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Lobbyist group lobbies White House for guidance on lobbying loophole

According to the American Lobbyist League, some regulations enacted by the Obama administration to create government transparency have actually had the opposite of their intended effect. Now the organization, a Washington-based trade group, is asking president for guidance in creating a more open system, reports this post at BLT: The…

Renewed call for China ‘Jasmine rallies’

BEIJING – An online campaign has urged people in 13 Chinese cities to rally every Sunday to press for government transparency and free expression, following a call last week for Middle East-style protests. The new call, posted this week on a blog run by overseas-based human rights website Boxun.com, appeared…