Surprise! No. 1 super PAC backs Democrats

By Carrie Levine and Dave Levinthal

To the surprise of many, the top-spending super PAC this election backs Democrats, not Republicans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kay Hagan":

"… , who’s locked in a statistical dead heat with incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. Senate Majority PAC’s dominance this cycle shows Democrats have largel …"

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 "Costa Rica":

"… tition from more established online companies based in exotic locales like Costa Rica and Gibraltar. One casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, a prominent backer of co …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… n — went to Restore Our Future, the main super PAC supporting Republican Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful presidential bid. Meanwhile, $500,000 went to a group tha …"

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 "Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.":

"… 7 billion in 2011, spent $50,000 on federal lobbying — all targeting the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. over the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, a statut …"

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 "Center for American Progress":

"… resident Obama’s transition team co-chair while running the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Anthony’s Podesta Group is one of the most powerful lobbying entities i …"

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 "Center for American Progress":

"… ouse chief of staff to President Clinton. John Podesta’s think tank, the Center for American Progress, has been an ardent voice in favor of Congress taking bold steps to addres …"

"… oble cause,” said Dan Weiss, director of climate change strategy for the Center for American Progress and its action fund. “But I’m confident that the majority of the Senat …"

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 "Health":

"… n, R-Miss. Stephen Northrop, former Health policy director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Nora Connors, former legislative …"