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White House Watch Archive: Transparency

Baking Transparency Into Government

I'll be off Friday, attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Baltimore. Blogging will resume Monday. Something extraordinary happened a few days ago: A White House official actually asked me what sorts of things I needed to know in...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 11, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Transparency  
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Too Embarrassing to Disclose?

President Obama's approach to government transparency is disturbingly opaque in places, particularly when it comes to disclosing information about the Bush administration's torture legacy. To his credit, Obama in mid-April released a handful of Justice Department memos that authorized and...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 9, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Torture , Transparency  
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The Highs and Lows of Obama's Big Speech

Obama at the Archives today. (Charles Dharapak/AP) President Obama's rousing speech on national security today served as an important reminder of how far the country strayed after 9/11 from its core values and how important it is for us to...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 21, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Looking Backward , Torture , Transparency  
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About Recovery.gov

In his speech yesterday before signing the huge stimulus bill, President Obama said he hopes the Internet will help keep everyone honest. "With a recovery package of this size comes a responsibility to assure every taxpayer that we are being...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 18, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Financial Crisis , Transparency , Whitehouse.gov  
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Records Wanted

Marisa Taylor writes for McClatchy Newspapers: "The Obama administration, which vowed to usher in a 'new era of openness in our country,' either has delayed action on requests for access to government records or refused to disclose them in three...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 12, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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The Torture Cover-Up Continues

No change? On something this important? How is this possible? John Schwartz writes in the New York Times: "In a closely watched case involving rendition and torture, a lawyer for the Obama administration seemed to surprise a panel of federal...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 10, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Looking Backward , Torture , Transparency  
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'A Pretty Good Place to Start', Dan Froomkin , January 22, 2009
 
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