AP Photo by J. Scott Applewhite
Vice President Joe Biden looks on as President Barack Obama signs executive orders during a meeting with their senior staff, Jan. 21, 2009. At the meeting, Obama issued memos on government transparency and FOIA. "For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city," Obama said. "The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over."
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