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Ernie Pyle, the legendary journalist and war correspondent who died in Japan at the end of World War II, had a typically complicated relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Central Intelligence Archives document then-Vice President Richard Nixon’s disastrous 1958 “goodwill” tour to Latin America, in which Nixon faced multiple mobs of angry protestors - and at least one surprisingly heavy soccer ball.
When we last wrote about the Federal Bureau of Investigation file for former head of the American Civil Liberties Union Roger Baldwin, we looked at one of many instances in which Baldwin butted up against Director J. Edgar Hoover on the issue of balancing liberty and security. An earlier section of the file, however, reveals their relationship was relatively tame compared to that of Hoover’s predecessor, who once urged radio stations not to let the “ultra-radicals” at the ACLU broadcast the “rotten propaganda” that they weren’t on the Soviet payroll.
The recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation file for former head of the American Civil Liberties Union Roger Baldwin document numerous times the groups came into conflict with each other. One notable incident, related to the Bureau’s wartime “Postal Censorship” program, led to a testy exchange between Baldwin and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover after the Bureau investigated the writer and pioneering Libertarian Rose Wilder Lane over her comments on a postcard.
It’s dog week here at MuckRock, and we’re kicking things off with a challenge to you, dear reader. We requested photos of mayors in major cities around the country with either dogs, or with hot dogs. Now it’s up to you to guess - are these mayors hanging with Shih tzus or sausages?
Latest Requests See all
|FBI Request - Stephen Hillenburg||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|FBI Request - Ernie Pyle||Completed||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|FBI Request - James "Whitey" Bulger||Fix Required||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Laura Ingalls Wilder||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Pepsi and Coke||Fix Required||University of Alabama||Alabama|
Recently Completed Requests See all
|Dogs (Chicago Mayor's Office)||Completed||Mayor's Office||Chicago, IL|
|NCLB studies||Completed||U.S. Department of Education||United States of America|
|Mascots||Completed||Maryland Department of Education||Maryland|
|Pepsi and Coke (Michigan State University)||Completed||Michigan State University||Michigan|
|Pepsi and Coke (Oklahoma State University)||Completed||Oklahoma State University||Oklahoma|