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  • DOJ Announces Best Practices Workshop Schedule and China Visit

    The FOIA blog
    scott hodes
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy (OIP)  has announced its schedule of Best Practices Workshops for agency personnel (and the public in some of the workshops).  The schedule runs through February of 2015. Additionally, OIP announced that its Director visited China in March for a discussion on what that country calls Chinese open government. 
  • Ken Bunting, Editor and FOI Champion has died

    FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION » News & Opinion
    1stamendmnt
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Kenneth Bunting, long-time professional journalist and, most recently,Executive Director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, died in Columbia, MO Sunday following a heart attack. He was 65. “Ken was totally committed to open-government, freedom of the press and freedom of speech,” said FAC’s Peter Scheer, who was on NFOIC’s board of directors during Ken’s tenure there. […]
  • Prosecutors want Bujak filings sealed

    IDOG
    IDOG
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    As former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak's bankruptcy fraud trial approaches, prosecutors are seeking to keep many of their motions out of the public eye. From the Idaho Statesman
  • Aereo Takes Its Case To Washington

    OpenSecrets Blog
    Robbie Feinberg
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The online streaming video provider Aereo is trying to shake up the television world, but its cause could get dealt a big blow if the Supreme Court rules that its practices violate copyright law.The dispute, which pits Aereo against major broadcasters and was heard by the justices on Monday, centers on the fact that Aereo receives over-the-air broadcast signals and redistributes them online to subscribers who pay a low monthly fee. Aereo doesn't pay the broadcasters, arguing that it's simply retransmitting content that's already free, but the broadcasters see it as copyright infringement. But…
  • Happy birthday, Sunlight! Here's to eight great years (and many more)

    Sunlight Foundation Blog
    Ellen Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Sunlight's muse, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis It’s almost hard to believe, but the Sunlight Foundation turns eight years old this week! Here at Sunlight HQ, we’re marking eight amazing years of hard work spent demanding open government data and building the tools to help people like you hold government accountable for its actions. We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for taking part in our incredible journey. Whether you’ve used our tools or APIs, attended Sunlight’s annual unconference, TransparencyCamp, stood up for real-time disclosure or donated to Sunlight --…
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    The FOIA blog

  • DOJ Announces Best Practices Workshop Schedule and China Visit

    scott hodes
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy (OIP)  has announced its schedule of Best Practices Workshops for agency personnel (and the public in some of the workshops).  The schedule runs through February of 2015. Additionally, OIP announced that its Director visited China in March for a discussion on what that country calls Chinese open government. 
  • Targeted Drone Documents Ordered Released

    scott hodes
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    Jurist reports that the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ordered parts of documents authorizing targeted drone attacks to be released (a link to the decision is included in the story). The Court held that the goverment may no longer glomar the existence of documents and that certain of the documents lost their status as Exemption 5 privileged documents.  It's an important decision that may get more hearings either en banc at the Second Circuit or before the Supreme Court.
  • Op-Ed: Congress Needs to Fix the FOIA

    scott hodes
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Amy Bennett from OpentheGovernment.Org has this op-ed in which she argues that the Congress needs to fix the FOIA.
  • Al Sharpton FBI Informant Records

    scott hodes
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    The Smoking Gun has these records it received via the FOIA that it says shows that Rev. Al Sharpton was at one time an FBI informant.  For the record, CI-7 is a temporary informant number used in the report written with the informant's information, not a permanent source symboled number informant; it is unknown if Sharpton reached that status.
  • NLRB Seeks FOIA Attorney

    scott hodes
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    The National Labor Relations Board is seeking a GS-15 FOIA Attorney - more details can be found here.  
 
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    FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION » News & Opinion

  • Ken Bunting, Editor and FOI Champion has died

    1stamendmnt
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Kenneth Bunting, long-time professional journalist and, most recently,Executive Director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, died in Columbia, MO Sunday following a heart attack. He was 65. “Ken was totally committed to open-government, freedom of the press and freedom of speech,” said FAC’s Peter Scheer, who was on NFOIC’s board of directors during Ken’s tenure there. […]
  • Prop. 42 Background from the Legislative Analyst’s Office

