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Ernie Pyle’s brief FBI file documents the Bureau’s often tempestuous relationship with the press
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.
CIA archives capture Richard Nixon’s failed 1958 “goodwill” trip to Latin America
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.
FBI’s predecessor once tried to keep the ACLU off the airwaves
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 postcard that pitted the ACLU against the FBI
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.
MuckRock’s Dog or Hot Dog Challenge
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?
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|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||Completed||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|FBI Request - Paul Allen||Completed||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Laura Ingalls Wilder||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
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|Dogs (Chicago Mayor's Office)||Completed||Mayor's Office||Chicago, IL|
|Pepsi and Coke (Oklahoma State University)||Completed||Oklahoma State University||Oklahoma|
|Mascots||Completed||Maryland Department of Education||Maryland|
|NCLB studies||Completed||U.S. Department of Education||United States of America|
|Pepsi and Coke (Michigan State University)||Completed||Michigan State University||Michigan|