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K Street Files: Steve McBee on Leaving His Shop (Updated)

Updated Dec. 26, 11:40 a.m. | Steve McBee never was your typical K Street character.

K Street Files: Democratic Lobbyists Still Have Value

The Democrats may have taken a pummeling in this month’s elections, but K Street still sees value in hiring them.

K Street Files: Is That a Lobbyist Knocking on Your Door?

With the midterm elections one week away, K Street lobbyists are taking their powers of persuasion to the campaign trail. Their target audience: voters.

Will All the GOP Lobbyists Please Stand Up?

Kimberley Fritts may not be the Podesta Group’s typical public persona. That role most often belongs to Democratic donor and firm founder Tony Podesta.

Who Has Time for Legislating Anyway? | K Street Files

Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services panel, was in a rush to recess a lengthy markup so he and the other lawmakers could make it across the street to the Capitol for evening floor votes.

Coffees, Cocktails for Cantor Staffers

Reality has set in for aides to outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and it looks something like this: coffee and cocktails with headhunters, lobbyists, chiefs of staff, old friends and business contacts. In short, anyone who can help in the job search.

Unemployment Extension Cause Has Invisible Lobby | K Street Files

Walk through the Capitol South Metro station and you’ll pass SoftBank ads that festoon the walls — but you won’t see a campaign for the 3 million people hoping Congress will pass an unemployment insurance extension.

Big Business' Summer Agenda | K Street Files

Big business’ summer agenda on Capitol Hill reads like one big do-over.

Obama's Unlobbyists | K Street Files

In the past week, reporters — like me — have pored over the most recent lobbying disclosures. We’re looking for stories about the revenue patterns at K Street’s notable shops.

Obama's Unlobbyists | K Street Files

In the past week, reporters — like me — have pored over the most recent lobbying disclosures. We’re looking for stories about the revenue patterns at K Street’s notable shops.

Groups Try to Mute the Comcast Lobby | K Street Files

Just what will a “Comcastic” lobbying budget buy you? A growing coalition of consumer groups hopes “not a new merger” is the answer.

Revenge of the Little Shops | K Street Files

For three years in a row, the total amount of on-the-record federal lobbying cash has slumped. For three years in a row, Thorn Run Partners’ piece of that total has jumped.

The State of K Street | K Street Files

No one expects a boom in the lobbying business this year. But out of the dysfunction and stalemate of 2013, K Streeters see signs of potential work in select areas, including a revival for an old standby: appropriations.

K Street Files: Former Obama Health Care Guru Heads to K Street

Who says Obama insiders don’t go to K Street?

K Street Files: Hertling Heads to Covington; Patton Boggs Sets Up in Dubai

Veteran congressional aide Richard Hertling, most recently staff director and chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, is joining Covington & Burling’s global public policy and government affairs practice.

K Street Files: CEOs Lobby for Tax Reform

Twenty-one CEOs of some of the country’s biggest companies had a message Monday for members of Congress. They want comprehensive tax reform, and that’s no April Fools’ joke.

K Street Files: Former Hoyer Aide to Lead Drug Group Lobbying

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has filled a prescription for its top lobbyist: Melissa Schulman, a longtime lobbyist with the Bockorny Group and a former congressional aide to Democratic members, will serve as the group’s senior vice president of government affairs.

K Street Files: A Mile-High Client and Kildee's Continuing Cause

The city and county of Denver has a new lobbying firm on retainer: Greenberg Traurig.

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K Street Files: Bono Mack Lands Lobbying Gig

Former Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., who lost her bid for an eighth full term in November, has joined FaegreBD Consulting as a senior vice president, the firm announced Tuesday.

K Street Files: FTI Consulting Snaps Up C2 Group

The C2 Group is off the market.

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