The National Education Association, a Beverly Hills hip-hop artist and hedge fund manager Orin Kramer are among the top initial donors to a nonprofit issue- advocacy group founded by President Barack Obama’s former campaign aides.
Consumer demand for organic foods has helped Uncle Matt’s Organic Inc. grow from 5 acres of oranges in 1999 to become Florida’s biggest organic-citrus producer. Further expansion is being hampered by the federal crop insurance program designed to help farmers, says the company’s founder, Matt McLean.
Republican governors seeking to use last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to scale back Medicaid are being told by the Obama administration that the ruling on the 2010 health-care law leaves states little room to maneuver.
The heads of trade groups draw on a common set of skills to succeed. Among them: a deep knowledge of Washington’s lawmaking process, access to the capital’s power players and the ability to charm and cajole in equal measures.
Republican U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine cited frustration with Congress’s partisanship for her decision not to seek re-election in November, an action that hampers her party’s chances to seize control of the chamber in November.
General Electric Co. won support from the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday in a battle to fund its backup engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, over objections from Defense Secretary Robert Gates .
The 87 new Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives may face a test of defense spending versus deficit cutting this week as Congress decides whether to continue funding a backup engine for Lockheed Martin Corp .’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
General Electric Co. is mounting an all-out effort to get its supporters in Congress to defy Defense Secretary Robert Gates when the House of Representatives votes on the $567 billion defense bill for fiscal 2011.
Retirement announcements by Senator Olympia Snowe and other centrists are putting more U.S. Senate seats at stake than at any time since 1996 -- and the result may be an even more polarized environment next year.