Stories to start the day


1) Jay Rosen has an interesting and provocative article on the political press. The political press being something that I have large amount of loathing for, I find this topic to be incredibly interesting. If you read it, let me know what you think in the comments.

2) Some competing views on the DISCLOSE Act. We’ve said our piece about the NRA deal here.

3) A new one-way communications service is launching for lawmakers to talk to you, not with you. There’s this thing called YouTube. I know it’s a little new, but I’ve heard that people really like it.

4) Congressmen overseeing the oil and gas industries invest in the oil and gas industries.

5) The Hill ranks 2010’s top lobbyists.