Transparency

East Africa Targets Journalists and Their Freedoms

In Kenya, one of the continent’s bastions of democracy, a new bill threatens to impose stiff penalties on journalists for articles deemed harmful by the government

  • November 21, 2013
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  • Sudarsan Raghavan
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America’s Plan to Kill Internet Privacy Rights

The US and its key intelligence allies are quietly working behind the scenes to kneecap a mounting movement in the UN to promote a universal human right to online privacy

  • November 21, 2013
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  • Colum Lynch
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The Town FEMA Denied

Ocean Grove has been denied rebuilding funds from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • November 21, 2013
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  • JONATHAN V. LAST
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2012 Jobs Numbers Faked Prior to Election

U.S. government job numbers were intentionally skewed to paint a brighter economic picture in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, a source told the New York Post.

  • November 19, 2013
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  • Cheryl K. Chumley
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NSA Overwhelmed with FOIA Requests

Fueled by the Edward Snowden scandal, more Americans than ever are asking the NSA if their personal life is being spied on

  • November 18, 2013
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  • Yamiche Alcindo
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Capital of the 1%

The avalanche of cash that made Washington rich in the last decade has transformed the culture of a once staid capital and created a new wave of well-heeled insiders

  • November 18, 2013
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  • GREG JAFFE and JIM TANKERSLEY - WaPo
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CIA Secretly Collects Global Records of Financial Data

The CIA is secretly collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union — including transactions into and out of the US

  • November 14, 2013
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  • CHARLIE SAVAGE and MARK MAZZETTI
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Americans’ Personal Data Shared with CIA, IRS

U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal workers that ended up scrutinizing people who had no direct ties to the U.S. government

  • November 14, 2013
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  • MARISA TAYLOR
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Panic Spreads in Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

Five days after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines, panic was spreading Wednesday and parched, hungry residents were resorting to increasingly desperate measures

  • November 14, 2013
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  • Alexandra Zavis and Sunshine de Leon
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Obamacare Enrollment Numbers…

On Wednesday, the Obama administration finally released its first numbers for Obamacare health insurance exchange enrollment

  • November 14, 2013
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  • Ben Shapiro
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WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Trade Agreement

Details of a highly secretive, multi-national trade agreement long in works have been published by WikiLeaks

  • November 14, 2013
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  • RT News
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C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Call Data

The C.I.A. is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company’s vast database of phone records

  • November 7, 2013
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  • Charlie Savage
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U.S. Elections at Risk of Manipulation From Surveillance State

Did the Obama Administration ever spy on Mitt Romney during the recent presidential contest?

  • November 7, 2013
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  • CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
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Witch-Hunt on Leakers

Congress has taken the first step towards expanding the abilities of the United States intelligence community by advancing a draft bill that will ensure the government’s spy budget stays intact into next year

  • November 7, 2013
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  • RT News
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Student Loan Debt Up 463% Under Obama

Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the amount of outstanding federal student loan debt owed to the government has skyrocketed, increasing by 463 percent

  • November 5, 2013
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  • Ali Meyer
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Federal Debt Jumped by $409 Billion in October Alone

The debt of the federal government, which is normally subject to a legal limit, jumped by $409 billion in the month of October

  • November 5, 2013
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  • Terence P. Jeffrey
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Millions Lose Health Insurance due to Obamacare

Health insurance companies have already notified at least 3.5 million Americans that their plans are being cancelled as a result of Obamacare

  • November 5, 2013
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  • Vince Coglianese
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Blatant Lies (VIDEO)

Despite more than two-dozen video recordings showing otherwise, President Obama said that he never promised Americans they’d be able to keep their health care plans under the Affordable Care Act

  • November 5, 2013
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  • RT News
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