Sunlight Foundation video: Washington's Lobbyist Fix -- The Advisory Committee on Transparency. March 16, 2011. I'm posting this year-old video because Dan Eggen is a panelist on a forum on the topic of transparency.
The only thing better this week than hot pizza and cold beer while watching the beginning of the NCAA basketball tourney on TV -unexpectedly being served-up some sweet hypocrisy on a silver platter!
The Washington Post
The Influence Industry blog
Pro-disclosure groups often don’t disclose themselves
By Dan Eggen,
Published: March 14, 2012
In a bid to limit the impact of “secret money” in the 2012 elections, a coalition of liberal-leaning groups announced a campaign this week aimed at pressuring corporations to reveal donations to political groups.
There is one complication, however: Many of the groups behind the effort also don’t disclose their donors to the public.
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politics/the-influence- industry-pro-disclosure- groups-often-dont-disclose- themselves/2012/03/13/ gIQAs9X9CS_story.html
Take a look while you're at it at the WaPo's Campaign 2012 Campaign Finance Explorer chart at http://wapo.st/zESKIX
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