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March 12, 2013

By Lili Shirley

Glass Half Full or Empty? A Look at Obama’s Transparency Record



Glass Half Full or Half Empty? OpenTheGovernment.org released a report today that looks at the steps President Obama’s administration has taken to create a more open government.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Video: Join POGO in Celebrating Sunshine Week



Danille Brian on Sunshine Week 2013 Watch the video with POGO's Danielle Brian to get caught up on the big open government victories from last year and some of the challenges ahead.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Lili Shirley

5 Great Online Tools for Mining Public Records



Paper Stack Thanks to our open records laws, you can find a treasure trove of information on the web—everything from details about publically traded companies to where stimulus funds are going.

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Topics: Open Government

February 20, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

House Oversight Committee Takes a Stand on FOIA



Open Government Representatives Issa and Cummings demand answers from the Justice Department on government-wide FOIA policy and practices.

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Topics: Open Government

February 7, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

FOIA Foiled Again



FOIA Denied POGO filed a FOIA request for three letters written to Secretary Chu by security experts with recomendations for strengthening nuclear weapons security, but a thorough search of Secretary Chu's correspondance produced no responsive documents, even though P

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Topics: Open Government

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