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Dan Froomkin

White House Ethics Initiatives At A Crossroads | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House's ambitious push for accountability and open government has lost steam, and the imminent departure of reform champion Norm Eisen...

A Setback in the Commitment From the White House

Ellen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Miller

With the appointment of White House Counsel Bob Bauer and Steven Croley to the Domestic Policy Counsel, we have just lost an important fight over how the administration will handle the duties of 'ethics czar' post Norm Eisen's tenure.

Arthur Delaney

Norm Eisen Gets Ambassador Gig Leaving White House 'Ethics Czar' Post Vacant | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has nominated his "ethics czar" as ambassador to the Czech Republic, the White House announced on Monday. The White House won't say wh...

Let the Sun Shine In

Aneesh Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Aneesh Chopra

The President has launched a series of initiatives to open the government that led a coalition of good government groups to give the administration an A grade for transparency.

Critics Question Success Of Obama's War On Lobbyists

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is escalating his war on K Street, proposing a series of tough restrictions a year after he first issued policies aimed at tamping dow...

Lobbyists Retreat But Never Surrender

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Today, if you tried to hurl a silver dollar across the Potomac, chances are some member of Congress would snatch it in flight like one of those nature film grizzly bears grabbing a salmon in mid-leap

Congressional Research Service Praises Lobbying Reforms Under Obama | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critics across the political spectrum have lambasted the Obama administration's restrictions on lobbying as everything from a loophole-ridden politica...

Obama Pushes Lobbyists Off Federal Advisory Boards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a little-noticed blog post published on the White House website in September, President Obama's special counsel for ethics and government reform No...

Agencies Commit To Banning Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Hill reports that several major federal agencies are poised to fully ban lobbyists from serving. Norm Eisen, White House ethics adviser, sent out...


Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

If you wonder what you'll be missing when newspapers vanish, consider these two stories that deal with the infuriating decisions rendered by the bureaucrats in the service of the United States.