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 former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd has been named chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), more ties between U.S. lobbyists and rulers in the Middle East facing protest, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that former Senator Chris Dodd officially became Hollywood’s top lobbyist in Washington by becoming chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Jon Bartholomew, guest blogger from the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), blogged on the future of online transparency in Oregon’s spending. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Liz Bartolomeo highlighted Sunlight’s recent coverage in a lead story in The New York Timeson Libya lobbying. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nancy Watzman detailed the meeting between lobbyists and executives representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the whistleblower provisions in the Dodd-Frank financial law. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • James Turk announced Sunlight Labs at PyCon 2011 in Atlanta, highlighting the Open Government Hackathon. (Sunlight Labs 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. (Transparency Caucus Blog)

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