Campaign finance experts criticized on Tuesday guidance from the Internal Revenue Service on activity by 501(c)(4) advocacy groups, saying it will unduly restrict activity that rightfully falls under the federal government’s “social welfare” moniker.
USA Today on Monday joined a growing list of news agencies boycotting the use of official White House photography over what it says is an unprecedented lack of access to the president.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating news reports that the Census Bureau’s unemployment figures were based on fraudulent data.
Public records requests at the Department of Veterans Affairs will take longer than usual due to a new department policy subjecting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to additional review.
A former senior International Monetary Fund official says the organization has been targeting him for retribution after he blew the whistle on an alleged misuse of public IMF funds.
The White House inflated its transparency accomplishments and has fallen behind schedule on several open government initiatives, an independent audit found last month.
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.
Government records experts on Tuesday decried a lack of transparency and a culture of “overclassification” at federal agencies that in some cases impedes national security goals.