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 "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… efforts has also slipped 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 "spokesman":

"… y Clinton. In explaining America Votes' support for Bull Moose Sportsman, spokesman John Neurohr said the gun group brings "an expertise on issues of growing …"

"… nter for Public Integrity previously reported. Neurohr, the America Votes spokesman, declined to say whether additional funds have been awarded since. Both A …"

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 "Florida":

"… , R-Mass., known as the America 360 Committee. Another $100,000 went to a Florida-based organization called Freedom PAC, which spent money on behalf of then …"

"… ou get a government subsidy or a government-enforced contract,” he said. Florida-based empire Oxbow Carbon LLC, which is described in government records a …"

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 "Meet the Press":

"… se has purchased advertising time during "Jeopardy!," "Wheel of Fortune," "Meet the Press" and several other programs in Colorado’s largest media market ahead of …"

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 "Virginia":

"… Colorado Senate race in support of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), the West Virginia Senate race in support of Democrat Joe Manchin and the U.S. House race in …"

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 "Ken Buck":

"… worth of ads in a drive that helped to sink Norton and make her opponent, Ken Buck, the party’s Senate nominee.Complaint filed with FECAmericans for Job Se …"

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 "Ken Buck":

"… sponsible for the content of this advertising. Campaignmoney.org …"

"… emark of the television program Law & Order. A female voice warns that Ken Buck was “investigated for ethics violations” and was “reprimanded for re …"

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, …"