Obama Shuts the Door on Housing Transparency

Newsmax, By John Berlau

The Obama administration swept into office promising to be the “most transparent” in history. Since that time, even supporters say the administration has fallen short of that goal. And hammering home Obama’s penchant for secrecy was this recent bombshell: the Obama administration was judged by a major, mostly friendly, news service as least transparent of modern presidencies.

An analysis by the Associated Press found that “the Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.” The AP adds that the administration “also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.”

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