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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Could you find a more biased source? Until then I think all liberals should treat this thread the same way conservatives treat media matters threads.
    House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:"Why Isn't the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President's Standard on FOIA?"

    Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement

    Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “Why Isn’t the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President’s Standard on FOIA,” will assess the disparity between DHS non-compliance with FOIA provisions and the Administration’s stated goals of openness and transparency.

    On his first full day in office, President Obama outlined the critical role that FOIA plays in ensuring an open government. Moreover, Attorney General Eric Holder produced FOIA implementation guidelines based on a presumption of disclosure and designed to protect the American public from the politicization of transparency.

    Now two full years into the Obama administration, Congressional investigators have uncovered evidence that career FOIA professionals at DHS have been compromised in their statutory compliance by the intrusion of DHS political staff into the department’s FOIA procedures.

    Through the course of an eight-month investigation, the Committee has learned that political staff under DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano have corrupted the agency’s FOIA compliance procedures, exerted unlawful political pressure on FOIA compliance officers, and undermined the federal government’s accountability to the American people. These events have nurtured a fragile – and at times hostile – work environment that does not serve to fulfill the department’s primary mission to secure the nation from

    A vast chasm has opened between assurances of transparency and accountability made by President Obama before and since his inauguration two years ago. It is the mission of the Oversight Committee to secure the American people’s right to know about how their government operates. This hearing is at the heart of the Oversight Committee’s solemn responsibility to hold government accountable to taxpayers and bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Could you find a more biased source? Until then I think all liberals should treat this thread the same way conservatives treat media matters threads.
    I have already provided a link or two from about a year ago when the AP broke the story. The link in the OP is just a congresscritter grandstanding and saying provocative things, but that doesn't mean that there's not an underlying cause for concern.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Could you find a more biased source? Until then I think all liberals should treat this thread the same way conservatives treat media matters threads.
    So what exactly did the OP article get wrong?

    0bama made the open and transparent promise.

    To point out that he isn't living up to that promise seems reasonable to me.

    Do you really expect the lefty media to objectively report this?
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    Do you really expect the lefty media to objectively report this?
    I am not sure who you put in your category "the lefty media", but the AP broke this story in 2010. This congressional investigation even used the AP's notes and FOIA documents.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I am not sure who you put in your category "the lefty media", but the AP broke this story in 2010. This congressional investigation even used the AP's notes and FOIA documents.
    If AP did a good job reporting this hats of to them.

    Where is the 24/7 coverage about this?
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    Where is the 24/7 coverage about this?
    24/7 coverage of a congressional report? Right. That's something we see everyday. I am sure it's being suppressed by the socialist, lame-stream media working for Our Dear Kenyan.
    Or, perhaps the usual fanfare, parades and marching bands scheduled for releases of congressional reports were downsized for budget considerations.

    The AP covered in July 2010, so any 24/7 coverage of the Obama Admin clumsily trying to be made aware of particular FOIA requests before the general public is in the past somewhere.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    I think all liberals should treat this thread the same way conservatives treat media matters threads.
    tell it to politico

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    If AP did a good job reporting this hats of to them
    They kinda broke the story and let everyone else, including Rep Issa, know about it. Is that a good job?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    OK. No women or minorities were in the 2008 Presidential race.
    We didn't hire the woman, and prior to 2008 we didn't hire minorities for the job either.

    If anybody can apply for the job but you only hire certain kinds of people and your parameters aren't matters of record, that's the definition of an unwritten policy.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    we hired him in 08

    it's time to FIRE him

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