The travel ban put forward by President Donald Trump at the beginning of last year via executive order led to 1,903 people being stopped by customs agents. The majority of them were legal residents of the US. While a federal judge quickly blocked that travel ban, Trump later issued two […]
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Very few people in the world know what to expect when season six of “Game of Thrones” kicks off on Monday. You can probably count writer George R.R. Martin among them and the producers, but even the cast members are in the dark as much as possible, having been given […]
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The Freedom of Information Act.
Opaque is the new transparent.
[credit provider=”via CIA.gov” url=”http://www.foia.cia.gov/foia_request/form”] In a strange twist of transparency, the CIA is allowing info-seekers to file online Freedom Of Information (FOIA) requests.Previously, requests would have to be mailed or faxed. Now one only has to fill out a few fields with relevant information and boom, the request is filed.
[credit provider=”ragesoss/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragesoss/3835494997/”] A top Senate Republican is suggesting the federal government harshly prosecuted Aaron Swartz because the Internet activist asked for too much information.After Swartz killed himself last week in his New York apartment, his family said prosecutors’ criminal hacking case spurred the 26-year-old to take his own life.
Just weeks after President Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, senior administration officials granted two Hollywood filmmakers unusually high-level access to information about the operation, including private meetings with a SEAL Team 6 commander and a tour of the secret CIA “Vault” where the mission was planned, […]
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative provocateur whose untimely death interrupted his stated mission to take down President Barack Obama, was apparently not as much of a threat to the administration as the right-wing blogosphere would have liked to believe.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Creative Commons”] Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in a war with Democrats over deleted emails from his time in office.The Boston Globe reported on Thursday that the current governor — Deval Patrick, an ally of President Barack Obama — cannot locate any emails […]
[preserve] [/preserve] Last week, we reported that a proposed Freedom of Information Act rule from the U.S. Department of Justice would allow agencies to tell requesters of certain law-enforcement or national security records that the information did not exist — even if it did.
[preserve] [/preserve] [credit provider=”Lindsay Holmwood / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/auxesis/2965948140/”] A proposed rule to the Freedom of Information Act would allow federal agencies to tell people requesting certain law-enforcement or national security documents that records don’t exist – even when they do.Under current FOIA practice, the government may withhold information and issue […]
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/4581765179/”] The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. recently confirmed that it possesses the employee travel records that JunketSleuth has been seeking for nearly two years.By complying – for the first time – with a very specific request we submitted under the federal Freedom of Information Act, the agency […]
[credit provider=”The Daily Bail” url=”http://dailybail.com/home/when-the-big-banks-come-crawling-back-screw-em-talking-point.html”] In 2008, a Bloomberg reporter used the FOIA to request details from the Federal Reseve on the bailout that they don’t want to publish. Well, THEY’VE JUST BEEN PUBLISHED. Everything but the info about the discount window, which will be published in 2 weeks. Click here to […]
[credit provider=”Scribd”] So Bloomberg finally received the documents that one of their reporters, the late Mark Pittman, requested 20 months ago, to identify the $301 billion in Citi-owned securities that were guaranteed by the government, Bloomberg reports, But the documents are pretty much useless now.