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FOIA the Trump Administration

FOIA requests regarding the Trump administration and transition.

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The Air Force is "as serious as a heart attack" about opposing the Space Corps

The Air Force is “as serious as a heart attack” about opposing the Space Corps

While President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this year regarding the possible establishment of a “Space Force,” FOIA shows that not everyone in his own administration is so keen on the idea. In a series of recently released emails from last year, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson made clear her opposition to the establishment of a semi-autonomous “Space Corps,” insisting that it be the USAF in charge of militarizing the cosmos.

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What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Adam Marshall

What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Adam Marshall

Adam Marshall recently joined us to talk about government surveillance and answer common questions that can stump FOIA requesters. Find out what you missed and details on Friday’s upcoming FOIA chat.

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Yes, the IRS got your email about Trump's tax returns

Yes, the IRS got your email about Trump’s tax returns

A recent FOIA release from the Internal Revenue Service show that leading up into the inauguration, the IRS received hundreds of emails asking for the Commissioner to end the audit of President-elect Donald Trump’s tax returns, and report all violations to the Attorney General.

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Immigration transparency on ICE, watchers unhappy being watched, and other FOIA stories

Immigration transparency on ICE, watchers unhappy being watched, and other FOIA stories

Want to know how the Trump administration’s border enforcement is going? Be prepared to wait, and to fight, for transparency.

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From veteran State House reporters to brand new bots, everyone loves FOIA

From veteran State House reporters to brand new bots, everyone loves FOIA

This week in our FOIA roundup, we get some tips from a reporter who has used FOIA for over 20 years, dig into the limits of presidential powers, and a new Twitter account that helps highlight how important public records are.

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