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Obama administration helped kill transparency push on military aid

September 17, 2013 --

By CORA CURRIER/ProPublica Sept. 17, 2013 — The U.S. spent roughly $25 billion last year on what’s loosely known as security assistance — a term that can cover everything from training Afghan security forces to sending Egypt F-16 fighter jets to equipping Mexican port police with radiation scanners. The spending, which has soared in the […]

July 22

July 22, 2010 --

NCAA will make ‘inquiry’ at UGA Mary Norwood sues to challenge Fulton Co. Elections Board Christian student alleges religious bias by Augusta State Judge orders Army to restore firm’s Fort Benning contract Perdue appoints cousin to Ports Authority board White House, USDA chief apologize to Sherrod & offer her new job Ex-Fulton deputy pleads guilty […]

Jan. 22

January 22, 2010 --

Huge airport bond deal to be rebid in wake of controversy Judge orders previous SCLC leadership reinstated Judge dismisses warrants for DeKalb commissioner Facebook case: Deposition shows Barrow didn’t know source of e-mail complaint DOT defies state auditor, asks AG opinion White House scraps method of counting stimulus jobs Fulton County inmate walks out of […]

White House gives agencies transparency to-do list

White House gives agencies transparency to-do list
December 8, 2009 --

Open government advocates got an early holiday gift from the White House today. The Office of Management and Budget released the detailed directive to federal agencies on transparency that President Barack Obama called for on his second day in office. The 11-page directive sets out specific tasks for agencies and gives them deadlines.

Car dealers protected from new consumer protection agency

Car dealers protected from new consumer protection agency
October 29, 2009 --

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee voted to establish a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. The agency would have broad authority – but thanks to fierce lobbying, it’ll also have big gaps. Consumer advocates point to an exemption for auto dealers as one that’s particularly worrisome.