Transparent President award given behind closed doors

| April 1, 2011 | Reply

This week, President Obama “received an award from transparency and good-government advocates in a closed-door Oval Office meeting that wasn’t on his public schedule — a snub that’s angering the folks who met with him.” This story was reported by Ed O’Keefe at Federal Eye.

O’Keefe reports that some groups “believe Obama has done more in two years than any of his predecessors did to open wide the often-closed doors of government.”  For instance, President Obama publishes his daily schedule.   Despite various actions take by Mr. Obama to open up the federal government, he has nonetheless caused concerns with other actions he has taken.  And see here.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.

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