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Watchdog Group

An organization, often nonprofit, that researches and publishes information on alleged abuses in a certain area or sector. For example, a watchdog group may investigate the truth of stories reported in the media or poor environmental practices in private companies. At their best, watchdog groups may expose real corruption, but they may be susceptible to bias themselves.
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15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, several watchdog groups dedicated to clean and honest elections sent a letter to the Department of Justice requesting that it immediately employ the criminal sanctions provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) to enjoin, investigate and prosecute Crossroads GPS and the American Future Fund for their "knowing and willful" violation of various provisions of the Act, such as failing to register as a political committee, failing to file political committee financial disclosure reports and failing to comply with the political committee organizational requirements.
A longtime skeptic of moves by watchdog groups to create an independent ethics commission, Berman said he is open to such proposals but added that the past nine weeks investigating the Foley affair reinforces his belief that Congress can police itself.
Reporters and watchdog groups have finally found a paper trail showing that the Bush administration is paying to plant pro-American stories abroad and also tracking the political views of Iraqi journalists.
Chuck and Billy (who always make it a point to assert their real-life heterosexuality to interviewers) were faves among wrestling fans and queer watchdog groups alike.
The impact of the new standard is hard to measure, but watchdog groups worry it has turned foot dragging and noncooperation o n FOIA requests into official policy.
Although the watchdog groups Reach for Unbleached (www.
Now the new Philip Morris figurehead, he's the target of watchdog groups seeking to end tobacco addiction.
TWO watchdog groups are being set up to monitor every development made in human and plant genetic research.
But watchdog groups counter that it was just another part of Livingston's effort to undermine the basic function of the FEC: tracking campaign violations and releasing the information to the press.
He noted that representatives from regulatory and watchdog groups lobbied for more rigid standards.
A shock new computer game that "teaches" players how to steal cars, go joyriding and mow down policemen has caused outrage among motoring organisations, police and watchdog groups.
As in Oregon, the California assisted suicide bill includes a state secrecy clause that prevents the public, the media or watchdog groups from reviewing the evidence.