Here is a look at what happened yesterday on the Sunlight network.

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including news that U.S. companies lobbied to keep Libyan market open for business, word that the Koch brothers open a lobby shop in Madison, Wisconsin, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nancy Watzman looked at the powerful money behind the infant formula industry after Rep. Michele Bachmann criticized Michelle Obama for announcing that she would work to encourage breastfeeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that American companies lobbied to keep Libyan market open for business, particularly after the opening of a new Foreign Commercial Service office in Tripoli in 2008. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Ellen Miller announced that she is among the twenty five recipients of Government Technology’s award for “Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public Sector Innovation.” (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nicole Aro announced the game “Capitol Defense”, a HTML5 game to protect the capitol by lobbing snowballs at lobbyists and special interests. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal detailed the lobbying history of Facebook, noting that the company has recently hired the firm Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, a firm close to Republicans, as well as the firm Elmendorf Strategies, which has close conncetions to Democratic leadership. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Melanie Buck announced the move of the Day in Transparency and the Day in Sunlight from the Open House Project to the newly launched Advisory Committee on Transparency. (The Open House Project)
  • Take a look at the previous day’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency related events. (The Open House Project)

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