Report: Agencies Failing at FOIA

Half of federal agencies have failed to meet transparency obligations
Attorney General Eric Holder / AP

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.

Rep. Cummings IRS’ Biggest Ally

Evidence of politically motivated targeting mounts
Elijah Cummings / AP

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, believes the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits is done and his efforts to halt the investigation are drawing attention away from evidence, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Sunday Show Roundup: Opening Rounds of NSA Debate

Programs have disrupted terrorists plots, lawmakers say
NSA facility (AP)

Lawmakers began the public debate Sunday on the NSA surveillance programs, staking out positions on whether the data monitoring programs are an overreach of power or a necessary protection, or somewhere in between.

Bipartisan Demands

Rep. Cummings joins Issa in demanding info from Obama nominee
Elijah Cummings / AP

One of the nation’s most powerful Democrats has joined Republicans in demanding that President Barack Obama’s labor nominee Tom Perez comply with an Oversight Committee investigation into allegations that he dodged transparency laws.