foia requests

Politics
My book was critical of actions in Iraq under both the Obama and Bush administrations. One helped protect the other. The
Politics
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?
Media
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.
Environment
As the FOIA approaches its 50th year, it faces a disturbing backlash from scientists tied to the agrichemical company Monsanto and its allies.
Science
Things have been a little intense lately and the little voice in my head keeps begging, "How did I get here?" In other times of quiet introspection the little voice in my head says, "What would you have done differently?" What the heck happened?
Politics
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.
Media
Gawker's suit comes days after the Associated Press announced it would be suing the State Department to force the release
Media
While a diverse group of people and organizations filed suits in 2014, according to the FOIA Project, a number of cases did
Politics
Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis of Astoria, Oregon, is none too happy about citizens like me poking around in his public records.
Weird News
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.
Environment
People have a right to information that may impact their choices and assures that the government and private entities are following the law. We can't act if we don't know, and knowledge gives us the power to act.
Environment
"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.
Videos
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.
Environment
Government watchdogs are crying "bullshit" and calling the U.S. Navy a "bully" in response to a redacted federal report on
Politics
The Department of Justice has proposed federal regulations that would authorize the United States government to lie to the American people. This is not as crazy as it seems.
The World Post
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.
Media
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.
Media
FOX Business Network has expanded its quest for documents from the Federal Reserve in order to shed light on which financial
Politics
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.
Media
Although records filed in adjudicated legal proceedings (civil suits and criminal prosecutions) have long been open to the