By Mark Tapscott | 09/30/14 04:47 PM
A federal judge ruled Monday that the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration cannot withhold information on whether the White House received confidential taxpayer information by citing certain exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/29/14 12:42 PM
A group of government watchdogs sent a letter to President Obama on Monday encouraging him to clarify policies that prevent agencies from complying with laws aimed at increasing transparency.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/25/14 12:47 PM
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson failed to complete a required form listing all official records in her possession when she left the agency in 2013.
By Washington Examiner | 09/24/14 05:42 PM
This week, the White House has committed another, though less serious, outrage. The Washington Post's Paul Farhi revealed that Obama's staff has been effectively censoring pool reports written by members of the press.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/23/14 03:58 PM
A private nonprofit government watchdog group will soon work with congressional committees to help them oversee federal spending and programs.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/21/14 08:21 AM
President Obama promised on his first full day in the Oval Office "an unprecedented level of openness in government."
By Amy Bennett | 09/11/14 03:01 PM
Over time, federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act on its head.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/06/14 05:16 PM
A new program at the General Services Administration seeks to beÂ "the government's digital incubator" for new approaches to making departments and agencies more transparent.
By Sean Higgins | 09/06/14 11:18 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency could be ordered to save its internal employee text messages under D.C. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer's ruling Thursday.
By Mark Flatten | 09/03/14 12:26 PM
MuckRock News has been battling HUD for more than a year over access to records pertaining to problems in public housing.
By Washington Examiner | 08/26/14 09:30 PM
Whether John Koskinen was aware or not, judicial proceedings in a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the IRS have revealed that the federal government backs up all of its computer data, including employee email.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/26/14 08:19 AM
For months on end, IRSCommissioner John Koskinen insisted that Lois Lerner's emails were destroyed when her computer's hard drive failed. Now, the country learns that Lerner's emails never were lost.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/18/14 06:40 PM
Marilyn Tavenner, the federal government's top Medicare and Medicaid official, told a subordinate to delete a sensitive email to the Obama White House.
By Washington Examiner | 08/17/14 02:37 PM
Thanks to U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan, Americans may soon learn why a key IRS employee's emails remain beyond the reach of Congress.
By Paul Bedard | 09/30/14
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