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White House carved a loophole into the nation's Freedom of Information Act

Just three months after President Obama vowed to run the most transparent administration in history, the White House quietly empowered itself to censor or delay the release of some information by federal agencies by carving a loophole in the nation's open records law that not even Richard Nixon envisioned using during his darkest scandal-ridden days. (04:50)


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