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Presidential Candidates on Open Government and Shield Law

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The three presidential candidates all spoke on issues of freedom of information and government transparency when they appeared at the…

The three presidential candidates all spoke on issues of freedom of information and government transparency when they appeared at the annual conference of the Newspaper Association of America and the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 14 and 15. Sen. McCain announced he had “narrowly” decided to support a reporter-source shield bill. Sen. Clinton promised to “restore openness” in the federal government, among other things reversing the Ashcroft memo. Obama said he would work for transparency and accountability. (4/16/08).