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The Day in Sunlight 2/8/2011

February 8th, 2011 by Katie Dixon · No Comments

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

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency headlines including news that the White House’s envoy to Cairo has business ties to the Egyptian government, the restrictions on corporate donations to the 2012 Democratic National Convention has loopholes, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal highlighted articles from the New York Times and The Guardian on the ways in which politics and business meld in Egypt. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal delved deeper into the question of ethics regarding the new role of Virginia Thomas as a lobbyist for her newly formed firm Liberty Consulting. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal ended the day highlighting transparency news on ethics embattled Rep. David Rivera, a PAC loophole and the Republican Presidential primary, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Josh Hatch announced Sunlight Live’s coverage of President Obama’s speech to the Chamber of Commerce. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Lindsay Young reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted a request by a powerful committee chairman and several corporate interests to extend the comment period for the agency’s proposed regulations requiring the way they use “conflict minerals.” (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Keenan Steiner and Anu Narayanswamy reported that the Office of Congressional Ethics report on financial reform shows nexus between fundraising and legislating. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Keenan Steiner included some annotations on the Office of Congressional Ethics report on how Washington’s fundraising culture influences legislation. (Party Time Blog)
  • Take a look at the previous day’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency related events. (The Open House Project)

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