This week's roundup of deleted tweets from politicians caught in Politwoops starts with a rather stunning error from the campaign of David Perdue, the Republican Senate candidate in Georgia.Continue reading
The Most Open Congress Ever?
Today, Sunlight is announcing a package of House Rules reforms for the upcoming 112th Congress that can help create the... View ArticleContinue reading
What Happens When Representatives Look For New Jobs
How do you know if a retiring Representative is negotiating for their next job while working at their current one?... View ArticleContinue reading
Let The Good Times (Continue to) Roll
In today's edition, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reports that the annual Washington Mardi Gras party kicks off tonight at the Washington Hilton, a weekend-long event billed as "one of the most sought-after tickets in any season in Washington." The event's parties, the paper says, "are arguably the most intimate gatherings of businesspeople, politicians and lobbyists left in Washington" after new congressional ethics rules were adopted. Writing that the parties are"a throwback to the days when politicians and lobbyists socialized regularly outside the glare of the public spotlight," the paper added that they are "largely immune to the new ethics standards."
A secretive, Louisiana-based group headed by a lobbyist and former aide to now lobbyist and former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) organizes the event. The organization declined to name this year's corporate sponsors, but in years past they included R.J. Reynolds, BellSouth, and Lockheed Martin, according to the paper.Continue reading