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Obama Admin Not-So-Transparent

Though he took office promising his administration would be "the most open and transparent in history," President Barack Obama has failed to deliver on that promise, according to some open-government advocates. "Obama is the sixth administration that's been in office since I've been doing Freedom of Information Act work," said Washington attorney Katherine Meyer. "It's kind of shocking to me to say this, but of the six, this administration is the worst on FOIA issues.
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EPA Email Scandal Fits Pattern of Its Secrecy

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (last year)

As a candidate for president, Barack Obama promised to lead the most open, most transparent administration in history. He has not kept that promise. Time and again, members of his administration have failed to keep faith with the Am... Read Post

Mike Riggs on Transparency in the Obama Administration

News : Reason (2 years ago)

On March 28, 2011, a group of leading ransparency advocates presented Barack Obama with an award for his efforts to open up government. The president who took office promising “an unprecedented level of openness in government” was g... Read Post

38 Journalist and Open Government Groups Call On Obama To Stop Excessive Information Control

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 days ago)

So much for the most transparent administration in history. According to the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), 38 journalist and open government groups called on President Obama to “stop practices in federal agencies that p... Read Post


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