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Entries from September 2010

The Day in Sunlight 9/30/2010

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.

Paul Blumenthal criticized Ed Gillespie, former Republican National Committee chair, on his criticisms of campaign finance transparency under the guise of the First Amendment. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
Paul Blumenthal also noted the perks of Capitol Hill paramours, asking whether [...]

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The Day in Transparency 9/30/10

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Thursday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

The House will reconvene November 15 for a lame-duck session. (New York Times)
The White House’s fiscal commission pledged to target earmarks to reduce the national deficit. (The Hill)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus called for an [...]

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The Day in Transparency 9/29/10

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Wednesday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

House Republicans are calling for ethics trials for Representatives Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters before the November elections. (The Hill)
Earmark battles within the House and Senate GOP loom after the elections. (Roll Call)($)
A coalition of lobbyists [...]

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The Day in Sunlight 9/29/2010

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.

Bill Allison wrote on Super PACs and how Follow the Unlimited Money helps to better track independent expenditures. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
Daniel Schuman commented on the 5 principles released by good government groups and lobbyists for reforming how Congress grants [...]

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The Day in Transparency 9/28/10

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Tuesday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

House and Senate Democrats are competing for funding from a small group of donors. (Politico)
House campaign committees examine how to maximize their resources and allocate expenditures in the weeks before the midterm elections. (CQ Politics)
The Supreme [...]

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The Day in Sunlight 9/28/2010

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.

Lindsay Young reported on the Sunlight Campaign Ad Monitor and Follow the Unlimited Money and their ability to track independent expenditures for the 2010 election cycle. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
Nancy Watzman explored some of the ninety scheduled Congressional fundraisers planned [...]

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The Day in Transparency 9/27/10

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Monday’s look at transparency-related news items, the week’s congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

Majority government-owned General Motors has already donated to the campaigns of 40 incumbents. (Politico)
Senator Landrieu (D-LA) announced she would place a hold on President Obama’s nominee for OMB Director, Jack Lew. (New York Times)
The [...]

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The Day in Sunlight 9/27/2010

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.

Lindsay Young reported on the prominence of abortion in independent expenditures in the California Senate race. (Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group)
Daniel Schuman wrote on S. 3717, a Senate bill which closed a loophole that could allow the SEC to ignore certain FOIA requests, [...]

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The Day in Transparency 9/24/10

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Friday’s look at transparency-related news items, the week’s congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
News Roundup:

Congress repealed the SEC FOIA exemption created by the financial reform bill. (The Hill)
Wealthy Republicans are donating more in 2010 elections. (Politico)
Republicans are split over earmark policy. (Wall Street Journal)($)
Agencies face challenges in their [...]

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The Day in Sunlight 9/24/2010

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a look at what happened yesterday on the Sunlight network.

Ryan Sibley reported on the $57 million spent on elections since January 2010, up $25 million from 2006. (Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group)
John Wonderlich wrote on the 72 Hour Rule and the things Congress can do to ensure that bills aren’t rushed to the [...]

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