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Pentagon claims list of information exempt from FOIA is exempt from FOIA

Pentagon claims list of information exempt from FOIA is exempt from FOIA

Earlier this year, Emma Best filed a Freedom of Information Act request for a copy of the Department of Defense’s most recent declassification guide, with the goal of better understanding what the Pentagon believes can or can’t be released to the public. Just this week, the guide came in but with one notable omission: the entire section on what the Pentagon believes can or can’t be released to the public

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The Federal Election Commission's guide to lesser-known political parties

The Federal Election Commission’s guide to lesser-known political parties

With voting day finally here, we thought it would be good to take a look back at the unsung heroes of the electoral process: obscure political parties.

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Dysfunction by design: Gridlock and secrecy rule the Federal Election Commission

Dysfunction by design: Gridlock and secrecy rule the Federal Election Commission

The agency responsible for ensuring fair elections in this country is, in the words of its own chairwoman, “worse than dysfunctional.” How did things get so bad?

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Federal Election Commission argues it can't tell you why it can't tell you what it can't tell you

Federal Election Commission argues it can’t tell you why it can’t tell you what it can’t tell you

The Federal Election Commission withheld it guidelines for use of the controversial b(5) FOIA exemption by … citing b(5). After an appeal, the FEC had no choice but to release the documents after it turned out they had been posted publicly on their website the entire time.

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Troy Carter sent this request to the Federal Election Commission of the United States of America