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Just now, House GOP reversed its course to kneecap the Office of Congressional Ethics. Lots of background on my Twitter lists for #opengov and #political-science.

Since last night, this was all-hands on deck for #opengov & #goodgov non-profits, Congressional watchdogs, and political journalists. And fight will continue, it’s definitely not all-safe for this 114th U.S. Congress – dynamics with PEOTUS Trump are complicated, and his Tweet earlier today explicitly did not support the OCE on principle.

What happened? Effective constituent calls to Congressional offices, a fledgling public whip count, and a section of House GOP’s strange political strategy misjudgment:

But we’ll take it, one small fortunate victory for basic independent ethics:

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