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Sen. Ron Wyden said Daniel Jorjani, who has been nominated to be the agency's top lawyer, may have lied to Congress.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington seeks to determine if access was blocked based on religion.
A piece of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. A copy of "Dumb and Dumber." $100.11 cash.
Why? The federal firearms agency won't hand over documents showing the NRA's influence on gun policy.
HuffPost had filed a FOIA request seeking a copy of the alleged resignation letter.
The trip landed the Treasury secretary and the actress in hot water after Linton touted designer brands on social media and admonished a critic.
Today, students at George Mason University sued their school and a private foundation tied to the school in a Virginia state court, seeking records related to donations from the billionaire Koch brothers.
As a society we should require that public information officers be trained so they are literate and indeed fluent in the terminology they may encounter when the public is asking for algorithms.
Asking candidates to answer questions about their positions on education, infrastructure repairs, on fighting addiction, job creation and building the economy seems foreign to today's media.
I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.
Fifty years since the Freedom of Information Act was first passed, the country is still debating how much transparency in government is appropriate. While the public has widely supported greater openness for decades, some concerns remain.
President Obama has said he'll sign the measure -- a fitting way to mark the 50th anniversary of the nation's premier transparency law this July 4th.