| Oct. 10, 2012, 2:58 p.m.
Gephardt Government Affairs, the lobby shop of former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.), has added Rob Epplin as a vice president. Epplin was legislative director for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and spent 23 years in government service, including on the Senate Finance Committee and with the Office of Management and Budget.
| Oct. 3, 2012, 6:49 p.m.
Alan Elias, a policy adviser to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and a former aide to then-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), has signed with the lobby firm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock as a vice president.
| Oct. 2, 2012, 3:52 p.m.
Cherae Bishop will become senior vice president for government relations at the American Red Cross on Oct. 15, the group announced today.
| Sept. 26, 2012, 5:27 p.m.
Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen wants to clean up government, but he has fielded a lot of questions lately over whether he might be breaking the law in the process.
| Sept. 25, 2012, 3:38 p.m.
The Nickles Group today announced that Don Kent, chief of staff to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), is joining the group as vice president on Oct. 1.
| Sept. 20, 2012, 3:09 p.m.
John Buscher, most recently a senior policy adviser at Holland & Knight, has signed on with the lobby shop Forbes-Tate.
| Sept. 20, 2012, 8:51 a.m.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, once a rumored contender to be GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, is taking over the top slot at the Financial Services Roundtable.
| Sept. 13, 2012, 1:09 p.m.
Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will speak at an AARP event on Sept. 21, and President Barack Obama will address the group via satellite, the seniors' lobby announced today.
| Aug. 27, 2012, 1:42 p.m.
The potential for terrible weather may have put the kibosh on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., but it didn't put a damper on the offsite K Street scene. Even a "Birdies for the Brave" charity golf event to benefit wounded veterans, organized by Artemis Strategies lobbyist Ari Storch, went on today.
| Aug. 9, 2012, 2:32 p.m.
Former Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Wash.), who had been a lobbyist with K&L Gates, has opened his own shop, Slade Gorton LLC.
| Aug. 2, 2012, 2:17 p.m.
Members of Congress and administration officials got a little less love from K Street in 2011. Lobbyists spent $19 million to honor or fete top policymakers last year, down from $23.2 million the previous year, according to a new report by the Sunlight Foundation.
| Aug. 1, 2012, 1:42 p.m.
Lobbyist Hunter Bates, who briefly considered a run for the Congressional seat of retiring Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.), is splitting with the C2 Group and relaunching his own firm, Bates Capitol Group.
| July 31, 2012, 12:01 p.m.
Most Americans, in a shock to no one, have a negative view of companies that hire lobbyists, according to a just-released poll by the nonpartisan Public Affairs Council.
| July 25, 2012, 1:02 p.m.
A fledgling trade association for a collection of Internet companies has made its first hire in Michael Beckerman, a former deputy staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Beckerman will serve as CEO of the Internet Association.
| July 19, 2012, 10:08 a.m.
The WPP-owned public relations firm Burson-Marsteller today named Donald Baer, a former White House communications director under President Bill Clinton, as its worldwide CEO. He succeeds Mark Penn, who is heading in-house with longtime client Microsoft as corporate vice president for strategic and special projects, according to a statement today from Burson-Marsteller.
| July 17, 2012, 5:16 p.m.
Consumer safety advocates may be on the verge of winning a years-long fight to ban rental car companies from renting and selling recalled vehicles.