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October 15, 2013

By Andre Francisco

DOJ Whistleblower Calls Warrantless Wiretapping Unjustified



Thomas Tamm Recently, DOJ whistleblower Thomas Tamm talked to Montana Public Radio about the American surveillance state and how he became a whistleblower.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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 8, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

SEC Issues $14 Million Whistleblower Reward



whistleblowers2 An unidentified tipster has received a $14 million federal reward for aiding an “enforcement action that recovered substantial investor funds,” according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announcement last week.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

October 8, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

ATF Whistleblower Blocked From Writing Tell-All



ATF In 2011, John Dodson blew the whistle on "Fast and Furious," a gun operation gone wrong within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Two years later, the ATF is preventing him from publishing a book about the incident.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 6, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Sen. Grassley Writes White House to Protect Whistleblowers



The White House In a letter to President Obama, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) pushed for clarification of a recent court ruling that would strip many federal employees of their civil service rights and whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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