The Washington Post’s Cash for Access Plan

The Times reports that the Post’s “salon” program to facilitate contact between lobbyists and officeholders and officials has been canceled.

A flier sent to potential sponsors of the first such event, set for July 21 at the home of the publisher, Katharine Weymouth, promised off-the-record, nonconfrontational conversation with Post reporters and editors, Obama administration officials and members of Congress, according to, which first reported the story Thursday morning.

According to another Times piece, the White House sent a letter or email to the “Obama administration” describing an online form invitees can use to submit requests to attend events.  No word on which Obama administration officials had already accepted invitations to the events, if any.  Rahm Emanuel denied being invited, according to the Times.

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