We live in an era where media is extraordinarily fragmented. Agenda shaping happens not only on cable networks but now on social networks. Public opinion is, for better or worse, shaped by thousands of micro conversations.
Certain organizations are not shy about promoting their political and ideological values. But where do other, less “vocal” organizations fall on the political spectrum?
The 2014 Public Affairs Pulse survey found an increase in Americans’ acceptance of lobbying interests, though the general attitude toward corporate lobbies remains conflicted.
Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced a bill that would prohibit members of Congress from becoming lobbyists after they retire.
A handful of Washington’s lobbying firms are undergoing major changes, as reported by The Washington Post’s Catherine Ho.