transparency

Why Conservative Scott Pruitt Is Trump’s Best Cabinet Secretary

Choosing conservative Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his EPA Administrator was one of President Trump’s more inspired choices. Through one brief memo Pruitt has made it clear the days of the government kowtowing to the environmental lobby are over.

Neomi Rao Nomination A Win For Constitutional Conservatives

Many in Congress will not welcome her nomination and will seek to stop it. However, limited government constitutional conservatives should welcome the nomination of Prof. Neomi Rao to head OIRA as a major victory for constitutional government and fight tooth and nail to secure her confirmation.

Log publishing is better than log rolling

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump has stumbled in setting up his administration, including by failing to fill hundreds of important jobs. Publishing the White House visitor logs is an easy way for him to demonstrate that he means to create a transparent administration.

Mike Lee’s Plan To Fix Congress

Sen. Mike Lee, The Federalist

Lee offers 5 steps to restore trust, transparency, and empowerment. "Repubs. should make it part of the job description of ‘chairman’ that each committee, and ideally, each subcommittee, propose at least one major, fundamental, long-term policy overhaul each year."

Obama’s Lobbyists, Another Broken Promise

Washington Times Editors

Once upon a time, lobbyists were told they would have no place in the Obama admin. Transparency would put an end to business as usual in DC. Now, lobbyists call the shots in this admin and a ‘billionaires club’ writes this administration’s environmental policies.

What's He Hiding? Inspectors Gen.: Obama Admin. Obstructing Justice

Hans von Spakovsky, TownHall

In an unprecedented letter, a majority of the fed. gov't’s inspectors general claim that the Obama admin. is obstructing their investigations into government mismanagement and corruption. So much for Obama’s claim that his would be the most transparent administration in history.

$619 Billion Missed From fed. Transparency Site

Gregory Korte, USA TODAY

A gov't website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found. And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate, according to the GAO.

Obama Admin. Censoring Records More Than Ever Before

RT.com Staff

An AP analysis showed that the gov't more than ever censored materials it turned over or fully denied access to them, in 244,675 cases or 36% of all FOIA requests. On 196,034 other occasions, the government said it couldn't find records, or provided censored documents.