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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

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Why Won’t Obama Tell What His Spies Do With Facebook?

Why is the Obama Administration trying to keep secret government policies about spying on Americans’ activities on Facebook and other social networking sites? […]

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. […]

A Nation of Freedom or a Nation of Soldiers?

In Marsha Blackburn’s vision, the United States of America is a nation of soldiers, not a nation of freedom. That the Democratic President of the United States seems to agree with her makes me feel profoundly unsafe. […]

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. […]

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 […]