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April 16, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Major Concerns Unaddressed as Lobbyists Battle for New Stealth Bomber



Photo of B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber It's still early, but the Long Range Strike Bomber shows signs of exaggerated capabilities, unrealistic costs, and political engineering.

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Topics: National Security

April 16, 2015

By Mia Steinle

Mine Games: How Federal Coal Program Loopholes Can Cheat Taxpayers



Photo at Powder River Basin Coal Mine A 25-year-old loophole can allow coal companies to cheat the federal government and taxpayers out of revenues, but a proposed rule from the Interior Department may change that.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

April 16, 2015

By Adam Zagorin

Exclusive: New Documents in Zero Dark Thirty Affair Raise Questions of White House Sanctioned Intelligence Leak and Inspector General Coverup



CIA staff worked closely with Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers and used White House-approved talking points about the intelligence used to locate Osama bin Laden, according to an article published today by the Project On Government Oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 10, 2015

By Danielle Brian

Air Force Right to Fire General Who Threatened Troops with Treason



Generals The Air Force’s decision to remove Major General James Post from his position as vice commander of Air Combat Command was the right move.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 9, 2015

By Joe Newman

Whistleblower Groups Urge President Obama to Fire Commerce Inspector General



Todd Zinser A coalition of whistleblower advocates are calling on President Obama to fire Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser for his history of retaliating against whistleblowers and creating a hostile environment for those who might want to report wron

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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