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  • Another Milestone In Making Government More Accessible and Accountable

    Norm Eisen discusses how new additions to data.gov increase accountability of federal agencies and encourage innovation.


  • Weekly Address: President Obama Addresses This Week's Supreme Court Decision

    In this week’s address, President Barack Obama addresses the Supreme Court decision to further empower corporations to use their financial clout to directly influence elections and vows that "as long as I'm your President, I'll never stop fighting to make sure that the most powerful voice in Washington belongs to you."


  • Fighting Against Special Interests and For the Public Interest: A Year of Change

    Norm Eisen, Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, and Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Office, talk about the first year's efforts to change Washington.


  • "Very High Grades" for Change

    Norm Eisen, special counsel to the President for ethics and government reform, talks about a new report card from a group of government reform organizations on our first year.


  • An Authorization and Waiver for John Brennan

    Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, gives an update on the written authorization and waiver under the ethics rules to John Brennan to participate in the reviews of the attempted bombing of Northwest flight 253.


  • More than 25,000 Additional White House Visitor Records Posted Online

    President Obama ordered earlier this year that in December the White House would -- for the first time in history -- begin posting White House visitor records as provided in our new voluntary disclosure policy. Today we are delivering on that commitment by posting more than 25,000 records created between Sept. 16 and Sept. 30.


  • More than 25,000 Additional White House Visitor Records Posted Online

    President Obama ordered earlier this year that in December the White House would -- for the first time in history -- begin posting White House visitor records as provided in our new voluntary disclosure policy. Today we are delivering on that commitment by posting more than 25,000 records created between Sept. 16 and Sept. 30.


  • Restoring Emails and Restoring Openness

    Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, gives an update on a long-running dispute over the previous Administration's emails.


  • Why an Open Government Matters

    Tuesday's release of the Open Government Directive and the Progress Report on Open Government to the American People is another milestone in the Obama Administration's unprecedented efforts to foster transparency and accessibility, and a logical extension of the American ideal of openness in government.


  • How We Have "Already Changed" Washington

    The Congressional Research Service has released a report concluding that President Obama’s historic reforms to the culture of lobbying in Washington have “already changed the relationship between lobbyists and covered executive branch officials.” We're pleased that CRS recognized a fact that is apparent every day to those of us who work in government: the president’s historic restrictions on lobbying are having a significant impact in making sure that the government serves the public interest and not special interests.


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