'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

Mark Tapscott The Washington Examiner 3/18/2014

It’s Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America.

The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive […]

Obama’s Budget Abdication Breaks 92 Year Tradition

Mike Flynn Breitbart.com Big Government 12 Mar 2013



Barack Obama certainly enjoys the trappings and perks of the Office of President. The actual job of being President, however, doesn’t seem to interest him. His desire to avoid being tied to any specifics of any proposal have caused him to do what no […]

On FOIA, Obama wants a license to lie

Editorial Washington Examiner 10/30/2011

It’s not often that the liberal American Civil Liberties Union and conservative Judicial Watch agree on anything, but the Obama administration’s lack of transparency has brought the two together. Obama’s Justice Department has proposed a regulatory change that would weaken the Freedom of Information Act. Under the new rules, the government […]

‘Obama Rolls Out a Jobs Plan That Doesn’t Need Congress.’

Althouse 9/1/2011

…Obama directed several federal agencies to identify “high-impact, job-creating infrastructure projects” that can be expedited now, without congressional approval…

…The message to Congress is clear: Do your work or we’ll do it for you….

“Do your work or we’ll do it for you….” Is that the tone Obama actually wants to take?

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Obama’s SEC hires Goldman Sachs asset manager to regulate asset managers

Timothy P. Carney The Washington Examiner 1/18/2011

If I wrote this in a movie script, the producers would reject it as over the top. The President who said he would stop the revolving door between Wall Street and the executive branch — the President who poses as the scourge of the big bankers — hires […]

Justice Department asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed on behalf of radical cleric

DoJ seeks to dismiss suit filed for radical cleric

Pete Yost Associated Press 9/25/2010 via Taragana

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki who is said to be targeted for killing by the government.

In a court filing early Saturday, […]