Political activity law A.M. report for Wed., Jan. 5

Good morning.

Boehner on the interwebs

The Speaker’s blog spells out where to find Speaker Boehner online.

House Ethics news

Roll Call.

The House Ethics Committee will move into new office space in the 112th Congress with a new chairman and a new official name, but it still might need to address some old issues.

The Committee on Standards and Official Conduct will be renamed the Committee on Ethics.  Now law firms are going to have to change all those guidebooks and memoranda…

Where are earmarks?

Not gone for good.  Politico.

Advanced legislative process

The Times covers the House’s new rules.

In search of a rationale for lobbying regulation

Rick Hasen posted a draft of his new article, “Lobbying, Rent Seeking, and the Constitution” on SSRN.  More and links here.

Staffers to watch

Are listed by the Post.

Maryland campaign finance reform board

News here.

A group of lawmakers and election lawyers called Tuesday for tighter state regulations on giving by political slates and limited-liability corporations, two-oft criticized ways that donors may flood candidates with money.

More tomorrow

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