    1stamendmnt
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    California has thousands of local governments. Californians receive services from thousands of local governments—counties, cities, school and community college districts, and special districts (such as fire districts, flood control districts, and water districts). Each local government has a local governing body (such asa city council or county board of supervisors) that makes decisions about its programs, services, and operations. […]
  • Virginia Supreme Court finds climate scientist’s e-mails private

    donal brown
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Virginia Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that the University of Virginia did not have to release the e-mails of climate scientist Michael Mann formerly a professor at the university. The lower court had ruled that the e-mails were of a “proprietary” nature and thereby exempt from disclosure under the state’s Freedom of […]
  • U.S. Supreme Court justices criticize Ohio law criminalizing political lies

    donal brown
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to throw out an Ohio law banning lies during election campaigns. An anti-abortion group sued in federal court on the grounds that the law chills free speech. Those found guilty of violating the law could pay a fine of $5,000 and six months in jail. Justices seemed unimpressed by […]
  • Transparency triumphs in federal court order to open records on safety complaint

    donal brown
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the unsealing of a consumer safety case that a manufacturer claimed would damage its reputation and “fiscal health.” The court held that the public’s right to know outweighed the company’s concerns. (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, April 17, 2014, by Jamie Schuman) In 2012 a […]
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    IDOG

  • Prosecutors want Bujak filings sealed

    IDOG
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    As former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak's bankruptcy fraud trial approaches, prosecutors are seeking to keep many of their motions out of the public eye. From the Idaho Statesman
  • Closed abuse records to get slightly more open

    IDOG
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Jana Kemp was screening volunteers for a local nonprofit that serves children three years ago when she ran into what she considered a fixable problem. From the Idaho Statesman
  • Madison County inquiry finds no open meeting violation

    IDOG
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Findings of a recent investigation of the Madison County Commissioners have shown that the commissioners did not violate open meeting law. The investigation comes after a complaint from local resident Kelly McKamey. From the Rexburg Standard Journal
  • Reporting a trial around closed doors and sealed files

    IDOG
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Covering the big St. Luke’s antitrust trial in U.S. District Court in Boise involved hours spent waiting outside a closed courtroom, extensively redacted documents, and cryptic references in court to information not made public. Now the Statesman, Idaho Press Club and several other Idaho news organizations are waiting to hear from a federal appeals court on their plea for openness, after U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill left it up to lawyers and business executives to decide what should be public in the case. From the Idaho Press Club Communicator
  • Cities reform open meeting practices

    IDOG
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    In the fall, while traveling around southern and eastern Idaho for four IDOG open government seminars, I heard about some open meeting law problems in the city of Twin Falls. The Twin Falls Times-News reported on the problems and brought them to everyone’s attention, and the city initially took a defensive posture. From the Idaho Press Club Communicator
 
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    OpenSecrets Blog

  • Aereo Takes Its Case To Washington

    Robbie Feinberg
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The online streaming video provider Aereo is trying to shake up the television world, but its cause could get dealt a big blow if the Supreme Court rules that its practices violate copyright law.The dispute, which pits Aereo against major broadcasters and was heard by the justices on Monday, centers on the fact that Aereo receives over-the-air broadcast signals and redistributes them online to subscribers who pay a low monthly fee. Aereo doesn't pay the broadcasters, arguing that it's simply retransmitting content that's already free, but the broadcasters see it as copyright infringement. But…
  • Stand Back: NRA's PAC is Loaded on Eve of Convention

    Russ Choma
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    The National Rifle Association's convention kicks off tomorrow in Indianapolis, and a lavish spectacle it will be -- celebrities, rallies and loads of firearms. Less obvious will be the plump PAC account the group is sitting on. According to the latest campaign finance filings, the NRA Political Victory Fund has amassed about $14.1 million.*The only groups that have more cash are the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee -- both party organs -- and the Service Employees International Union, which reported having $16.4 million in…
  • Koch Company and Labor Unions: One Degree of Separation

    Russ Choma
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The influence industry sometimes produces strange bedfellows. Case in point, according to recently filed lobbying disclosure reports from 2014's first quarter: The same lobbying firm that represents Koch Companies Public Sector and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in their efforts to keep the IRS from tightening up regs on dark money groups also represents one of the biggest names in organized labor.Of course, organized labor is not necessarily unfriendly to the idea of outside money groups; unions have made great use of super PACs and have been linked to liberal dark money groups like Patriot…
  • Many Candidates -- Political Opposites Included -- Share Common Donors

    Andrew Mayersohn
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Campaign finance is a small world. Through the first year of this election cycle, just 0.16% of American adults made campaign contributions of $200 or more, but that select group accounts for 63.9% of all contributions to federal candidates, PACs, and party committees. Consequently, the same donor names show up again and again on FEC reports.Why so much overlap? First, the number of Americans with the resources to write the four-figure checks that sustain campaigns is relatively small, and only a fraction of those care enough about politics (whether for ideological or financial reasons)…
  • Why Should We Win a Webby?

