Center to cover political power of broadband industry

By The Center for Public Integrity

Former Bloomberg Government manager to head up coverage of Internet policy in Washington and beyond.

Al Jazeera adds more lobbying heft

By Dave Levinthal

Growing news network hires another government affairs firm as it expands U.S. operation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Middle East":

"… through which he is "focused on assisting in the development of the firm's Middle East and U.S. Department of Labor practices," according to his biography with t …"

Video: Talking super PACs with PBS NewsHour

By John Dunbar

The Center for Public Integrity's John Dunbar discusses the impact of super PACS on the 2012 election.

“Disrespecting The Bing”

Pro-initiative groups simultaneously whack animated “Sopranos” ads

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles":

"… a fair-use defense,” to any kind of copyright claim.James Gandolfini’s Los Angeles-based lawyer, David Weber, declined to comment.The “Sopranos” spots ap …"

Anatomy of a lobbying blitz

By John Dunbar

Cable industry enlists diverse crowd in high-level influence campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jeff Valdez":

"… Commerce Committee. Four cable executives—Debra Lee (BET Holdings Inc.); Jeff Valdez (Sí TV, a Hispanic-themed network whose investors include Time Warner and …"