BREAKING NEWS: BIN LADEN KILLED IN RAID. Story here.
TRUMP, PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE, AND THE DECISION. The Post looks at Donald Trump’s personal financial disclosure obligations if he becomes a candidate. “He won’t officially declare his candidacy because the Ethics in Government Act requires those running for federal office to file disclosures of their personal finances.” The article refers to this recent Office of Government Ethics advisory on presidential candidate personal financial disclosures.
ANONYMOUS DONORS AND THE D’S. The Times.
AXE DEFENDING THE D’S. “Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod defended on Sunday two new independent fundraising groups created and designed to help President Barack Obama win re-election.” Politico.
PRIORITIES USA VIEWS. “Obama’s hypocrisy isn’t the only problem. The biggest problem is the ruthlessness with which he, his union supporters, and others will exhibit in raising money for his re-election campaign and in interdicting any money flowing to his opponents directly or indirectly, in 2012.” The American Spectator.
DRAFT EO IN THE NEWS. “A draft executive order from the White House that would force government contractors to disclose their political contributions is drawing consternation from K Street.” The Hill.
TIMES SUPPORTS DRAFT EO. In this editorial.
FACEBOOK ADS AND HOUSE RULES. Roll Call. “Franking statutes forbid House Members from using official resources to send mass mailings outside of their district. But Facebook’s advertising platform is too imprecise to prove with certainty that only a Member’s constituents would receive an ad placed on the social network.”
NEW NEWT NEWS? AJC.
FOR-PROFIT COLLEGE LOBBYING. In the news here.
A YEAR WITHOUT EARMARKS. Roll Call. “Facing a world without earmarks, House appropriators from both parties are telling colleagues not to request any pork projects this year and are warning that any spending request that looks like it would benefit a single recipient will be treated like an earmark and eliminated.”
TRANSPARENCY CAMP 2011. I had a great time attending a few sessions of Transparency Camp 2011 and came away with a lot of new case studies, sites, and projects to consider. I hope to catch video of some of what I missed. I had my camera and a few of my photos are here.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.