Making Data More Accessible

Transparency my butt

This administration is closed.


Democrats and Republicans have forsaken representative government and constitutional law.

Better chance of being hired as a Czar than to find a job in the public today.


Thieves prosper financially, and hard working Americans are losing their homes.


The White House

Closed tighter than the Kremlin.



Obama blocks list of visitors to White House

Taking Bush's position, administration denies request for logs


By Bill Dedman

Investigative reporter

updated 2 hours, 6 minutes ago investigative reporter Bill Dedman


The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions.


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's request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present. It also denied a narrower request by the nonpartisan watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which sought logs of visits by executives of coal companies.



Forget the "press" we do not have a free press in America unless it is the internet and talk radio



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