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Obama More Aggressive Than Bush In Targeting Whistleblowers

First Posted: 06/11/10 08:38 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:45 PM ET

Obama Whistleblowers

New York Times:

WASHINGTON -- Hired in 2001 by the National Security Agency to help it catch up with the e-mail and cellphone revolution, Thomas A. Drake became convinced that the government's eavesdroppers were squandering hundreds of millions of dollars on failed programs while ignoring a promising alternative.

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The indictment of Mr. Drake was the latest evidence that the Obama administration is proving more aggressive than the Bush administration in seeking to punish unauthorized leaks to the press.

Read the whole story: New York Times

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