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February 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Obama Memo Threatens Whistleblower Protections



Whistleblower Protections In a January memo, President Obama asked for new rules for designating federal workers as “national security sensitive,” which would make them easier to fire and could severely hurt whistleblower protections, according to a Bloomberg article.

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February 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

New Movie Investigates the War on Whistleblowers



War on Whistleblowers Trailer Brave New Films has released a trailer for their latest movie War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. T

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February 15, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

How Many Federal Workers Know Their Rights?



Whistleblower Protections Most federal agencies have have not received whistleblower certification from the Office of Special Counsel, suggesting that too many would-be whistleblowers don't know their rights under the law.

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January 22, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Obama, Bush and the Imbalance of Power



The White House Earlier this month, President Obama signaled that he might undermine whistleblower protections that were included in the defense authorization legislation. Did the president overstep his authority?

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January 17, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Lawmakers Sound Alarm on Obama’s NDAA Signing Statement



Whistleblower Protections Bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives stands up for whistleblowers in letter to President Obama.

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