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Obama Ethics

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog | Sam Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-level government officials at the top federal health agencies placed inappropriate pressure on their own watchdog agency, a new rep...

Sam Stein

Republicans Attack Obama For Secrecy | Sam Stein | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from House GOP documenting instances in which President Barack Obama's White House conducted business with an eye towards s...

Sam Stein

DNC Official: Obama Banning Special Interests From Contributing To 2012 Convention | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an attempt to keep a clean sheen on its 2012 convention, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will refuse contributions from ...

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...

Sam Stein

William Lynn, Obama's First Ethics Exception, Causing Massive Headaches | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Stuart Whatley The nomination of William Lynn as Deputy Secretary of Defense has placed Barack Obama under the burn of political he...

Obama Justice Dept. Pick Was Lobbyist For Conservative Business Group

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The leading candidate to head the Justice Department office that oversees legal policy and judicial nominations recently has been a lobbyist for sever...

Sam Stein

Ethics Groups Pounce On Gibbs' Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama may have instituted the most far-reaching ethics policy in the history of the White House, as his communications staff is keen to say. Bu...

Gates: Ethics Rules May Be Doing Harm

Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Service Committee, Defense Secretary Bob Gates certainly didn't talk specifics about the controversial nomina...

Geithner To Issue New Lobbying Rules For Bailout

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


The Best of Intentions, the Worst of Explanations: Fixing the Bill Lynn Blunder

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

Bill Lynn may be the best person for the job despite his lobbying, but all those good intentions have now collided head-on in the new administration's first misstep.

Sam Stein

Obama's Ethics Policy Upsets Would-Be Staffers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The decision by Barack Obama to restrict lobbyists from working on the same subject in his administration for two years was greeted with nearly unanim...

Lobbyist Spouses Of Daschle, Browner Present Test For Obama

New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Hall Daschle is one of the most important aviation lobbyists in town. Ms. Daschle is also the wife of Tom Daschle, whom President-...

Sam Stein

How Obama Fought Through The Illinois Ethics Swamp | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich on charges of widespread corruption has revived a somewhat dead meme: that Barack Obama, despite his pleas for good...

What Veto?

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate passed one of the state's more fundamental post-Watergate campaign finance reforms _ a measure supporter...

Blagojevich Warns Obama Of GOP "Ruse"

Chicago Tribune | Robert Mitchum and Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich warned home-state presidential contender Barack Obama he is falling into a Republican trap by siding against the gover...