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

News Roundup:

  • Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s trial for money laundering starts today. (Politico)
  • Employees can elect to donate to their company’s PAC directly from their paychecks. (Roll Call)($)
  • Minority Leader John Boehner talks about his plans to return to ‘regular order’ in the House under a GOP majority. (National Journal)($)
  • New media is playing a very small part in this year’s campaigns. (Politico)
  • Both parties mull over the fate of the Office of Congressional Ethics. (National Journal)($)
  • At an average of $4 million per congressional seat, spending on campaigns this election cycle has shattered previous records. (Washington Post)
  • A recent IG report on TARP expenditures found the Treasury Department concealed $40 billion in taxpayer losses on the bailout of AIG. (New York Times)
  • Politico will offer a paid news service beginning early next year. (New York Times)
  • Republican leadership and the NRCC are drafting a list of experienced Washington insiders for top staff positions in the offices of newly elected outsiders. (Roll Call)($)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/26:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/26:

  • None

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