privileged Class

Medium Extended Air Defense System

Reform Senate Office Allowance System

Government Mobile Apps Proliferate


Cloud Computing 201: Guidelines for Successful Cloud Investments

Cloud Computing 101: A Brief Introduction


NASA's Constellation Program: To Fly or Not to Fly 

Join Strike Fighter Alternate Engine 



Join Strike Fighter Alternate Engine 

Privacy Issue Brief 


Regulating Green House Gases Under the Clean Air Act 

The California High Speed Rail PropoSal: a Due Diligence Report 


Farm Subsidies: Myth and Reality 

All About Pork: The Abuse of Earmarks and the Needed Reforms 

Biogenerics: What They Are, Why They Are Important, and Their Economic Value to Taxpayers and Consumers 

Cyren Call: Don’t Be Fooled Again History of a Government Giveaway 

Making The Grade: CAGW's Report Card On Farm Bill "Reform" Proposals 

Property Rights in the 21st Century 

REALITY CHECK Federal aviation administration 

Telecommunications: Pulling the Plug on Government Interference 


Wasted in the War on Drugs: Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Wasted Efforts 

Border Security: PASS Card Fails on Cost, Privacy 

WHO: Taxpayers Won’t Get Fooled Again An Exposé on the World Health Organization 


The Direct Loan Program Flunks Out 

Transportation (In)Equity Act: A Legacy for Losers (Taxpayers) 

Real ID: Big Brother Could Cost Big Money 

Up in Smoke: Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Wasted Efforts in the War on Drugs 




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CAGW Names Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) November Porker of the Month

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep.