Obama flunks transparency test: 19 of 20 Cabinet depts non-compliant with ‘FOIA’ rules
So much for open government.
While the Obama administration assails Mitt Romney for keeping his tax returns quiet, it seems the White House has some transparency flaws of its own. Entering office, President Obama called for “a new era of open government.” Bloomberg put this to the test by requesting documents from agencies throughout the administration—and the results earned officials a failing grade. Of the 20 Cabinet agencies, 19 failed to reveal top officials’ travel costs within the 20-day window set out in the Freedom of Information Act.
More based on Bloomberg’s detailed analysis: Obama Cabinet Flunks Disclosure Test With 19 in 20 Ignoring Law