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A more 'transparent' VP -- literally, folks

From NBC's George Lewis and Domenico Montanaro
An astute reader of the "Valleywag" blog pointed out today that Google Maps now has a clear satellite view of the Vice-President's residence in Washington, D.C.

When Dick Cheney lived there, the house was digitally obscured. Before and after pictures can be seen here.

"The changeover happened on January 18 in Google Earth, the search engine's 3D mapping service, and on Thursday in Google Maps," Valleywag writes. "In other words, the vice president's house was revealed on Google the same week Cheney moved out and Joe Biden moved in.

How about that for… transparency?