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CIA Finally Allows Online Filing Of Freedom Of Information Requests

[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.
CIA Finally Allows Online Filing Of Freedom Of Information Requests
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Texas Senator Wants To Know Whether Prosecutors Were Going After Aaron Swartz For Political Retaliation

[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.
Texas Senator Wants To Know Whether Prosecutors Were Going After Aaron Swartz For Political Retaliation
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It Turns Out The FBI Did NOT Have A File On Andrew Breitbart

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.
It Turns Out The FBI Did NOT Have A File On Andrew Breitbart
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Romney, Democrats In War Of Records

[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 […]
Romney, Democrats In War Of Records
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Federal Agencies Could Deny The Existence Of Documents Under Proposed FOIA Rule

[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 […]
Federal Agencies Could Deny The Existence Of Documents Under Proposed FOIA Rule
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The FDIC Refuses To Release Employee Travel Records In Defiance Of The Freedom Of Information Act

[credit provider=”Flickr/Digital Cat” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/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 […]
The FDIC Refuses To Release Employee Travel Records In Defiance Of The Freedom Of Information Act
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IT’S OUT – Federal Reserve Bailout Details Released

[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 […]
IT’S OUT – Federal Reserve Bailout Details Released