Tag: James Risen

Obama’s Legacy: A Historic War On Whistleblowers

In his eight years in office, the Obama Justice Department spearheaded eight Espionage Act prosecutions, more than all US administrations combined. Journalists were also caught in the crosshairs.

US Press Freedom Rating Drops 29 Spots since ’10

The US’ subtle fall came to no surprise to anyone following the Obama administration’s so-called war on whistleblowers .

NY Times Journalist Subpoenaed But Won’t Have To ID Source

“Under no circumstances would he provide such testimony," Holder said.

Eric Holder to Resign as Attorney General

Holder, the nation’s first black Attorney General, has held that post for all six years of President Barack Obama’s time in office.

Arrests of Journalists In Ferguson Further Fuel Debate About US Press...

Recent arrests of journalists covering protests in Missouri have put a spotlight on press freedoms in the US. A NYT reporter could go to jail if he refuses to reveal his anonymous source in a book he wrote in 2006.