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Lobbyists spent nearly $1 billion in Q1

It's official: The first quarter of 2010 marked another frenzy for Washington lobbyists as corporations, unions and other interest groups spent nearly $1 billion in their attempts to sway Congress and the Obama administration.

By Dan Eggen  | April 29, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama rallies for Sen. Bennet at Colo. fundraiser

President Obama fired up a crowd of Democrats at a fundraiser for Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, speaking to a crowd of several hundred who cheered "Yes he can!" as he entered the hall.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 18, 2010; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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DNC raised $11 million in October -- and is raising more off Sarah Palin

The Democratic Party raised $11.5 million in October, giving it a record month for a non-presidential election year in the post McCain-Feingold era, according to a party source.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | November 20, 2009; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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FEC relaxes rule on luxury-jet travel by candidates

The Federal Election Commission on Thursday eased restrictions on the use of luxury jets by federal candidates, ruling that Senate and presidential candidates can pay discount prices for private air travel as long as they are not doing so on behalf of their own campaigns.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 19, 2009; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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New lobbying totals show mixed spending

Health-care companies and energy firms spent record amounts of money on lobbying in Washington during the first nine months of the year as Congress wrangled over legislation vital to their industries, according to new data released Friday.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 30, 2009; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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White House refutes allegation that big donors get special access to White House

