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The Day in Sunlight 2/14/2011

February 14th, 2011 by Katie Dixon · No Comments

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

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency headlines including a vacated proposal by the Obama Administration to enhance contract transparency, Bloomberg’s information lobbying, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nicole Aro has announced the Influence Explorer Valentine’s Day cards highlighting the lobbying history of February 14th’s biggest industries. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that proposed policies to end or vastly shrink the role of government in the mortgage market through government sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stem from lobbying prohibition. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal highlighted an article from Talking Points Memo that detailed how the Senate is still sort of keeping secret holds secret. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal ended the day with what to expect in 2012 from the Koch family, legislative branch spending defenders, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Ryan Sibley reported that big lobbyists are battling for big and small clients over Dodd-Frank fee cap. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Tom Lee unveiled a piece of mixed-media art inspired by Sunlight by Phylum Coredata. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Keenan Steiner reported on the congressional member who are romancing donors at fundraisers on Valentine’s Day. (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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