So much for Obama's pledge of "openness"

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wv_republican
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So much for Obama's pledge of "openness"

Despite President Barack Obama's pledge to introduce a new era of transparency to Washington, and despite two rulings by a federal judge that the records are public, the Secret Service has denied msnbc.com's request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present....(Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) will file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service. (I thought the Treasury Department had oversight of the SS) ""We are deeply disappointed," said CREW attorney Anne L. Weismann, "that the Obama administration is...refusing to let the public know who visits the White House... is not the action of a pro-transparency, pro-accountability administration."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31373407/ns/politics-white_house/

PHPaul
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Joined: 03/04/2009 - 7:04pm
And this suprises

And this suprises anyone?

Politics in general and Washington in particular THRIVE on secrecy, obfuscation, back room deals and back channel communication.

Islander
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Joined: 02/13/2009 - 12:16pm
The only ones that thought

The only ones that thought this guy was going to be transparent were the kool aid drinkers who voted for him.

Islander
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Joined: 02/13/2009 - 12:16pm
Keep asking the questions

Keep asking the questions Jake
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/business/media/white-house-uses-espion....
It looks like we are headed for some interesting times

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