To learn the scope of what American investigators and reporters want to know out about their government, there’s no better place than MuckRock’s Freedom of Information requests list. Filtering the list by Status==Completed will show requests in which a government agency delivered something besides a rejection, but the full list is worth checking out for story and data ideas, as well as just seeing how freedom of information requests are initiated and handled.

A few of the completed requests that caught my eye. These links show the original request; click on the Files tab to see direct links to the responsive documents: