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).

 

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.

A Dissenters’ Digest for April 15-21

By: Saturday April 21, 2012 6:00 pm

Dissenters’ Digest takes a look back at the week’s stories covering whistleblowers, watchdogs, and government accountability.

A Dissenters’ Digest for April 1-7

By: Saturday April 7, 2012 7:00 pm

A look back at the week’s stories covering whistleblowers, watchdogs, and government accountability.

Obama DOJ Works with Guilty Bush Official to Keep Him Out of Jail, Avoid Accountability

By: Wednesday March 2, 2011 6:12 am

DOJ unconscionably, and with at least questionable ethics, literally fighting tooth and nail to help Scott Bloch get out of his pleas deal because he might actually have to serve 30 days in jail for his crimes.

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