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

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

    I'm hardly surprised by this trend. The government has been moving towards this kind of secrecy on a steady course for decades. Even if Obama's top priority was government transparency, one man, even the president, can't change this much.
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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

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    Of course I did. We were talking about the Presidency of the United States, right?



    That's great and all, except that, up until 2008, the Presidents we in fact elected pretty much blow your opinion away, and even then most of the unwritten policy items I mentioned are still in place -- as I've now said multiple times.
    So it's been possible for a minority to be elected POTUS for many years. I'm glad we agree on that.

    Because it didn't happen until 2008 that means what?
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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    today: another lawsuit over administration stonewalling of foia

    and this time it's by the PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES

    The largest union representing federal government workers may sue the Obama administration if there’s a government shutdown at the end of this week.

    With a shutdown looking increasingly likely by the hour as congressional Republicans and the White House stay stuck at an impasse, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees says the union will file suit against the federal government if it’s not clear that essential employees will be guaranteed pay for their work during the shutdown.

    AFGE has already filed one lawsuit against the federal government over a possible shutdown. Last week, after not hearing back on Freedom of Information Act requests made to the White House Office of Management and Budget for details of how government agencies will handle the shutdown, the union sued OMB Director Jack Lew. “It’s inside baseball with the Obama administration about the lack of information coming from the agencies,” Gage said.
    Federal workers? union preps government shutdown lawsuit - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com

    so far we've seen the ASSOCIATED PRESS and BLOOMBERG go after dhs' political screening (which the dept's own INSPECTOR GENERAL called out as UNPRECEDENTED) of foia requests and bernanke's concealment of exactly how much TARP went to exactly which FOREIGN entities...

    notice a PATTERN?

    TRANSPARENCY, anyone?

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

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    today: another lawsuit over administration stonewalling of foia

    and this time it's by the PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES



    Federal workers? union preps government shutdown lawsuit - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
    wow. the union wants to be assured that employees who work will get paid
    as if the government is going to refuse to compensate employees it will have deemed essential to keeping the government's doors open
    foolish action by the union chief
    the government has a law known as the antideficiency act. it is illegal to obligate monies that have not been authorized by congress. the union official wants the government to agree to violate the antideficiency act. that would be as foolish as believing that essential employees cannot expect to receive compensation for their work

    way to find another insightful anti Obama issue prof. keep em coming


    so far we've seen the ASSOCIATED PRESS and BLOOMBERG go after dhs' political screening (which the dept's own INSPECTOR GENERAL called out as UNPRECEDENTED) of foia requests and bernanke's concealment of exactly how much TARP went to exactly which FOREIGN entities...

    notice a PATTERN?

    TRANSPARENCY, anyone?
    see a pattern? oh yes, another pointless matter raised within a string of anti Obama threads


    the IG said it was unprecedented for an agency head to be so involved in processing of FOIA requests. i know, you supported the shrub and cannot imagine a competent government official now exerting effort to assure that her department is well run

    notice that the IG also stated that nothing illegal was found in the processing of the FOIA requests

    stand for something or fall for anything
    by subscribing to the message of that saying, it can only be concluded that you stand for nothing. is that transparent enough for you
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Investigations Find ‘Unprecedented’ Political Review of FOIA Requests by Homeland

    compensation is only part of the complaint

    the search for ANSWERS is the other

    the refusal to be FORTHCOMING is the last

    which is why the afge is SUING

    this administration appears actively opposed to satisfying foia requests

    at least, that's what the largest rep of fed employees is saying

    along with ap, bloomberg, dhs' ig...

    ie, tell it to them

    “We’ve asked the Obama administration how they would guarantee employees’ pay, what the conditions are for essential employees to be paid,” John Gage, president of the 265,000-member union, told POLITICO on Wednesday. “Should essential employees be required to work without a guarantee of pay, we will file a lawsuit.”

    The shutdown battle is “more political theater than anything else,” Gage said, and it’s “deeply disturbing when people don’t know whether they’re going to be able to make a mortgage or pay their bills.” Government workers, he said, need more clarity about whether they’ll be required to work and whether they’ll be paid for that work.

    His request for more information has gone to Attorney General Eric Holder and to Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry. Late Tuesday night, OPM published a brief overview of how a shutdown would work. Federal agencies do not have the authority to pay employees during a shutdown. Workers “excepted” during the shutdown would be paid for their work once the president signs a new appropriations bill or a continuing resolution, OPM said, but it’s up to agencies to determine who is excepted and who isn’t. Workers who are “non-excepted,” or furloughed, “are not permitted to work as unpaid volunteers for the government.”

    AFGE has already filed one lawsuit against the federal government over a possible shutdown. Last week, after not hearing back on Freedom of Information Act requests made to the White House Office of Management and Budget for details of how government agencies will handle the shutdown, the union sued OMB Director Jack Lew. “It’s inside baseball with the Obama administration about the lack of information coming from the agencies,” Gage said.
    Federal workers? union preps government shutdown lawsuit - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
    Last edited by The Prof; 04-06-11 at 08:19 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the IG said it was unprecedented for an agency head to be so involved in processing of FOIA requests
    a competent government official now exerting effort to assure that her department is well run
    oh, so THAT's what ms callahan's doing

    LOL!

    Investigations Find Unprecedented Political Review

    The report from DHS Acting Inspector General Charles Edwards did not allege corruption, but did say the department must make changes.

    “We also determined that the Office of the Secretary has had unprecedented involvement in the Freedom of Information Act process beginning in 2009,” the IG report said. “For several hundred requests deemed significant, components were required to provide for headquarters review all materials they intended to release.”

    The IG report also says, “Potentially embarrassing wording was redacted in other cases as well. In November 2009, a senior DHS official suggested limitations on the release of particular requests that a component was processing.”

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

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    keep em coming
    will do

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