Mission Statement: This blog reviews the news of the day in light of 242 years of American history. "Nationalism," a modern day pejorative, has been our country's politic throughout history, until 2008. Obama changed that narrative. Trump is seeking a return to our historical roots. Midknight Review supports this return to normality.
Want a real news story? Take a look at this.
Fox News is reporting (because no other network will) that Barack spent more than 36 million dollars on avoiding FOIA request . . . . . . . the largest such expense in history.
Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has
provided the public the right to request access to records from any
federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens
in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to
disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under
one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal
privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
The FOIA also requires agencies to proactively post online
certain categories of information, including frequently requested
records. As Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court have all
recognized, the FOIA is a vital part of our democracy.
What is FOIA.gov?
FOIA.gov serves as the government’s comprehensive FOIA
website for all information on the FOIA. Among many other features,
FOIA.gov provides a central resource for the public to understand the
the FOIA, to locate records that are already available online, and to
learn how to make a request for information that is not yet publicly
available. FOIA.gov also promotes agency accountability for the
administration of the FOIA by graphically displaying the detailed
statistics contained in Annual FOIA Reports, so that they can be
compared by agency and over time.
Who can make a FOIA request?
Generally any person – United States citizen or not – can make a FOIA request.