Archives for June 2013

The Collapse of MF Global: Summary & Analysis

MF Global Summary and Analysis

Dan on WIBA 6/24/2013

  Dan Epstein discusses how White House, Treasury politicize FOIA

SCNow: Florence leaders claim no wrongdoing in Smoke Free lobbying case

Florence leaders claim no wrongdoing in Smoke Free lobbying case Officials and volunteers with anti-smoking movement blame DHEC for poorly run campaign, while Florence City Council members say they did no wrong. By JOHN SWEENEY    June 12, 2013   FLORENCE, SC – Former officials with Smoke Free Florence are […]

White House and Treasury Department Politicize FOIA

In 2010, the Associated Press (AP) uncovered that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was blatantly politicizing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process by having senior political appointees review requests.  Additionally, it was revealed that documents implicating “White House equities” had been sent by DHS to the White House […]

The Fiscal Times: Dan Epstein: Lax IRS Oversight Fostered Costly Charity Scams

Lax IRS Oversight Fostered Costly Charity Scams By DAN EPSTEIN    June 20, 2013   In addition to its clean beaches, rolling hills and exclusive real estate, Pacific Palisades, California, was home to the International Humanities Center (IHC), a tax-exempt sponsor of over 300 charitable endeavors. Its executive director, Steve […]

Cause of Action Memos Impugn Obama Transparency Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            June 20, […]

FoxNews.com: Obama administration pledged transparency, but slowed document requests, memos show

Obama administration pledged transparency, but slowed document requests, memos show By Judson Berger    Published June 20, 2013 Even as the freshly minted Obama administration was pledging a “new era of open government” in 2009, officials were quietly adding new rules that had the potential to slow down public requests for documents. […]