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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 wasn’t retiring. He announced Monday that he’s 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.

K Street Files: Fahrenkopf Leaving AGA

Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, announced Monday that he is stepping down June 30.

K Street Files: MPAA Casts Strahan

Former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, has given Diane Strahan the role of chief operating officer, the group announced Friday.

K Street Files: Airline Group Lands New Staffer, Lawsuit; Former Senators Lobbying

The lobby group for the U.S. airline industry has added a former Federal Aviation Administration policy wonk: Dan Elwell is deplaning at Airlines for America as senior vice president of safety, security and operations. He will report to A4A’s chief, Nicholas Calio.

K Street Files: Clark Lytle, Thorn Run Add New Partners

The all-Republican lobby shop Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford, which has grown dramatically in recent years, is adding a new partner to kick off the new year. Mike Nielsen, who spent 16 years working on banking and financial services issues as a Senate aide, is joining from the Bennett Group, the firm of former Sen. Robert F. Bennett, R-Utah.

K Street Files: Ference Heads to Lobby Shop

Mike Ference, director for strategic development and senior policy adviser to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is leaving the Virginia Republican’s office to join Shockey Scofield Solutions.

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K Street Files: Progressives Come, Single Out 'Naughty' Lawmakers

John Pilecki, a retired teacher, boarded a bus in his hometown of Pittsburgh just before 5:30 Tuesday morning. He was headed for a rally at the Capitol — his first, he said, since the early 1970s, when he protested the Vietnam war.

K Street Files: Dittus, Boyd Together Again; Invites out for Inaugural Fetes

Washington is filled with holiday-themed clichés this time of year, but the folks over at Story Partners opted for one from the music industry instead to announce the addition of new Senior Vice President Trudi Boyd.

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K Street Files: Skeptics Query Timing of Job Negotiation Disclosures

The news that Rep. Jo Ann Emerson was taking a lobbying gig early next year broke the morning of Dec. 3. A few hours later, a one-page disclosure that the Missouri Republican was in job talks filed with the House Ethics Committee became public in the basement of the Cannon House Office Building.

K Street Files: FreedomWorks Looking to Connect With Minorities

FreedomWorks is launching what it has dubbed the “Black, White & Brown Tour” in an unabashed effort to build support among blacks and Hispanics in preparation for the 2014 congressional elections.

K Street Files: Union Members Head to the Hill; New Firm to Help Clients Find Lobbyists

The Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO and other labor groups dispatched more than 100 members and organizers to Capitol Hill Wednesday as part of a national lobby day.

On a Mission: Lobbying Power to the People

Call it the K Street purge.

K Street Files: The British Are Coming to Venn

VennSquared Communications and its affiliated Venn Strategies are partnering with the London-based firm Luther Pendragon.

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Chamber: Bypass Fiscal Cliff, Add Energy to Discussion

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce may have backed losing candidates in the just-concluded election, but the 100-year-old big-business lobby has no plans to retreat when it comes to playing politics.

K Street Files: Williams Mullen Adds LaRocco

Matthew LaRocco, most recently with Arnold & Porter and the son of former Rep. Larry LaRocco (D-Idaho), has joined Williams Mullen as a director of government affairs.

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