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From the White House, a Delay in Publishing Executive Orders

By Michael D. Shear
President Obama may have earned the title of great communicator during his campaign, but there have been a few glitches since he got into office.

Today, Politico reported that the Obama administration had issued several minor executive orders and a taken a few other official actions without notifying the press or posting them on the White House website.

The orders were mostly uninteresting affairs -- one to add a person to the 25-person Domestic Policy Council and another to expand the National Economic Council. A third canceled some Bush-era regulation reviews.

But the idea that executive actions could be taken without notifying the press is a big deal to the reporters who cover the White House.

The explanation: White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton says there was a "short delay" in getting the executive orders and other documents up n their website. He says the delay has now been addressed.

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 18, 2009; 2:17 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Comments

This administration is making a NASTY HABIT out of not being the infamous "aboveboard and transparent" government that they promised.

BUT, of course, the libs will say that's okay. If it were Bush, they'd have his head on a platter.

Campaign promises are like love whispers to a one-night stand.

Posted by: Daylo1 | February 18, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: njtou | February 18, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

TRANSPARENCY!

BwahahahaaahahahaahaaH! :-(

Posted by: SAINT---The | February 18, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

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