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Donations: Partnership for Civil Justice and Coffee Kids

Each time we sell a made-in-the-USA liberal political t-shirt at Skreened, we set aside one dollar to donate to a liberal political cause and another dollar to better the economic condition of poor people outside the United States.

This month, our domestic political donation goes to The Partnership for Civil Justice in recognition of [...]

WH Political Appointees Screening FOIA Requests is not Change I Can Believe In

As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people’s trust in their government by making government more open and transparent…. Obama will require Cabinet officials to have periodic 21st Century Fireside Chats, restore meaning to the Freedom of Information Act, and conduct regulatory agency business in public.

- Obama for America, September 22 2008

I [...]

Government Transparency on Warrantless Wiretapping, Obama Style

Take a tally! Look at what I promised during the campaign. There’s not a single thing that I’ve said that I would do that I have not either done or tried to do. And if I haven’t gotten it done yet, I’m still trying to do it.

– President Barack Obama, December 7 2010

As [...]

FBI Violates FOIA Statute to Keep Patriot Act Practices a Secret

In policy debates, knowledge is power. It is impossible to determine whether a problem exists in the implementation of a government program if the government won’t release information about the execution of that program. While the Obama administration is asking Americans to let the FBI continue three Patriot Act programs — sneak and peek searches, [...]

Freedom of No Information From Obama

The Obama White House says it won’t share the records of which executives it met with – just as Bush and Cheney wouldn’t share the records of its own meetings. [...]

Senate Unanimously Attacks Freedom of Information Act

Yesterday, the Democrats of the US Senate moved unanimously to help cover up all past and future acts of torture by our government. Not one newspaper has yet reported on the full impact of this amendment. [...]

Obama Covers Up Torture Breaking Open Govt Promise

It’s time for sincere activists on the left to turn the heat on the Obama Administration, and on the Democrats who support his betrayal of our trust. [...]

Obama Open Govt. Just Pretty Talk At FBI

If Barack Obama wants the government to do better, now is the time he needs to make it happen. He has no one to blame but himself for the fact that his promises are being broken. [...]

Here’s Change I Could Believe in, President-Elect Obama

In some impressive ways, President-Elect Barack Obama is the mirror-image of George W. Bush. Early on, George W. Bush rid the presidency of the e-mail address president@whitehouse.gov, ending the Clinton-era avenue by which citizens could communicate their policy ideas to the office of the President. To his credit, Barack Obama has created a web page [...]

Here's Change I Could Believe in, President-Elect Obama

In some impressive ways, President-Elect Barack Obama is the mirror-image of George W. Bush. Early on, George W. Bush rid the presidency of the e-mail address president@whitehouse.gov, ending the Clinton-era avenue by which citizens could communicate their policy ideas to the office of the President. To his credit, Barack Obama has created a web page [...]

Sarah Palin E-mail Hacking Episode: Private or Public?

When news emerged yesterday that Sarah Palin’s Yahoo mail account had been broken into, John McCain campaign manager Rick Davis characterized it this way:

This is a shocking invasion of the Governor’s privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession [...]