Early this month, the Washington Post quietly dropped its lawsuit against the Secret Service for records concerning visitors to VP Cheney reports the New York Sun's Josh Gerstein. The Administration had gone to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fight processing these records under the provisions of the FOIA, which I had reported last December.
However, the Washington Post's action won't be the end of the story. Historically, these records were treated as subject to the FOIA. However, the administration is trying to change that. As many other groups and individuals have similar requests and/or lawsuits in the pipeline, the issue will ultimately be decided by the Courts. For clarity, the issue is who has control over these records--the White House or the Secret Service? If a Court finds that the Secret Service has control over them, they are subject to the FOIA. If a ruling goes for the White House, FOIA won't apply--and the public won't know who comes to visit the President and Vice-President.