Stories by Janie Lorber:
March 13, 2012
Cato Institute scholars are not exactly thrilled that liberal activists are siding with them in their battle against Charles and David Koch.
March 10, 2012
Scholars at the Cato Institute are waging an aggressive and methodical campaign to persuade Washington, D.C.'s conservative leaders to support them in their feud with Charles Koch, the billionaire conservative who helped found the institution.
March 7, 2012
Tea party outrage over a spate of IRS letters to conservative groups has revived a long-standing dispute over the agencys controversial role in policing politically active nonprofits.
Feb. 26, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum tore into President Barack Obama today for apologizing for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan.
Feb. 26, 2012
Sen. Lindsey Graham has not officially endorsed any of the GOP presidential nominees, but today the South Carolina Republican seemed to be rooting for Mitt Romney.
Feb. 24, 2012
For months, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been fighting legislation that would make it illegal to rent vehicles that have been recalled by their manufacturers. But it only took 48 hours for a Change.org petition to force Enterprise, the industry's most powerful lobbying force and biggest political donor, to the bargaining table.
Feb. 22, 2012
Lobbyists have been waiting for a president to greenlight corporate tax reform for years, but now that one has, the business community is hardly unified.
Feb. 17, 2012
Midnight rules, the flurry of last-minute regulations presidents often push through in their final days in office, might not be so bad, at least according to the Obama administration's point man on the issue.
Feb. 17, 2012
In a private meeting of House conservatives last week, a lobbyist describing himself as Capitol Hill's point man for the Santorum campaign made a pitch for the White House candidate. The political moment made observers uncomfortable and revealed just how worried Rick Santorum is about his spotty reputation on Capitol Hill and K Street.
Feb. 14, 2012
Rep. Alcee Hastings is off the hook for sexual harassment charges filed by a former aide, a federal judge ruled today.
Feb. 10, 2012
American Bridge 21st Century, the super PAC that grew out of David Brocks media watchdog of the left, has become the opposition research hub of the Democratic fundraising apparatus, following Republican candidates on the trail, rooting around their closets for skeletons and furiously pumping out snarky Web videos.
Feb. 2, 2012
A handful of wealthy former donors to President Barack Obama contributed last year to the super PAC supporting Mitt Romneys quest for the GOP presidential nomination, according to campaign filings made public this week.
Feb. 1, 2012
The National Association of Home Builders is planning to lay off 18 employees, dealing another blow to the industrys reputation in Washington, D.C., Roll Call has learned.
Jan. 31, 2012
Super PACs may be sexy, but conventional political action committees are still the go-to campaign contribution vehicle for corporations and trade associations. And if 2011 year-end filings are any indicator, they are not starving for donations.
Jan. 28, 2012
Democrats, long the darlings of the technology industry, might be losing some of their fundraising edge in Silicon Valley.
Jan. 27, 2012
Facebook has hired another Republican, adding to its already GOP-heavy Washington, D.C., staff.
Jan. 20, 2012
The Web blackout mounted this week by Internet companies to protest anti-piracy legislation appears to have derailed the measures and won the day for an unusual constituency: online pornographers.
Jan. 17, 2012
Just hours after a group of evangelical leaders emerged Saturday from a Texas meeting endorsing Rick Santorum for the GOP presidential nomination, Newt Gingrichs camp was out with a counter-message: Christian conservatives are on his side.
Jan. 13, 2012
Even the most conservative members of the Republican Party are condemning Newt Gingrichs attacks on Mitt Romneys work at Bain Capital, saying the message comes across as anti-capitalist.
Jan. 12, 2012
Even as U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue urged Congress today to look beyond the campaign trail and focus on economic growth, he proposed a politically charged agenda and pledged to spend a record sum on this years elections.
Jan. 12, 2012
The number of employees of major companies who claim to have witnessed illegal contributions to public officials is four times higher than it was two years ago, according to a new study from a business ethics watchdog group.
Jan. 9, 2012
Campaign finance reform advocates breathed a sign of relief today as the Supreme Court closed the door on foreign nationals hoping to influence American elections through contributions.
Dec. 22, 2011
While most of political Washington is eager to get out of town for the holidays, a group of die-hard Republican lobbyists will use their recess for something decidedly not relaxing: volunteering in the early caucus and primary states for their favorite presidential campaigns.
Dec. 17, 2011
For the Tea Party Express, next years election is all about the Senate.
Dec. 15, 2011
A flurry of liberal and conservative groups issued last-minute pleas in the hours before the House Judiciary Committee prepared to vote on its latest version of a controversial intellectual property bill, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act.