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Obama predicts 'new era of openness'


US President Barack Obama has issued executive orders which he says usher in a new era of openness and transparency in government.

At a swearing-in ceremony for senior White House staff, Mr Obama announced strict new rules on lobbyists and their gifts to federal civil servants.

He also promised an accountable administration which would disclose as much information as possible to the public.


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