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

News Roundup:

  • lobbyist demand for Republican staffers is rising in anticipation of a winning November for the GOP. (The New York Times)
  • The New York Times editorialized against the rising role of money in judicial elections. (The New York Times)
  • Roll Call explained the mechanics of a House ethics trial. (Roll Call)($)
  • Defense Department officials are reportedly negotiating to buy and destroy the entire first printing of a tell-all book they say contains state secrets. (The New York Times)
  • The Delaware GOP is claiming that a tea party group illegally solicited earmarked donations to candidate Christine O’Donnell. (The Atlantic)
  • Politico looked at the campaign spending of conservative groups in the post-Citizens Unitedworld. (Politico)
  • Bush administration Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has been chosen as the new president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. (The Hill)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/10:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 9/10:

  • None

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