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Show Of Hands March 17th, 2015 2:15pm

Should the White House be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act?

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political Georgia
03/17/15 7:30 am

"Most transparent administration."


Hahahahahaha!

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
03/17/15 7:50 am

OK, 21% of Democrats, please defend your position that the white house should be exempt (remembering a Democrat may not be occupying said house in the future).

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cowboy Doors of Perception
03/17/15 7:39 am

It's transparent alright. Transparently racist, Marxist, anti-American, pro-radical Islam, and anti-Israel.

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whatsuphomie
03/17/15 7:19 am

They want to be excluded because of course they have something to hide

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/17/15 7:28 am

Your guy did promise to be more transparent than was Bush's administration, BTW. This makes him a liar too.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
03/17/15 2:00 pm

"This administration will run on a platform of transparency!*" - Obama


* - terms and conditions do not apply to obama or his office. Or anyone else that obama deems it shouldn't apply to

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
03/17/15 10:01 am

1% of "Libertarians" on this app read it as "Librarian".

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Alex619 California
03/17/15 7:41 am

"Most transparent admin. in history"

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political Georgia
03/17/15 7:43 am

One more lie.

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windshield Where I am
03/17/15 8:26 am

No one is above the law. Not even the White House.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
03/17/15 8:31 am

What happened to bills being on the Internet for 72 hours before a vote? Oops...

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redsox95 New England
03/17/15 7:32 am

LOL LOL.

you're a joke.

Deflect blame from Obama ALWAYS.

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Congressman Louisiana
03/17/15 8:20 am

Absolutely not. With the exception of documents and info that are vital to national security against imminent and great threats to the country, everything done in public office as a public official should be available for public information and view.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/17/15 1:41 pm

Remember when Obama promised the most open and transparent administration in history, and then proceeded immediately to actually enact the least open and transparent administration in history?

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madeit Houston Area
03/17/15 8:40 pm

The White House should not be exempt from a damn thing.

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kscott516 Masks fail
03/17/15 9:51 am

It's not all national security.

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Brrrrrrrrr
03/17/15 7:54 am

Black = white
Up = down
0bama = smart
Transparent = opaque

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political Georgia
03/17/15 7:57 am

Thomas Jefferson's.

You only wanted one, right?

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imanag My heaven on Earth
03/17/15 7:20 am

So much for transparency.

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political Georgia
03/17/15 8:05 am

In other words, you were beat in round one. Now, you want to change the rules of the fight into something I'm not even fighting for.

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Liberty 4,032,064
03/17/15 7:41 am

What? Of course not. That's exactly the sort of thing for which the FOI act exists.

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Rotavele Alabama
03/17/15 3:31 pm

On military information, yes.

On anything else, hell no.

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
03/17/15 7:48 am

No exemptions should exist, except for national security of course. We have a right to know what our government is up to.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
03/17/15 8:22 am

This administration couldn't be any more transparent.

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Think Lovin Life
03/17/15 8:23 am

SF ... there are miles between no secret and transparent. Has MrO kept his promise to have a transparent administration -- in the context of the Bush administration -- which was MrO's promise?

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rons Thanks America
03/17/15 7:51 am

They're transparent alright! You see nothing except smoke and mirrors.

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Think Lovin Life
03/17/15 8:25 am

Tex ... has MrO kept his promise to be the most transparent administration?

How does the Supreme Court excuse MrO's lie?

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
03/17/15 10:27 pm

What happened to a more transparent presidency??

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gonzoboy Arizona
03/17/15 8:45 am

I'm reminded of one o' the great irony's of my life: President Obama awarded the Transparency Award at the Freedom of Information Day Conference, while all media was locked out. This was never placed on Obama's calendar, there are no pictures, video,

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elbrutus23 Chicago, IL
03/17/15 8:13 am

Given the Administration's vociferous war on whistleblowers and investigative journalism, this is totally unsurprising. GWB was terrible when it came to transparency, but Obama is even worse. Don't expect the next administration to be any better.

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
03/17/15 9:58 am

Slick, and you believe that justification? Keep the blinders on, my friend, your government has your best interest in mind, don't worry, keep moving on, nothing to question...

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
03/17/15 2:56 pm

Seems contrary to the point of the legislation.

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gonzoboy Arizona
03/17/15 8:46 am

...or even a transcript of this event. This award is not even mentioned on the White House website dedicated to its own transparency! My answer here is "No", but IMHO, the White House exempted itself from the Freedom of Information Act long ago...

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SonofMetal Heavy Metal
03/17/15 7:30 am

Presidents, not kings

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
03/17/15 10:00 am

Absolutely, positively, NOT... unless it is unmitigated National Security, not *everything* "classied" like this Admin has done. Sneaky 12-yr-old style.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/17/15 10:07 am

No, no part of the government should be. Any and all activities involving the people's business, from back room conversations to publications should be recorded and made available to the public, with a very few exceptions based on national security.

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LordAF
03/17/15 3:11 pm

Though I do not disagree with your statement, a great deal of moder-day liberal politicians are idiots. (But then again, a vast majority of american politicians are spineless mouthpieces for banks and corporations, sadly.)

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
03/17/15 11:47 am

Yes but only for certain classified information, like Bill and Monica's "meetings," BO's Allah prayer sessions, or GW's etch-a-sketch drawings.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/17/15 7:22 am

Their internal discussions really shouldn't be open to inspection. The fruit of their work, however, including policy, regulations, proposal for law, are and should continue to be the focus of scrutiny and debate.

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maddog769
03/17/15 7:52 pm

As of this post, nearly 1/5th of democrats say yes. How would they have voted if George W. Bush was in office?

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gatsbyxxv
03/17/15 11:07 am

Transparency has it limits but strongly believe in a need to know basis. We don't need to know when it comes to National Security. Tell us and you tell the world, that's not smart diplomacy.

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LordAF
03/17/15 3:08 pm

It isn't just liberals, m8. Bush brought us the Patriot Act and NSA spying, after all. It is simple government corruption, and... well, oligarchialism (is that a word?). A matter of authoritarian policy as opposed to left vs right.

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elcondor Rural Southern Indiana
03/17/15 1:26 pm

Democrats, really? Imagine president George W. Bush and vote again!

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roybiker12
03/17/15 1:38 pm

This arrogant, naive, ideological administration needs to do things in secret "for our own good" even though they couldn't successfully run a lemonade stand at the equator.

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Rotavele Alabama
03/17/15 3:33 pm

Third paragraph, first sentence: "The ruling stems from a lawsuit that began before the obama administration took office..."

Now logicman81 you have 2 options: (1) Claim a conspiracy by evil muslim commie Obama, or (2) Claim satan wrote that part.

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LordAF
03/17/15 1:01 pm

Statement: "USA is a democracy."
Corrected: "USA is an oligarchy."

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
03/17/15 4:53 pm

I'm aware. The problem with that is obama said he was going to make his administration transparent. Instead, he fell back on what bush started and decided to be a hypocrite.

Surely you understand this as a neocon troll, no?

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/17/15 7:25 am

Yes, but that's irrelevant as it doesn't excuse this guy.

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jvc1133 61535
03/17/15 8:44 am

House should get what it needs and Hilly Should wear prison stripes. 😇

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