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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's new documentary on Julian Assange and Bradley Manning focuses "on character assassination rather than conscience" and portrays "whistleblowing as something that is deviant," writes Jesselyn Radack of the whistle-blower protection group Government Accountability Project.

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Why is the U.S. in the dire financial straits it's in? Well, "Comeback America" author David Walker, who was formerly the country's comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, has a few ideas about what led to our "dysfunctional democracy" and he lays it all out in this clip from "The Daily Show."

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The Fed has nothing to hide about its dealings with AIG when it saved the too-big-to-fail insurance behemoth during the great bailout of 2008-9 -- or at least Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has signaled his full willingness to make the central bank's relevant "records and personnel" available to investigators from the Government Accountability Office.

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After narrowly escaping catastrophe during the financial implosion that began last fall, American International Group -- otherwise known as AIG -- is leveling out, according to a cautiously optimistic new report from Congress' Government Accountability Office.

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