    Sarah Flocken
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    We've made no secret of the fact that OpenSecrets.org has been nominated for a Webby Award. We're proud to be considered one of the top five politics sites in the world! But we could be No. 1. We're currently in second place for the Webby People's Voice Award, and we need your votes to propel us to the top spot. In fact, we need them in the next two days -- voting ends on April 24.Please vote for us -- we can't do it without you! Herewith, some grounds for persuasion: A quick look at all the new, groundbreaking, or just plain cool additions to OpenSecrets.org this year. 1) Brand-New Issue…
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    Sunlight Foundation Blog

  • Happy birthday, Sunlight! Here's to eight great years (and many more)

    Ellen Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Sunlight's muse, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis It’s almost hard to believe, but the Sunlight Foundation turns eight years old this week! Here at Sunlight HQ, we’re marking eight amazing years of hard work spent demanding open government data and building the tools to help people like you hold government accountable for its actions. We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for taking part in our incredible journey. Whether you’ve used our tools or APIs, attended Sunlight’s annual unconference, TransparencyCamp, stood up for real-time disclosure or donated to Sunlight --…
  • Influence Analytics: Why it's hard to follow hard-money bundling

    Nancy Watzman
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to another edition of "Influence Analytics," a recurring series on trends in lobbying — on and off Capitol Hill — that Sunlight's Reporting Group spots using our data analysis tools. A map displaying five years of political fundraisers in Washington, D.C. This is the week that lobbyists had to file their first quarter reports on Capitol Hill, and while there's been lots of interesting analysis of what has been disclosed, we here at Sunlight got to thinking about what wasn't: In the first three months of 2014, only 18 individuals and organizations were named by federal campaign…
  • Today in #OpenGov 4/24/2014

    Matt Rumsey
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including open public lands, open public education, and an open internet in Brazil. National News Inspectors General are charged with investigating wrongdoing at federal agencies, but that doesn't mean they're always perfect. A preliminary investigation found a number of issues at the State Department's Inspector General office. (Washington Times) America has vast public lands . A group in northeast Ohio is working to map and share data about various public lands in their area. (Code for America) Republicans have reacted…
  • Cantor "joints" forces with six other VA Reps

    Sarah Harkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and a handful of other Virginia lawmakers have formed the latest "super joint" -- a Joint Fundraising Committee.  The rise of joint fundraising committees was expected after the Supreme Court’s decision in the McCutcheon v. FEC case, which eliminated aggretate limits on campaign contributions. Individuals can now give to as many candidates and party committees as they would like.  As Sunlight pointed out after the Supreme Court released its decision, this makes it possible “for a single donor to…
  • Today in #OpenGov 4/23/2014

    Matt Rumsey
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including data feedback, fighting corruption in Lebanon, and education APIs. National News The Department of Education is looking for public suggestions about how to use its data and build useful APIs. (Gov Fresh) HealthData.gov appears to be taking steps to comply with part of the Obama administration's open data policy that requires agencies to gather feedback from users of its publicly released data. (Executive Government) A look at repercussions from the McCutcheon decision and potential paths forward. (Center for…
 
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  • How Iran's Gadget Bloggers Became Victims of the Revolutionary Guard

    Danny O'Brien and Danny O'Brien
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Narenji ("Orange") was Iran's top website for gadget news, edited daily by a team of tech bloggers who worked from a cramped office in the country's city of Kerman. The site was targeted at Iran's growing audience of technology enthusiasts. Like Gizmodo or Engadget in the United States, it had a simple but popular formula: mixed reviews of the latest Android and iPhones, summaries of new Persian-language apps and downloads, as well as the latest Internet memes (such as the ever-popular "An Incredible Painted Portrait of Morgan Freeman Drawn with a Finger on the iPad"). But now it’s gone.
  • Designing a Prize for Usable Cryptography

    Peter Eckersley and Peter Eckersley
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    In an era when email and messaging services are being regularly subject to attacks, surveillance, and compelled disclosure of user data, we know that many people around the world need secure end-to-end encrypted communications tools so that service providers and governments cannot read their messages. Unfortunately, the software that has traditionally been used for these purposes, such as PGP and OTR, suffers from numerous usability problems that make it impractical for many of the journalists, activists and others around the world whose lives and liberty depend on their ability to…
  • EFF Outlines Key Issues With Mass Surveillance to Government Oversight Board

