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About Watchdog.org

Watchdog.org is a project of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, a non-profit organization that promotes a well-informed electorate and a more transparent government. Through state-based investigative reporters in more than 40 states, Watchdog.org exposes government waste, fraud and abuse of power.

Our mission is to restore oversight of our state governments, to hold politicians and bureaucrats at all levels accountable for their handling of taxpayers’ dollars and to promote individual liberty and free markets.

We are committed to creating non-partisan journalism reflecting this mission in a distinctive voice deeply skeptical of the entire political process. Our stories aim to disrupt the mainstream political narrative, to provoke change, incite debate and challenge partisans of all political stripes.

As a small, but nimble news organization we are not the stenographer of record in our communities. We are instead the investigator for and analyst of news all too often overlooked or abandoned by mainstream sources, but of vital importance to our readers

We offer a forum for original commentary – opinion pieces that persuade as well as inform.

To advance this journalistic mission we publish our news stories on a variety of platforms, including our own local and national Web sites, social media, podcasts and with partners on the Internet, in daily newspapers, on radio and television.

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  • Conservative Chas

    So, why aren’t you looking into the Benghazi coverup?

  • Patriot451

    What about “covering state-specific and local government activity” don’t you get?

  • rich

    wereare in saugas mass. the sex offenders

  • Obie Greenway

    Watchdog.org is a collection of independent journalists covering state-specific and local government activity….and funded by the KOCH BROTHERS!
    I SEE YOU Watchdog and I’m taking names and numbers!

  • SeanThomes


    so dumb

  • Awake American

    You are SO RIGHT Obie, with just a few clicks you find yourself @ The Franklin Center etc. Where you come upon NewsMax ads and Fox News ads…..

    For a savvy American who likes to know WHOM is trying to pull their chain….I can see Murddock, Rove and KOCH fingerprints ALL OVER THIS SUPPOSED INFORMATION SITE….a better name for this site should be….

  • go go

    The house ethics committee already did, and found nothing there. Michelle Bachmann’s investigation keeps growing though. Pay attention please.

  • alf55

    troll, troll, troll your BOat, try to get a life
    merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Harry Reid’s yo wife! 🙂

  • alf55

    troll, troll, troll your BOat, try to get a life
    merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, jo Biden is yo wife! 🙂

  • coast40 .

    I agree with a few ideas presented here (illegal immigration-border) but the blanket Dem vs. Repub stance turns me off. My belief is that the majority of American voters do not toe the party line for either party. This site toes the Repub. line. Why no middle ground? Anyone on any site (lib-conserv) that isn’t supported by political interests?

  • bullamakanka

    Poor you. Upset that George Soros has competition?