Fourteen years after Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to felony fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials — he’s back pleading guilty to charges of criminal conspiracy and failing to register as a lobbyist.
- May 28, 2020
We don’t call this “looting” because it is being done quietly in nice marbled office buildings in Washington and New York. We don’t call this “looting” because the looters wear designer suits and are very polite as they eagerly steal everything not nailed down to the floor.
- July 4, 2016Washington's influence industry is sycophantically chronicled in Politico's newsletter, Influence.
- March 12, 2015The race to make amends with the newcomer is a mad dash down K Street, and recent campaign disclosures show some striking turnabouts by big-league PACs.
- January 28, 2015Forget lobbying. When Washington, DC’s biggest trade associations want to wield influence, they often put far more of their money into advertising and public relations.
- November 21, 2014On Capitol Hill, it's payback time for the wealthy donors who paid for the big victory.
- October 18, 2014There may be no Washington lawmaker cozier with K Street than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
- June 10, 2014In the new issue of The Washington Monthly, Paul Glastris and Haley Sweetland Edwards look at how Republicans have given Congress a "self-lobotomy."