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Friday, May 22, 2009

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This week a federal court ruled against Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in a case involving lost White House emails. CREW's Chief Counsel Anne Weismann says that while the case involved emails from the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration has yet to live up to its promise of transparency.

Comments [7]

John R. from Virginia

The problem is the politicians, they don't think we are smart enough or aware enough that they are calling the shots and not the public. They refuse to answer to us. It isn't about Dem or Repub it is about the truth, we need to hold them to represent us not special interests, why do you think huge amounts of money from out side of Virginia are pouring in to this state for the State Governor elections. They no longer represent individuals in our states, towns and rural locations. We need to take our Government back!

Jun. 01 2009 08:05 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

What Arlene said!

May. 28 2009 08:32 PM
Tifba from Philly, pa

Give President Obama more time. Then return to fundamentals; a unit that is not transparent should not be funded by us taxpayers!

May. 24 2009 10:09 PM
Arlene from Valley Forge

I listened to your take on Mr. Cheney being given a bully pulpit with equal status as the President. And can't help but remember the extreme lengths Cheney went to stifle descent and maintain his own bully pulpit while he was hiding in his bunker.

The problem with the media is that they have him cornered and they are not grilling him. They don't hammer him about the obvious security breeches that lead to the attack on 9/11. They don't grill Cheney on Katrina. They ignore the hypocrisy and don't call him on it to his face. Now that he is speaking out he still gets to control the conversation. Once again real journalists are silent.

There is a double standard and his special interest, namely the main stream media are once again protecting him.

May. 24 2009 12:43 PM
Evan from Santa Monica, CA

I couldn't help but think of the argument that opponents of Bush and his expanded claims of executive power were making in trying to win people over--it wasn't about the political uses as much as it was the unprecedented claims to power. Some on the right were wise enough to realize that Bush's arguments could be made by a Democratic president.

Bush set the precedent and opened the door, and Obama is simply following in his footsteps.

May. 23 2009 04:27 PM
Matt W. from Arlington, Virginia

Bob Garfield is so hypocritical, He was so vocal about the Office of the Vice President Executive/Legislative controversy, but wants to give the Obama Administration every opportunity. Just one more segment where OTM fulfills its role as the Anti-Bush Coalition's House Organ.

May. 23 2009 11:24 AM
Kevin McKague from Davison, Michigan

Anne Weismann's interview was very interesting and touched on many important questions, and for me, added one more:

Is "email" the plural of "email"?

May. 23 2009 10:42 AM

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