White House Still Disingenuously Presents Release of Visitor Logs to Public as Transparency Achievement

By: Friday March 15, 2013 1:01 pm

The administration of President Barack Obama, when boasting about Obama’s record on openness and transparency, regularly cites how it is now releasing White House visitor logs. It has been an “achievement” the administration explicitly mentions during Sunshine Week, a week where journalists and open government advocates celebrate transparency in government.

 

Waning Commitment to Government Transparency Evident in Obama’s ‘State of the Union’ Speeches

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:05 pm

Despite the stated commitments and professions on transparency, the Sunlight Foundation found talk of “government integrity, transparency, and influence” was mostly absent in President Obama’s “State of the Union” speech last night.

White House Releases Visitor Logs… the Afternoon Before a Holiday

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 2:56 pm

The story is that the release of visitor logs is scheduled for the last Friday of every month, and this was moved up because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but nonetheless, the White House released a document dump right before Thanksgiving of another 1,600 records of visits to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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