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Archivist Fight Part of Larger Secrecy Battle

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Last fall, Congress, responding to concerns expressed by historians, declined to confirm the appointment of historian Allen Weinstein as archivist of the United States. President Bush is expected to resubmit Weinstein’s name to the new Congress shortly. At stake in the confirmation may be whether the papers of 41st President George H.W. Bush will be released as scheduled. History News Service writer Jon Wiener says the fight is part of a larger battle over government secrecy. (2/3/05)

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