Here is Friday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events. News Roundup:

  • Post-election dates have been set for the ethics trials of Representatives Rangel and Waters. (Politico)
  • Public perception of changed policy, not actual changes to the law resulting from Citizens United, is the driving force in increased third-party spending. (New York Times)
  • Political newcomers are coming Washington for campaign cash. (Washington Times)
  • The Campaign Legal Center assessed common arguments against the Office of Congressional Ethics. (CLC Blog)
  • Majority Whip Clyburn says the House will investigate the Chamber of Commerce’s financing after the elections. (The Hill)
  • The FEC will permit short online campaign ads through Google without disclosures. (Roll Call)($)
  • The Social Security Administration’s IG found that 72,000 stimulus payments went to deceased recipients. (Associated Press)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/8:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/8:

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