| Jan. 22, 2014, 11:04 a.m.
A multinational automobile manufacturer has increased federal lobbying during the fourth quarter of 2013.
| Jan. 21, 2014, 6:23 p.m.
A Governor and his wife, who accepted gifts, loans and vacations from a businessman who sought access to state officials, were charged today with felony counts in a federal corruption investigation.
| Jan. 21, 2014, 5:53 p.m.
The recovery of the U.S. housing market with its rising home values has sent the realtors into more action on keeping the recovery going and accomplishing their legislative goals.
The National Association of Realtors listed $12,620,000 in lobbying expenditures during the third quarter of 2013. This is a jump of $4,380,000 or 53% from the $8,240,000 spent in the third quarter. For all of 2013, they spent $38,500,000.
| Jan. 21, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
The company with the most drug stores in the country doubled their lobbying expenditures at the same time the President Obama’s Affordable Care Act took effect.
| Jan. 21, 2014, 12:11 p.m.
The Chamber of Commerce of the U.S., the top-ranked organization spending funds on lobbying the federal government, increased their lobbying expenditures by more than one-third during the 4th quarter of 2013.
| Jan. 20, 2014, 8:14 p.m.
Some organizations spending on lobbying the federal government during the fourth quarter showed large reductions in spending from the third quarter, according to early filings.
| Jan. 20, 2014, 10:04 a.m.
While ratings are going downhill for Congress and lobbyists, some in Congress and the lobbying world have found a way to make it profitable and enjoyable.
| Jan. 17, 2014, 4:16 p.m.
A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by lobbyists who wanted to serve on a federal advisory panel, but had been blocked by a 2009 ban on lobbyists’ participating. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion, reversing the lower court that dismissed the complaint, and sending the case back to the lower court to decide whether the government’s ban on lobbyists outweighs the constitutional rights of
| Jan. 17, 2014, 9:55 a.m.
In an action that may be part of a strategic plan to bring pressure on someone under investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a person who is a friend and donor to a Congressman who is currently under investigation for campaign finance violations.
| Jan. 16, 2014, 3:51 p.m.
After Commissioners failed to agree to start an investigation of a non-profit organization that spent almost $100 million during the 2010 election, several groups have announced they will sue the agency.
| Jan. 16, 2014, 2:03 p.m.
Over one hundred top U.S. corporations have disclosed funneling $185 million to more than one thousand political non-profit organizations in 2012.
| Jan. 15, 2014, 10:31 a.m.
While Republicans fought over who would win a special Republican primary, the Democrat rolled in more funds for the special general election in March.
| Jan. 15, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
The top staff of political organizations have found their positions very lucrative for themselves, even if their organizations did not accomplish their election goals.
| Jan. 13, 2014, 4:57 p.m.
When most lobbyists exit a meeting on Capitol Hill, they leave behind a one-pager, or, if they’re really ambitious, maybe a 30-page report.
| Jan. 13, 2014, 1:26 p.m.
A team of reporters who revealed the extent of Washington insider government information provided to Wall Street traders, has won a journalism award from the Investigative Reporters & Editors organization.
| Jan. 13, 2014, 11:46 a.m.
A U.S. Congresswoman received a bundle of $16,000 in campaign contributions from ten employees of a high-tech Texas charter school system that also receives federal grants.
| Jan. 10, 2014, 12:11 p.m.
As the Congress looks at the issues of poverty and income inequality, a new study shows most members of Congress are millionaires.
| Jan. 10, 2014, 11:39 a.m.
Members of Congress and lobbyists continue to take advantage of loopholes in the gift and travel rules put in place after the Jack Abramoff scandal.
| Jan. 9, 2014, 12:59 p.m.
A conservative Texas super PAC has spent $744K on media opposing Rep. Steve Stockman for the U.S. Senate.
| Jan. 9, 2014, 11:13 a.m.
The House of Representatives has entered the electronic age for personal financial information on members by making public its first electronic filing from a member of the House disclosing their stock transactions.