National Journal Online

Quigley On Lobbyists And Transparency

This week's advocacy and lobbying stories on National Journal: (subscription) "Q & A: Quigley On Lobbyists And Transparency: " The occupant of a historically corrupt House seat takes on ethics legislation. "FCC's Broadband Bummer:" The agency could counter a recent court setback by reclassifying broadband as a "heavily regulated" service. "On The Move:" John Hardy Jr.

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 9:09am

Members Ask OCE To Release PMA Documents

From this morning's Earlybird: • Reps. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Paul Hodes, D-N.H., "submitted a letter Thursday to the Office of Congressional Ethics, asking the investigative body to release documents collected during its probe of the now-defunct lobbying firm PMA Group," Roll Call (subscription) reports.

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:39am

Steve Jobs Assails Flash Software

From this morning's Earlybird: • "Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs escalated his fight with Adobe Systems Inc. over the software known as Flash, a battle that could shape the evolution of video and gaming on mobile devices," the Wall Street Journal reports.

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:36am

Hotline After Dark -- You Are My Sunshine State, My Only Sunshine State

"World News" led with the Gulf Shore oil disaster. "Evening News" led with oil. "Nightly News" led with oil.

Last night, it was all about FL Gov. Charlie Crist's (R) decision to run for the Senate as an indie.

Ex-state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) appeared on "Hannity" 4/29 p.m.

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:32am

Friday's Starting Lineup

Good Friday morning. Didn't make it to The Hotline's Political Pursuit last night? Never fear, we'll have more trivia questions for you to noodle over later today.

Here's today's Starting Lineup, previewing the people who will make a difference in politics in the next week:

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:36am

Photos From Hotline's Political Pursuit

A few moments from last night's second annual Hotline Political Pursuit, courtesy of National Journal's Liz Lynch:

The teams assemble. From left: The broadcast team, the members-only team and the old school print team.

The broadcast team, CNN's Dana Bash, NBC's Chuck Todd and ABC's Jonathan Karl, answer their last emails before game time.

More shots after the jump.

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 6:59am

College Costs Spark Debate

Is the business model of higher education broken?Yes, according to University of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan and Gail Mellow , president of LaGuardia Community College in New York. "With the economy as it is, the public sector will not be able to make the investment to hold down tuition

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:00am

Old School Journos Take Trivia Crown

"Print media is not dead!" The Hotline's John Mercurio declared, as a powerhouse team of old-school journalists stormed back to take the crown at the second annual edition of Political Pursuit.

The team, anchored by Roll Call's Shira Toeplitz, Time's Jay Newton Small, Washington Post's Chris Cillizza and veteran political analyst Stu Rothenberg, got off to a slow start but turned in consistently solid late-round performances.

Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 9:30pm

The Hotline's Political Pursuit!

The second annual Hotline Political Pursuit, a heated test of top trivia mavens, is happening now at a packed DAR hall.

Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 8:21pm

Senators Chastise Apple, Google For Skipping Hearing

Apple and Google got a scolding Thursday from key Senate Commerce Committee leaders for failing to accept an invitation to testify at a Commerce subcommittee hearing on updating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Senate Commerce Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee Chairman Mark Pryor, D-Ark., praised Facebook and Microsoft for appearing at the hearing and went on to chastise Apple and Google for not showing up to testify.

Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 5:11pm