Democrats, Republicans ignore US Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of information is one of the cornerstones that separate the United States from many other countries in the world. Back in 1966 President Johnson signed into law the Freedom of Information Act to clarify and protect the right of the public to information, and for other purposes. Nearly 50 years later FOIA is just as important as it was back then, but today it seems to be met with more resistance.
In 2007, then Sen. Barack Obama campaigned on being the most transparent administration in history. Yet, recently the Associated Press announced that for the second consecutive year the Obama administration failed to honor its promise, and actually reduced the transparency of government documents. Then on March 16, the White House announced that it plans to delete more of its FOIA regulations. Continue>>>