This year’s Sunshine Week festivities were no party for the Obama administration. During the annual celebration of government transparency, several watchdog groups and investigative journalists released reports dinging the Obama administration for its failure to live up to its lofty standards.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) failed to respond to nearly 70 media requests for comment over the past year, leading legislators in Congress to accuse it of stonewalling the public in a new website launched Monday.
The White House is aggressively monitoring and reviewing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures, causing significant delays in some cases, a study by the watchdog group Cause of Action found.
FOIA documents obtained by Cause of Action show White House reviews delayed responses to investigative journalists, watchdog groups, and even congressional investigations.
The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for documents related to a number of controversial storefront sting operations.
Nearly half of all federal agencies have not updated their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations since President Barack Obama took office, despite pledges by the president and Attorney General Eric Holder to modernize and improve government transparency efforts.
The New York City Police Department has denied a public records request and subsequent appeal for its Freedom of Information handbook.
The U.S. House voted unanimously Tuesday to honor former Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel with a bust in the Capitol Building’s Freedom Foyer.
Half of the federal agencies handling the bulk of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are failing at their transparency obligations, a government watchdog group reported Monday.
WASHINGTON—Standing before a crowd of reporters at the National Press Club Wednesday, Ukrainian pop sensation turned protest leader Ruslana delivered a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, first in English, then in Ukrainian, then in Russian:
“There are a lot of people like me, strong enough to keep peace,” Ruslana said. “Don’t touch Ukraine, President Putin. Don’t give us a lot of pain.”
Facebook announced Wednesday it will work to restrict illicit gun sales on its networks after a months-long campaign by gun control activists.