Lobbyist-Backed Parties At RNC Skirt The Law

From The Huffington Post:

Even though it’s against the law, lobbyists are throwing parties for members of Congress at the Republican National Convention, NBC News reports.

The 2007 Honest Leadership and Open Government Act prohibits lawmakers from attending convention parties that are “directly paid for by a registered lobbyist” or “a private entity that retains or employs such a registered lobbyist.” Here’s the loophole: As long as lobbyists and their employers do not directly pay for the party, it’s a free-for-all.