Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.
  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including news that Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has pledged to keep federal transparency sites online despite budget cuts, reports that the nuclear regulator lets the nuclear industry write the rules, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich announced that the budget deal is online with 72 hours for the public to read and consider the bill. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich announced that House Oversight Committee Chairman Congressman Darrell Issa has pledged to keep e-government transparency sites online despite potential budget cuts. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Patrick Simmons reported that Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) is holding a fundraiser that includes a four mile run across the National Mall. (Party Time Blog)
  • Scott Stadum blogged on his Tool for Transparency, Google Reader. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich defended Data.gov, noting that the current budget battles throws clarity on what it is we could lose if Data.gov were to go dark. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Keenan Steiner noted that four top aides to House Democratic leaders have been tapped to host a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. (Party Time Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including support for Data.gov, news that Karl Rodney, publisher of Carib News, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about how a 2007 Caribbean conference was financed, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Luigi Montanez looked at the relationship between Data.gov and developers, noting that it acts as a strong foundation that developers can build upon and noted the many projects built from it. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that revolving door lobbyists populate the Electronic Payments Coalition, a coalition to derail the implementation of rules governing the price charged to retail businesses by banks and credit unions every time a customer uses a debit card to pay. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal noted that House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) has been showered with financial industry contributions. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Zubedah Nanfuka included the weekly roundup of transparency bloggers, highlighting bloggers from Oregon, Georgia, Connecticut, Oklahoma, and Maryland. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Take a look at the previous day’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency related events. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)