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Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
Adelson Rolls Dice With Ex-Dem Senator
By Kevin McCauley
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has hired the firm of Blanche Lincoln, the former Democratic Senator from Arkansas, to reinstate the ban on Internet gambling.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Mar. 21, 2014
Liberia Denies $200M PR Budget
By Kevin McCauley
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is denying reports that her African nation spent more than $200M in U.S. lobbying fees and invites a Congressional probe into Liberia’s promotional spending.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
SeaWorld Catches BP Alum
By Kevin McCauley
OrcasSeaWorld, which is attempting to stave off a California measure banning orca shows in theme parks, has tapped Montgomery Consulting in Sacramento to help torpedo that initiative.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
NPR Showcases Ketchum's Russia Work
By Kevin McCauley
National Public Radio, in its March 19 broadcast showcasing Ketchum’s work with Russia, asked: “How much of a pariah must a nation become before it loses its public presence in the U.S. capital?”
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 17, 2014
Podesta Speaks for South Sudan
By Kevin McCauley
Podesta Group is representing South Sudan, the world's newest country, one rocked by civil war led by factions loyal to either its president or vice president.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 10, 2014
Chevron Motors to Levick
By Kevin McCauley
chevronChevron USA is now at Levick, which took over the bulk of Dow Lohnes Government Strategies in January.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 10, 2014
LB Lobbies for Turkey
By Kevin McCauley
 LB International Solutions is representing Turkey in conjunction with Dick Gephardt’s Gephardt Group.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
BHP Steps Up DC Effort
By Kevin McCauley

bhpBHP Billiton, $66B Australia mining/energy conglomerate, has registered a D.C. lobbying outpost with the growth of its U.S. business.

Category: Lobbying
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Ex-Congressman Scans Sky for Amazon
By Kevin McCauley
Former Congressman Norm Dicks is representing Amazon on issues surrounding the federal government’s use of cloud computing.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014
C&B Works to Protect Trade Secrets
By Kevin McCauley
Covington & Burling is representing an informal coalition of Big Business, working to keep their trade secrets under wraps.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014
Myth of Shrinking Lobbying Sector Debunked
By Kevin McCauley
the nationLobbying is money in the bank. That’s the takeaway from The Nation’s (March 10) 5,921-word epic that corrects the misperception that lobbying in D.C. is a shrinking business.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Lanny Davis Bulks Up China Bus Lobbying Team
By Kevin McCauley

bydCrisis pro Lanny Davis, who represents Chinese electric bus maker BYD, has hired politically connected Kadesh & Assocs. to handle issues arising from its Lancaster, Cal.-manufacturing facility.

Category: Lobbying
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014
Corporate Surveillance Watchdog Taps Monuments
By Kevin McCauley

Monument Policy Group is working for a coalition of Internet companies that pushes for “sensible limitations” on Uncle Sam’s ability to compel service providers to fork over user data.

Category: Lobbying
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014
Gephardt Mines DC Contacts for Planetary Resources
By Kevin McCauley
planetaryFormer House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt is providing Washington guidance for Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining operation in Seattle.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
PPG Flies Norwegian Air
By Kevin McCauley
norwegianBurson-Marsteller’s Prime Policy Group is guiding Norwegian Air Shuttle’s regulatory push for route expansion in the U.S.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014
S&J Does Image Work for the Dominican
By Kevin McCauley
dominican republicSteptoe & Johnson is working to strengthen the image of the Dominican Republic in the “eyes of the international public opinion,” according to its contract with the Caribbean state.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Snapchat Establishes DC Beachhead
By Kevin McCauley

snapchatSnapchat, the photo messaging app service used by 50M mostly teen-agers, has hired Heather Podesta + Partners as its first D.C. lobbying firm.

Category: Lobbying
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
Sikhs Seeks PR
By Kevin McCauley
The D.C.-based Sikh Council on Religion and Education is talking with AKPD Message and Media about launching a PR campaign to spread awareness of Sikhism.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013
QG&A Reps Mumbai Terror Victims
By Kevin McCauley
Families of the American victims of the 2008 Mumbai, India, terror attacks get DC PR counsel under an arrangement with law firm Kreindler & Kreindler.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
Liberty Lures House and Ways Alum
By Kevin McCauley

rangaswamiA 12-year veteran of the House Ways and Means Committee's panel on trade will join Liberty Mutual as VP-federal affairs at yearend.

Category: Lobbying
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