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Justice Dept. Spying On Millions Of US Drivers

The US Justice Department has been covertly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about American motorists for a national database, The Wall Street Journal reported. 511 more words

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Illinois peeps, check out - Members of Congress, in Cuba, Discuss Trade but Don’t Meet With Castro

An expected session with President Raúl Castro did not materialize after the delegation met with several Cuba dissidents.. via NYT World http://ift.tt/1xOlBst


FreedomInfo: "FOIA Bill Post Mortem: Mysteries, Multiple Causes"

Ed. note: This article has been crossposted from FreedomInfo.org 

By Toby McIntosh

The final days of modest legislation to reform the Freedom of Information Act were surprisingly dramatic. 3,184 more words


What We Can Learn from the Death of a Unanimously-Supported FOIA Bill, and Janus-Faced Support for Open Government

During the 113th Session of Congress, very good Freedom of Information Act bills passed the House with 410 votes and passed the Senate via unanimous concent… 1,489 more words


Vermont Gets Extra Education Funding

A new story in the Burlington Free Press reports that Vermont is getting some much-needed federal assistance on education.

“Vermont has been awarded $7.3 million in what is expected to be a $33.4 million, four-year federal grant for pre-kindergarten programs at public schools and Head Start agencies throughout the state. 103 more words

Senate Passes FOIA Reform. On to House.

Shortly after 5:10 PM today, the Patrick Leahy (D-VT) – John Cornyn (R-TX) FOIA Improvement Act –Senate Bill S 2520– passed through the Senate via unanimous consent (video… 726 more words