Stories tagged with Podesta Group

Personal networks at issue in Podesta divorce

By Muckety   |   April 4, 2014 at 10:37am   |   0 Comments

Judging by the divorce of D.C. lobbyists Tony and Heather Podesta, the sharing of personal networks can be an asset to be weighed in court.

Major intersection: CAP funders and Podesta clients

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 18, 2013 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

As we noted last week, the Center for American Progress revealed its 2013 corporate donors after the announcement that its chairman, John Podesta, would advise the Obama White House.

The defense lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 6, 2013 at 9:37am   |   0 Comments

This is a map of the major defense contractors (light cyan-colored boxes) surrounded by Washington lobby firms representing them (darker boxes).

Arab Spring reaches K Street

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 15, 2012 at 9:23am   |   0 Comments

You can read a lot from a nation’s U.S. lobby efforts.

Egypt has a well-paid presence in Washington

By A. James Memmott   |   January 30, 2011 at 7:34am   |   0 Comments

Egypt’s government would seem to have friends in short supply at home - given the huge protests there.

The ill-conceived foreign money argument

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 28, 2010 at 9:33am   |   0 Comments

When it comes to complaints about foreign money influencing American politics, the Obama administration is making a simple question complicated.

Washington’s latest pariah: The BP lobbyist

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 1, 2010 at 7:59am   |   0 Comments

There are few Capitol Hill jobs more thankless today than that of BP lobbyist. Thankless except for the whopping fees, that is.

Lobbyists and trade groups visit the White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 2, 2009 at 7:23am   |   0 Comments

Despite the Obama administration’s position against the undue influence of lobbying, a good number of lobbyists and trade group execs have been stopping by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

K Street woos Howard Dean, other Democrats

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 10, 2009 at 7:37am   |   1 Comments

Only a few years ago, Democrats feared being frozen out of Washington’s lucrative lobby business. Now, though, with the party controlling the executive and legislative branches, it is Democrats who are being snapped up right and left by K Street firms.

John Podesta, others on Obama transition, have business, lobby ties

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 10, 2008 at 1:32pm   |   0 Comments

It turns out that it’s no easy thing to stock a new presidential administration with policy experts who have never worked as lobbyists - especially when the Democratic party has been out of power for eight years.

Google goes to Washington

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 5, 2008 at 11:25am   |   0 Comments

Can Google maintain the company motto - “Don’t be evil” - while building a powerful lobbying machine?

That’s just one of the challenges facing the internet giant. Another is Microsoft, a competitor not only on the web, but in the courts and the halls of Congress.

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