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Whistleblowers

Wall Street Banker Blows Whistle, Gets Millions

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A tax whistleblower received a $2 million reward from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for his role uncovering an alleg...

Xeroxing the War

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Arjen Kamphuis

The Xerox technology in 1969 has been replaced by a global computer network that uses encryption to protect the identity of the whistleblowers. Even Wikileaks does not know their identities. But the media's response is simply surreal.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain of a Bank Whistleblower

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Ever wonder what happens to the friends, fortune and family of a whistleblower? Taking it all in stride and landing a better-paying job? Vacationi...

The Republican "Small Government" Fraud

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Just take a look at the platform that will emerge from the GOP national convention. There will be plenty of rhetoric about freedom and limited government. But the party's actual policies will reflect a very different agenda.

Leaks and the Public Right to Know

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Morton H. Halperin

Congress is, in fact, much more likely to enact a statute which does make it a crime, at least for government officials, to disclose any classified information to the press. It must be urged to move slowly and deliberately.

Leadership Lessons From Wal-Mart's Bribery Scandal

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

This story of a deplorable leadership failure at one of the world's largest companies is a cautionary tale for corporate executives.

Tailhook Whistleblower Demands Congress Investigate Lackland Sexual Assaults

Nancy Parrish | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The mission of our military is to protect the American way of life and our freedoms, yet this very mission is compromised by leadership that allows, perpetrates and condones sexual assault on the very members of our armed services.

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.

Senator: IRS Whistleblower Problem Has Been Inexcusably Bad

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - A report from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's troubled whis...

President Correa, Please Protect Julian Assange From My Government

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.20.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

WikiLeaks has made a tremendous contribution to exposing U.S. foreign policy to public scrutiny. The importance of transparency and public information to reforming U.S. foreign policy cannot be overstated.

Dave Jamieson

Miner Beats Big Coal In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

Kentucky miner Charles Scott Howard lost his job at Cumberland River Coal Co. last May, after years of butting heads with management over safety issue...

Need to Be Responsible

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

Those who are willing to do leak sensitive material just to get their man re-elected need to appreciate they are putting the nation's vital interests in jeopardy, and losing the support of our allies in the process.

Michael Calderone

White House: McCain's Suggestion That It Leaked For Political Gain Is 'Irresponsible'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration disputed claims Wednesday from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others that it had revealed national security secre...

Ben Hallman

Whistleblowers, Beware: Most Claims End In Disappointment, Despair

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

At first glance, James Holzrichter's decision to tell the government his employer's dirty secrets appears to have worked out rather well. He won $...

What Did Banks Learn From The Financial Crisis? Not Very Much, New Report Shows

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

What did big banks learn after the mammoth bailouts of the financial crisis? Why, not that much it seems. That's one powerful takeaway from Bloombe...

Watchdog: Obama Should 'Light A Fire' Under IRS Whistleblower Office

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - A Republican senator advocating for whistleblowers called on President Barack Ob...

Media Silent When Administration Targets News Sources

Edward Wasserman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

When President Obama addressed the American Society of News Editors convention last month, the real news was what didn't happen. The watchdogs didn't bark.

Internal Review Shows Gross Mishandling of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

We owe military whistleblowers every possible opportunity to safely expose wrongdoing, and this report shows that the system has let them down. It's imperative that we fix it.

Loren Berlin

JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower: 'Essentially Suicide' To Stand Up To Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

When Linda Almonte alerted her boss at JPMorgan Chase about potential fraud in a major deal she was helping to close, she expected him to applaud her ...

Janell Ross

Whistleblowers Face Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 05.08.2012 | Latino Voices

In September 2008, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav ravaged cities along the Texas coast. Ambitious contractors and those just eager to help went looking for...

Is The Air Force's F-22 Fighter Jet Making Pilots Sick?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Two elite Air Force pilots are seeking protection under the federal whistleblower law for revealing safety problems on the F-22 Raptor, and refusing t...

Take a Minute and Stick Up for Whistleblower, Peter Van Buren

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Radical abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry October 16, 1859. His goal was to encourage the slaves to revolt against their masters. ...

Dan Froomkin

If You Can't Prosecute The Crime, Go For The Cover-Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A whistleblower who exposed systemic fraud by Countrywide mortgage lenders called on the Department of Justice on Wednesday to prosecute...

Dear Daniel Ellsberg

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

When I faced a crisis of conscience, to tell what I knew because it needed to be told, coming to realize I was risking at the least my job if not jail, I remembered the Pentagon Papers from 1971 you risked the same and more to release.

ALEC Running Tax Scam for Big Companies

Bob Edgar | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Today, Common Cause is announcing a whistleblower complaint against ALEC. We are submitting several thousand pages of ALEC's internal records that we believe demonstrate beyond debate that ALEC for years has lied to the IRS and the American public about its activities.