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Concerts, Maritime Mingling And Loads Of Sponsors: Welcome To Philly!

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

While the RNC shindigs seemed to suffer a slow start, the Democratic National Convention hosted a successful first 24 hours of cushy events that promoted mingling between those on the public payroll and the corporate chieftains and lobbyists that underwrite the festivities.

Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

Dutch Ruppersberger Wins Re-Election To Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) won re-election to Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections, the Associated Press reports. Ruppersberger defeated R...

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Against Critical Review

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees issued a rare joint statement on Friday in defense of the National Security Agency after a pre...

Fresh NSA Surveillance Effort Comes At Awkward Time

Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who oversee U.S. intelligence agencies are working to expand the government's spyi...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Defends NSA Spying, But Questions Emerge | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and intelligence officials mounted a vigorous and detailed defense of the National Security Agency's Internet and phone data s...

White House Threatens To Veto Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a controversial cybersecurity bill out of concern that it fails to protect the privacy of Internet users...

Gerry Smith

CISPA Is Back, But So Are Its Devoted Detractors | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology

Thousands of websites, including Craigslist and Reddit, demonstrated their opposition this week to a controversial cybersecurity bill, arguing the mea...

Pressure Builds On White House To Block Controversial Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

A petition urging the Obama Administration to prevent a controversial cybersecurity bill from becoming law has reached 100,000 signatures -- the neces...

Amanda Terkel

House Intelligence Committee Members Condemn Michele Bachmann | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House Intelligence Committee are declining to stick up for their colleagues' anti-Muslim allegations, saying that their c...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill's Authors Will Add Amendments To Address Privacy Concerns | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology

Authors of a cybersecurity bill said Tuesday they will amend their legislation in response to privacy concerns before the House votes on the controver...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill Authors Defend Legislation Against 'Privacy Disaster' Claims | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.10.2012 | Technology

Authors of a cybersecurity bill sought to rebut criticisms on Tuesday from civil liberties groups who say the legislation does not protect consumers f...

SOPA 2.0? New Bill Has Internet Activists Scared -- Again

Los Angeles Times | Morgan Little | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

In spite of their hopes, Internet activists are finding that their efforts to keep the digital world free of further regulation did not end with SOPA'...

House Dem Pushes For Billion-Dollar Missile Defense Satellite

Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense WASHINGTON -- A powerful House Democrat announced Wednesday that he will fight for a billion dollar-plus space ...