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Your Submission Is Accepted: FEC’s Digital Gatekeeper Bars Few

Your Submission Is Accepted: FEC’s Digital Gatekeeper Bars Few
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has recently enlisted the help of an outside agency, the General Services Administration and its elite squad of civic techies called 18F, to overhaul its website and push the boundaries of open disclosure to new heights.
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CIA Redacts the Price it Paid for a Personal Computer in 1987 Because These Things Matter

CIA Redacts the Price it Paid for a Personal Computer in 1987 Because These Things Matter
The CIA's reliance on decades-old laws governing "sensitive" disclosure has led to some ridiculous redacting. Among the most comical: The amount the CIA paid for a PC in 1987.

Wisconsin State Senator and ALEC Ally Shuts Door on Open Records Requests

Wisconsin State Senator and ALEC Ally Shuts Door on Open Records Requests
After being sued for violating an open records request pertaining to her relationship with the ALEC, Wisconsin State Sen. Leah Vukmir is claiming that she cannot be sued while in office, a motion that could change the face of how politicians deal with open records requests in the future. The move would effectively create a precedent in which a member of the state legislature could not be held accountable for failing or refusing to comply with an open records request.
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Chaz Bolte
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FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil

FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil
Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds. The FBI now holds briefings for military personnel stationed at Guantanamo about the attacks and their connection to the island prison.
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Cora Currier
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Shady Groups Tied to MI Gov Snyder Undercut Transparency, Rule of Law

Shady Groups Tied to MI Gov Snyder Undercut Transparency, Rule of Law
Emails from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's assistant to the Emergency Manager of Detroit indicate that Snyder is attempting to end run around the Democratic process using third party groups to hide his extremist agenda. These groups include Skunk Works, an advisory group whose goals include privatizing public education, and NERD, a shady group whose goals are unknown, and whose funders are shrouded in secrecy.
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