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

News Roundup:

  • The Washington Post has an interactive table detailing the spending of political parties and interest groups on the 2010 midterm elections. (The Washington Post)
  • USA Today looked at the money interest groups have spent on campaign ads this year. (USA Today)
  • OpenSecrets looked at the money spent by both sides of the climate change legislation debate. (OpenSecrets)
  • Fox News parent company News Corp. is not the only media company that has made significant political donations. (OpenSecrets)
  • Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) said that he does not believe Citizens United will undermine his re-election efforts. (The Huffington Post)
  • The New Yorker profiled the billionaire Koch family and its history of funding conservative causes. (The New Yorker)
  • An Interior Department probe found that a federal regulator took gifts from an oil company and misused travel funds. (The Huffington Post)
  • The Washington Independent and OMB Watch pushed back on the idea that the IRS can oversee independent expenditures by nonprofit groups. (The Washington Independent) (OMB Watch)
  • A recent survey found that while users of government websites value transparency, federal agencies are not making it a high enough priority. (Government Technology)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 8/24:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 8/24:

  • None

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