Stories by Janie Lorber:
Oct. 19, 2012
Americans for Prosperity is busing hundreds of out-of-state conservative activists to the country’s most contested political battlegrounds.
Oct. 19, 2012
A coalition of liberal groups opposed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s election spending took their cause to the big-business lobby’s front yard today.
Oct. 17, 2012
By now, Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” have been opened, parsed and closed. But what happened in the hours after the former Massachusetts governor inadvertently spawned an online sensation in describing his efforts to hire women for his Cabinet may forever be seared in the minds of Web-savvy political strategists.
Oct. 16, 2012
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson won’t be onstage tonight, but he has a few questions for the guys who will.
Oct. 15, 2012
If freshman Republican Rep. Dan Benishek is losing his grasp on Michigan’s 1st district, his campaign coffers don’t show it.
Oct. 4, 2012
Immigration groups, campaign finance reformers and other advocacy organizations that say they got shorted in the first presidential debate are preparing a fresh push for airtime.
Oct. 3, 2012
It took only a few emails to help convince one of the world's largest electronics firms to sever ties with America's presidential debates, according to Rick Stewart.
Oct. 1, 2012
One in every $8 spent lobbying Congress and federal agencies comes from foreign governments. If there's one fact that sticks with readers of "The Foreign Policy Auction," author Ben Freeman hopes it's that.
Sept. 27, 2012
Senate Democrats expect the chamber to pass a bill that would require rental car companies to ground recalled vehicles until they are fixed, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said today.
Sept. 27, 2012
Eight government watchdog organizations today urged House leaders to fill four soon-to-be-vacant seats on the Office of Congressional Ethics' board of directors.
Sept. 26, 2012
When Members of Congress left town to campaign last week, they weren't alone. Lobbyists and advocacy groups followed the lawmakers home to ramp up their own messaging, lest Congress forget about them during the fall campaign season.
Sept. 25, 2012
The groups behind last winter's Internet blackout are working to boost voter participation among a newly empowered "Internet public."
Sept. 21, 2012
A liberal phone company is asking customers to overpay their bills to support its new super PAC and is using the money to wage a ground war against 10 tea-party-aligned House conservatives.
Sept. 14, 2012
Tea party activists are pressing for a do-nothing lame-duck Congress.
Sept. 12, 2012
The Washington, D.C., headquarters of the embattled American Legislative Exchange Council is on the market.
Sept. 12, 2012
When the House Ethics Committee announced in July that it would formally investigate whether Nevada Senate candidate Rep. Shelley Berkley (D) broke any House rules or laws when she intervened to save a kidney transplant program, Democrats moved catlike to limit the potential damage.
Sept. 10, 2012
The Republican Study Committee is laying the groundwork for a new informal partnership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, even as dozens of major corporations cut ties with the conservative nonprofit for its support of controversial voting and gun laws.
Aug. 28, 2012
Remember the day the Internet went dark? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce does.
Aug. 26, 2012
When the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee pledged to raise $55 million to cover the cost of staging the Republican National Convention, organizers expected much of the money to come from companies hoping to capitalize on five days of almost unfettered access to America's political elite.
Aug. 25, 2012
Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers-backed conservative powerhouse, seems to have no problem sweating the small stuff.
Aug. 22, 2012
Preparing for a political convention is a lot like running a campaign. Just ask the public affairs specialists who founded Conventions 2012, a consulting firm that helps companies and trade associations navigate the political confabs.
Aug. 19, 2012
For a presidential contest that was supposed to revolve around jobs, surrogates for the Romney and Obama campaigns spent today talking about everything but the economy.
Aug. 13, 2012
Democrats say presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is a senior citizen's worst nightmare, but retirees seem to have no problem writing him checks.
Aug. 11, 2012
Less than an hour before the news broke that Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) would be the Republican vice presidential nominee, the AFL-CIO's super PAC shot out an email with the subject line: "Medicare, Medicare, Medicare."
Aug. 9, 2012
Grover Norquist is taking his weekly Beltway conservative powwow to the Republican National Convention.