IN THE CLEAR
the stories of millions of people who traveled to the United States in search of opportunity.
Meanwhile, there is a new agreement authorizing Homeland Security to send A-files to Archives when 100 years have passed since the date of birth of the subject in a file. Like California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before him, Arizona Sen. John McCain has now been cleared of complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission purporting that he violated “soft money” prohibitions.
The Senate Majority Project and the California Democratic Party had charged in their complaints that Mr. McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, permitted his name to appear on invitations to fundraising events for two state candidates. The invitations purportedly included contribution solicitations in excess of the federally allowed limit and from federally prohibited sources.
“One complaint also alleged that Schwarzenegger aided and abetted McCain in the purported violations,” according to the FEC.
Having earlier dropped the charges against Mr. Schwarzenegger, the commission has voted 4-2 to dismiss the case against Mr. McCain. Chicago on May 28 of the Newspaper Association of America, attended by Michael Golden, vice chairman of the New York Times Co.
Mr. Golden now assures Editor & Publisher that there was nothing secretive about the meeting, pointing out: “If it were secret, there wouldn’t have been a sign on the door saying ‘NAA meeting.’ ”
Asked about the specifics of the gathering, which had been planned for several weeks and reportedly included the pros and cons of charging for Web content, Mr. Golden would only say “there were a lot of people there facing a lot of similar issues to the ones we are facing.”