Lobbying firm PACs start 2013 slow

By Dave Levinthal

Few raising or spending big money early in 2013 — if at all.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Honeywell":

"… ce compared to what is typically the most active corporate PAC overall — Honeywell's PAC, which has raised almost $1.3 million and spent more than $951,000 f …"

Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

By Rachael Marcus

Chief of nonprofit backing populist tea party movement enjoys big salary, other perks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democracy 21":

"… gal counsel for FreedomWorks for America.But Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, a group that advocates for openness in political giving, said that’s be …"

Revolving door between SEC, law firms spins at dizzying speed

More than 200 ex-SEC lawyers went back to agency on behalf of clients

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mary Schapiro":

"… But in testimony during her confirmation hearing in January 2009, Chairman Mary Schapiro indicated a willingness to address the revolving door issue.Schapiro said …"

Daschle had public and private role in push for digital health records

By Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz

Former Sen. Tom Daschle kept Washington's revolving door spinning

Excerpts from this story referencing "DLA Piper":

"… Last month, Daschle left Alston & Bird to join the Washington law firm DLA Piper, which said in a statement that Daschle will “counsel clients on a wide …"

Al Jazeera adds more lobbying heft

By Dave Levinthal

Growing news network hires another government affairs firm as it expands U.S. operation

Excerpts from this story referencing "DLA Piper":

"… ocratic Vice President Al Gore's Current TV cable network, hired DLA Piper, Global Policy Initiatives and TCK International to represent it on C …"

"… orge R. Salem himself, however, is an unpaid, "strategic adviser" for DLA Piper, through which he is "focused on assisting in the development of the …"