Stories by Janie Lorber:
Oct. 12, 2011
The Tea Party Express is not about to miss the chance to tap donors who want to put unlimited sums of money behind conservative candidates so long as they can do it secretly.
Oct. 7, 2011
Milk may not seem very controversial, but the wholesome beverage has triggered a lobbying and public relations spat over federal dairy regulations.
Oct. 6, 2011
Environmentalists and their Democratic allies are not going to let a Republican-led campaign against emissions regulations go unchallenged or unpunished.
Oct. 5, 2011
During a two-week period last fall, lobbyists representing a Korean trade association met with Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) or his aides five times, interspersing those meetings with $5,500 in contributions to his campaign.
Oct. 3, 2011
After six years as the chief liaison to some of the worlds most complex regimes for Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry, Frank Lowenstein will join the Podesta Group to help multinational companies expand overseas.
Sept. 30, 2011
The Obama administration has all but officially recognized gay partnerships as the legal equivalent of marriage, gradually redefining the concept through a series of changes to regulations governing benefits for federal employees.
Sept. 27, 2011
Massachusetts Sens. John Kerry, a liberal Democrat, and Scott Brown, a moderate Republican, have at least one quest in common: saving the $1 bill and hundreds of jobs at a Bay State company that provides the paper for it.
Sept. 24, 2011
Every interest group in town is vying for the attention of the super committee members except the very movement that drove the federal deficit to the top of Congress' agenda.
Sept. 20, 2011
Kevin Ring, a one-time colleague of ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, faces 46 to 57 months in prison for bribing public officials ó a far cry from the 22-year sentence federal prosecutors initially requested.
Sept. 20, 2011
Several corporate coalitions are launching efforts to persuade the White House and the Congressional super committee to protect their bottom lines in any deficit reduction package.
Sept. 19, 2011
The technology industry has lined up a political dream team in its fight for a tax break on more than $1 trillion in profits earned overseas. Supporting players include Democratic and Republican lawmakers, tea partyers and outside organizations ranging from the Service Employees International Union to Grover Norquists Americans for Tax Reform.
Sept. 14, 2011
The U.S. housing industry remains in the doldrums, and the industry's D.C. lobbying outfit appears to be suffering its own malaise. Two senior staffers at the National Association of Home Builders have resigned, Roll Call learned Wednesday, a day after reports that the organization's top lobbyist had also jumped ship.
Sept. 14, 2011
The bloodletting continues at the National Association of Home Builders. Roll Call has learned that two more senior staffers have resigned just a day after news that the organizations top lobbyist jumped ship.
Sept. 12, 2011
Congress new super committee meets today in search of a budget deal that will stave off sweeping mandatory spending cuts, but even if it fails, veterans could emerge unscathed thanks to a 25-year-old do not cut list.
Sept. 9, 2011
A bill that would block websites selling counterfeit goods, such as discount golf clubs and tax-free cigarettes, is getting an extra push from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Sept. 6, 2011
John Feal is one of a tightly knit group of citizen activists born out of 9/11 who continue to wield their moral authority and tell their stories in Washington in support of a stream of related causes made all the more powerful by the grief that brought them to the political stage.
Sept. 2, 2011
Federal prosecutors are set on seeing Kevin Ring, a former colleague of ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, behind bars for as many as 22 years.
Aug. 28, 2011
A bloc of conservative House Republicans headed by Rep. Jim Jordan is planning to unveil a jobs agenda to rival a forthcoming proposal by President Barack Obama attaching growth to its trademark Cut, Cap and Balance plan.
Aug. 24, 2011
Rep. Mike Coffman is proposing an end to the cushy pensions ex-Members of Congress receive. The Colorado Republican announced Wednesday that he plans to introduce legislation after the recess that would end the defined benefit retirement plan available to Members of Congress.
Aug. 19, 2011
Rep. Allen West raised eyebrows earlier this week when he referred to himself as a modern-day Harriet Tubman leading blacks out of the slavery created by social welfare programs.
Aug. 19, 2011
Rep. Janice Hahn, Californias newest Member, is already trolling for K Street dollars.
Aug. 12, 2011
Rep. Xavier Becerra had been a member of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction for a mere two hours before he was fighting off accusations of using his new role to raise money thanks to his K Street friends.
Aug. 11, 2011
Less than two hours after Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) was named to the new Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, lobbyists working on his behalf seized on the new credential as a moneymaker.
Aug. 7, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said on Sunday he was confident he would improve his ratings in the upcoming Ames straw poll.
Aug. 7, 2011
Rep. Paul Ryan, the top Republican on the House Budget Committee, said on Sunday he doesnt have high expectations for the new savings super committee because Democrats wont consider changes to health care reform.