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Obama Secrecy

Journalists Criticize White House 'Secrecy'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media

CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency und...

A FOIA Flaw and the Obama Administration's Failure to Fix It

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

On May 20, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the CIA's refusal to turn over under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), part five, of the draft history of the flawed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

Matt Sledge

Intelligence Agencies Won't Release Reports On Excessive Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

A little more than three years ago, Congress passed a law ordering the nation's top intelligence agencies to review their classification procedures. T...

Matt Sledge

Obama Criticized For Secret Spying And Drone Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A coalition of human rights and journalism groups sent a letter on Tuesday to President Barack Obama asking him to curb his administration...

Obama Administration Secrecy Examined

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's as if the United States has two governments, one open and one very much not. President Barack Obama leads both, trying not to butt ...

Matt Sledge

Court Shoots Down Obama Surveillance Secrecy Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The secret court that reviews the government's foreign surveillance requests ruled on Wednesday that a 2011 opinion finding that th...

Matt Sledge

Senator Urges White House To Change 'Culture Of Secrecy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Saying the current system has helped create a "culture of secrecy that is antithetical to our democratic traditions," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ...

Matt Sledge

Obama Wants To Keep Another DOJ Memo Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The legal basis for the FBI's past use of emergency requests to obtain telephone records should be kept secret, the Justice Department sai...

Court Rejects CIA's Alice-in-Wonderland Defense of Drone Secrecy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

A federal appeals court rebuffed the Obama administration's drone policy on Friday, ruling that the CIA stretched its considerable secrecy powers "too far." The stinging decision may be the biggest news in the war on terror that you've never heard about.

'There Are A Lot Of Holes In This Story... Eighteen Of Them'

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

The media was in a tizzy recently about Obama's secretive golf game with Tiger Woods, and they were not going to stand for being shut out of this impo...

Matt Sledge

Government Secrecy 'Fraught With Problems'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

The federal government is classifying information at a rapidly increasing pace, and every time the CIA, FBI or National Security Agency stamps a docum...

Sam Stein

GOP Presidential Field More Secretive Than Bush On Top Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Paul Blumenthal WASHINGTON -- The second quarter for presidential fundraising has come and gone and one thing remains conspicuou...

Obama State Secrets Privilege Affidavit Sounds Just Like Bush

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Attorney General Eric Holder invoked the "state secrets" privilege to quash a lawsuit alleging illegal National Security Agency spying last Frida...

Sam Stein

Obama Has Met At Least 27 Times With Private Health Care Industry Executives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has hosted at least 27 meetings with some of the most influential private health-industry executives in the country in an effor...