    Cindy Cohn and Cindy Cohn and Mark Jaycox and Mark M. Jaycox
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    EFF recently filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) concerning Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FAA), one of the key statutes under which the government claims it can conduct mass surveillance of innocent people's communications and records from inside the US. EFF maintains that the government's activities under Section 702 that we know about are unconstitutional, not supported by the statutory language, and violate international law.1  The PCLOB, created as a result of recommendations by the 9/11 Commission, is an…
  • LGBTQ Communities in the Arab World Face Unique Digital Threats

    April Glaser and Jillian C. York
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    Across the Arab world, LGBTQ communities still struggle to gain social recognition, and individuals still face legal penalties for consensual activities. In Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Iraq, homosexuality is punishable by death. In 2001, 52 men were arrested for being gay in Cairo. And in Syria, Algeria, and the United Arab Emirates, being outed as homosexual means facing years in prison. While activists in some countries, such as Lebanon, have made progress toward greater rights, personal security remains an imperative. In countries where homosexuality remains taboo or punishable by law, it…
  • Comparing NSA Reforms to International Law: A New Graphic by AccessNow

    April Glaser
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    All too often bills are proposed and laws are passed in the United States that are in grave violation of the United States' obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. And all too rarely does U.S. domestic policy get spoken about in terms of human rights laws. A case in point: the recent spate of bills responding to the unlawful mass surveillance conducted by the NSA revealed in the flood of disclosures from whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA's actions are fundamentally at odds with the human rights to privacy, free expression, freedom of information, as…
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    The Fine Print: blog posts from Center for Effective Government

  • Senate Mandates Private Tax Collectors, Despite Past Failures

    sklinger
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    On April 3, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a package of tax breaks, heavily tilted to corporations that will cost the Treasury an estimated $85 billion this year. Most of these tax giveaways were part of a package known as “tax extenders” that expired at the end of last year. These breaks were not required to be “paid for” with other budget cuts or revenue raisers, unlike emergency unemployment benefits and other programs that Congress won’t pass without taking funds from some other program.  However, Congress did adopt additional new tax…
  • Interactive Map: Students, Others at Risk from Hazardous Chemical Facilities

    splagakis
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    One in ten American schoolchildren study within one mile of a potentially dangerous chemical facility, according to the Center for Effective Government's latest interactive map, which we released yesterday. A year ago, the fertilizer facility explosion in West, TX, which destroyed one school and irreparably damaged two others, demonstrated the very real risk these facilities pose, especially to schools and students. Parents and community members need to better understand the risks these facilities pose and demand that facilities be as safe as possible. The Data and the Map The Center for…
  • One Year after the West, Texas Explosion: Has Safety Improved?

    splagakis
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A year ago today, 15 Americans were killed and 200 injured in a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas that also destroyed surrounding schools, a nursing home, and residential buildings. The disaster raised serious questions about managing the risks that facilities can pose to local communities. A year later, we ask ourselves, are we any safer? The unfortunate reality is that the West, TX accident is not an isolated occurrence. Explosions and spills involving toxic chemicals have occurred almost regularly, injuring or killing workers and community residents, forcing the evacuation of…
  • A. Philip Randolph: Relentless Advocate for Economic and Racial Justice

    kmcfate
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    April 15 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of A. Philip Randolph, a staunch trade unionist, civil rights activist, and advocate for federal action to ensure every American receives equal protection under the Constitution. His 90 years of life spanned tumultuous times for the nation and were filled with violent repression and astounding advances, but Randolph never stopped fighting for structural change. As many despair the past three years of gridlock in Washington, it may be useful to remember the broader arc of history that Randolph helped to bend toward justice. Born in segregated…
  • OIRA Makes Much-Needed Improvements to Online Meetings Database

    kweatherford
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), within the White House Office of Management and Budget, recently updated its online database for disclosing meetings with non-government officials, such as lobbyists, trade associations, public interest groups, and other private stakeholders.  This updated database is a welcome improvement over the older, far less useful website for accessing meeting information. Under the older system, users could not search or sort through the meeting logs; instead, the meetings were listed chronologically by agency and sub-agency, and the…
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    Sunlight Foundation Blog

  • Happy birthday, Sunlight! Here's to eight great years (and many more)

