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Janie Lorber covers lobbying and influence for Roll Call. Prior to joining the team, she spent two years as a news clerk in the New York Times’s Washington bureau, where she covered politics and pretty much any other story she could get her paws on. Janie’s work has appeared in Newsday, as well as the Times’ business and national sections.
She is a graduate of Duke University and is happiest while running races, climbing mountains or skiing fresh powder.
Lorber no longer works for Roll Call.
Sen. Jim DeMint’s move to The Heritage Foundation will elevate the public and political profile of the 39-year-old research institute.
The marriage of Sen. Jim DeMint and The Heritage Foundation looks poised to raise the political influence of both the man and the think tank.
The tea party may be in danger of losing one of its most powerful voices in Washington.
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.
Several top FreedomWorks staffers are leaving the conservative advocacy group in the wake of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s resignation, the organization confirmed Tuesday.
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has cut ties with FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group that he has chaired since 2003, according to a spokesman for the organization.
As Congress peers over the fiscal cliff, Grover Norquist is preparing to wrap up his most successful year ever.
Makers of caffeinated energy drinks are squarely in the cross hairs of two senators. But even as Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut finally have the ear of the Food and Drug Administration, 5-Hour Energy continues to be sold right under their noses at a Senate coffee shop as a pick-me-up for congressional staffers and the lobbyists who woo them.
Call it the K Street purge.
Just steps from where Congress is debating the fiscal cliff, Rico Ussery, a 26-year-old man who speaks only in monosyllables, cleans restrooms in the Capitol Visitor Center, seemingly unaware of the economic and personal stakes.
Election experts and activists are calling for an overhaul of the voting system after hours-long lines, machine malfunctions and other obstacles plagued polling places around the country last week and in some cases delayed the results of races for days.
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.
When Members of Congress return to Washington, D.C., the “fiscal cliff” is not the only financial pinch they will confront.
K Street’s calls for a legislative Band-Aid to carry clients past the “fiscal cliff” and into the next Congress became increasingly desperate Wednesday.
Former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) pulled off a major upset, narrowly defeating Republican Rep. Rick Berg in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad. North Dakota is one of the most solidly Republican states — President Barack Obama won only 39 percent of the vote there — and Heitkamp beat Berg by a razor-thin margin — 3,000 votes, just 1 point.
After months of courting, some Spanish-speaking voters encountered problems casting a ballot today.
As she stood handing out sample ballots to voters streaming into Bailey’s Community Center in Falls Church, Va., today, Democratic volunteer Jill Patrick said she knew she was being closely watched.
Last-ditch efforts to win the presidency won’t end Tuesday. The 538 members of the Electoral College do not officially cast their votes until Dec. 18, leaving them the target of intense pressure from campaigns to influence the race for the White House after all votes are cast and the winner declared.
Vice President Joseph Biden’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination lives on.
Conservative groups are distancing themselves from a Virginia communications firm that appears to be behind a flurry of unsolicited text messages criticizing President Barack Obama that were sent to Washington-area mobile phones in recent days.
While official Washington remained closed today, lobbyists said they were already working with clients from big financial institutions to small East Coast towns in storm-ravaged areas to assess what they might ask of the federal government when it reopens Wednesday.
President Barack Obama appears to have raised upward of $1 million from text message donations this cycle.
The former head of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations division accused the conservative nonprofit American Legislative Exchange Council of lying about its assets in its federal tax filings in a letter sent to the agency Wednesday.
President Barack Obama appears to have wildly outraised his Republican opponent among text message donors, capitalizing on the newly approved digital fundraising option.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $31.65 million on lobbying during the third quarter of 2012, maintaining a record pace during the current cycle, according to the latest Lobbying Disclosure Act filings.