Several hours before addressing the nation on TV about Libya, President Obama received a prestigious open-records award presented by five freedom-of-information advocate organizations for running a commendably “transparent,” accessible administration.
However, news about this award came about only because the presenters leaked it to the press.
As noted by The Washington Post the next day, there was no White House notice to the press.
The presentation was not on the president’s calendar.
No photos or transcript were available.
And the award was not mentioned on the White House website.
Waterloo, Iowa, schoolteacher Larry Twigg was arrested for “lascivious conduct” with a teenager, a crime that requires proof of “sexual motivation.”
Though Twigg allegedly had a teenage boy strip, take a chocolate syrup “bath,” make a “snow angel” while in his underwear, and play a video game nude, his lawyer said that the court-appointed psychiatrist would testify that Twigg had no sexual motivation.
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