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Obama Promises Mysteriously Disappear

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Amid the Obama administration's crackdown against whistleblowers, Change.gov, the 2008 website of the Obama transition team laying out the candidate's...

Where Is Obama's Windfall Profits Tax On the Oil and Gas Industry?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The promise was displayed prominently at the top of the "economy" section of Obama's campaign website. However, the language regarding the windfall profits tax vanished in an unceremonious and abrupt manner.

Obama, The Press and Us: Transparency is Not Enough

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

If Obama's administration operates anything like his campaign, it will both sideline and compete with the media as a news source.

Change.Gov's First Big Failure

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It is striking that Obama's aides, who helped win the election by harnessing new media, believed they could just spin away from their online interlocutors. The move backfired immediately.

Can I Stop Giving Now?

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

People are stressed about money. So, why is the president-elect still asking me to send in donations? You got elected. Can you stop asking me to give you money now?

Obama on Torture: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

This answer tracks the language of many torture apologists (and advocates) in Washington, who posit a choice between protecting the country today and second-guessing the past.

Torture Prosecutor Tops 70,000 Questions for Obama on Change.Gov

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Thousands of Americans are asking whether Obama will order an independent investigation into allegations of torture and illegal surveillance by the U.S. government. We deserve a "yes," or a "no."

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

Obama Team Answers First Questions On Change.Gov

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, President-elect Barack Obama's transition team announced that they would take questions through the website change.gov and answer the most ...

Obama & Transparency: Walking the Talk

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team seems to be following through with its promise of transparency by posting documents from its meetings with industry and advocacy groups.

At Harvard, Obama Staff Envision Their Movement's Future

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Two top organizers behind Barack Obama's campaign huddled with political techies on Wednesday, discussing the future of the Obama movement at a Harvard summit on web politics.

Obama "Open To Questions" From Public

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is pretty interesting: An Obama aide points out to us that the Obama transition team has just rolled out an innovative new feature on its Web sit...

Government 2.0: Obama's Empowered Web

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Cherwenka

Obama is inviting every American -- and Canadian, oddly -- to take our Seat At The Table where we'll have access to Transition Team documents and community discussions.

Obama and the Reinvention of Democracy

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

President-elect Obama's mobilizing the millions of young people who supported his presidential campaign to help him as he prepares to govern a troubled country.

Obama Drops Windfall Profits Tax for Oil and Gas Industry

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President-elect Obama has removed any reference of his promise to implement a windfall profits tax on the oil and gas industry from the Obama-Biden Transition Team website.

Sam Stein

Obama Transition Donor List Released: $1.1 Million Raised

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amidst announcing his national security team and addressing crises in the financial markets and India, president-elect Barack Obama released fundraisi...

Where Will Barack's E-Mail List End Up?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

It now seems possible that Barack's formidable organization might end up with a direct line into the White House.

Corporate Giants Force Obama to Drop Campaign Promises

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

During the 2008 presidential election cycle, President-elect Barack Obama made two key campaign promises which would have directed billions of dollars...

Obama's Change.gov Website Drops Small Business Promise

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Interior Office of Inspector General released a report in July that found they had awarded millions of dollars in government small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms.

A Job With Obama? First, a Few Questions

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When did you realize that Barack was The One? Provide exact month, day, and year of your enlightenment, and the names of at least two (2) witnesses.

Change.gov and Cluen: A Case Study in Privacy

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Herzog

I still hope transparency is possible in the government, but a curious investigation led me down a path to conclude that transparency is the tip of the iceberg and change.gov is not what it seems.

Change.Gov Returns Without Campaign Rhetoric

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The section of the Obama-Biden transition homepage detailing the president-elect's policy proposals that was stripped from the site with little explan...

The Internet Presidency

Kate Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Lear

With amazing speed, President-elect Obama has answered the question of what would become of the mouth-watering database of names his campaign created from volunteers and donors.

Net Neutrality on Deck

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

There has been a sea change in Washington as the wonks, tech pundits and lobbyists align themselves with new leadership and the likelihood that Net Neutrality could become law soon.

Facebooking Obama's Cabinet

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The cyberstalking of Obama's administration has begun.