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Topic - John Wonderlich
The nation's top law enforcement office wants to dramatically roll back the public's access to information about its operations.
A collection of former high-ranking Republicans will launch a group that will raise and spend unlimited amounts of money in a bid to retain the party's majority in the House, they announced Thursday.
House Speaker John A. Boehner has preached the need for Congress to have "an adult conversation" with the public. President Obama, when he was running for the office, promised to bring greater transparency to Washington.
John Wonderlich, policy director at the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that pushes for open government, said officials have become increasingly skilled at "co-opting the language of openness" without following through.
"It's so easy to make a plan (for openness) ... and then to call that progress, while at the same time refusing to release certain documents that there's been a history of releasing, and that's certainly been our experience at the federal level," he said.