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Watchdog says USGS chief retaliated against whistleblower

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Geological Survey violated federal whistleblower-protection laws by reassigning an employee who lodged an official complaint against him, the Interior Department's inspector general office said Thursday.
After the whistleblower lodged the complaint, Geological Survey chief James F. Reilly told other staffers the employee was “evil” and asked to know about any other whistleblowers so he could move them, the inspector general's office found in a report.
Interior Department spokesman Nicholas Goodwin disputed the findings, calling the report “wrong in its...
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Trump's USGS Chief Violated Whistleblower Protection Law, Inspector General Says

Trump's USGS Chief Violated Whistleblower Protection Law, Inspector General Says

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

James Reilly, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, reassigned an agency employee after learning that the staffer had filed a complaint against him.
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New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students next week, mayor says

New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students next week, mayor says

NEW YORK - Nearly 200,000 pre-kindergarten, elementary school and special-needs students will begin returning to in-person learning next week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced... Read more ...

Pennsylvania high court tosses lawmaker's petition to halt election...

Pennsylvania high court tosses lawmaker's petition to halt election certification

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday threw out a suit filed by a Republican lawmaker seeking to pause certification of the state's election results, in another blow to... Read more ...

Experts Warn Of Erratic COVID-19 Testing Numbers After Thanksgiving

Experts Warn Of Erratic COVID-19 Testing Numbers After Thanksgiving

The result could be potential dips in reported infections that offer the illusion that the spread of the coronavirus is easing. Read more ...

Ex-Head Of U.S. Election Security Calls Trump Fraud 'Farcical'

Ex-Head Of U.S. Election Security Calls Trump Fraud 'Farcical'

Chris Krebs tells 60 Minutes allegations of U.S. voting machines being manipulated by foreign countries were baseless. Read more ...

Joe Biden Injures Himself

Joe Biden Injures Himself

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Fox News Lets Trump Spew Lies Unchecked In First Interview Since Election Day

Fox News Lets Trump Spew Lies Unchecked In First Interview Since Election Day

Maria Bartiromo sat back and let the president push disinformation to her hundreds of thousands of viewers. Read more ...

Obama Gives Rapper the OK to Play Him in Biopic

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Incoming GOP congresswoman to take aim at AOC with conservative 'squad'

Incoming GOP congresswoman to take aim at AOC with conservative 'squad'

An incoming congresswoman on Sunday promised a conservative answer to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's “socialist squad” after a record number of Republican women were elected... Read more ...

Blunt deflects on calling Biden 'president-elect'

Blunt deflects on calling Biden 'president-elect'

Sen. Roy Blunt repeatedly declined to refer to Joe Biden as the “president-elect” on Sunday, despite acknowledgments from some fellow Senate Republicans colleagues who have... Read more ...

Supreme Court Weighs Trump Bid To Bar Illegal Immigrants From Census Count

Supreme Court Weighs Trump Bid To Bar Illegal Immigrants From Census Count

The challengers said Trump's plan would weaken the political power of states with larger numbers of illegal immigrants. Read more ...