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 Facebook is expanding its lobbying practice, new Crossroads GPS ads, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich looked at the flaws in the White House visitor logs regarding real-time, online disclosure of lobbying activity. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Scott Stadum blogged on his pick for his Tools for Transparency, the user-friendly and accessible data-sharing service Socrata. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich detailed how new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dodged questions on whether the White House is transparent enough regarding lobbying disclosure. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Eric Mill released updates to the Congress App for Anroid, noting that version 3.0 adds a redesigned theme as well as live updates from the floor, upcoming committee hearings in the House and Senate, and more. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Tom Lee blogged on the Data Viz Challenge sponsored by Google and Eyebeam to visualize the federal budget. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Keenan Steiner reported that members of Congress are using getaways and sports events to fundraiser for their respective re-elections. (Party Time Blog)
  • 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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