    Ellen Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Sunlight's muse, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis It’s almost hard to believe, but the Sunlight Foundation turns eight years old this week! Here at Sunlight HQ, we’re marking eight amazing years of hard work spent demanding open government data and building the tools to help people like you hold government accountable for its actions. We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for taking part in our incredible journey. Whether you’ve used our tools or APIs, attended Sunlight’s annual unconference, TransparencyCamp, stood up for real-time disclosure or donated to Sunlight --…
  • Influence Analytics: Why it's hard to follow hard-money bundling

    Nancy Watzman
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to another edition of "Influence Analytics," a recurring series on trends in lobbying — on and off Capitol Hill — that Sunlight's Reporting Group spots using our data analysis tools. A map displaying five years of political fundraisers in Washington, D.C. This is the week that lobbyists had to file their first quarter reports on Capitol Hill, and while there's been lots of interesting analysis of what has been disclosed, we here at Sunlight got to thinking about what wasn't: In the first three months of 2014, only 18 individuals and organizations were named by federal campaign…
  • Today in #OpenGov 4/24/2014

    Matt Rumsey
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including open public lands, open public education, and an open internet in Brazil. National News Inspectors General are charged with investigating wrongdoing at federal agencies, but that doesn't mean they're always perfect. A preliminary investigation found a number of issues at the State Department's Inspector General office. (Washington Times) America has vast public lands . A group in northeast Ohio is working to map and share data about various public lands in their area. (Code for America) Republicans have reacted…
  • Cantor "joints" forces with six other VA Reps

    Sarah Harkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and a handful of other Virginia lawmakers have formed the latest "super joint" -- a Joint Fundraising Committee.  The rise of joint fundraising committees was expected after the Supreme Court’s decision in the McCutcheon v. FEC case, which eliminated aggretate limits on campaign contributions. Individuals can now give to as many candidates and party committees as they would like.  As Sunlight pointed out after the Supreme Court released its decision, this makes it possible “for a single donor to…
  • Today in #OpenGov 4/23/2014

    Matt Rumsey
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including data feedback, fighting corruption in Lebanon, and education APIs. National News The Department of Education is looking for public suggestions about how to use its data and build useful APIs. (Gov Fresh) HealthData.gov appears to be taking steps to comply with part of the Obama administration's open data policy that requires agencies to gather feedback from users of its publicly released data. (Executive Government) A look at repercussions from the McCutcheon decision and potential paths forward. (Center for…
 
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    Secrecy News

  • Intelligence Directive Bars Unauthorized Contacts with News Media

    Steven Aftergood
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    The Director of National Intelligence has forbidden most intelligence community employees from discussing “intelligence-related information” with a reporter unless they have specific authorization to do so, according to an Intelligence Community Directive that was issued last month. “IC employees… must obtain authorization for contacts with the media” on intelligence-related matters, and “must also report… unplanned or unintentional contact with the media on covered matters,” the Directive stated. The new Directive reflects — and escalates…
  • Iran-North Korea-Syria Cooperation, and More from CRS

    Steven Aftergood
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    The executive branch today provides less unclassified information to Congress concerning proliferation of weapons mass destruction than it used to do, a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes. “The number of unclassified reports to Congress on WMD-related issues has decreased considerably in recent years,” the report said. “Congress may wish to consider requiring additional reporting from the executive branch on WMD proliferation.” That suggestion appeared in a new CRS report entitled Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear…
  • History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published

    Steven Aftergood
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    In 1989, the Department of State published a notorious volume that purported to document U.S. foreign policy towards Iran in the early Eisenhower Administration. The volume triggered an avalanche of criticism because it omitted any mention of the CIA’s role in a 1953 covert action that helped overthrow the government of Iran. Later this year, after the passage of more than two decades, the State Department will rectify that error by publishing a supplemental volume of declassified documents in its Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series that is expected to fill in the…
  • U.S. Prisons Are Bursting at the Seams, and More From CRS

    Steven Aftergood
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The U.S. federal prison population has been growing steadily for decades, and it now exceeds the capacity of the prison system to properly house and maintain it, according to an updated report from the Congressional Research Service on the Bureau of Prisons [BOP]. “The number of inmates under the BOP’s jurisdiction has increased nearly eight-fold (790%) from approximately 24,600 inmates in FY1980 to nearly 219,300 inmates in FY2013. Since FY1980, the federal prison population has increased, on average, by approximately 5,900 inmates each year,” the report said. “The…
  • Countering CIA’s Conflict of Interest in Declassification

