Monday, December 05, 2005

GOP FOIA Tomfoolery

I have a new article up at Raw Story that developed from the FOIA requests list which Michael Petrelis acquired last month.

Here are some excerpts from Closer look at Pentagon logs finds masked political requests from Republican Senate staffers:

A closer examination of documents released by the Pentagon which log all requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act shows that various individuals connected to the Republican party -- including at least five former staff members for the National Republican Senatorial Committee -- filed requests on Democratic congressmembers without identifying their employer.

Democrats, on the other hand, were more likely to state their affiliation: the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made eight requests of the Pentagon by name since 2000 as RAW STORY reported last week.


The Pentagon logs, obtained by blogger Michael Petrelis and given to RAW STORY, include requests from names who appear on the 2001 Congressional staff directory.

Those names include: Krista Cole, Josh Hartsell, Brent Lancaster, Brian Rogers and Hannah Walker. Cole, Hartsell and Lancaster made requests on the same date: June 28, 2001, as did Edward Newton, who later received payment from the Republican party.

You can read the rest of the article at Raw Story.


What That time.

Guess what movie.

Winner gets nothing except their name promoted from comments to post - and I guess - satisfaction of a sort.


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