Testing transparency

Obama sent secret letter to Russia; offered to slow missile defense program in return for help with nuclear Iran. (NYT)

New York Times editorializes that AIG bailouts fail “basic test of transparency” and speculates that Goldman Sachs is the chief beneficiary. (NYT)

Justice: CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes after being ordered to preserve documents related to ACLU lawsuit. (WSJ)

Holder releases discredited Bush legal memos; author argued free speech and press rights could be suspended to combat terrorists. (WaPo)

Steele apologizes to Limbaugh after calling him “incendiary.” (AP)