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 floor. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported on the speech given by President Obama to the General Assembly of the United Nations, noting the need to increase transparency and employ technology to increase democratic participation. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal also commented on General Motor’s resumption of campaign donations and GM’s failure to appeal to the public interest due to their ownership by the federal government. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal followed up on his post on GM’s political contributions, citing specific breakdowns in the company’s contributions. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Ellen Miller blogged on the activities of the Wesleyan Media Project and their goal to create a database of political advertisements coupled with analysis. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Bill Allison wrote on the “stealth campaigning” of organizations during the 2010 elections. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Scott Stadum blogged on a few examples on how to crowdsource government, including Sunlight CAM, Change.gov, and other tools. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Daniel Schuman reported on the failure of the DISCLOSE Act in the Senate to move past discussion and onto the floor for voting. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nancy Watzman also highlighted some of the 37 planned congressional fundraisers. (Party Time Blog)
  • Eric Naing, Sunlight’s departing graduate policy intern, offers some final words on his last day. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Take a look at the previous days 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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