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Today is the 15th anniversary of 2003’s coordinated protest against the Iraq War. With attendance in the millions, at the time it was the “the largest protest event in human history.” Though we don’t have any records from that particular protest, Federal Bureau of Investigation files show that later demonstrations were under heavy Bureau surveillance, taking note of details as banal as a car bearing a pro-peace bumper sticker.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has made an initial release of its files on television executive Roger Ailes. Consisting largely of glowing background checks for a potential Presidential appointment under Richard Nixon, two interesting details have emerged from the file - the first is a 1974 arrest for felony firearms possession and the second is a brief interview documenting the minor role Ailes played in the FBI’s investigation into John Hinckley, Jr. following the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
In response to a FOIA request, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released several years worth of Special Event Threat Assessments regarding Mardi Gras, which as the Bureau repeatedly reminds us “literally means ‘Fat Tuesday’.” These mostly redacted reports warn of potential danger from religious fundamentalists, white supremacists, and, oddly enough, Occupy Mardi Gras
Bureau of Land Management looks to limit the number of FOIA requests organizations can file with the agency
According to records obtained by the Washington Post, the Bureau of Land Management is recommending new legislation that would limit the number of FOIA requests individuals and agencies could file with the agency, create stricter criteria for fee waivers, and increasing fees for “search and redaction.”
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|Howard Gruber (NARA)||Awaiting Response||National Archives and Records Administration||United States of America|
|Ted Gunderson (FBI)||Awaiting Response||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|FCC complaints: Superbowl LII||Completed||Federal Communications Commission||United States of America|
|Robert Parry (FBI)||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|FCC Complaints - 2018 Golden Globes||Awaiting Response||Federal Communications Commission||United States of America|