Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., led 168 House Democrats in scorning the FCC for its failure to enforce rules that require advertisers to disclose the true sponsors of political ads.Continue reading
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SOP. No Email Address
I was in Louisville over the weekend and had a chance introduction to freshman Rep. John Yarmuth. Even though our families have been acquaintances for years, I am pretty certain this is the first time we've met, even though we both grew up there. I told him about Sunlight and suggested we get together when he returns to Washington so I could tell him more.
To make a note about following up, I just pulled out the business card that he gave me -- standard issue no doubt. Guess what? No email address!
It's little stuff like that that reminds me just how Congress has insulated itself from the public and 21st century technology. I'm betting on people like Yarmuth to change that.Continue reading