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Former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, spoke of being “fired” from the paper in May, and also her belief that the Obama White House is the most secretive administration she ever dealt with in her career.  (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)

Abramson: Obama Administration Has ‘Put A Freeze’ On Journalists

Former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, spoke of being “fired” from the paper in May, and also her belief that the Obama White House is the most secretive administration she ever dealt with in her career.

07/17/2014

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: US Drone Policy A ‘Slippery Slope’ Toward ‘Continual Conflict’

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war.

06/27/2014

Three past presidents and veterans of the White House Correspondents Association agreed that President Barack Obama is the “least accessible” of any modern president. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Veteran White House Correspondents: Obama ‘Least Accessible’ Of Any President

Three past presidents and veterans of The White House Correspondents Association agreed that Barack Obama is the “least accessible” of any modern president.

02/26/2014

Carroll said President Barack Obama made clear on his first day in office in 2009 that his emphasis would be on transparency, and he vowed that all questions about the workings of government should be expected to yield answers. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

AP Chief Urges Obama Against Using ‘National Security’ To Conceal Transparency

The Associated Press’ executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are “in effect an attack on a nation’s people.”

02/24/2014

Twitter’s CEO says that ISIS militants have used personal death threats against him and the company’s staff in response to the shutting down of the Islamic State’s accounts. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov’t Surveillance Requests

Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.

02/06/2014

At a Tuesday hearing to discuss global threats to U.S. security, Rogers stated that, “The president’s May 2013 policy changes for U.S. targeted strikes are an utter and complete failure and they leave Americans’ lives at risk.” (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Intel Chair: Obama’s Drone Policy Changes Put ‘American Lives At Risk’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., cautioned against “self-imposed red tape” on U.S. drone strikes, saying that restrictions on the targeted strikes puts “Americans’ lives at risk.”

02/05/2014

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper told Congress Wednesday that roughly 70 percent of the intelligence workforce — including staff from the CIA, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency — have been furloughed. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Only 11 Percent Say NSA Now Less Likely To Monitor Americans’ Phone Calls

Despite President Barack Obama’s vow for greater “transparency” and tighter National Security Agency restrictions, only 11 percent of American voters think the government is now less likely to monitor their private phone calls.

08/13/2013

File photo of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Despite Vow Of Transparency, White House Declines Comment On Drone Attack

The White House is declining to confirm reports that a U.S. drone killed the Pakistani Taliban’s second-in-command.

05/29/2013

The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans' social connections. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Censored, Withheld Record Amount Of Government Documents In 2012

The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year, but more often than it ever has it cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.

03/11/2013

In an interview, Dan Rather said he believes President Obama has failed to deliver his promise to bring more transparency to The White House. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Dan Rather: Obama Hasn’t Met Promises, Has ‘Delivered Less Transparency’

Longtime reporter Dan Rather stated that he believes President Obama has been “fairly good” in office, but that he has broken his promise of increased transparency in The White House.

02/23/2013

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