Washington Lobbyists

Special-Interests=Gov't Behemoth

Barton Hinkle, Reason.com

From farm subsidies to NEA grants, the federal budget is littered with needless programs.

TeaParty Broke K Street Stronghold

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

In the pre-Tea Party GOP, corporate interests were the main donors. Thanks to conservative groups, the Tea Party has diversified donor streams with ideological money from small business owners and retirees.

IRS Targeting Investigation Creeps Toward Obama White House

IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins Emerges As a Key Player in IRS-Tea Party Targeting Scandal

Odd indeed -- one of only two Obama appointees at the IRS was apparently deeply involved in setting-up the criteria for which groups were to be targeted, but there wasn’t any political motivation or consideration behind those criteria say Democrats.