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'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs
The Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 AT 8:45 AM | Mark Tapscott

Posted on 03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

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 branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved "White House equities."

That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the public.

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"FOIA is designed to inform the public on government behavior; White House equities allow the government to withhold information from the media, and therefore the public, by having media requests forwarded for review. This not only politicizes federal agencies, it impairs fundamental First Amendment liberties," Cause of Action explains in its report.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: conceal; coverup; demagogicparty; documents; fairnessdoctrine; foia; gregcraig; impeachnow; obama; obamalies; singlepartystate; transparency; transparent; tyranny; wh
Should we be surprised? NO.

But this truly deserves a heavy does of Daylight Disinfectant. More efforts to "hide the Lies", but the Obots.

1 posted on 03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Nachum

Ping.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Texas Fossil

Obama criminality runs deep and wide.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 8:52:16 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Texas Fossil

The surprise is this happened nearly 5 years ago, and it is just now being learned. One of the first things the Obama Regime did.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Texas Fossil
While the Republicans have their thumb up their butts the communists are closing the gates to ever return to the Constitution. The rest of King Obama’s term will finish the job and America will become a dictatorship. The Republicans are weak kneed and have no concept to dirty fighting and the dirty fighters are winning. There will be no turn back unless the Republicans get off their butts.
5 posted on 03/19/2014 8:57:36 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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6 posted on 03/19/2014 8:58:10 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Texas Fossil

7 posted on 03/19/2014 8:59:30 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Amagi

Agree


8 posted on 03/19/2014 9:03:58 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: PghBaldy

Yes, revealing of their intent from the beginning.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Logical me

Either they are totally exposed for what they are or we are finished as a nation.

The failure to act will lead to further division of the nation and civil war.

There is no excuse for congressional action.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 9:06:19 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Logical me

Correction:

There is no excuse for congressional “IN-”action.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 9:10:14 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil
You can make book on that they will not be totally exposed. And while you are at it you can also throw in that 99% of the public don't give a damn who they are. They are totally uninterested. Now, if it concerned March Madness, NFL Football, it would be a horse of a different color, but as long as it pertains to something as their and the future of their children.....
12 posted on 03/19/2014 9:11:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: Slyfox

A turd in a tux.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: sport

I am not a sports fan.

I watch this garbage daily.

I am not alone.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 9:18:29 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

How long have Congressional Hearings about the Obama Administration abuses been going on and how many have been charged, tried, convicted and sentenced as a result of these hearings?


15 posted on 03/19/2014 9:26:36 AM PDT by sport
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To: Texas Fossil
Speaking of "transparency" ......

No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China

"Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says ..... The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying it's what the Chinese would want.

In other words, it's a VACATION ..... again

16 posted on 03/19/2014 9:26:48 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Qiviut

Can we pay them both to “stay away”?


17 posted on 03/19/2014 9:33:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: sport

The White Hut continues to refuse to comply with the demand for documents


18 posted on 03/19/2014 9:34:58 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Can we pay them both to “stay away”?

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Suits me, would probably be money well-spent ... but I feel like with as many vacays as they are taking now, we’re almost doing it already. The WH staffers are currently looking for the family’s August 9 vacation spot at Martha’s Vineyard.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Texas Fossil
If it's transparent, that means you can't see it!
20 posted on 03/19/2014 10:14:10 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Unfortunately, that is about how they use the word.

Transparent = stealth/cloaked


21 posted on 03/19/2014 10:15:41 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Logical me

There is only one way to deal with these crooks, thugs, and liars. Appoint a special prosecutor and start impeachment.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 10:24:27 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: Texas Fossil

They’re transparent, all right. We can see right through them.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 10:27:29 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yeah, I’m sure the New York Times is all over this story.../s


24 posted on 03/19/2014 10:27:51 AM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024685964 - democrats hating Obamacare...)
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To: Texas Fossil

Maybe we could bribe the pilots into turning off the transponders and taking the plane to North Korea.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 10:31:05 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Texas Fossil.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 10:56:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum

The AP’s on to Obama.... prayers for them...


27 posted on 03/19/2014 4:15:53 PM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024685964 - democrats hating Obamacare...)
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To: beelzepug

hee hee hee

fitting?


28 posted on 03/19/2014 7:23:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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