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AP

The Supreme Court scaled back protections for government workers, who blow the whistle on official misconduct Tuesday, a 5-4 decision in which new Justice Samuel Alito cast the deciding vote. In a victory for the Bush adminstration, justices said

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Wired

Former AT&T technician Mark Klein is the key witness in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's class-action lawsuit against the telecommunications company, which alleges that AT&T cooperated in an illegal National Security Agency domestic surveilla

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Wired

When former AT&T technician Mark Klein learned of a secret room installed in the company's San Francisco internet switching center, he was certain he had stumbled onto the Total Information Awareness program, a Defense Department research project

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Think Progress

CongressDaily reports that former NSA staffer Russell Tice will testify to the Senate Armed Services Committee next week that not only do employees at the agency believe the activities they are being asked to perform are unlawful, but that what has b

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Washington Post

The federal judge overseeing prosecution of 2 former lobbyists charged with receiving and transmitting national defense information under the 1917 Espionage Act has given the government until today to respond to defense claims that the statute is unc

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Raw Sotry

The Republican-turned-Democrat is nothing but a computer geek who found himself smack in the middle of a brazen political plot to tamper with elections in Florida, where fact can be stranger than fiction and politics as shady as swampy underbrush.

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Associated Press

Supreme Court debated whether government employees have free-speech rights where a prosecutor was demoted after urging his supervisors to drop a case because he believed a sheriff's deputy lied in a search warrant affidavit.

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Associated Press

The agency entrusted with protecting the US homeland is having difficulty safeguarding its own headquarters, say private security guards at the complex. When an envelope with suspicious powder was opened last fall at Homeland Security Dept. headquart

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Washington Post

The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has targeted journalists and their government sources. Include several FBI probes, a polygraph investigation inside the CIA and reporters threatened with prosecution under es

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Brad Blog

She's fought her case all the way to the US Supreme Court. It was the very same day that the façade cracked on the front of the building and a chunk of marble—just above an allegorical statue representing "Order" and just below the word

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Christian Science Monitor

Dissent often carries a price in official Washington, especially in the war years of the Bush presidency. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of insiders alleging wrongdoing in government has surged, as have reprisals against them.

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BuzzFlash

Dear Mr. Goss, the timing of your recent op-ed in the NY Times interestingly coincides with the upcoming congressional hearing by the House Subcommittee on National Security Whistleblowers. Consistent with the pattern of "preemptive strikes

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ABC News

The director of the CIA has launched a major internal probe into media leaks about covert operations. Porter Goss blamed "a very small number of people" for leaks about secret CIA operations that "do damage to the credibility of the ag

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Washington Post

A federal watchdog agency is investigating multiple complaints against NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb, including accusations he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers.

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Los Angeles Times

Mary Ann Wright quit a 30-year Army and diplomatic career in protest of the Iraq war. She's now a soldier for the antiwar movement. As an Army colonel and diplomat, Mary Ann Wright served her country for more than 30 years in some of the most iso

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Monteray Herald

Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers 35 years ago, said whistle-blowers shouldn't be afraid to reveal government secrets in an effort to save people's lives, even going to jail. ''Don't do what I did. Don't wait until th

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by James Ridgeway

Vanity Fair last fall ran an article in which Sibel Edmonds, the former FBI translator blocked by a government gag order from telling what she knows about the FBI operations around the time of 9-11, describes how, in her days as an FBI interpreter, s

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The Courier-Mail

THE White House said it had no role in the Justice Department's decision to investigate the leaking of classified information indicating that President Bush authorised a secret government wiretap program. "The Justice Department undertook t

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New York Times

"More than anything else, I'm saddened by all this," Mr. German said. "I still love the F.B.I., and I know that there are good, honest, hard-working agents out there trying to do the right thing, and this hurts all of them."

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