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News Highlights - September 22, 2014

Opportunity Missed: Why We're Not Thrilled by PACER Restoration of "Old" Court Records
Ongoing 'Covert' Training of Syrian Rebels: But Is it Still Covert...and if so, Why? 
8 Ways the Obama Administration is Blocking Information

News Highlights - September 19, 2014

State Secrets Privilege Used Improperly, Court is Told
Energy Department to Review Classification Standards for Clarity
New Trove of CIA Articles on Al Qaeda, the Cold War and the Beirut Bombing, Among Many Subjects
James Clapper Says He Misspoke, Didn't Lie About NSA Surveillance
Watchdogs Would Gain Subpoena Power Under House Bill

News Highlights - September 18, 2014

Journalists Rap White House on Secrecy
Senate Judiciary Poised to Act on FOIA Reform Bill
Experts Say Cybersecurity Legislation Unlikely Before Fiscal 2015 Begins
Eliminating Reports, Monitoring Email, Funding ID Research and More

News Highlights - September 17, 2014

The Man Behind the Curtain: Mandating Transparency in the Military Judicial System
Opinion: Why We Need FOIA Reform Now
Can an American Be Investigated for Terrorism Merely for Expressing Support of It? The Government Isn't Saying. 
Senator Demands US Courts Recover 10 Years of Online Public Records
Checks and Balances Ensure Transparency on Torture
US Boots are Already On the Ground Against the Islamic State
Archival Neglect: Flooding of FBI Archives Destroyed Hundreds of Thousands of Pages of Files Related to Civil Rights Movement History

News Highlights - September 16, 2014

Secrecy Continues to Shroud Killings by Border Agents
Private Lawsuit Jeopardizes State Secrets, US Says
SIGAR Tells Fellow Watchdogs to Shout from the Rooftops
Opinion: Secret Law is Not Law
DC Circuit Won't Televise NSA Arguments

News Highlights - September 15, 2014

New Sparks Fly Between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee
US Moves to Block Suit Against Iran-Focused Group
Opinion: Restoring Freedom to the Freedom of Information Act
Surveillance and Privacy

News Highlights - September 12, 2014

Senate Passes White House Records Bill
Court Won't Release Costs of Gitmo Camp
Will New Court Ruling Have Ripple Effect on Records Retention?

News Highlights - September 11, 2014

New Exemptions from 50 Year Declassification Approved
Are Federal Agencies Spending Millions to Stop IGs from Doing Their Jobs? 
Opinion: Why FOIA's Loophole Needs a Legislative Suture
Court Urged to Review State Secrets Documents

News Highlights - September 10, 2014

Data on $800 Billion in Stimulus Spending Will Disappear This Year. Here is Why. 

News Highlights - September 9, 2014

The Twenty-Eight Pages
Murky Special Ops Have Become Corporate Bonanza, Report Says
Feds Reverse Course, Will Release Hospital Mistake Data
Where Do We Stand on Open Government Plans?
FindTheBest Launches Federal Agency Spending Tool

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