Analysis shows that working for a long-serving senator — especially one in a key leadership position — is a very good stepping stone to a lucrative career in lobbying.Continue reading
Before closing up shop, Lautenberg campaign committee has a debt to pay
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday at age 89, leaves behind many accomplishments, from laws fighting drunk driving to preventing people convicted of domestic violence from obtaining guns.Continue reading
Senior status: Three members of Congress are older than the pope
The Catholic Church may be one of the few institutions on the planet where news of an employee's retirement at age 85 is considered "shocking."
The other is the U.S. Congress.
Pope Benedict's announcement today that he will be stepping down, ceding to the infirmities of old age, got us wondering how many members of Congress are older than the pontiff, who was born April 16, 1927.
Sunlight developer Eric Mill, using an API he recently produced, came up with a quick answer: Three ...Continue reading
Bob Bauer in his own words
Robert F. Bauer, who will take on part of the responsibilities of Norm Eisen, the departing Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, has a long and storied career in Washington. He has represented the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Kerry and Obama presidential campaigns, and 527 organizations like Vote Now and America Coming Together. He’s defended Democratic politicians who ran into ethics trouble, including former Rep. Tony Coelho and former Sen. Robert Torricelli—both of whom were forced to give up their offices as ethics charges mounted against them. He's filed ethics complaints against ...Continue reading
Lawmakers Pushed FDA To Approve Device
The New York Times reports on a really ugly confluence of politics and campaign contributions. Four New Jersey lawmakers pressured... View ArticleContinue reading