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Janie Lorber

Bio:

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 Timesís Washington bureau, where she covered politics and pretty much any other story she could get her paws on. Janieís work has appeared in Newsday, as well as the Timesí 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.

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Stories by Janie Lorber:

Liberals Join Cato Squabble

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.

Cato Scholars Fight Against Koch Control of Institute

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.

IRS Oversight Reignites Tea Party Ire

March 7, 2012

Tea party outrage over a spate of IRS letters to conservative groups has revived a long-standing dispute over the agency’s controversial role in policing politically active nonprofits.

White House Candidates: No Apology for Quran Burning

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.

Lindsey Graham: Mitt Romney Likely to Win Nomination

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.

A Force to Fix Rental Car Policy

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.

Business Community Split on Corporate Tax Reform

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.

Obama Inches Closer to Midnight Rules

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.

D.C. Supporters Look to Boost Rick Santorum

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.

Judge Rules for Alcee Hastings on Harassment Charges

Feb. 14, 2012

Rep. Alcee Hastings is off the hook for sexual harassment charges filed by a former aide, a federal judge ruled today.

American Bridge 21st Century Super PAC Is Hub of Left

Feb. 10, 2012

American Bridge 21st Century, the super PAC that grew out of David Brock’s 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.

Some Wealthy Donors Drop Obama for Romney

Feb. 2, 2012

A handful of wealthy former donors to President Barack Obama contributed last year to the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney’s quest for the GOP presidential nomination, according to campaign filings made public this week.

Homebuilders’ Group to Lay Off 18 Workers

Feb. 1, 2012

The National Association of Home Builders is planning to lay off 18 employees, dealing another blow to the industry’s reputation in Washington, D.C., Roll Call has learned.

Traditional PACs Not Hurting for Cash

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.

GOP Woos High-Tech Industry

Jan. 28, 2012

Democrats, long the darlings of the technology industry, might be losing some of their fundraising edge in Silicon Valley.

Facebook ‘Friends’ Another Republican

Jan. 27, 2012

Facebook has hired another Republican, adding to its already GOP-heavy Washington, D.C., staff.

SOPA Fight Pits Big Porn Against Little Porn

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.

Gingrich: Christian Conservatives on My Side

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 Gingrich’s camp was out with a counter-message: Christian conservatives are on his side.

Conservatives Decry Gingrich Attack on Romney

Jan. 13, 2012

Even the most conservative members of the Republican Party are condemning Newt Gingrich’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital, saying the message comes across as anti-capitalist.

Chamber Boosts Campaign Focus While Urging Congress Not to

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 year’s elections.

Ethics Study: More Employees Report Seeing Illegal Donations

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.

Supreme Court Turns Down Foreign Donors

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.

Lobbyists Plan Holiday Travel to Early Primary States

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.

Tea Party Express Turns Eyes to Senate

Dec. 17, 2011

For the Tea Party Express, next year’s election is all about the Senate.

Groups Ramp Up Lobbying Before SOPA Vote

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.

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