Did a U.S. Senator Block Additional Funding for Whistleblower Protection as Payback?

By: Sunday October 20, 2013 12:30 pm

A few days ago, it was revealed that U.S. Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) objected to, and got removed, a provision in the shutdown deal legislation that would have funded the Office of Special Counsel, the nation’s top federal whistelblower defender, at the levels proposed by the White House, $20.6M (a figure which itself has been deemed “conservative” to address whistleblower case backlogs).

 

Republican NLRB Member Resigns in Ethics Controversy

By: Monday May 28, 2012 8:30 am

Terence Flynn, a Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board, who leaked documents to Republican confidants according to that agency’s inspector general, resigned on Sunday. Flynn’s resignation becomes effective July 24.

Rove and the (Escape) Hatch Act: Report Shows Government Politicized (But You Knew That)

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:01 am

Welcome to the next decade, when we finally get the report telling us what we knew back in 2007 when this investigation started, that Rove politicized the government.

The New Math

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 1:30 am

It only took years to figure out what was known at the time. It’s almost as if legal violations have no consequences if you’re a Republican.

Yep, I’m quick on the uptake.

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