Statements about Transparency
A bill that could restrict free speech when the president is nearby was signed by President Barack Obama "in secret."
"In campaigns in the past with Sen. McCain and President George W. Bush and others, they have tended to release tax records in April."
"Traditionally, presidential candidates release their tax returns . . . Mitt Romney still won’t."
Says he followed state law and the precedent of other Massachusetts governors when he erased electronic communications as he left office.
"The refusal of many federal employees to fly coach costs taxpayers $146 million annually."
"When President, then candidate, Obama was asked to disclose some of his donors because there was suspicion of their being the foreign source of money into his campaign, they refused to do it."
Just like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "the AFL-CIO receives dues from foreign entities associated with it."
"Ninety-four percent of the bills that pass the Senate have no debate, no vote, no amendments, no reading of the bill, no online disclosure."
After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on."
Vice President Joe Biden's meeting "with the transparency and accountability board . . . was closed to the public."
"For the first time in history, my administration posts our White House visitors online."
"President Bush never did one interview with the New York Times during his entire presidency."
On releasing photographs depicting the abuse of prisoners.
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