Here are some of the more interesting media mentions of Sunlight and our friends and allies over the past week:... View ArticleContinue reading
Here are a few of the more interesting media mentions of Sunlight and our friends and grantees from this week:... View ArticleContinue reading
This Feb. 2nd Newshour segment is from before Tom Daschle dropped out, but the discussion regarding the revolving door and... View ArticleContinue reading
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