For All The Promises Of Transparency, Obama Administration Responding To Fewer FOIA Requests

from the but-of-course dept

One of the first moves that President Obama made upon taking office was to tell federal agencies to default to "allow" when it came to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and only deny in specific situations. It looks like that's not really happening. A new report points out that while the number of FOIA requests shot up last year, the government actually responded to many fewer of those requests. More than one-third of requests were refused. That's not the transparency we expected.

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    coldbrew, 16 Mar 2011 @ 9:10am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Type of requests...

    Obama was the first time I've voted for a major candidate in one of the two main parties since Dole (I was young). How can we get rid of this two-party bias nonsense? Can you write a book about a conspiracy surrounding this two-parties_is_choice thing? Many other western countries have 5 prominent parities, correct? Does this start at the local level?

    Purposed tile: "The chronicles of the douche and the turd"

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