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Mondale, Hart press for new exam of open government

"It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it." — Henry Kissinger

Former Sens. Walter Mondale, D-Minn., and Gary Hart, D-Colo., hope they can buck that trend. The two former senators have spoken out on a call for re-establishment of a new "Church Committee," a hallmark in the history of open government initiatives, now honored 40 years after its work.

Chaired by late Sens. Frank Church, D-Idaho, and vice-chair John Tower, R-Texas, the committee was asked to conduct a "thorough, bipartisan examination" of our government's secret intelligence operations undertaken over the course of several presidential administrations." Continue>>>