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March 12, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

The Modern Politics of American Whistleblowing



Whistleblower retaliation target Whistleblowers are critical to journalists; their disclosures can inform the public and help hold the powerful accountable. They can reveal wrongdoing that government officials or corporate titans would rather keep under wraps.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 9, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Pentagon to Congress: You Can’t Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen



A KC-135 Stratotanker, used to provide aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition aircraft, returns from a refueling mission. The Defense Department is claiming—wrongly— that Congress cannot restrict the United States’ participation in Yemen’s civil war

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2018

By David Janovsky

The President v. The Courts



The Supreme Court with a blue and red overlay Past U.S. presidents of both parties have threatened to undermine the authority of the third branch. Do President Trump’s attacks cross a red line?

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Topics: Justice System

December 19, 2017

By Neil Gordon

GAO Says Transportation Dept. Twitter Love Broke the Law



DOT twitter like The Government Accountability Office found the Transportation Department violated executive branch lobbying restrictions last summer when it liked and retweeted a tweet urging the public to support a bill overhauling the nation’s air traffic control system

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 22, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Food Fight: Fighting for Food Safety Without a Champion



Thanksgiving dinner As you get ready to feast on turkey this Thanksgiving, one thing you can be thankful for is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

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