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Obama Administration Sets Record For Withholding Government Files

The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

03/18/2015

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Coast Guard Seizes Journalist’s Records In Search

A Coast Guard investigator accompanying Maryland State Police to serve a search warrant in a weapons investigation at a Maryland home seized unrelated government documents and notes from a journalist who was the suspect’s wife. The Coast Guard said its investigator was suspicious that the government documents were labeled “law enforcement sensitive.”

10/25/2013