- Court hits FEC on disclosure requirements: A federal judge decided that the FEC went too far with rules that allow corporations and nonprofits to make certain political expenditures without disclosing their donors. (Yahoo/AP)
- GOP donors stand by their men: Most of the donors fueling super PAC spending in the Republican presidential race have continued to stay loyal to their chosen candidate, even as Mitt Romney has solidified his front-runner status. (Politico)
- The door revolves both ways: Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) turned to K Street to fill open positions. (National Journal)
- FCC.gov made simple: The Federal Communications Commission went eight years without undertaking a major redesign of their website. However, over the past three years the FCC has reorganized and streamlined their web presence. (Government Executive)
- Human rights mapping: Human rights activists in Cambodia utilize a variety of online mapping tools to track and disseminate information about human rights violations around the country. (Global Voices)
- Measuring ‘Digital Diplomacy’: The State Department has undertaken a variety of digital experiments in recent years. But, it is difficult to measure the success or failure of these efforts. (Tech President)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED
HAPPENING THIS WEEK 4/2-4/6
- Launch Event for the Online Digitized Records of the 1940 Census. Archives. Mon. 4/2. 8:30 am. Webcast at link.
- The Challenges of Investigative Journalism in Latin America. SAIS. Wed. 4/4. 12:45-2:00 pm. 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 517, the Nitze Building, Washington, DC 20036.
- Growing Role of Individual Voices in Korea’s Politics: Reshaping Politics One Tweet at a Time. GWU. Fri. 4/6. 6:00 – 8:30 pm. 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052.
Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.