` Obama’s Administration more often than ever ` Censored Government Files ‘or outright Denied Access ‘

#AceWorldNews WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The administration cited more legal exceptions it said justified withholding materials and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

Most agencies also took longer to answer records requests, the analysis found.

#ANS2014

#ap, #freedom-of-information-act, #obama, #the-associated-press, #us, #washington