"Good Morning America" and the "Today" show both talked with Sunlighters about why the public deserves transparency around political conventions.Continue reading
Political Party Time takeover: Sunlight at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Sunlight's Melissa Yeager, Libby Watson and Louis Serino crash the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia! Stay tuned to our blog as they'll be live-tweeting, snapping photos, shooting videos and bringing you the latest news — all with a focus on money in politics, influence and more. We'll be compiling the most interesting missives from the DNC.Continue reading
Convention Report: The Fun List
Just as I did last week in Tampa, I will turn off my MacBook and just take in the final... View ArticleContinue reading
Democratic Convention Report: A Celebration in Charlotte
Well, I thought we escaped the rain. The Sunlight Foundation is covering convention influence once again this week, this time... View ArticleContinue reading
Introducing the new and improved Party Time
Just in time for the really big political parties in Tampa and Charlotte, Party Time's gussied up!
Four years after it launched to cover the 2008 presidential elections, Party Time, the only resource that tracks presidential and congressional fundraisers and convention parties for political movers and shakers has gotten a makeover. New features, including a calendar tracking the frequency of events and a new section dedicated to the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention, make Party Time even more user friendly.
The new look is part of Sunlight's convention coverage, which will include on-the-ground reports, photos posted ...Continue reading
In Broad Daylight: Cell, Cell, Cell…
Sen. McCain, can you hear me now? Sen. Stevens pays for his own lunch like a big boy. And Rep.... View ArticleContinue reading
Are the parties over?
Republican presidential nominee John McCain has apparently cancelled all but the most essential official convention activities due Hurricane Gustav's menacing approach toward the Gulf Coast. That means Monday will have none of the normal convention hullabaloo -- the customary succession of speeches (President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney had already cancelled their appearances) will be foregone.
That leaves me with two questions: 1) Will the unofficial parties -- those events sponsored by private interests that occur outside the arena -- still go on as planned? And 2) will curtailing a lot of the rhetoric, including the endless parade of ...Continue reading
C-SPAN Jumps to 21st Century for Conventions
C-SPAN announced today that it will host a large amount of convention coverage on its web site and on other... View ArticleContinue reading
Party Time at the Conventions
Today’s edition of The New York Times profiles Steven Farber, a very successful lobbyist, who helped secure the Democratic National... View ArticleContinue reading