The Center for Public Integrity sought more than 100 pages of documents from the Department of Defense and White House Office of Budget and Management, much of which came back heavily redacted.
Last week, four days before the lawsuit was filed, Ivanka Trump touted a new effort by the Trump administration to end human trafficking.
Newly released files from the FBI include a scathing review of "The X-Files" by former Deputy Associate Director Cartha "Deke" DeLoach.
The issue existed in a feature that let users search existing FOIA records.
The watchdogs filed a brief opposing the administration's motion to dismiss their lawsuit against the Office of American Innovation for ignoring Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
"It was curious to us that someone who had been seemingly an advocate of equal pay would in such short time reverse course," a spokeswoman for the watchdog said of Ivanka Trump.
Pruitt has had a "consistent disregard for transparency from the time he was attorney general to his time as EPA administrator," the leader of a watchdog group said.
Kushner is "trying to frame handouts to the private prison industry as reform," Democracy Forward's policy and strategy director said.
Kushner's office "ignored" Freedom of Information Act requests, an attorney for Food & Water Watch said.
The government claims not to be in the business of investigating UFOs. John Greenewald and many other researchers disagree.
Congress should submit parallel requests to the government agencies under FOIA.
Judge Gladys Kessler called the government's arguments "repetitive, speculative and extremely vague."
The documentary filmmaker behind "Citizenfour" filed a lawsuit against the U.S. for "Kafkaesque harassment" at airports around the world.
Judge orders pictures of detainee abuse be released after a more than decade-long legal battle.
The Obama administration breaks a record for censoring the most government records requested through the Freedom of Information Act.
A New York Times report determined Clinton's emails were not archived in real time on government servers as required by law.
Obama administration wants clarification on a judge's ruling on the photos, but the ACLU claims it's a delaying tactic.
The fight over 2,100 pictures depicting U.S. military abuse of detainees reached "a line in the sand" for the presiding judge.
The group is countering a senator's attempt keep the Senate's full report on harsh CIA interrogation secret.
Despite Holder's recent announcement, documents show information from DEA database can be used in majority of seizures.
Civil liberties group argues government claims are insufficient to withhold more than 2,100 images.