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Attorney General Eric Holder attends President Barack Obama's immigration reform speech at the White House, June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Attorney General Eric Holder attends President Barack Obama's immigration reform speech at the White House, June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Holder’s ‘Transparency:’ Four Years Later

In March 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo to government agencies on complying with the Freedom of Information Act, which requires the prompt release of public records. Holder said in the document that timely responses are “an essential...

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The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Veterans Agency, Exempt from Cuts, Attempts to Cite Cuts for Delay

Federal agency managers have told President Barack Obama that the budget cuts known as sequestration would likely cause mass layoffs, jeopardize military medical care and cut nutrition assistance to poor children. The spending cuts, which may total $1.2 trillion over...

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Beyonce and Bibi McGill perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Beyonce and Bibi McGill perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Beyonce: B6 in Marine Corps’ Eyes (‘Funny How the Truth Works’)

As “The Few, The Proud,” the Marines deserve their reputation with the press as mostly quick to respond with facts to a query — be it on Iraq, Afghanistan, the V-22 Osprey or Hurricane Sandy assistance. But when it comes...

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