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Viveca Novak

Center for Responsive Politics

Viveca is the editorial and communications director at the Center for Responsive Politics, where, among other things, she oversees the blog.  From 2006 to 2011 she was the deputy director of, which monitors the accuracy of political ads and other statements by people and groups involved in politics. She previously covered legal issues, politics and government in Washington for Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal and Common Cause Magazine. At Time, she did award-winning investigative reporting into the campaign finance scandals of President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign. She is co-author of Inside the Wire, a book about the Guantanamo Bay detention center published in 2005.