WHITE HOUSE DONOR PARTY. Story here. “President Barack Obama hosted an exclusive White House dinner on Friday for some of his most elite fund-raisers, including a group from Chicago.”
OCE UPDATE. The Hill. “The outside ethics board will cease to exist in less than a month unless Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) replace at least four of the panel’s six members.”
TIES TO NEW CHAIRMEN. Story here. “The post-election shake-up on House committees has enhanced the brands of lobbyists who are considered close to the new leaders.”
ORNSTEIN ON CFR. Roll Call. “I hope lawmakers of both parties, who have been alarmed, or at least made uneasy, by the 2012 campaign would take a careful look at [the Empowering Citizens Act] and see it as a very positive and constructive step to make the broken system work better.”
DC: ALLEGATION GRAY CONCEALED. The Post. “Federal officials investigating Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 campaign have recently focused on allegations that campaign staff members encouraged some supporters to donate by promising that their contributions would not be reported, several people familiar with the investigation said.”
CA: LOBBYIST FINED. Story here. “The state Fair Political Practices Commission has fined Sacramento lobbyist Lori Kammerer and her firm $2,000 for sending a letter to lawmakers last year on behalf of a fictional Coalition of Small and Disabled Veteran Businesses.”
CO: COMPLAINT SETTLED. Story here. “According to the Colorado Campaign and Political Finance Manual, candidates and their committees must list the individual LLC member’s name and the name of the company he or she represents in an effort to make sure that the LLCs are not ‘corporations or labor organizations; natural person who is not a U.S. Citizen; foreign government; professional, volunteer lobbyist of a principal of a lobbyist.'”
HAVE A GREAT DAY. I’ll prepare the next set of links on Monday. Have a great weekend.