February 3rd, 2010
03:56 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Fact Check: President Obama's transparency 'report card'

(CNN) - During Tuesday's town hall event in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama was asked to grade his administration's transparency. He declined to give himself a grade, but cited a new report that says his administration is "the most transparent administration that we have seen in a very, very long time, perhaps in the modern era."

The report - titled "A Report Card on the Obama Administration's Executive Branch Lobbying, Ethics and Transparency Reforms in 2009" - was released on January 11. It characterizes the Obama administration's reform efforts as "the strongest and most comprehensive lobbying, ethics, and transparency rules and policies ever established by an administration to govern its own activities."

This report stands in stark contrast to recent criticism the president has received for falling short on a promise to televise all health care negotiations on C-SPAN.

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