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March 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Looking Forward to When FOIA is No Longer Needed



FOIA Day Panel Open government activists, journalists and interested citizens gathered today at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum to celebrate the 16th annual National Freedom of Information Day, part of this year’s Sunshine Week.

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Topics: Open Government

March 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

We're Giving Away a Kindle to Celebrate Sunshine Week!



Raffle image To celebrate Sunshine Week, POGO will be giving away as a grand prize a 16 GB Kindle Fire 7" Tablet and two other people will win DVDs. Enter to win!

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Topics: Open Government

March 12, 2014

By Joe Newman

CIA Should be Held Accountable for Interference with Senate Committee’s Work



Capitol Surveillance President Obama should declassify a U.S. Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices and end any attempts by the CIA to obstruct congressional oversight, a coalition of groups said today in a letter to the president.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

March 4, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

House Unanimously Passes Freedom of Information Improvements



Open Government Last week, the House of Representatives passed important legislation that will go a long way towards reforming the Freedom of Information Act.

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Topics: Open Government

January 31, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Anti-Transparency Provisions Removed From Farm Bill



Chicken Farm In a victory for communities across the country, the current version of the farm bill, which the House of Representatives passed Wednesday, lacks earlier provisions that would have kept the public in the dark about certain farming operations.

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Topics: Open Government

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