You may be aware that Barack Obama started an Official White House Petitions Website two years ago and promised to issue an official response to any petition that surpassed 100,000 signatures.
You may also be aware that the Obama administration has let a number of successful petitions on the site languish for hundreds of days [...]
I haven’t had much heart for wading into the renewed debate over the Democrats’ health care reform package, sealed into law as the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. We debated the Democrats’ plan for health care reform back in 2009. We vigorously urged the consideration of a more simple, single-payer health care system. [...]
The all-seeing eye is here.
“If a petition gathers enough online signatures, it will be reviewed by policy experts and you’ll receive an official response.” – Katelyn Sabochik, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy, September 22 2011
This was (and remains) the promise of “We The People”, the official online petition website of the executive branch [...]
On June 22, the petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures, and has continued to gather signatures ever since, reaching 127,000 signatures this morning.
Once a petition surpasses 100,000 signatures, the Obama administration has committed to responding to it. But two weeks later, there’s no response. Keep watching that space, but don’t [...]
If you’ve been paying attention to politics for more than one election cycle, you’ve seen the partisan churn in action. When Party X is in power and Party Y is out of power, Party Y will complain about overreach of executive power by Party X and Party X will speak with disdain about the anti-government [...]