Journalism and patient advocacy organizations are fighting against a recent decision by the Obama administration to shut down public access to an online database of doctor malpractice and disciplinary records.
The president-elect is a notorious gadget hound who has been known to carry multiple cell phones, but he faces a looming downgrade. Because the public has a right to presidential records, Barack Obama will probably give up his precious Blackberry -- and quit e-mailing altogether. However, he is likely to be the first president with a laptop on his desk.
John McCain has accused the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now of trying to commit "one of the greatest frauds in voter history" by submitting fraudulent voter registration forms, but ACORN says it was required by law to submit the forms. The Center for Investigative Reporting explains.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and his Republican committee colleague Rep. Tom Davis are putting pressure on the White House and the Defense Department to hand over records about the death of Pat Tillman. The administration has been keeping the documents secret, citing its executive confidentiality prerogative.
Late coming to the story about the NSA's massive telephone record collection program? The Washington Post does a 360-degree report.