K Street

The Shutdown is Coming to an End—With a Win for Lobbyists
The tea party's gift to K Street
October 14, 2013

After all that, the Tea Party may have helped K Street end a tax that annoyed fatcats 

Too Hot for K Street?
Africa's first "narco-state" loses its fancy D.C. lobbying firm—but not for the obvious reason
April 26, 2013

Africa's first "narco-state" loses its fancy D.C. lobbying firm—but not for the obvious reason.

Think That Think Tanks Can Be Bought? Not So Fast.
The Center for American Progress takes issue with recent TNR piece
February 20, 2013

The Center for American Progress takes issue with a recent TNR piece.

One More for the Grayson Files
October 27, 2009

Alan Grayson, the Democratic Congressman from Florida who's rapidly making a name for himself as the sort of liberal analogue to Michelle Bachman, is in some more hot water for calling Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, a “K Street whore.” Anthony Weiner probably had the best line among the various Congressional Democrats rushing to distance themselves from Grayson: “Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?" But I think what may be more troubling than Grayson's "K Street whore" comment is the venue in which he made it: Alex Jones's radio show.

Tough Reid
April 15, 2009

Is the majority leader a partisan or pushover?

Are Obama's Ethics Rules More Trouble Than They're Worth?
November 15, 2008

That might depend on how much wiggle room he's left himself. Yesterday the transition team announced its full list of lead-agency reviewers. Politico promptly noted that one member of the health and human services team might violate Obama's non-lobbyist rules, which he unveiled Tuesday, though the transition office says that's not the case. The NYT also notes some reviewers' dubious K Street ties.  Surely to be continued... --Seyward Darby 

Patronage Saints
September 10, 2007

Nearly everybody was baffled when, half a dozen years ago, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) mounted the strongest resistance to campaign finance reform within the Democratic Party. One CBC member, Al Wynn of Maryland, even co-sponsored (along with then-Ohio Republican and current federal inmate Bob Ney) the counter-measure designed to kill reform. Numerous other Black Caucus members sided with Wynn. "You have the potential for opposites to come together," said Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi.

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January 23, 2006

When the Jack Abramoff scandal first broke, the main Republican line of defense was to construe the problem as narrowly as possible.