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We propose a new guideline regarding whether a government official should talk to the press on- or off-the-record:
Any government official who gives a reporter information that supports the government's position should be considered "on-the-record," i.e. the reporter should be able to source the information to the official.
We propose a law that automatically makes unclassified any evidence of illegal government action or policy.
Any person who publicly reveals classified information, information that the person can show evidences illegal government action/policy, shall be exempt from prosecution under laws pertaining to classified information.
As Vice President, Dick Cheney exchanged memoranda that he had stamped "treat as classified." The Vice President does not have the power to establish his own classification system, so no matter what the stamp says, these documents are NOT classified. We request that Obama order the appropriate agency to weed out any justifiably classifiable information (sources and methods only) and publish ALL of the rest of Cheney's ...more »