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Obama Closes Doors on Openness
Newsweek ^ | Jun 20, 2009 | Michael Isikoff

Posted on 06/20/2009 3:42:16 PM PDT by Pacothecat

As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies. One reason: the disclosure of such records might impinge on privileged "presidential communications." The refusal, approved by White House counsel Greg Craig's office, is the latest in a series

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhoenergy; bhofascism; cleancoal; communism; democrats; economy; energy; gregcraig; isikoff; newsweek; obama; obamasecrets; second100days; transparency

1 posted on 06/20/2009 3:42:16 PM PDT by Pacothecat
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To: Pacothecat

Hallicoal!


2 posted on 06/20/2009 3:44:48 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Spay or Neuter your liberal today!)
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To: Pacothecat

It’s amazing. No ‘Privileged Communications’ for the prior Administration and nothing but ‘Privileged Communications’ for the current Administration.

Ain’t “OPEN” government wonderful! [barf]


3 posted on 06/20/2009 3:45:20 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Pacothecat

Wow! While ‘Newsweak’ isn’t exactly eating their own, it’s nice to see them nibbling around the edges of 0bama!

“This reversal of Bush policy was intended to restore a standard set by President Clinton’s attorney general, Janet Reno.”

*SPIT* Worst. AG. EVER.


4 posted on 06/20/2009 3:47:53 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Pacothecat

This nut job is acting like these logs are attorney/client privlidged. They are not. We pay this nut jobs salary and he should come across.


5 posted on 06/20/2009 3:48:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Pacothecat
HA! As if the door was ever open.

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6 posted on 06/20/2009 3:53:49 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
*SPIT* Worst. AG. EVER.

As Zero said, "You ain't seen nothin' yet"...just give Eric Holder a little more time.

7 posted on 06/20/2009 3:54:12 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Is there a law that circumvents the use of the launch codes in the event of a CIC (coward in chief)
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To: greyfoxx39

“...just give Eric Holder a little more time.”

*SHIVER*

We ain’t GOT much more time, LOL!


8 posted on 06/20/2009 3:55:27 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Pacothecat
The all seeing, all feeling, all knowing, Obama has an “Openness Policy”. He will release anything he feels like releasing, and you better like it.
9 posted on 06/20/2009 3:55:31 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: Pacothecat

Still waiting on Mister Cellophane’s original birth certificate.


10 posted on 06/20/2009 3:56:37 PM PDT by Julia H. (Remember when dissent was patriotic?)
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To: Pacothecat
Must be an -itch for the left to have to call out their own like Isikoff is doing. He knows the Internet will sooner or later make them do so or just continue their path to irrelevancy. I still hope for the later.
11 posted on 06/20/2009 3:58:45 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Pacothecat
Anyone surprised at the stuff the Obama administration is doing must have helped get them elected by pushing unwinable idealistic requirements.
12 posted on 06/20/2009 4:01:26 PM PDT by Semper
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To: Pacothecat
Surprise, politicians are hypocrites, and Democrats, with no major media to call them out, are masters of hypocrisy.

Will their rank & file buy their lies the next time around?

Of course they will. In fact, they'll lap it up.

13 posted on 06/20/2009 4:07:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Pacothecat

Ahhah, hypocrisy is thy name, obozo!


14 posted on 06/20/2009 4:19:59 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Pacothecat
Obama’s pol;icy on openness was revealed when he had his birth certificate, college records, etc. sealed inside Cheyenne Mountain.
15 posted on 06/20/2009 4:27:00 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: lilylangtree

Interesting to see that Clinton’s old lawyer, Greg Craig, is now White House counsel with Obama.


16 posted on 06/20/2009 4:32:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

obozo is the clintoon regime redux with all the clintoonians.


17 posted on 06/20/2009 4:40:21 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Jeff Head

YOU FORGOT ‘HOPE AND CHANGE’.


18 posted on 06/20/2009 5:04:46 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Pacothecat

Team Obama is just trying to run out the clock, get whatever legislation they are pimping passed, and get it signed BEFORE the courts force them to release the logs.

They seem to be holding their hands over their eyes, refusing to see that case law on this is clear, and clearly against the WH position.


19 posted on 06/20/2009 5:09:47 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Pacothecat

It is not possible to close a door that has never been open.


20 posted on 06/20/2009 5:11:51 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Pacothecat

During the campaign, Biden flat out said they don’t support clean coal. Now they do and they want to meet and not be transparent?....ya gotta believe some money changed hands there behind the scenes...


21 posted on 06/20/2009 6:21:56 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Pacothecat

During the campaign, Biden flat out said they don’t support clean coal. Now they do and they want to meet and not be transparent?....ya gotta believe some money changed hands there behind the scenes... FOLLOW THE MONEY...


22 posted on 06/20/2009 6:24:00 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Pacothecat

What is insulting is that Obama and staff thinks we are stuck on stupid. They give openness a tongue bath while stabbing it in the heart.


23 posted on 06/20/2009 7:42:14 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Pacothecat

Another Barakracy.


24 posted on 06/20/2009 8:49:04 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Pacothecat

This is the same group still harassing Bush and Cheney for every one of their discussions???


25 posted on 06/22/2009 1:58:43 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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