Here is Monday’s look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- Senator McCaskill is pushing for lame duck consideration of the DISCLOSE Act. (The Hill)
- Foreign-affiliated PACs have donated millions to US campaigns. (Washington Post)
- Interest groups are using more direct attacks in their ads rather than focusing on a general issue. (New York Times)
- Third-party groups are pushing the legal limits with political advertising. (New York Times)
- Unions are ramping up their ads against Republican candidates. (The Hill)(New York Times)
- Outside groups are the key-contributors to Republicans’ fundraising edge. (Wall Street Journal)($)
- Lobbyists are courting the CFTC to influence its derivatives rule rewrites. (Bloomberg) (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Supreme Court decisions can sometimes hang on a single word. (Washington Post)
- Representative Oberstar has only one donor in his district. (Politico)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/18 10/22:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 10/18 10/22:
- The Language of Law and the Foundations of American Constitutionalism, Heritage Foundation, 10/18, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium (live streaming).
- Public Policy and Government Affairs: A Different Kind of Lawyering, American University -Washington College of Law, 10/19, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 6th Floor Student Lounge.
- Discussion Celebrating the Publication of Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, Georgetown University Law Center, 10/19, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 111 G Street NW, 5th Floor Atrium.
- Voter Enthusiasm, Early Voting, and the Midterm Elections, Brookings Institution, 10/20, 12:30pm – 1:30pm (live web chat).
- Panel on Social Media and Journalism Standards, National Press Club, 10/20, 6:00pm, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Lisagor Room.