Posted by: bkivey | 28 June 2013

Obama v. Obama

Voter ID

White House Fact Sheet 27 June 2013:

In Kenya, the $53 million Yes Youth Can program empowers nearly one million Kenyan youth to use their voices for advocacy in national and local policy-making, while also creating economic opportunities.  In advance of Kenya’s March 2013 general elections, Yes Youth Can’s “My ID My Life” campaign helped 500,000 youth obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration, and carried out a successful nationwide campaign with Kenyan civic organizations to elicit peace pledges from all presidential aspirants.

12 March 2012

The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new law in Texas requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot, citing a concern that it could harm Hispanic voters who lacked such documents.

29 April 2012

Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws

Senior advisers to Mr. Obama’s campaign say many of the new laws put a heavy burden on the registration process, making it more difficult to recruit first-time voters. Other laws shorten the early-voting period in states that had tried to expand the voting window.

“They are clearly put forward for partisan political gains,” Mr. Bird said. “They are trying to change the rules in the middle of the game.”

18 May 2012

President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November.

27 August 2012

The Justice Department, in a week-long trial, is asking three judges to reject South Carolina’s measure requiring residents to show federal or state-issued photo ID at polling stations, arguing the burdens imposed by the law will weigh more heavily on minority voters than on white ones.

2 October 2012

The Obama campaign today welcomed as “great news” a Pennsylvania judge’s decision to block the state’s new voter identification law, ordering that it not be enforced until after the presidential election.

Government Transparency

21 January 2009

My Administration is creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Let me say it as simply as I can: transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency, . . .”
– President Barack Obama

14 February 2013

“This is the most transparent administration in history, . . “

White House Official Site

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

White House Fact Sheet 27 June 2013:

The United States is committed to promoting open and accountable governance in Africa and around the world.

22 May 2013

“I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules and regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee.” Lerner said, adding that she refused to “answer any questions or testify about the subject matter of this committee’s meeting.”

-Lois Lerner:  IRS director of exempt organizations

 

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