The White House fought back hard Wednesday morning against the suggestion by top Republicans that money can buy untoward access to his administration.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 28, 2009; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Obama Addresses Democratic Governors' Fundraiser, Web Politics Editor , October 1, 2009
DNC, Obama to Donate Arrested Fundraiser's Money, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2009
Obama Expands Lobbying Ban, Web Politics Editor , May 29, 2009
DSCC Cashing In On Obama, Web Politics Editor , May 20, 2009
Obama FEC Choice Draws Mixed Reviews, Web Politics Editor , May 4, 2009
Obama and Biden Release Tax Returns, Web Politics Editor , April 15, 2009
Grover Norquist on Tea Parties, Today at 2, Web Politics Editor , April 15, 2009
FEC Rules Obama's Oprah Appearance Didn't Violate Rules, Web Politics Editor , April 14, 2009
Obama Headlining Two Fundraisers Tonight, Web Politics Editor , March 25, 2009
New Lobbying Restrictions from Obama, Web Politics Editor , March 20, 2009
Liberal PAC Plans New Campaign Against Incumbent Dems, Web Politics Editor , February 27, 2009
Layoffs Hit NARAL, ACLU , Web Politics Editor , January 28, 2009
Obama Transition Raised $3.8 Million After Election, Web Politics Editor , January 5, 2009
Clinton Won't Seek Recovery of Millions She Loaned Campaign, Web Politics Editor , December 22, 2008
Obama Raised Half a Billion Online, Web Politics Editor , November 20, 2008
Wright Ad May Be Too Little, Too Late, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
In Past Two Weeks, Large Donors Gave Obama $11 Million, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
Clinton's Continuing Debt to Mark Penn, Web Politics Editor , November 1, 2008
Obama Campaign to Return Aunt's Donations, Web Politics Editor , November 1, 2008
Study: Campaign Financing Not an Issue for Voters, Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
Questions Raised About a Major McCain Donor, Web Politics Editor , October 29, 2008
Obama Outspent McCain 4 to 1 in First Half of Oct., Web Politics Editor , October 24, 2008
Small Donations Create Big Obama Donors, Web Politics Editor , October 23, 2008
A $2 Billion Presidential Race, Web Politics Editor , October 22, 2008
Obama's $175,000 Donor?, Post Editor , October 21, 2008
Labor's Boots on the Ground, Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2008
McCain Solicits Russian U.N. Ambassador, Web Politics Editor , October 20, 2008
Obama Shatters Fundraising Record, washingtonpost.com , October 19, 2008
Before the Bailout, Firms Were Big Donors, Web Politics Editor , October 17, 2008
To Avoid Being 'Depressed,' Palin Skimps on Campaign News, Web Politics Editor , October 17, 2008
McCain Bundler Accused of War Profiteering, Web Politics Editor , October 16, 2008
Outside Groups Step Up Expenditures, Web Politics Editor , October 14, 2008
Analyst: Campaign Ads Sapping Market Confidence, Web Politics Editor , October 13, 2008
FEC Complaint Filed Against Group That Ran Ayers Ad, Web Politics Editor , October 10, 2008
Obama Follows Debate with Fundraiser at Gore's, Web Politics Editor , October 7, 2008
Palin Talks About the Market Slump at Fla. Fundraiser, Web Politics Editor , October 6, 2008
FEC Queries McCain Campaign on 'Excessive Contributions', Web Politics Editor , October 6, 2008
RNC to File FEC Complaint on Obama Fundraising Practices, Web Politics Editor , October 5, 2008
RNC Raised $66 Million in September, Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2008
McCain Got Palin Fundraising Bounce, Web Politics Editor , September 20, 2008
Another Swift Boat Vet Bows Out of Obama Attacks, Web Politics Editor , September 15, 2008
Obama Raised $66 Million in August, Web Politics Editor , September 14, 2008
Biden Releases His Tax Returns, Web Politics Editor , September 12, 2008
Palin Questioned Legislators' Per Diems, Web Politics Editor , September 10, 2008
Obama Broke Money Record, Web Politics Editor , September 9, 2008
McCain Ads Are Hybrid Vehicles, Web Politics Editor , September 9, 2008
Obama Raises Record $10 Million Since Palin Speech, Web Politics Editor , September 4, 2008
Swift Boat Funders Go Their Separate Ways, Web Politics Editor , September 3, 2008
McCain Raises Record $47 Million, Thanks to Palin, Web Politics Editor , September 1, 2008
Palin Was a Director of Embattled Sen. Stevens's 527 Group, Web Politics Editor , September 1, 2008
McCain Gets $7 Million Bounce from Palin Pick, Web Politics Editor , August 30, 2008
Obama Campaign Manager Rallies Finance Team, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Clinton Regales Her Financiers, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Clinton Bundler Joins Obama Camp, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
McCain Holds Celeb-Packed Fundraiser, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
For Money Men, a Convention with a Different Goal, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Clinton Advisers Skipping Obama Speech, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
