Today in #OpenGov 9/4/2013



  • Long time State Department official, and former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, Adam Ereli is making the jump to K street. He will Join Mercury/Clark & Weinstock as vice chairman to work on the firm’s international consulting portfolio. (The Hill)
  • What rhymes with Alison Lundergan Grimes? Not Katzenberg, but that won’t matter later this month when the Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate heads to California to raise money from Hollywood with the help of Tinseltown power broker, DreamWorks executive, and prominent Democratic donor Jeffrey Katzenberg. Katzenberg has already maxed out on personal donations to Lundergan Grimes.  (POLITICO)
  • The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration which has been causing plenty of trouble for the IRS over that agency’s alleged politically motivated tactics, is in some hot water of its own. The office is facing a lawsuit, filed by conservative leaning government accountability group Cause of Action, alleging that it violated the FOIA. (Government Executive)
  • Davita Vance-Cooks, recently confirmed as the nation’s 27th Public Printer, is looking to put her stamp on her agency with a name change to reflect its changing mission. Vance-Cooks proposed that the Government Printing Office be re-branded as the Government Publishing Office. (Executive Gov)
  • Ever wonder how members of Congress use Twitter? New York Magazine provides some insight, specifically looking at who members are following, how many people they’re following, and how many are following them, all packaged in some easy to read on the waning days of recess graphics. (New York Magazine)

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