Here is Wednesday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- 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:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 10/20:
- 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.