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Matthew Murray

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Before joining Roll Call, Matt was a deputy editor at Congressional Quarterly and completed internships at USA Today, Roll Call and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Matt is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the University of Missouri

Murray no longer works at Roll Call.

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CREW’s Sloan to Partner With Lanny Davis

Nov. 19, 2010

Melanie Sloan, the executive director of the liberal-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, formally announced Friday morning that she is leaving her post to practice law with Lanny Davis, a Clinton administration lawyer.

Donohue: Biggest Threat to Business Is New Regulation

Nov. 17, 2010

After spending more than $30 million to help mostly Republicans in the midterm elections, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says there are no hard feelings between his group, the White House and the incoming House minority.

K Street Files: Retail Politics — Durbin Looks to Refill Coffers

Nov. 16, 2010

Large retailers were the big winners from an amendment sponsored this summer by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin. This week, the industry is fêting the Illinois Democrat at a $1,000-per-head fundraiser.

Stingy 112th Will Test Corporate Influences

Nov. 16, 2010

Amid Republican opposition, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday abandoned his $3.8 billion subsidy that would entice transportation firms to swap out their dirty diesel trucks for cleaner-burning natural gas vehicles.

GOP Lobbyists Field Offers to Return to Hill

Nov. 12, 2010

When staff hiring decisions for the new majority begin in earnest next month, House Republican leaders are expected to enlist veteran K Street hands to oversee the legions of green GOP aides who will soon fill Congressional committee and leadership offices.

K Street Files: Lobbying Help Wanted at Toyota

Nov. 12, 2010

All those soon-to-be out-of-work Democratic lawmakers may want to rethink their criticism of Toyota Motor Corp., which took a beating this year on Capitol Hill during hearings into automobile defects.

Chamber Watch: Business Group ‘Central’ to GOP Gains

Nov. 12, 2010

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce dramatically expanded the 2010 House field for Republicans by battering their Democratic opponents early on with hard-hitting television ads, a new post-election analysis by a union-backed group shows.

NFL Players to Team Up With AFL-CIO in Labor Dispute

Nov. 11, 2010

A union representing professional football players made its latest move Thursday in a tense chess match with team owners that is expected shut down the National Football League next season.

SEIU Shuffles Staff

Nov. 8, 2010

The Service Employees International Union has made some post-election changes to its political shop.

Blue Dogs on K Street Say Their Clout Stays

Nov. 5, 2010

Dozens of centrist Democrats were swept out of office last week, but Blue Dog lobbyists argue that demand for their services will not diminish.

Twitter Makes Sharp Hire for New D.C. Outpost

Nov. 4, 2010

A former aide to Sen. Mary Landrieu will become Twitter’s first downtown Washington employee.

Meet the Incoming Speaker’s K Street Insiders

Nov. 3, 2010

Welcome to “Boehner-land.”

That’s the term presumptive Speaker John Boehner’s downtown allies use to describe themselves, a loose collection of two dozen or so former aides, contract lobbyists and corporate consultants who have grown close to him during his 10 terms in Congress.

Massive Hill Losses Mean New K Street Recruits

Nov. 3, 2010

The exodus from Capitol Hill in January should provide a ready supply of talent to K Street interests, which are expected to field an unusually large crop of soon-to-be ex-lawmakers.

No Doubt About This: Record Spending

Nov. 1, 2010

One aspect of the 2010 midterm elections will be all but settled by the time polls open today: The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year to throw out political spending restrictions has dramatically expanded the flow of money in federal elections.

K Street GOP Prepares to Cash In

Oct. 27, 2010

A high-stakes, post-election game of musical chairs is about to begin on K Street. Cassidy & Associates Chief Operating Officer Gregg Hartley ate lunch Tuesday at Tosca in Chinatown with two prominent employment negotiators, Robert Barnett and Michael O’Conner, a source told Roll Call.

National Climate an Undue Weight to Carnahan Bid

Oct. 18, 2010

The race between Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) and Rep. Roy Blunt (R), the proxy battle of two legendary Show Me State political families, wasn’t supposed to be this way, Democrats say. With anti-incumbent sentiment running high across the country, Carnahan’s proven ability at the polls and home-state connections were supposed to make for a rare pickup opportunity for Senate Democrats this cycle.

Natural Gas Lobby Drills for Democratic Allies

Oct. 13, 2010

A budding love affair between Democrats and the natural gas industry will face an important test after the midterm elections, when a lame-duck Senate will vote on whether to make it cheaper for commercial vehicles to run on the energy source.

Hook, Line and Sinker Diversions

Oct. 13, 2010

While there are certainly plenty of saltwater fishing options nearby, the D.C. area also has thousands of miles of lake and river shorelines, offering first-time anglers the chance to reel in trout, bass, catfish and other freshwater species — almost in the shadow of the Washington Monument.

C Street’s Merry Band of Sinners

Oct. 8, 2010

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s “hike on the Appalachian Trail” in 2009 was the latest in a string of bad press that would befall the residents past and present of 133 C St. SE, a religious commune of sorts for Christian lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Tech CEOs to Officials: Download Our Plan

Oct. 5, 2010

IBM boss Sam Palmisano and other technology executives will urge top government officials today to take up a proposal that the techies say will shave $1 trillion off the nation’s budget deficit in the next decade.

Investors in Precious Metals Jangle Coin in D.C.

Oct. 4, 2010

With precious metals prices continuing to climb, flush gold and silver investors want to increase their influence in Washington, D.C., setting up a political action committee and registering a seasoned lobbyist to push their legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.

K Street Readies Care Packages for Campaigns

Oct. 1, 2010

The next month will be a blur of mud-slinging, fundraising and media buys for House and Senate campaigns. But on K Street, the midterm homestretch means war-gaming new committee lineups, bailing out faltering campaigns with last-minute checks and catching up on administrative duties after a hectic pre-recess period.

K Street Files: Frenemies Align on Reforming Earmarks

Sept. 28, 2010

Lobbying watchdog Melanie Sloan, who runs Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and K Street heavyweight Rich Gold were strategizing one day about what real earmark reform would look like.

Ohio Representative Wants Space Between Himself, K Street

Sept. 28, 2010

Rep. Zack Space has promised not to take money from lobbyists. But campaign contributions from corporate political action committees and lobbyists’ spouses? That’s apparently a different story altogether, public records show.

K Street Files: Capito Backs Marketing Tour for Coal

Sept. 27, 2010

A monthlong traveling road show sponsored by the coal industry will make a stop on Capitol Hill this week. The national marketing tour — titled “Clean Coal Technology. It Works.” — is sponsored by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity and arrives Thursday on the National Mall.

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