Lobbying for Egypt, what the FEC did, and other Friday political law links

LOBBYIST SWITCH FOR EGYPT? Roll Call reports.  “The government of Egypt has fallen, but its lobbyists in the U.S. soldier on.”

K STREET PRIMARY. It’s undecided.  “Many K Street insiders are close to several of the likely contenders and are waiting to see who will officially jump into the race before showing their cards.”  The Hill.

JUSTICE THOMAS AND ETHICS. The Times editorializes here.

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE FEC YESTERDAY? The agency’s press release is here.  The agency also announced a new rulemaking search system.  More here.

REPUBLICAN STATE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE FINED. The Morning Sentinel (Maine) reports.  “The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices levied the largest fine in its history against the Republican State Leadership Committee for campaign finance report violations.”

$30,000 FINE FOR LOBBYIST TOO LOW? That’s the topic of this report from California.  “Frank J. Molina, whose Sacramento company, Strategic Solutions Advisors, represents several California Indian tribes, admitted to violating the Political Reform Act when he failed to report the payments on quarterly disclosure statements between January 2007 and December 2009, according to the FPPC.”

TRANSPARENCY EVENT TODAY. I’ll be at the much-anticipated Open Forum Foundation event, “Owning Transparency:  People, Processes, and Technology” this morning.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. With an early preview of warmer weather in Washington, it should be a very nice weekend.

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