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New Political Reality TV Network Announced

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Recent developments in national debate over campaign finance reform have had an instantaneous and wholesale effect on television. That's right, move over "Jersey Shore" and nightly news.

Lobbyists Mount Campaign To Sway Obama's State Of The Union Address

Roll Call | Kate Ackley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbyists and representatives for interest groups are engaging in last-minute conference calls and meetings with White House officials hoping to sway ...

Arthur Delaney

K Street Thrived In 2009: The Proof Is In The Numbers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The lobbying industry demonstrated its resilience last year in the face of the recession and is fully expected to smash previous spending records. On ...

Arthur Delaney

No Less Lobbying, But Less Disclosure In Obama's First Year | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hordes of lobbyists have deregistered in the last two years after Congress enacted more onerous disclosure requirements and the Obama administration p...

Lobbyists Delisting, Going Underground To Avoid New Law

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the new rules, the number of advocates who registered as lobbyists appeared to have grown steadily, peaking in late 2007. A tally by the nonpar...

The Fight For Biogenerics

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Kramer

You know a health care bill isn't right for the American people when it carves out a legal monopoly for Big Pharma and Botox. Our Congressional leaders should be capable of more.

How Deep Is D.C. Corruption? So Deep That When Obama Tries to Clean It Up, Lobbyists Publicly Spaz

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Some might say that hey, it's not a big deal for lobbyists to serve on advisory panels, because those panels are only "advisory." But that label is deliberately deceptive.

Tony Podesta Has A Party Pooper

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington luminaries raised glasses in honor of lobbyist Tony Podesta, who celebrated his 65th birthday on Friday night with a party at the National ...

Washington: Totally Disconnected From Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.

Lobbyists On Pace For Record Year

Politico | VICTORIA MCGRANE | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Main Street has had a tough year, losing jobs and seeing little evidence of the economic revival that experts say has already begun. But K Street i...

K Street Lobbyists Fall Victim To Lay-Offs

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Laid-off Americans can rest assured -- even lobbyists for bailed-out financial firms have seen their jobs claimed by the worst economic crisis since t...

Can We Afford to Let Blanche Lincoln Stop Health Care Reform Dead in Its Tracks?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Blue America has run TV spots against Lincoln all summer and fall and she's watched her re-elect numbers dwindle. This week Blue America has a brand new ad for Arkansas voters to look at.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Washington

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

In just the first half of 2009, the 15 New Democrats on Financial Services committee "received about $1.9 million in contributions from the finance, insurance and real estate industries."

Obama and the K Street Set

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

Barack Obama's Washington was not supposed to be the lobbyists' Washington, the place we learned to despise during the last administration.

What's The New "K Street"? HuffPost Asked, You Answered

Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday, LobbyBlog asked readers to submit new nicknames for the lobbying industry after the Washington Post declared that "K Street" is "soooo Clin...

"K Street" No Longer An Apt Term For Lobbyists, According To Washington Post

Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LobbyBlog was upset to read in the Washington Post's epic story on Ristorante Tosca, a favorite feeding ground of lobbyists, that the term "K Street" ...

Ed Yingling Wins "Golden Throne" Award

Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Center for Media and Democracy has unveiled new icon to go with Wall Street's golden parachutes and golden handcuffs: The Golden Throne, an award ...

"Army Of Mentally Ill Homeless People" Swarms K Street

Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bill Myers of the Washington Examiner reports Wednesday that an "army of mentally ill homeless people has set up camp along the K Street blocks that c...

Arthur Delaney

Lawmakers Skip Thursday Hearings To Raise Funds | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Congress is back in session, its members are busy with two jobs: Making laws and raising campaign funds. Good government groups insist the tw...

Lobbyists Feel The Recession: Lobbying In Marked Decline | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Overall spending on lobbying has leveled off for the first time in a decade, according to disclosure data filed with Congress. Lobbying revenue for ma...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Click here for the latest from the new and improved LobbyBlog! September 4, 2009 AUTO DEALERS SPENT $776,000 ON LOBBYING IN SECOND QUARTER Auto dea...

Arthur Delaney

HuffPost Money No Good At Senate GOP Fundraiser | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Huffington Post's party crashing team has been absolutely starved for fundraisers this August. Lawmakers have deserted the capital for their distr...

Candidates Turn To Lobbyists For Fundraising Help | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A number of candidates facing tough re-election bids are turning to K Street for fundraising help. July 15 was the first time that candidates' poli...

Obama's Agenda: Hope, Change and Lobby-Centricity

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Obama's self-imposed rule against lobbyists in his administration, and the method whereby he is now implementing his progressive agenda, hews toward a rather perverse irony, if not hypocrisy.

Key Dem Plays Hardball, Warns Lobbyists Not To Even Meet With Senate GOP

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top aides to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) called a last-minute, pre-emptive strike on Wednesday with a group of prominent Democratic l...