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May 3, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Illegal Foreclosures Are Corporate Trade Secrets?

Photograph of a Foreclosure Sign in front of a house Federal agencies are withholding information about the illegal foreclosure practices of mortgage companies from Members of Congress, relying on justifications that closely track those used to withhold documents from the general public under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Topics: Open Government

April 26, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Still Fighting to Expose Secret Law

Scales of Justice POGO joined an amicus brief written by the Electronic Privacy Information Center supporting The New York Times in its effort to obtain a memorandum written by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel regarding the legality of the targeted killin

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Topics: Open Government

April 18, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Obama Administration Grades Openness Performance on a Curve

Open Government Partnership POGO takes a look at the Administration's self-assessment of its first year in the global Open Government Partnership. Implementation of the National Action Plan led to some encouraging steps forward, though these steps were not as bold as hoped.

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Topics: Open Government

April 17, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

FOIA Failings Continue

FOIA Denied POGO continues to struggle with FOIA requests for three letters sent to Energy Secretary Chu on the status of nuclear security across the weapons complex

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Topics: Open Government

April 5, 2013

By Andre Francisco

When Over-Classification Starts Wars

Open Government A new series of blog posts over on Defusing the Nuclear Threat is highlighting how over-classification of documents can not only be wasteful, but dangerous.

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Topics: Open Government

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.