1) A trade group organized to lobby for the interests of foreign-owned subsidiaries hired a former counsel to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to lobby on campaign finance matters, i.e. Citizens United.
4) Following on the heels of our reconciliation infographic, the New York Times features an Op-Chart showing reconciliation info going back to 1981. Really awesome stuff.
Oscars aside: My favorite movie of last year, In The Loop, wasn’t nominated for best picture. I thought it was the best movie about politics I’ve ever seen. If you have a favorite movie about politics, leave it in the comments (unless it’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, that movie is not allowed).