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    PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

    PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON – Two years into its pledge to improve government transparency, the Obama administration took action on fewer requests for federal records from citizens, journalists, companies and others last year even as significantly more people asked for information. The administration disclosed at least some of what people wanted at about the same rate as the previous year.

    People requested information 544,360 times last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act from the 35 largest agencies, up nearly 41,000 more than the previous year, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of new federal data. But the government responded to nearly 12,400 fewer requests.
    The Obama administration censored 194 pages of internal e-mails about its Open Government Directive that the AP requested more than one year ago. The December 2009 directive requires every agency to take immediate, specific steps to open their operations up to the public. But the White House Office of Management and Budget blacked-out entire pages of some e-mails between federal employees discussing how to apply the new openness rules, and it blacked-out one e-mail discussing how to respond to AP's request for information about the transparency directive.
    AP's analysis showed that the odds a government agency would search its filing cabinets and turn over copies of documents, e-mails, videos or other requested materials depended mostly on which agency produced them — and on a person's patience. Willingness to wait — and then wait some more — was a virtue. Agencies refused more routinely last year to quickly consider information requests deemed especially urgent or newsworthy, agreeing to conduct a speedy review about 1-in-5 times they were asked. The State Department granted only 1 out of 98 such reviews; the Homeland Security Department granted 27 out of 1,476. The previous year the government overall granted more than 1-in-4 such speedy reviews.

    The Most Non-Transparent and Corrupt administration to ever stain the Whitehouse........which wasnt at all surprising.....considering it slithered out of the cesspool of corruption that is ****cago.

    The article, facts, stats speak for themselves......its a reading of the nightmare this country is living. But the waking moment from this bad dream comes at the end, in the comments section. After reading through a great deal of them, I couldnt find one in support of the most non-transparent president in history. But I found a plethora of people who admitted they voted for Obama, and now realize they only voted for more of the HusSame. Change We Can SEE and Believe In......comes in 2012......when the reign of The Kenyan Tyrant comes to an end.
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    ......Joe Wilson is owed an apology......
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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

    it all comes down to character

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    The Most Non-Transparent and Corrupt administration to ever stain the Whitehouse........which wasnt at all surprising.....considering it slithered out of the cesspool of corruption that is ****cago.

    The article, facts, stats speak for themselves......its a reading of the nightmare this country is living. But the waking moment from this bad dream comes at the end, in the comments section. After reading through a great deal of them, I couldnt find one in support of the most non-transparent president in history. But I found a plethora of people who admitted they voted for Obama, and now realize they only voted for more of the HusSame. Change We Can SEE and Believe In......comes in 2012......when the reign of The Kenyan Tyrant comes to an end.
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    .......Joe Wilson is owed an apology......
    Here's hoping you are not surprised that you idea of transparency and openness doesn't quite match the reality of Obama.

    Most people I know were aware when he said this it was just another of his lies, and he had no intention to be either open or transparent.

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    Cancelled Award Ceremony Highlights Obama

    When the White House abruptly cancelled an event at which President Obama was slated to receive an award for promoting government transparency, no reason was offered beyond “changes to the president's schedule.”...

    At the daily press briefing Wednesday, held before the transparency award ceremony was canceled, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama was a deserving recipient because he has “demonstrated a commitment to transparency and openness… greater than any administration has shown in the past.”...

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, compared Obama receiving an award for transparency to the president receiving the Nobel Peace prize after being in office 12 days...

    Ironically, the canceled event was offered to the press only as a “pool spray” – media speak for a limited number of journalists allowed to enter a room for a short amount of time to record video and take pictures -- as opposed to allowing open media access.

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    Award.... that's ****in' funny right there.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Another Peace Prize? I hear you don't have to do much for those.
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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Cancelled Award Ceremony Highlights Obama

    When the White House abruptly cancelled an event at which President Obama was slated to receive an award for promoting government transparency, no reason was offered beyond “changes to the president's schedule.”...

    At the daily press briefing Wednesday, held before the transparency award ceremony was canceled, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama was a deserving recipient because he has “demonstrated a commitment to transparency and openness… greater than any administration has shown in the past.”...

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, compared Obama receiving an award for transparency to the president receiving the Nobel Peace prize after being in office 12 days...

    Ironically, the canceled event was offered to the press only as a “pool spray” – media speak for a limited number of journalists allowed to enter a room for a short amount of time to record video and take pictures -- as opposed to allowing open media access.
    Was it scheduled for April 1st?
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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

    Fortunately Americans have helped Obama stay transparent against his wishes.

    For all the work progressives have done to dumb America down, they've only managed to dumb themselves down. And even they aren't dumb enough to buy the Obama myth anymore.

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    today:

    White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news.

    The Chronicle's Carla Marinucci - who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times -shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel.
    Update: Chronicle responds after Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia, then claims they didn't : Bronstein at Large

    phil bronstein, editor of the ultra lib chron, actually called in this morning to hottalk560, ksfo, uber right home of rush (it's 11:00, time for welfare recipients to GET UP) and sean, to complain

    the editor is particularly peeved by the president's playing up its "social media" savvy, especially this week's suck up to zuckerberg

    use your cell phone to record gay rights protesters at the slasher's fundraiser---you're outta the pool, baby

    transparency, anyone?

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    The Most Non-Transparent and Corrupt administration to ever stain the Whitehouse........which wasnt at all surprising.....considering it slithered out of the cesspool of corruption that is ****cago.

    Hmm, I think you bias is showing. LMAO!!!
    The article, facts, stats speak for themselves......its a reading of the nightmare this country is living. But the waking moment from this bad dream comes at the end, in the comments section. After reading through a great deal of them, I couldnt find one in support of the most non-transparent president in history. But I found a plethora of people who admitted they voted for Obama, and now realize they only voted for more of the HusSame. Change We Can SEE and Believe In......comes in 2012......when the reign of The Kenyan Tyrant comes to an end.

    ......Joe Wilson is owed an apology......
    Yeah, people tend to change their mind about every president, like they did Bush when he left office.

    According to a FOX News poll taken during Bush's final full week in office, 34 percent of Americans say they approve of the job he is doing -- his highest positive rating since December of 2007.
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