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White House Invites Tea Party Challenge on Transparency

Kim Hart at The Hill reports:

In an ironic twist, the White House is inviting the Tea Party movement to challenge it on government transparency.

White House Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin said Republicans and conservative Tea Party activists should strive to push the administration to make its policies more open.

He also suggested Tea Party activists, who have called for broad changes to the government, could push the GOP to be more aggressive on the issue.

“I would be thrilled to make this a type of political competition … to see who can be more radical in their openness, in their data distribution models … trying to prove to the citizens they can run a better government,” said McLaughlin, a former executive at Google.

The article references the Obama administration’s Data.gov as an example of its transparency.

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