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K Street Files: Ben Nelson Forming New Firm

Former Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced Friday that he is setting up an Omaha consulting and government affairs shop called Heartland Strategy Group.

K Street Files: Hey, Is That Jack Abramoff Dressed as a $100 Bill?

At the height of D.C.ís spring tourist season, visitors may very well witness something bizarre: A flock of activists dressed as $100 bills running from K Street to Capitol Hill.

K Street Files: Manufacturers, Citing Job Losses, Oppose Carbon Tax

Congress and the White House, like most of K Street, may be consumed with the latest fiscal crisis. But even though a carbon tax seems like a policy relic from the past, the National Association of Manufacturers has decided to keep the heat on against the possibility.

K Street Files: Lugar Takes Over Hotel Association

Katherine Lugar, a top lobbyist at the Retail Industry Leaders Association, will take the helm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association starting April 17 and plans to step up the groupís lobbying profile.

K Street Files: Gun Group Hires Elmendorf; Podesta Adds Staffer

The gun safety and gun control lobbying group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has brought on the well-connected Democratic firm Elmendorf Ryan, the organization announced.

K Street Files: A Business-Labor Brotherhood?

Business and labor donít agree on all that much, but representatives of the two sectors have joined to collaborate on the Partnership for Multiemployer Retirement Security. The partnership on Tuesday released a report, billed as offering private sector solutions, to help shore up ailing pension plans.

K Street Files: Fix the Debt's Club of Former Members; New Lobbyists Join Meyers

The Campaign to Fix the Debt has added new names to the club of former lawmakers on its newly created Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council.

K Street Files: Ex-Frank Aides Open Lobbying Shop

Two longtime aides to ex-Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., opened their own lobbying shop this month.

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K Street Files: Giffords PAC Hires Seasoned Strategists

An A-list of seasoned Democratic strategists will head the Washington office of Americans for Responsible Solutions, the new gun safety group and super PAC set up by ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, Mark Kelly.

K Street Files: Edwina Rogers Suing Ex-Accountant

Edwina Rogers, the ex-wife of BGR lobbyist Ed Rogers, has filed a lawsuit against the coupleís former accountant, alleging breach of contract, professional negligence and infliction of emotional distress, according to recently filed court documents.

K Street Files: No Lobbyist? No Problem, Graves Says

The House Small Business Committee wants to make it easier for little companies that may lack Washington savvy ó and pricey lobbyists ó to vent their opinions on federal regulations that will affect them.

K Street Files: Defense, Tax Aides Join McBee

McBee Strategic Consulting has added four new executive vice presidents to its team: Ted Anderson, a former Pentagon official; Bruce Holmes, a retired Navy SEAL; Chelsea Henderson, an ex-policy adviser to former Sen. John Warner, R-Va.; and Dawn Levy OíDonnell, a former Democratic aide on the Senate Finance Committee.

K Street Files: New Faces at Harlow Foundation, Thorn Run

The K Street-focused Bryce Harlow Foundation announced five new board members Monday: Paul Brathwaite, principal at the Podesta Group; Phil Brady, senior vice president of government affairs for Phillips 66; Peter Davidson, senior vice president for federal affairs at Verizon Communications Inc.; Craig Purser, president and CEO of the National Beer Wholesalers Association; and Angela Riemer, senior director of federal government relations at Pfizer Inc..

K Street Files: At Start of Second Term, Lobbyists Get Over Obama's Cold Shoulder

The Obama administration may not be outwardly keen on lobbyists, but plenty of K Streeters showed up to fete the start of the presidentís second term at the Ford Motor Co. inaugural gala on Monday.

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K Street Files: Two Jobs Better Than One for Nelson

Former Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., is joining the public affairs firm Agenda, the outfit announced Tuesday. The firm is also bringing on Ed Schafer, a former secretary of Agriculture and North Dakota governor. Both will be senior advisers.

K Street Files: Lieberman Aide to Artemis Strategies

Artemis Strategies has added Joe Harris Jr., counsel to retired Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., as a vice president. Harris will work with clients to advance their policy priorities before Congress and the executive branch as well as with governors, the firm said in a statement.

K Street Files: Business Roundtable Weighs In on Entitlements

With an overhaul of entitlement programs possible on the horizon, the Business Roundtable is flexing its muscle on Social Security and Medicare.

K Street Files: Media Matters, MoveOn Adviser Takes Reins at NARAL

Ilyse Hogue, a former staffer for Media Matters for America and MoveOn.org, will join NARAL Pro-Choice America as its president, the organization announced Monday.

K Street Files: Ex-Rep. Bartlett Going to Levick

When former Rep. Steve Bartlett, R-Texas, stepped down last year from the Financial Services Roundtable, he said he wasnít retiring. He announced Monday that heís joining the crisis communications firm Levick as a strategic policy adviser.

K Street Files: TCH Group, Polaris Add Lobbyists

Allison Nyholm, most recently a policy adviser at the American Petroleum Institute, has joined the lobby shop TCH Group as a partner, the firm announced Wednesday.




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