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:

  • While President Obama denounces outsideRepublicangroup spending, some Democrats blame the Administration for dismantling their party’s outside donor infrastructure in 2008. (Politico)
  • In a Nextgov survey, the Administration received low marks from the public on its transparency efforts. (Nextgov)
  • Ethics issues are being played up in political ads in this year’s election cycle. (Campaign Legal Center)
  • Separate campaign ads by candidates and outside groups areuncoordinated — but often remarkably similar. (New York Times)
  • BP campaign donations are considered toxic in 2010. (The Hill)
  • With a little less than two weeks to go until this year’s election, Republican donors are already planning for the next one. (New York Times)
  • The 111th Congress accomplished the biggest legislative changes in nearly half a century. (Washington Times)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/20:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/20:

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