Casinos and offshore companies battle for billions in online gambling push

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Congress, states and a rich mix of characters argue over regulation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican State Leadership Committee":

"… lican Party. Casinos have also given more than $850,000 since 2010 to the Republican State Leadership Committee, a national group that distributes money to state politicians. In 2012, th …"

"… to candidates and to the Pennsylvania Republican Party. Jill Bader of the Republican State Leadership Committee said in an email that her group has created a “segregated account” for …"

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

By Michael Beckel

William Koch's steadily increasing political activity has gotten relatively little notice compared to that of brothers Charles and David.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oxbow":

"… ate change, which could mean costly new regulations for Koch’s expansive Oxbow Carbon LLC business network. Unlike his brothers who have favored politic …"

"… traditional political action committee are at an all-time high — as are Oxbow’s lobbying expenditures. “Energy companies see a threat to their bott …"

"… ns United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010 the way Koch’s Oxbow Carbon LLC did. The decision allowed corporations to use treasury funds t …"

"… candidates — or give them to intermediaries, like super PACs. In 2012, Oxbow was at the vanguard, contributing millions to Republican super PACs — mo …"

Big business prefers GOP over Democratic super PACs

By Michael Beckel

Corporations have made big contributions to super PACs with conservative groups the biggest benefactors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… pany to donate to Restore Our Future, giving $75,000. The first was CONSOL Energy, which donated $150,000 to the super PAC last July.Other publicly traded c …"

"… es that have donated to Restore Our Future include Colorado-based Hallador Energy Co. ($100,000); Arizona-based Apollo Group, the corporate parent of the fo …"

"… Natural Resources gave $100,000 to the group in October. Alpha owns Massey Energy, the owner and operator of the West Virginia mine where 29 workers were ki …"

"… White House in November.During the same period, Pennsylvania-based CONSOL Energy spent nearly $1.8 million on state, federal and grassroots lobbying, recor …"

Top 5 lobbyist bundlers; power couple Tony and Heather Podesta top the list

By Aaron Mehta

Bundler lobbyists line up to bundle money from other lobbyists

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… e Democratic establishment — his brother John served as Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff and more recently acted as President Obama’s transition t …"

The Podestas' hot seats on climate change

By Marianne Lavelle

It’s Washington’s version of Family Feud, starring those well-connected Podestas. Today’s category: global warming....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tony Podesta":

"… ningful action on global warming.In the opposite corner, John’s brother, Tony Podesta, one of Washington’s most successful lobbyists — who picked up a signi …"

"… CE) — the very industry group derided by John Podesta’s group — paid Tony Podesta and five other lobbyists in his Podesta Group $50,000 in the second quarte …"

Rockstar Energy Drink targets beverage laws

By Dave Levinthal

Energy drink maker hires sizable government affairs team to influence beverage laws.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Heather Podesta":

"… to lobby on its behalf, and Red Bull North America, Inc., which inked Heather Podesta + Partners last fall. Podesta Group spokeswoman Missi Tessier confirmed t …"