Today in #OpenGov 6/18/2014
Keep reading for an today’s look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis including fundraising, ad spending, and delayed access to information.
- President Obama is famous for his fundraising prowess, but he has mostly avoided rounding up super PAC cash, focusing instead on raising money directly for campaigns and the Democratic party. No more. The President will headline three super PAC fundraisers in July. (Washington Post)
- The campaign ad arms race is heating up between the NRCC and DCCC. The NRCC has locked up more than $30 million in ad time, spread over 26 districts, for the fall. The DCCC has already reserved more than $40 million worth of ads. (Roll Call, POLITICO)
- A scandal involving a leaked recording of potential collusion between government ministers and the head of Poland’s National Bank is roiling the country and increasing calls for new elections. (The News Poland)
- 5 years after passing an access to information law, the government of Bermuda is finally ready to put it into action. (Global Voices)
- High Frequency Trading’s Impact on the Economy. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment. Wed. 6/18. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
- McCutcheon v FEC: Two books on the Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance case. CATO Institute. Wed. 6/18. 12:00 pm. 1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Hayek Auditorium, Washington, DC 20001.
- Public Meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board. (RSVP Required) Public Interest Declassification Board. Thurs. 6/19. 9:30 – 11:30 am. The Archivist’s Reception Room, Room 105, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
- Afghanistan: The corruption challenge. AU Washington College of Law. Thurs. 6/19. 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 6th Floor Student Lounges, Washington, DC 20016.