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.

News Roundup:

  • 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:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/18 10/22:

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