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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


Tech Firms Push NSA Reform Bill as Senate Vote Approaches

In an open letter to U.S. Senators a powerful coalition of technology companies including Google, Apple, Facebook and others called for passage of the USA FREEDOM Act surveillance reform package as Sen. 475 more words

NSA Surveillance Faces Senate Test

The United States Senate could vote on the USA FREEDOM Act as soon as next week, pushing the surveillance reform bill ahead this year. That would buck  480 more words


Inventing Home

Where are you from? Where do you live? They are the two most popular questions to ask travellers, party guests, and game show contestants. The answer allows a stereotyped categorization. 1,065 more words