My book was critical of actions in Iraq under both the Obama and Bush administrations. One helped protect the other. The
Polar Bears, Princess Diana, Gun Rights: The Opinions of Obama's Supreme Court Nominee, Merrick Garland
Merrick Garland, President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, has become the subject of enormous controversy, pitting politics against history and dueling readings of the Constitution. But if Senate Judiciary Committee did interview him, what would they ask?
If the legislation is passed, these missteps can be exposed quicker and amended faster. It is the media's job to shine a light -- but we will continue to remain in darkness for too long unless these improvements are enacted.
As the FOIA approaches its 50th year, it faces a disturbing backlash from scientists tied to the agrichemical company Monsanto and its allies.
It is disingenuous to say that some of the richest and most well-connected companies in the world are donating to the Clinton Foundation, or any other cause, without expecting a return on their investment.
Though Cook originally reported in 2013 that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been using a private email address
Citing "new analysis of court records" compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the FOIA Project found
Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis of Astoria, Oregon, is none too happy about citizens like me poking around in his public records.
Richard Doty claims that while he was a special agent for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, he was tasked with hoaxing documents and feeding false information to UFO researchers. The Air Force refuses to comment on whether they knew of his activities and whether his claims of partaking in this activity at the behest of his superiors is accurate.
"Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their government is doing," Obama declared when he first took office in 2009. "My administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use." By almost any measure, that has not happened.
The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year, but more often than it ever has it cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
"Quite clearly, the Navy is bullying," Angela Canterbury, director of public policy for POGO, told The Huffington Post. The
When we become aware of government secrecy -- as we do through redaction in WikiLeaks document dumps -- it raises our consciousness about the exercise of power and especially the potential abuse of that power.
On his own time and largely his own dime, Gavin Sheridan has been using Freedom of Information requests to accumulate, digitize and disseminate a database of -- until now -- hidden Irish government information.
In December 2009 I submitted a FOIA request to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to obtain documents relating to Mohammed al Hanashi's death. In response, I got the runaround.
The access rule borrows heavily from the California Public Records Act (CPRA), and, to a lesser degree, from the federal