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 "Michael Bennet":

"… tfit spent $117,540 on mailers and radio advertisements in support of Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., in 2010, federal records show. And in 2012, the Bull Moose Spor …"

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 "Michael Bennet":

"… House also are also among the PAC’s beneficiaries, as is incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Overall, in the first six months of 2013, the PAC doled out $40, …"

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 "Chuck Hagel":

"… this week’s potentially contentious confirmation hearing of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next d …"

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 "Norm Coleman":

"… ed during the 2010 election cycle by top Republicans including former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Rob Collins, a former chief of staff to House Majority Leade …"

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, …"