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Watchdog Says Obama War on News Leaks Threatens Press Freedom

The Obama administration's aggressive prosecution of leaks and its efforts to control information are becoming a threat to press freedom and democracy, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. A report released Thursday by the New York-based media watchdog group said U.S. President Barack Obama's actions have been in sharp contradiction to his promise of transparency and open government. Former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, the report's author, said ...

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