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

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including details of fundraising by former Speaker and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, more news on the scandal-plagued House freshmen, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that an American consulting group working for Libya, The Monitor Group, did not register as a foreign agent. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Ellen Miller unveiled a new study of three cities released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the Monitor Institute finds that citizens’ trust in their government is strongly tied with their engagement and involvement in their communities. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Daniel Schuman announced the Advisory Committee on Transparency’s panel discussion on lobbying reform, entitled “Washington’s Lobbying Fix,” on March 14th on Capitol Hill. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Daniel Schuman described the details of the Supreme Court decision in FCC v. AT&T, in which the Court decided the corporations do not have “personal privacy” for the purposes of FOIA exemption 7(C). (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal posted an except from the Wall Street Journal noting that Republican Karl Rove announced the fundraising target for the 2012 for American Crossroads and Crossraods GPS. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nancy Watzman reported that Rep. Mike Pompeo, whose top campaign donor is Koch Industries, proposed an amendment in an appropriations bill to defund a new product safety database launched by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, noting that when the bill was being debated Koch lobbied against the database specifically. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Ryan Sibley detailed the hearing conducted by the Senate Banking Committee, touching on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Barnanke’s assertion that the economy will continue to grow this year despite poor markets. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • 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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