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 "National Institute on Money":

"… ntry. According to figures from the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute on Money in State Politics, from 2009 to 2012 (state data for 2013 aren’t yet ava …"

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 "Natural Resources Committee":

"… owski, R-Alaska — the ranking Republican member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Two other lobbyists who have passed through the revolving door between g …"

"… tor, R-Va.; House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; House Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich.; and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman …"

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 "Alpha Natural Resources":

"… Restore Our Future, American Crossroads has also drawn Fortune 500 backing.Alpha Natural Resources gave $100,000 to the group in October. Alpha owns Massey Energy, the owner …"

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 "Heather Podesta":

"… ed by the FEC on its website. …"

"… American history.When told that she had placed second to another Podesta, Heather Podesta laughed and said, “I think I need to go to work. I never like to play se …"

"… the database, Podesta replied, “No surprises ever.”*In second place is Heather Podesta, Anthony’s wife and a powerful lobbyist in her own right. Like her husba …"

"… DCCC and DSCC. An art collector and board member for several collections, Heather Podesta is also the owner of her own successful lobbying firm that works for a bro …"

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 "Thanksgiving":

"… ached for comment. But we’ll go ahead and speculate that the Podestas’ Thanksgiving dinner should be interesting.Aaron Mehta and Caitlin Ginley contributed to …"

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 …"