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NY Times Article on Change.gov

The Caucus Blog at the New York Times online just published a blog entry about the recent return and changed Agenda pages at change.gov:

Changes at Change.gov: Return of the ‘Agenda’

The section of the Obama-Biden transition homepage detailing the president-elect’s policy proposals that was recently stripped from the site with little explanation, reappeared with some tweaks.

Call it the kinder, gentler Change.gov.

Gone are references needling the Bush administration for refusing to “tackle health care, education and housing in a manner that benefits the middle class” or for being “one of the most secretive, closed administrations in American history.”

Some pages in the “Agenda” portion of the site have been pared down, while others have been expanded. But the most obvious changes focus on weeding out the fiery campaign-style rhetoric of Mr. Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden that initially appeared on the transition Web site.

And I especially like this portion of the article:

There was an almost instantaneous outcry from bloggers and other advocates of transparency in government who noticed disappearance.

Perhaps they stumbled upon our blog?

And apparently, this website notatypewriter.com contains the original agenda pages in PDF and HTML format.

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