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No transparency at nuke summit

As President Obama was conducting his nuclear summit this week, he was showing leaders from around the world "how to circumvent a free press," complained Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Everything between Obama's eight-minute opening remarks and a final news conference was closed — a fact noticed by reporters from Saudi Arabia, India, Japan and Turkey. "Reporters, even those on the White House beat for two decades, said these were the most restricted such meetings they had ever seen," Milbank wrote. So much for Obama's Web site commitment "to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government."

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