AKIN AND THE TORRICELLI SCENARIO. Volokh. “Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have both suggested that Akin step aside. But can he do that?”
PIPELINE POLITICS. The Post. “Political boundaries crumbled as the pipeline proposal united Nebraskans across party lines and divided them within. Ultimately, it became a political litmus test in the presidential race.”
JARRETT’S FINANCES. WFB. “Senior White House adviser and long-time Obama confidant Valerie Jarrett’s role in a number of controversial Chicago housing developments has garnered her investments worth millions of dollars while highlighting the administration’s extensive business ties to presidential donors.”
RYAN AMENDED. Story here. “Rep. Paul Ryan changed his financial disclosure documents this spring to show the addition of a trust valued between $1 million and $5 million, while Mitt Romney’s campaign was vetting him for the Republican presidential ticket.”
NO REIMBURSEMENT. Story here. “Westport’s first selectman says the town has been informed it will not be reimbursed thousands of dollars for President Barack Obama’s visit for a fundraiser earlier this month.”
FEC AGENDA. The agenda for this week’s Federal Election Commission meeting is available here.
NY: VOTING REFORMS. The Times. “People with a valid driver’s license or state-issued nondriver’s identification card will be able to register to vote on the Department of Motor Vehicles Web site.”
RYAN RETURNS. The Times. “The couple reported an adjusted gross income for 2011 of $323,416 — about half of which came from Mr. Ryan’s salary as a congressman from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee — and paid $64,764 in federal income taxes.”
EARMARK NEWS. Roll Call. “President Barack Obama’s administration eliminated $473 million in old transportation earmarks today, telling states to reallocate the money by the end of the year or lose it for good.”
CA: LOBBYIST FEE HIKE? Story here. “Lobbyists and political committee will have to pay more for the privilege of doing business in California if a bill approved by the Assembly becomes law.”
KS: OPEN MEETINGS LAW IN THE NEWS. Story here. “KOMA prohibits the voting majority of a legislative body, or a quorum, from meeting behind closed doors to discuss business.”
NC: SOLICITING LOBBYISTS. Story here. “Political fundraising requests continue to flood the in-boxes of North Carolina lobbyists, despite state campaign finance laws that make such donations illegal.”
LA REFORMS? Story here. “Should L.A. City Council candidates receive matching funds only for donations made by city residents, or should they apply to gifts from anyone who lives in the county?”
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