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

News Roundup:

  • The outlook for campaign finance reform is bleak. (Politico)($)
  • Minority Whip Cantor is calling for a moratorium on all earmarks in the House. (Politico)($)
  • Political momentum, notCitizens United, is the driving force behind the influx of Republican third-party money. (National Journal)($)
  • A shareholder of the News Corporation has formally objected to the company’s choices for political donations. (New York Times)
  • Business groups are coming to the rescue of at-risk Democrats. (The Hill)
  • Republican groups have launched a massiveadvertisingblitz in competitive races. (Wall Street Journal)($)
  • The Department of Interior’s ethics problems have spilled into the Bureau of Land Management. (POGO)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/13:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/13:

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