If the convention hall at Quicken Loans Arena is the Sun — the center of the RNC solar system — then the planets that surround it are an almost endless list of parties, fundraisers, policy discussions and media hubs.Continue reading
Net neutrality friends and foes air their concerns in a pair of congressional hearings Wednesday, the latest front in a war of words ranging from K Street to your TV set.Continue reading
Some of the lawmakers who are grilling AT&T and DirecTV today about a proposed merger got campaign money from ... guess who?Continue reading
AT&T and its intended, DirecTV, gain DC clout via their contributions, fundraising and lobbying expenditures. Another way their power is revealed is in just how much they make themselves known before the FCC. The answer: a lot.Continue reading
Lobbyists for the companies involved in the latest proposed telecomm mega-merger have been partying hard to win friends on Capitol Hill.Continue reading
With the FCC's proposal threatening net neutrality, lobbying activity looks like it's reached a fevered pitch. But for the organizations involved, especially telecom companies, lobbying has been at a fevered pitch for a decade.Continue reading
Many of the tech executives that President Obama met with today have been generous donors to his campaigns.Continue reading
President Barack Obama raised more than $43 million for his second inaugural, including seven-figure donations from some of the nation's biggest tech, defense and energy companies, a report filed on Saturday with the Federal Election Commission shows.
The top donor to the 2013 presidential inaugural was AT&T, which gave $4.6 million in equipment and services. That single donation equalled more than all of the inaugural committee's smallest donors (those who gave $200 or less than therefore did not have contributions itemized in the FEC report) combined.
Other members of the seven-figure check club: Microsoft, which gave ...Continue reading
While some information on the staggering sums given by the more than 20 corporations and unions that contributed to President Barack Obama's inauguration has been reported, like AT&T's staggeringly large $3 million donation, less attention has been paid to the goods and services that companies provided to the 57th inaugural.Continue reading
While Congress and the Department of Justice are questioning the T-Mobile and AT&T merger, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's parent company has been working on a behind the scene lobbying campaign, contacting key opponents to the deal in the last few months, reports filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act show.
Deutsche Telekom, looking to sell T-Mobile to AT&T creating a mammoth corporation making up a large chunk of the U.S. wireless market, has spent $4.3 million in the last six months to lobby and maintain a staff in the U.S., six monthly reports filed with ...Continue reading