Freedom of information

In this photo taken Feb. 2, 2017, the White House in Washington seen from the South Lawn. The White House won't make public the logs of visitors to the White House complex, breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 15, 2017 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor, the White House is keeping secret the lists of visitors to the building. The Trump administration cited privacy and national security concerns on Friday, but the decision angered government watchdog groups who...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer checks under the hood of a car as it waits to enter the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. A group of First Amendment attorneys is suing the Trump administration over access to data showing how often citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 27, 2017 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of First Amendment attorneys sued the Trump administration on Monday over access to data showing how often U.S. citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at American border crossings. The complaint by Columbia University's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer checks under the hood of a car as it waits to enter the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. A group of First Amendment attorneys is suing the Trump administration over access to data showing how often citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 27, 2017 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of First Amendment attorneys sued the Trump administration on Monday over access to data showing how often U.S. citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at American border crossings. The complaint by Columbia University's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006, file photo, the State Department sign used as a backdrop at the State Department in Washington. The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government. For a second consecutive year, the Obama administration set a record for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
March 14, 2017 - 3:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006, file photo, the State Department sign used as a backdrop at the State Department in Washington. The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government. For a second consecutive year, the Obama administration set a record for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
March 14, 2017 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data finds the Obama administration in its final year spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act. The Obama administration also set a record — for a...
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