McCain Targets Obama's Glass House, Web Politics Editor , August 21, 2008
Obama Strong with Major Donors, Too, Web Politics Editor , August 21, 2008
RNC Victory Fund Donors Stay Cloaked, Web Politics Editor , August 20, 2008
DNC Pushes FEC on McCain Loans, Web Politics Editor , August 20, 2008
ActBlue Collects $42 Million for Democrats, Web Politics Editor , August 19, 2008
Obama Raised $51 Million in July , Post Editor , August 16, 2008
McCain's July Haul: $27 Million, Web Politics Editor , August 15, 2008
FEC Staff Says McCain Bank Loans Legal, Web Politics Editor , August 14, 2008
Obama Tops in Donations from Troops, Web Politics Editor , August 14, 2008
Labor Groups File Complaint Against Wal-Mart , Web Politics Editor , August 14, 2008
McCain's Reed Fundraiser Takes Him Full Circle, Web Politics Editor , August 12, 2008
Bush Bundlers Raise Nearly $26 Million for McCain, Web Politics Editor , July 22, 2008
Hillary Donors Gave Obama $1.8 Million in June, Web Politics Editor , July 21, 2008
McCain's Burn Rate Shoots Up, Web Politics Editor , July 19, 2008
Obama Raised $52 Million in June, Web Politics Editor , July 17, 2008
Clinton Offers Donors Option to Redirect Their Funds, Web Politics Editor , July 15, 2008
McCain Lists Top Bundlers, Web Politics Editor , July 15, 2008
Obama <3 Wilco, Web Politics Editor , July 12, 2008
For FEC, It's Back to Full Strength, Web Politics Editor , July 10, 2008
Clinton and Obama Reach Out to Women Donors, Web Politics Editor , July 10, 2008
In N.Y., Obama Belatedly Makes the Ask for Clinton, Web Politics Editor , July 10, 2008
Obama and Clinton, Together Again, Web Politics Editor , July 5, 2008
Indian Americans Take Note of Obama, Thanks to Hanuman, Web Politics Editor , June 27, 2008
McCain Says He Expects to Be Outspent, Web Politics Editor , June 20, 2008
McCain Sharpens Attack on Obama Over Public Financing, Web Politics Editor , June 19, 2008
McCain Raises Money the Hard Way, Web Politics Editor , June 19, 2008
Obama Opts Out of Public Financing, Web Politics Editor , June 19, 2008
Obama Fundraiser Set for Kennedy Homestead Tonight, Web Politics Editor , June 18, 2008
Obama Campaign Plans Fundraisers in China, Web Politics Editor , June 10, 2008
McCain Quietly Spending on TV in Swing States, Web Politics Editor , June 2, 2008
Bush Plans Fundraisers for McCain, Web Politics Editor , May 23, 2008
FEC Nominations Start to Move in the Senate, Web Politics Editor , May 22, 2008
Obama: 'Be Nice to Clinton Supporters.', Web Politics Editor , May 18, 2008
Controversial FEC Nominee Withdraws, Web Politics Editor , May 16, 2008
Hillraisers Still 'In It to Win', Web Politics Editor , May 14, 2008
Judge Rebuffs DNC Lawsuit Against McCain, Web Politics Editor , May 14, 2008
With the FEC Inactive, the Complaints Fly, Web Politics Editor , April 28, 2008
A Hillary Fundraiser Jumps Ship, Web Politics Editor , April 25, 2008
Campaign Finance Reform Group Targets McCain, Web Politics Editor , April 8, 2008
A Flush Obama Campaign Pulls Out All the Stops, Web Politics Editor , April 3, 2008
Obama Nets $40 Million in March, Web Politics Editor , April 3, 2008
ActBlue Reports Raising $21 Million, Web Politics Editor , March 14, 2008
McCain's Lobbyist Problem Presents Fundraising Tool, Web Politics Editor , February 21, 2008
FEC Poses Fresh Problem for McCain, Web Politics Editor , February 21, 2008
Pro-Clinton 527 Releases First TV Ad, Web Politics Editor , February 20, 2008
A New Online Fundraising Record on the Horizon, Web Politics Editor , February 11, 2008
Clinton Loaned her Campaign $5M, Web Politics Editor , February 6, 2008
Track the '08 Money Chase, washingtonpost.com Editors , February 1, 2008
Independent Groups Dole Out Lumps of Coal, Web Politics Editor , December 24, 2007
Who Are the Money Men?, Web Politics Editor , December 20, 2007
FEC Matching Funds on the Way, Web Politics Editor , December 20, 2007
At Least a $20 Million
Third Quarter for Obama
, Washington Post editors , October 1, 2007
Race to the
Bottom Line
, Washington Post editors , September 25, 2007
Raking in Cash from Record Numbers, Washington Post editors , September 24, 2007
Clinton Says
'Let's Do Lunch'
, Washington Post editors , September 7, 2007
Bundle of Trouble
for Edwards Donor
, Washington Post editors , August 27, 2007
Going Red to Blue,
By Way of Green
, Washington Post editors , August 23, 2007
GOP Searching For
Internet Dollars
, Washington Post editors , August 14, 2007
Romney's Riches
Finally Go Public
, Washington Post editors , August 13, 2007
Colleges a Cash Cow for Dems, Washington Post editors , August 10, 2007
Fundraising With
The Rich and Famous
, Post Editor , August 1, 2007
Tennesseans Boost Thompson's Bid, Washington Post editors , July 31, 2007
The Hollywood
Loophole
, Post Editor , July 30, 2007
Obama Touts
Reform In Iowa
, Post Editor , July 30, 2007
Bundlers By
Another Name
, Post Editor , July 27, 2007
Big Labor,
Big Money
, Post Editor , July 25, 2007
Two Sides of
The Clinton Coin
, Post Editor , July 25, 2007
Wall Street's Bullish
On Democrats
, Post Editor , July 24, 2007
 
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