Stories by Janie Lorber:
May 26, 2012
An anti-union construction trade group is targeting three vulnerable House Republican freshmen with a barrage of negative advertising over a series of labor-friendly votes.
May 23, 2012
Democrats get ready! Local tea party folks plan to greet those attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., with some serious political verbiage ó at least the ones arriving via the highway. ďWhen the DNC arrives, we will have an impact,Ē Yadkin Valley Tea Party activist Mark Hager pledges.
May 22, 2012
In an effort to encourage small businesses to get on Facebook, the newly public social network is giving away up to $10 million in free advertising.
May 16, 2012
The Campaign for Primary Accountability, a super PAC that bills itself as nonpartisan and was instrumental in ousting incumbent Republican Reps. Jean Schmidt (Ohio) and Don Manzullo (Ill.), has raised nearly all of its $2.5 million from donors who have supported Republican candidates and the GOP party committees the group claims to be working against.
May 9, 2012
The private equity industry isnt ready to let a nasty presidential campaign detract from next years legislative wish list.
May 7, 2012
Google Inc.s first K Street hire was a fledgling shop whose two lobbyists had been the subject of a mass email alleging they had an extramarital affair. That was nine years ago.
May 4, 2012
No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the 2010 health care law, K Street stands to benefit.
April 27, 2012
Presidents have to make a lot of choices. And today, at least, President Barack Obama is choosing the ladies over the kids.
April 26, 2012
The boycott ALEC movement has turned its sights on Walmart, finding new allies among the retailers longtime opponents.
April 24, 2012
Obstacles to regulatory approval are persuading mostly small app developers to turn to K Street for help with product reviews, as well as debates over spectrum allocation, privacy legislation and electronic payments.
April 19, 2012
The company behind Botox is lobbying Congress to make it harder for cosmetics makers to compete with a $100 million-a-year drug it markets to thicken eyelashes.
April 17, 2012
Opponents of racial profiling are capitalizing on national outrage over the slaying of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, using the case to rally support for a bill banning the practice from all U.S. law enforcement agencies.
April 16, 2012
A 3-month-old trade association for developers of high-tech applications has snagged one of Facebooks original public policy hires.
April 12, 2012
Leaders of the conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks sided today with the Cato Institute in its feud with Charles Koch, the billionaire conservative who helped found the libertarian think tank.
April 11, 2012
Liberal activists are waging a coordinated intimidation campaign to bleed the American Legislative Exchange Council of corporate support, the legislators group charged today.
April 9, 2012
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today became the latest backer to withdraw financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council.
April 4, 2012
Add Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.) to the list of Republican lawmakers in the sights of Credo Mobile, the progressive San Francisco phone company-turned-political action committee.
April 2, 2012
TechAmerica has expanded its ranks once again, adding a defense policy expert and two membership-focused positions, even as talk of a technology association merger still swirls.
March 29, 2012
There appears to be some horsing around at the American Continental Group.
March 28, 2012
For the first time in more than 30 years, lawmakers are preparing to extend the Food and Drug Administrations authority to regulate cosmetics, setting off a battle between large makeup manufacturers and consumer safety advocates over how far the government should go.
March 26, 2012
Democrats said a skeptical public would come around on the new health care law once it started to take effect. But two years and millions of dollars later, the groups that set out to convince Americans to like President Barack Obamas signature domestic achievement have failed to move the needle.
March 22, 2012
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) became the unofficial enemy of the Internet after he introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act. Now, donors to a new Reddit-based PAC have picked him as their first target.
March 21, 2012
Money may talk, but its makers yell. Crane & Co., the Massachusetts-based company that provides the paper for the nations currency, is rushing to the defense of the greenback now that Congress might actually eliminate the dollar bill.
March 21, 2012
PAC Plus, a new minority-focused super PAC, launched today with one of Washington, D.C.s most powerful Democrats in its corner.
March 18, 2012
Cherry blossoms arent the only thing likely to bring tourists to Washington, D.C., this spring. Some will be coming for a 30-day, Occupy Wall Street-inspired protest.