Lobbying disclosures leave public in the dark

By Marcelo Rochabrun and Dave Levinthal

Despite efforts to beef up laws regulating lobbyists, public is in the dark when it comes to what firms are up to in Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… ped each year since 2010, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The drop, some have theorized, may be due to more lobbyists terminating …"

‘Nonpartisan’ gun rights group boosted by Democratic-aligned America Votes

By Adam Wollner and Michael Beckel

Nearly all of 'nonpartisan' Bull Moose Sportsmen's funding has come from a Democratic-aligned nonprofit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "candidate":

"… an, R-Va., and Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, and Montana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Bullock during the 2012 election. All won their respective races. P …"

"… ction. All won their respective races. Perricone declined to identify any candidates the group may support in 2014. For its part, America Votes contributed $ …"

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 …"

I'll take embattled Obama administration nominees for $200, Alex

By Michael Beckel

Conservative group targets U.S. senators with anti-Hagel TV ads.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bennet":

"… ads are targeting Colorado’s two Democratic senators — Mark Udall and Michael Bennet — as well as Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Mark Pryor, D-Ark.; Mary Landr …"

Drug lobby gave $9.4 million to nonprofits that spent big on 2010 election

By Michael Beckel

Pharmaceutical lobby gave $9.4 million to five different politically active nonprofits in 2010

Excerpts from this story referencing "Scholarship Fund":

"… 75 for general support to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s “Scholarship Fund,” a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that received intense media scrutiny last year f …"

Americans for Job Security — how a shadow group hustles for funds

By Peter H. Stone

Long-time GOP operative David Carney is hardly a household name like Karl Rove. But among Republican strategists and fundraisers in Washingt

Excerpts from this story referencing "presidential candidate":

"… New Hampshire to help get Ralph Nader on the ballot as the Green Party’s presidential candidate. In June, Carney told The Wall Street Journal he has not had contact with …"

Campaign MoneyWatch takes aim at Ken Buck’s loaded history

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

It must be Ken Buck week here at You Report central. A reader in Colorado followed up yesterday’s post about an education group’s attack ad

Excerpts from this story referencing "Denver":

"… 0, alongside the $21,000 it cost to produce. The ad started running in the Denver area last Wednesday and will wind down this weekend. Campaign Money Watch …"

Teachers' union spends big bucks to defeat Buck

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A reader in Denver alerted us to an ad that went up yesterday in Colorado by the NEA Advocacy Fund, blasting Republican Senate candidate Ken

Excerpts from this story referencing "Denver":

"… vocacy Fund is responsible for the content of this advertising. …"