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

News Roundup:

  • Boehner confirms there will be an earmark moratorium next Congress. (Roll Call)($)
  • Republicans are planning a number of internal reforms to House processes and procedures. (Politico)
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seriously considering staying on as Minority Leader next year. (ABC News)
  • With elections over, Republicans and Democrats are jockeying for leadership posts in the next Congress. (Washington Times)
  • Representative Kevin McCarthy is positioning himself for Majority Whip. (Roll Call)($)
  • The Washington Post looks at next year’s likely Republican committee chairmen. (Washington Post)
  • The White House should expect a barrage of investigations by the Judiciary Committee as well as Issa’s Oversight Committee next year. (WOAI Texas)(Politico)
  • Which outside groups got the most bang for their bucks in the elections? (New York Times)
  • Might the DISCLOSE Act have a friend in newly-seated Senator Mark Kirk? (Politico)
  • MSNBC host Keith Olbermann may have violated NBC’s ethics policies with campaign donations to three Democratic candidates. (Politico)
  • No one is rushing to take the job of heading up the DSCC. (Politico)(National Journal)($)
  • Former HouseMajorityLeader Tom DeLay wants to get back into politics after his corruption trial ends. (Politico)
  • A new Executive Order requires federal agencies to review their systems of non-classified information categorization to improve information-sharing with the public and within government. (Federal Times)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/5:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/5:

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