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Barack Obama Less Transparent As President Than George W. Bush

Back in 2008, Barack Obama promised he would be the most transparent President ever.

In 2013, the Obama Administration went opaque:

– Set a new record for delays of requests from journalists for documents – Set a new record for refusals to share information with the American public – Set a new record for the [...]

What’s the Answer to Obama not Answering Petitions? A Petition!

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 [...]

The End Of The Myth Of Chess-Playing Obama

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. [...]

Is This The Change You Had In Mind?

The all-seeing eye is here.

Protest Against NSA Spying On October 26

Barack Obama was elected President under a promise to restore respect for Americans’ constitutional rights, and to reform the FISA Amendments Act and Patriot Act, laws that had created an extreme surveillance state under George W. Bush’s Homeland Security mania. As President, Obama has broken these promises. Obama has moved to prevent reform of the [...]

Obama Creates Fake Investigation Into NSA Military Spying Against Americans

President Obama has purposefully designed an investigation to provide a report, written by the fox, sent to the fox, about how the fox has been raiding the henhouse. [...]

NSA Illegally Ignored The FISA Court For Years To Spy On American Emails

Huge numbers of private communications of Americans were seized and searched without any warrant as required by the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and thanks to the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act, nobody could stop the anti-American spying from taking place. [...]

NSA Breaks Its Own Spying Rules Thousands Of Times Every Year

The NSA is violating its own spying rules many times every day, new documents show. That information is being withheld from Congress and the FISA court. [...]

Obama Reforms To Big Brother Are Not Enough

We already have limits on the power of U.S. government spy agencies, and they’re much more significant than anything that Barack Obama has proposed. The limits we have come from the Bill of Right. [...]

5 Petitions the Obama White House Has Ignored (despite its own rules). Why?

“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 Huge Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden, Barack Obama goes Silent

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 [...]