    Steven Aftergood
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Last week the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to submit the 480-page executive summary, findings and conclusions of its five-year investigation into the post-9/11 CIA Detention and Interrogation Program for declassification review. But in an obvious conflict of interest, the review is expected to be performed by the CIA itself. “The report exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chair the Senate Intelligence Committee, in an April…
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  • Dumpster Rentals, Roll off Dumpsters in MA

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Have you been wanting to do a spring cleaning or some renovations in your Brockton, Massachusetts home or office? If you have, the dumpster rental crew at Kerneli Dumpster Rental would love to assist you. As a result of our ability to set www.kerneliservices.com/dumpster/ma/dumpster-rental-in-brockton-ma/ customers up with the ideal dumpster for their venture, we have been able to help a lot of clients in Brockton, MA. Instead of having huge sales every couple of months, we offer Kerneli Dumpster Rental at very reasonable prices each day of the week in Brockton. When you need a roll off…
  • Dumpster Rentals – MA Roll off Dumpsters

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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
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  • GA Porta Potties

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    17 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
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  • Storage Containers, Portable Storage in MI

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    14 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    At Kerneli Storage Containers located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, we understand the importance of having a way to securely store your equipment and paperwork at your location. Since the demand for secure storage was continuing to grow, we began our Kerneli Storage Containers company in Sterling Heights, MI. Customers often refer to Kerneli Storage Containers as the leader in the portable storage market due to our everyday low prices and our huge selection. Our organization, Kerneli Storage Containers, also has quite the reputation for speedy delivery times within the Sterling Heights area.
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  • .What is a free proxy server?

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    What is a free proxy server?Proxy servers , scripts are written in PHP. Allows you to surf the web anonymously and unblock websitesHow do free proxy servers ?Let's say your IP address is 1.1.1.1 ( this is an example , find your IP address here). When you use your proxy IP will be replaced by the server's IP address you are using . In this way you will be protected against hacking and viruses. In other words , when you send a request to a Web site, your request through our server. Our web server encrypts your request and referred to the site you want to open . When we receive an answer on the…
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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    What is a free proxy?Proxy servers , scripts are written in PHP. Allows you to surf the web anonymously and unblock websitesHow do free proxy servers ?Let's say your IP address is 1.1.1.1 ( this is an example , find your IP address here). When you use your proxy IP will be replaced by the server's IP address you are using . In this way you will be protected against hacking and viruses. In other words , when you send a request to a Web site, your request through our server. Our web server encrypts your request and referred to the site you want to open . When we receive an answer on the site,…
  • United States FREE Proxy List

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    United States FREE Proxy ListWorking United States proxy servers are in the table below. All Proxies are free.United States proxy means proxy which is located in United States. It is also known as American proxy. Using American proxy can change your ip address to United States. Country:allAE, United Arab EmiratesAF, AfghanistanAG, Antigua and BarbudaAL, AlbaniaAM, ArmeniaAO, AngolaAR, ArgentinaAT, AustriaAU, AustraliaAZ, AzerbaijanBA, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBD, BangladeshBE, BelgiumBG, BulgariaBH, BahrainBI, BurundiBO, BoliviaBR, BrazilBY, BelarusBZ, BelizeCA, CanadaCD,…
  • 25-03-14 | Free Proxy Server List United States,china

    24 Mar 2014 | 10:48 am
    0m 4s ago207.70.159.23128TransparentUnited States173/128ms0m 29s ago174.34.166.103128TransparentUnited States222/220ms0m 51s ago54.199.202.2283128TransparentUnited StatesSeattle614/1699ms1m 24s ago173.219.189.953128TransparentUnited StatesAbilene4181/1378432ms1m 54s ago216.59.131.703128TransparentUnited StatesLos Angeles5107/2617ms1m 54s ago216.153.195.19580AnonymousUnited States62/0917ms2m 10s ago76.74.218.6020121TransparentUnited States523/1018ms2m 11s ago208.52.180.2135555TransparentUnited States3486/578ms2m 11s ago50.19.217.1023128TransparentUnited States242/010ms2m 12s…
  • 24-03-14 | SMTP Proxies (9) free proxy

    24 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    SMTP Proxy Servers checked & filtered with ProxyFire MasterSuite (Timeout 5)118.97.206.36:8080119.81.27.59:3128177.206.131.36:3128186.215.83.201:3128189.59.17.206:3128200.222.86.218:3128200.9.100.51:80201.221.132.69:312888.198.24.108:3128
 
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