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FBI’s file on Accuracy In Media is just a bunch of kvetching

FBI’s file on Accuracy In Media is just a bunch of kvetching

Accuracy In Media isn’t an organization that MuckRock is particularly fond of, but its Federal Bureau of Investigation file is full of some of our favorite things: debates over what an FBI file actually says and complaints about FOIA denials.

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Come comb through the next batch of the Brett Kavanaugh Files

Come comb through the next batch of the Brett Kavanaugh Files

MuckRock users are continuing to sift through a selection of materials released on the Supreme Court nominee. Here’s some of what we’ve found so far.

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The Brett Kavanaugh files: Help explore documents around the most recent Supreme Court Nomination

The Brett Kavanaugh files: Help explore documents around the most recent Supreme Court Nomination

Help read through thousands of pages covering Brett Kavanaugh’s time working under special counsel Ken Starr, in the White House Counsel’s Office under President George W. Bush, and more, summarizing and highlight the documents you think are most interesting.

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The time one of America's most powerful and secretive courts could not get another parking spot

The time one of America’s most powerful and secretive courts could not get another parking spot

In 2002, as the United States’ war on terror was ramping up, the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found its workload increasing, necessitating growing to 11 members to hear what would be a record number of secret warrant requests for electronic surveillance. But records released via FOIA show that even the legendary court could not get everything it wanted.

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Emails show Iraq War PR alumni guided government response to Standing Rock protests

Emails show Iraq War PR alumni guided government response to Standing Rock protests

Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Bush White House were leading a crisis communications effort to discredit pipeline protesters. This revelation comes from documents obtained via an open records request from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department in Wyoming.

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