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MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock is a collaborative news site that gives you the tools to hold the government accountable. From our friends at MuckRock. MuckRock wants to help you prepare for the coming administration and the deep reflection we’ll need to give to the current one. Let us know what questions you have. Check out our FOIA 101: Tips and...

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Wyden Objects as CIA Seeks Expanded Definition of ‘Covert Agents’

Wyden Objects as CIA Seeks Expanded Definition of ‘Covert Agents’

A new Senate intelligence authorization bill would expand that definition of CIA personnel and covert agents whose names are protected from authorized disclosure, according to the Federation Of American Scientists. The expanded definition, if enacted, would likely imply increased withholding of historical and other intelligence records under the Freedom of Information Act. Right now, the...

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Sunshine Week: Freedom of Information and Its Enemies

Sunshine Week: Freedom of Information and Its Enemies

It’s Sunshine Week in Washington, a week to celebrate the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other open government laws that enable the public to see what their government is doing. The FOIA, passed in 1966, is a powerful tool for the public interest.  Even our most secret agency, the CIA, has provided online access to...

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MuckRock’s Nine Years of Uncovering Secrets

MuckRock’s Nine Years of Uncovering Secrets

The full-service investigative site MuckRock is nine years old, an apt moment to celebrate its remarkable journalistic achievement. Founder Michael Morisy had the ingenious idea of automating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process, so that anybody could take advantage of open government laws at the federal or state level. These laws are quite strong...

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