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The current administration, challenged by the president to be the most open, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than Bush did.
One of the exemptions allowed to deny Freedom of Information requests has been used by the Obama administration 70,779 times in its first year; the same exemption was used 47,395 times in Bush's final budget year.
Obama says he will veto intelligence bill if too transparent March 18, 2010
President Obama warned House Democrats this week that he will veto the intelligence authorization bill if it includes provisions intended to increase transparency within the CIA, The Hill reported. It is the second time the White House has told the House Intelligence Committee that it will not support a version of the legislation that increases Congressional oversight of intelligence activities. The current draft of the bill would give the Government Accountability Office greater authority to review intelligence operations, require the executive branch to provide information about intelligence activities to the full House and Senate Intelligence committees and lay the groundwork for videotaping the interrogation of detainees in CIA custody.
Originally posted by ventian
reply to post by reassor
Well if you think about it, JFK was gonna try and get around the Elite's rule.....I don't think Obama has the backbone. If he does he will get my vote next go round.
Originally posted by reassor
there is one thing i wonder about obama ... is he just a patsy or hes so smart to try and play elites game to get something on them and untill then he will play a role of bad president...
its a long shoot but it boggles me ... future will show ..