Free Beacon CJ Ciaramella

CJ Ciaramella is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he was a reporter for the Daily Caller. He was also a Collegiate Network year-long fellow at the San Diego Union-Tribune and has written articles for the Weekly Standard and Oregon Quarterly. Ciaramella attended the University of Oregon, where he edited the award-winning student magazine, the Oregon Commentator. He lives in Washington, D.C. His Twitter handle is @cjciaramella. His email address is

Watchdog Group Appeals Government's Definition of Media

FTC imposed heavy fees for record requests from group, because it wasn’t ‘ news media’

January 15, 2015

Senators Call on Justice Department to Stop Sharing Asset Forfeiture Funds

Bipartisan group of lawmakers sign letter to Eric Holder

January 13, 2015
Philly Skyline Debate

Philadelphia Drops Asset Forfeiture Cases that Drew National Attention

Philadelphia has one of most aggressive, lucrative asset forfeiture programs

December 18, 2014

IRS Watchdog Continues to Hide Records on White House Leaks

Of 2509 documents, government agrees to release 31

December 17, 2014

Crunch Time for FOIA Reform in Congress

Advocates press for vote in House as recess nears

December 10, 2014

Judge: D.C. Must Hand Over Affidavit Seeking Meet the Press Host’s Arrest

David Gregory illegally possessed high-capacity magazine in D.C.

December 10, 2014

Congress to Require Reports on Classified Leaks

NDAA features requirement to report on new policies created to protect secrets

December 8, 2014

FOIA Reform Bill Could Pass Senate This Week

UPDATE: Coburn releases hold on bill

December 4, 2014