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Opacity of Hope: Obama broke FOIA promises

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Within days of entering the Oval Office, President Obama issued a Jan. 21, 2009 Memorandum announcing a new presumption in favor of disclosure concerning Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests. On the same day, speaking to incoming members of the Cabinet and staff of the White House, Obama said, "The Freedom of Information Act is perhaps the most powerful instrument we have for making...

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