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A FOIA Flaw and the Obama Administration's Failure to Fix It

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

On May 20, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the CIA's refusal to turn over under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), part five, of the draft history of the flawed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

60 Years of Middle-East Meddling

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The whole Arab Spring movement has woken America up to the fact that we've been propping up some pretty brutal leaders for a long, long time. Which leads us to the uncomfortable position of not having a clear ideological position.

Area 51 Location Revealed In Government Document, Still No Mention Of Aliens

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

The government shed some light on an age-old mystery on Thursday, releasing documents that included the location and first official government acknowl...

Files About Bin Laden Raid Hidden From The Public

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged ...

New Study Finds Agencies Slow to Adopt Even Basic FOIA Guidelines

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Sunshine Week starts with a new report from the National Security Archive and the Knight Foundation that finds only 49 of 90 agencies have adopted 'co...

Nixon Urged Death Threats To Uruguayan Prisoners

AP | RAUL O. GARCES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Long-secret diplomatic cables show President Richard Nixon wanted the Uruguayan government to threaten to kill leftist pri...

22 Million Missing Bush White House E-mails Found

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the ...

If You Experience An Election Lasting More Than...

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

The debates are over but the campaign goes on and on... and on. We need it to be over, but there's still so much to be done. And will it even be over when it's over?

National Security Archive Sues White House Over Missing Emails

National Security Archive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Security Archive filed a motion on Friday, October 26, seeking expedited discovery against the Executive Office of the President to find ...