Live from D.C.

GOP to Broadcast Lobbyist Meeting

Hopefully the cameras will be able to capture all the action through the cigar smoke: Republicans are going to live stream their upcoming meeting to set the party’s agenda with lobbyists—a meeting for which liberals have been hammering them as of late. Earlier this week, it became known that Republicans had invited lobbyists from large trade groups to participate in their America Speaking Out series; the invitation said the meeting would “produce a new policy agenda with a small group of trade association leaders.” A spokesman for America Speaking Out says, “If the DNC wants to listen in about how their polices are hurting private-sector job growth, we’re happy to oblige.”