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  1. New Report Slams Obama for Restricting Free Press

    The Obama administration has been the most restrictive and aggressive toward journalists since the Nixon era, the Committee to Protect Journalists says. The CPJ’s report, the first in the non-profit’s 32-year history to address press freedom in the U.S., argues that Obama’s efforts at open government have failed miserably. The report cites hostile spokesmen, criminal action against leakers, and telephone records seized from news outlets. The White House criticized the report, noting that the president has given more interviews than his predecessors, but it’s hard to imagine Obama restating his sentiments from the 2008 campaign trail in which he repeatedly pledged “no more secrecy.”

    Sources: Al Jazeera, Wired, CPJ

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