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October 10, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Report Examines Obama and the Press



President Obama This morning, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a comprehensive report examining freedom of the press under the Obama administration.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 1, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

The Wait Begins: Read Up on the Shutdown



Department of Labor Website Screenshot As you probably already know, Congress ignored the pleadings of the Project On Government Oversight along with almost everyone else in the U.S. and failed to meet yesterday’s midnight deadline to avoid the debilitating government shutdown.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 30, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Congress is Holding the Nation Hostage



Sorry We're Closed sign Congress needs to do its job and end the government shutdown showdown which threatens America's prosperity and security.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 21, 2013

By Aimee Thomson

The False Choice Between Security and Liberty



Edward Snowden How do we maintain fundamental American rights of liberty and privacy while responding to the need to keep our country safe?

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 12, 2013

By Aimee Thomson

Secret Court Resists Releasing Surveillance Opinions



Scales of Justice Transparency advocates have long called for the declassification of secret court opinions that have allowed broad domestic surveillance. A recent letter from the court responsible for approving surveillance requests casts doubt on the release of these opin

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Open Government

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