Now that Rupert Murdoch has split off the entertainment properties to 21st Century Fox, the remaining News Corp publishing company has started to bring on board new lobbyists under the guidance of Toni Cook Bush.
National party committees and super PACs continue to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of independent expenditure ads in the last week before the Florida Special Election on March 11th.
A major international automobile maker has joined a growing list of companies that have established disclosure measures to make transparent the companys political activities policy and any political activities in which it participates.
A leading campaign finance lawyer has joined a national advocacy organization to focus on campaign finance litigation and Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulatory oversight.
In the last several days, outside organizations have reported making almost a million dollars in independent expenditures to impact on the March 11th Florida special election. This raises the 2014 independent expenditure total for the race to over $7.5 million.
A fundraiser for President Obamas advocacy group, Organizing for Action, took steps to hide a $100,000 contribution from a New Jersey doctor who was seeking a pardon for Medicare fraud.
The spouse of a current member of Congress has started her campaign to succeed her husband in the next Congress.
Members of Congress accepted more than $3.7 million of free trips during 2013, the highest since 2003. The trips were mostly paid for by non-profit organizations, many of which have a distinct public-policy agenda.
Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly have spent over $2 million for their March 11th special election, but national outside groups have spent three times as much trying to impact on the Florida 13th Congressional District election.
The federal agency that regulates campaign finance did not have the votes today to exempt ad disclaimers from cell phone political communications.
National organizations have spent more than $6.4 million on independent expenditures for and against candidates in the Florida special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla.
Republican members of Congress are sending last-minute campaign contributions to win a special election in Florida on March 11th.
An American oil company, whose former executives moved secret money to President Nixons 1972 re-election campaign, has set up a political action committee to give contributions to federal candidates and committees.
An American casino and resort operating company run by a major national Republican donor has contributed $200,000 to a Republican Section 527 Committee that supports state and local candidates.
The organization that spends the most on lobbying Congress and the federal government, has reported spending $312,000 on behalf of the Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate, far more than the $10,000 their PAC could give in campaign contributions.