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  • National Archives Vowed Silence

    04/18/2006 9:37:29 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 424+ views
    National Archives Vowed Silence Associated Press | April 18, 2006 WASHINGTON - The National Archives promised to avoid drawing "unnecessary public attention" to its efforts to remove declassified CIA documents from public view after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to a once-secret agreement with the spy agency. The agreement was made public Monday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press. It provided new details on the efforts of the nation's chief historical repository to hide the fact that U.S. intelligence was secretly trying to reclassify approximately 55,500 pages of previously public documents. Documents...
  • Conservatives Accuse Watchdog Group[CREW] of 'Christianophobia'

    10/06/2006 10:50:21 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 67 replies · 1,667+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 10-6-2006 | Monisha Bansal
    A liberal government watchdog group has asked the Secret Service to release its records of prominent conservative Christian leaders' visits to the White House, but one of those leaders called the request "an act of Christianophobia." Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Wednesday. The group said in the request that the records are "likely to contribute to the public's understanding of the influence that conservative Christian leaders have, or attempt to have, on the president in the exercise of his authority." The Secret Service has 20 business days to...