Senators Seek Answers From Clapper About Plans for Total Surveillance of Security Clearance Holders

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 1:15 pm

Two of the foremost advocates for whistleblowers in the United States Senate are pushing for answers from Director for National Intelligence James Clapper on “continuous monitoring” of security clearance holders in the federal government and how this undermines whistleblower protections as well as “constitutional protections for the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches.”

 

These Six Words From Sen. Grassley Demonstrate Why Federal Drug Policy is So Terrible

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 12:10 pm

Apparently, Grassley is very worried about this new form of MDMA which is actually just the exact same MDMA that has existed for years, because he doesn’t understand that slang often changes and the 80 year old senator can’t be bothered to take three seconds to do a basic internet search. It is like worrying about a new form of marijuana known as “weed.”

FBI Thinks Whistleblowers Should ‘Register’ So They’re Not Targeted by Insider Threat Program

By: Friday April 11, 2014 2:24 pm

The Whistleblower Protection Act 1989 was passed by Congress twenty-five years ago, and to mark this anniversary Senator Chuck Grassley delivered a speech on the Senate floor. He gave particular attention to the abysmal reality that United States intelligence agency employees still lack meaningful protection.

Congressional Investigation Finds FDA’s Unprecedented Whistleblower Surveillance Program Was Unlawful

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 1:28 pm

A congressional investigation into a surveillance program by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which was “unprecedented in scope and intensity” and directed at whistleblowers working within the agency, concluded that the spying operation was unlawful.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released a joint report on the program initiated in April 2010, which they described in a press release as a “highly-invasive surveillance program that monitored employees who contacted Congress and the media with concerns about FDA’s medical device approval process.”

Republicans and Democrats Speak Out Against “Too Big to Jail” HSBC Case

By: Monday December 17, 2012 9:05 am

Where is Patrick Leahy on this? He has made no public statement on the HSBC case, despite being the co-author of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, which was supposed to deliver funds toward prosecuting fraudulent big bank activity (it never actually did). Grassley, a co-author, has spoken out. Why not Leahy?

FDA’s spying campaign wider than previously believed

By: Saturday July 14, 2012 6:00 pm

The FDA reportedly has developed an “enemies list” to push back against negative coverage of its oft-criticized review of drugs and medical devices. The list includes not only scientists employed within the FDA, but also congressmen, journalists, and outside medical researchers. These efforts have resulted in the collection of some 80,000 pages of documents that include private emails to Congress, draft whistleblower retaliation complaints, and communications with journalists and attorneys.

What Can Be Done to Fight Republican Governors Resisting Medicaid Expansion

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 4:33 pm

Is there a way to rescue Medicaid in Red States? After all, if Republican governors value their positions, they’ll fall in line with the prevailing opinion of their hardcore base, which clearly falls on the side of rejecting government-run health care and opting out. So what are the options here?

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