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 "U.S. Department of Justice":

"… changing federal law to put lobbying enforcement in the hands of the main U.S. Department of Justice, not the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Craig Holman, a lobb …"

‘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 "federal government":

"… f Aspen, Colo. For years, he has been pushing for a land exchange with the federal government that would secure even more privacy for the family and guests he plans to …"

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 "American Future Fund":

"… And other groups have also leveled criticisms against Hagel, including the American Future Fund, a conservative nonprofit that spent $14,000 to air a single anti-Hagel ad …"

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 "Pfizer":

"… s deputy secretary of transportation who became a lobbyist for drug-maker Pfizer in 2009, also sits on the board of the American Action Network.Other conse …"

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 "Michael Bennet":

"… ty’s nomination to run for the Colorado Senate seat now held by Democrat Michael Bennet.Black, who was also an adviser to Norton’s campaign, told the Center for …"

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 "Michael Bennet":

"… political donations.”Buck’s opponent — Colorado Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet — co-sponsored the Fair Elections Now Act, legislation that would cap in …"

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 "Michael Bennet":

"… 30-second ad claims that Buck, who is challenging freshman Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, wants to cut $1.1 billion from education, reduce the number of teachers, …"