Transparency Watchdog Removes Staff Names From Public Eye

Politics | Ethan Barton
US President Obama meets with President-elect Trump in the White House Oval Office in Washington

The Office of Government Ethics ‘promotes transparency of the executive branch.’

Hillary: I Didn't Tell The Truth Because 'I Just Didn't Think It Was Going To Be That Big A Deal'

Elections | Derek Hunter

Demands Trump offer same level of disclosure she has

Obama Admin Deletes Conflict Of Interest Disclosures For Top Bureaucrats [VIDEO]

US | Luke Rosiak
U.S. President Barack Obama waves at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Thousands of financial and ethics documents missing

Suit: Gov't Officials Illegally Divert Funds From Dying PACER Website To Buy Goodies

Politics | Ethan Barton
A gavel rests atop a wad of $100 bills. (Photo: AVN Photo Lab/Shutterstock)

PACER profits illegally funded audio purchases for courts

Congressional Report: Open Government 'Broken' By Obama Secrecy

Politics | Kathryn Watson
Obama's administration shrouds public records in 'secrecy,' a new congressional report finds. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘It’s a big deal to democracy — it’s a very serious threat’

Cato Data Makes Congress More Transparent

US | Kathryn Watson
The U.S. flag flies at half-staff on the Capitol dome in memory of former Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) in Washington June 27, 2014. Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, died on Thursday. He was 88. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY) - RTR3W4HL

‘They’re spending the public’s money’

Watchdog Wins Big FOIA Decision In Federal Appeals Court

US | Mark Tapscott

Judges tell Federal Trade Commission it must comply with the law

Every Version Of Every Bill In The 113th Congress

Opinion | Jim Harper
The U.S. flag flies at half-staff on the Capitol dome in memory of former Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) in Washington June 27, 2014. Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, died on Thursday. He was 88. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY) - RTR3W4HL

Behind the new computer-aided oversight database that the New York Times and Washington Examiner have used

O'Malley Deleted His Emails Except Spam

Politics | Ethan Barton

O’Malley deleted emails from his private email address, which he used for official business, but archived spam.

Top Clinton Aides Worked To Limit And Block Access To Public Records

Politics | Derek Hunter

Clinton chief of staff personally involved herself in FOIA requests

Corporate Political Transparency Grows Along With Dark Money

Politics | Peter Fricke

‘U.S. businesses are acting independently to create a culture of transparency’

Journalists: Obama photography policy dangerous, unconstitutional

Politics | Robby Soave

‘As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens’

Google: The government has been rifling through Internet data A LOT more lately

Tech | Josh Peterson

A 203 percent increase between 2009 and 2013

AP editors: Obama relies on staged propaganda photos

Politics | Robby Soave
President Obama official photos. Pete Souza

Most transparent administration in history?

FLASHBACK: Obama FCC favored FOIA requests by Dems and left-wing groups over conservatives

Politics | Josh Peterson

Administration favored requests from left-wing groups

Saudi Arabia threatens to ban Skype unless it can spy on users

Tech | Josh Peterson
Skype

Saudi made a similar move to rein in Blackberry’s messaging service several years ago

Activists ask Skype, Microsoft to issue government transparency report - TheDC

Politics | Josh Peterson
Skype

Google, Twitter and Sonic.net release similar reports twice a year

Twitter: US authorities demand more info than all other world governments combined - TheDC

Tech | Ryan Lovelace
Twitter

American authorities demand more user info than all of the world’s other governments combined

FCC shows pattern of stonewalling transparency requests - Free Beacon

Tech | Josh Peterson

The FCC’s FOIA problems are only part of a larger trend in the Obama administration