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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Kara Rowland
Kara Rowland's recent blog posting "Obama adviser: 'Of course' he owns the economy" (Web, Blogs, Inside Politics, June 30) was well-written and factual, but it could have gone further.
Kara Rowland's Thursday Page One article "Anger spills over on drilling halt report" described how a series of basic keystrokes resulted in drastic editing changes to an offshore drilling report delivered to President Obama. Miss Rowland described how the report was tweaked by a White House staffer to misrepresent the recommendations of outside scientists and engineers, making it seem that they supported a moratorium.
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