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

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including reports that Congressman Darrell Issa’s acceptance of travel provided to members by outside parties did not violate House ethics rules due to the fact that Issa was acting as a private board member on personal business, questioning the earmark ban, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal looked at the rise and fall of top lobbying firms in the 2000s with an interactive map. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich debriefed on his visit to Slashroots, a conference held at the University of the West Indies Mona School of Business. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal looked media attention to The Monitor Group/Libya controversy regarding foreign lobbying. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Zubedah Nanfuka included the weekly roundup of bloggers from across the country, this time focusing on bloggers from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and New Hampshire. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Ellen Miller announced the new blog “Exemption 10”, a project of American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop, focusing on Freedom of Information Act requests and open government. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nancy Watzman reported on a meeting between Treasury Secretary Timoty Geithner and Penny Pritzker, who served as President Obama’s finance chair during his 2008 campaign, on Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs). (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Luigi Montanez rounded up the podcasts mentioning Sunlight, highlighting he and Jeremy Carbaugh’s appearance on the TWiT Network’s FLOSS Weekly. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Jeremy Carbaugh announced the release of django-mediasync 2.1 in anticipation of Django’s upcoming 1.3 release. (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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