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McCarthyism on Steroids: Monitoring Americans

Jesselyn Radack, December 20, 2010

Satyam Scandal Still Haunts World Bank

, December 16, 2010

Last week, Senator Lugar sent out a press release, "Lugar Urges International Development Banks to Step Up Corruption Cases." Bless the man for trying to uphold notions of honesty not-currently-in-vogue in most of the rest of the world -- or in government for that matter. Lugar had asked the multilateral development banks about how they addressed criminal violations in their operations, when such crimes came to light.

MacLean, Serpico Outline Need for S. 372, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Dylan Blaylock, December 15, 2010

The media support keeps coming for S. 372, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). The Orange County Register just put out a story outlining how GAP client and former Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean would have benefitted from the protections outlined in S. 372.

Oversight Groups Overwhelmingly Support Passage of Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Shanna Devine, December 15, 2010

This morning the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), a leading taxpayer advocacy organization, sent a “vote alert” on S. 372, The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. The alert urges all Members in the House of Representatives to support passage of this taxpayer safeguarding measure:

GAP's Statement on Selection of Carolyn Lerner as Special Counsel

, December 15, 2010

It is being reported by NPR that Carolyn Lerner has been nominated by President Obama to head the Office of Special Counsel, the federal office charged with investigating whistleblower complaints. A nomination for this crucial position has been needed for some time.

Criticisms of S. 372 Are Flawed and Dangerously Misleading -- the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Should Be Passed Immediately

Shanna Devine, December 15, 2010

We’re at the crossroads of a breakthrough for free speech rights; however, there has been a divergent campaign in the 11th hour. Today, Ms. Julia Davis wrote an article titled “Kill the Bill” – referring to S. 372, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. Curiously, days earlier this same author joined a letter by whistleblowers that supports S. 372.

Whistleblowers, 90 Groups Urge House to Approve Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Tom Devine, December 14, 2010

Yesterday, GAP and a broad coalition of more than 90 groups -- including the National Taxpayers UnionProject on Government Oversight

Noted Whistleblowers Urge Passage of Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act!

Shanna Devine, December 13, 2010

Today a letter was released by 30 whistleblowers that support passage of S. 372, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. Signed by star whistleblowers including Frank Serpico and Ambassador Joseph Wilson, to intelligence community and FAA whistleblowers, the letter concludes:

Lugar Urges Development Banks to Report Corruption for Prosecution

Bea Edwards, December 08, 2010

Senator Richard Lugar released a statement on Tuesday in which he urged all multinational development banks to refer companies and consultants suspected of fraudulent or corrupt practices to relevant national authorities. The development banks -- including the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) -- previously reported their practices in this area of anti-corruption work to Sen. Lugar at his request.

AIG Role Still Haunts James Cole's Chances to be Deputy Attorney General

Bea Edwards, December 07, 2010

As the 111th Congress draws to a close, the heat is on to confirm James Cole as Deputy Attorney General.