BUSH OFFICE OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND THE RNC IN THE NEWS. The Times reports that the Office of Special Counsel released a report critical of President Bush’s Office of Political Affairs. “The report by the Office of Special Counsel finds that the Bush administration’s Office of Political Affairs — overseen by Karl Rove — served almost as an extension of the Republican National Committee, developing a “target list” of Congressional races, organizing dozens of briefings for political appointees to press them to work for party candidates, and sending cabinet officials out to help these campaigns.” The report is online here. Politico’s story is here. The Post’s here.
LOBBYING AND REGULATIONS. A lot of lobbying will move from K Street to the agencies. Roll Call.
HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM NEWS. In the Post. “A meeting Monday between the Issa and Cummings, the respective chairman and ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, didn’t go well.”
PUBLIC FINANCING NEWS AND OPINION. The Post’s opinion is here. “Fix the system – don’t junk it.”
PUBLIC FINANCING IN NEW YORK. Here’s a report saying that the state may consider it.
TRAINING LOBBYISTS IN ALABAMA. A news report with video is available here.
DO YOU BELIEVE IT’S BEEN THREE YEARS OF POLITICALACTIVITYLAW.COM? Hard to believe, but today is the three year anniversary of the site. Thanks to you and your emails and tweets I’ve been excited to keep it going this long and look forward to bigger and better things for the site in the future. I don’t have a lot of time right now for tearful reminiscence; but thank you so much for your interest and a have a great day.