Blog Archive: February 2014

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Obama Administration’s War on Whistleblowers Erodes US Ranking in the World Press Freedom Index

The increasing erosion of our First Amendment freedom of the press in the name of ‘national security’ caused the United States’ ranking in the World Press Freedom Index to plummet to 46th out of 180 countries. The Obama Administration’s unparalleled suppression of national security whistleblowers and the journalists reporting information leaked by these whistleblowers contributed to the United States’ decline, which is explained as follows by Reporters Without Borders (the publisher...

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JPMorgan Chase Settles Whistleblower Suit and Admits to Defrauding Taxpayer Insured Mortgage Programs

JPMorgan Chase’s most recent settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve a private whistleblower lawsuit includes a rare admission of guilt and an agreement to “pay $614 million for violating the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting non-compliant mortgage loans submitted for insurance coverage and guarantees by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD), Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).” Spec...

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Obama’s Judicial Nominees Represent Corporate Interests, Not Public Interest Says Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren recently “called on President Barack Obama to nominate more judges to the federal bench who have backgrounds serving the public interest instead of corporate America,” as reported by Mother Jones. While 71% of Obama’s judicial nominations have worked as corporate attorneys, less than 4% have worked as public interest lawyers according to a report by the Alliance for Justice. Senator Warren framed the issue as follows: There is an intense fight going on right no...

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