Today’s Political Activity Law A.M. Report for Tuesday, Nov. 16

DeLay trial news

In the Austin American-Statesman here.

Lobbyists may return to Hill

Roll Call reports.

The Ethics Committee and an oil and gas bill

In the news here.

A Republican lawmaker who sits on an ethics panel that charged Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) earlier this year did not consult the House ethics committee before unveiling a bill that would benefit oil-and-gas companies that pay him royalties.

Reid alleged apology for admonishment

This story involves the Burris admonishment from 2009.

Outgoing Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) said that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had apologized to him for the ethics proceedings against Burris in 2009.

“Obama darling Google” target of GOP?

The Hill’s Sara Jerome explains.

The Times on Rangel

In this editorial.

Now he has raised even more questions about his fitness to represent his district.

Replace the FEC with a website

An idea here.

Ring News

From the Post.

The fine print

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