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FOIA shows Trump-owned properties continue to benefit from his Presidency

FOIA shows Trump-owned properties continue to benefit from his Presidency

A new FOIA release obtained by Property of the People shows that Trump-owned properties have continued to receive government funds, in what appears to be a violation of the emoluments clause.

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What happens when the CIA shuts down a front organization?

What happens when the CIA shuts down a front organization?

To accomplish its mission, the Central Intelligence Agency will undertake missions utilizing assets, agents, and officers under official and nonofficial covers. When these missions require the use of an organization, the Agency will resort to the use of proprietary companies and organizations as a means of maintaining cover or accomplishing goals that the U.S. Government isn’t able to openly support. Eventually, the Agency has to terminate these proprietaries. The story of how that happens is where things get interesting.

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CIA proposed using its declassified records as "an alternative fuel source"

CIA proposed using its declassified records as “an alternative fuel source”

During his Presidency, Jimmy Carter made a number of moves to nudge the federal government towards environmental friendly practices. One of these was a request that all executive agencies and departments begin recycling paper in accordance with EPA guidelines. For the CIA, and presumably other intelligence agencies, this posed some unexpected problems - as well as a valuable opportunity.

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FOIA March Madness 2017: Round Two Begins

FOIA March Madness 2017: Round Two Begins

MuckRock’s bracket-style March Madness race to fill a FOIA the fastest kicked off last week. Can USDA hold onto their title? Did the Highway Administration outpace Amtrak? Is ICE or BOP less bad? Find out now with a look at who advanced from Round One.

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The GSA has the perfect gift for the holiday season: a new-to-you lighthouse!

The GSA has the perfect gift for the holiday season: a new-to-you lighthouse!

Wrapping up your holiday shopping? Lighthouses, those beaming beacons of comfort on America’s shores, are just one of the fine properties that may be acquired via the General Services Administration.

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