The National Republican Committee filed a Freedom of Information Act request Monday seeking the number of Americans who have enrolled in health care through the Obamacare website since the program was rolled out on Oct. 1.
The Obama administration’s hostility toward media and efforts to crack down on whistleblowers and leakers has created “a tremendous chilling effect” on substantive reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists and veteran reporters said Thursday.
Another senior Obama administration official used a private email address to conduct government business, a conservative watchdog group says.
White House visitor logs are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a federal judge ruled Friday, blocking the public from reviewing the records.
A controversial federal agency subject to little congressional oversight has advised its employees to include minimal details about agency events on work calendars that are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.
The Department of Justice told top congressional investigators Monday it has not challenged a single instance of a federal agency withholding records from Freedom of Information (FOIA) requestors since 2009.
A legal watchdog group filed suit against the State Department April 26 in an effort to compel the release of materials related to the potential recruitment of U.S. diplomats through two Muslim-American groups purported to have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist groups.
The Supreme Court unanimously upheld Virginia’s public records law Monday, which limits access to public records to state residents—a ruling that came as little surprise to legal experts but has government watchdogs worried.
The Justice Department has won the dubious Rosemary Award for the second year in a row, an award that honors the federal agency with the “worst open government performance” of 2012.
Lawmakers and government transparency experts criticized the Obama administration’s openness at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Wednesday morning.