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Whoa: 

The social network Snapchat has hired lobbyists in Washington for the first time.
Snapchat — which allows users to send photos and videos that disappear after a certain amount of time — has signed up with the powerhouse K Street firm Heather Podesta + Partners, according to a lobbying disclosure form filed Jan. 1.

Whoa

The social network Snapchat has hired lobbyists in Washington for the first time.

Snapchat — which allows users to send photos and videos that disappear after a certain amount of time — has signed up with the powerhouse K Street firm Heather Podesta + Partners, according to a lobbying disclosure form filed Jan. 1.

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The best way to address that would be to prohibit campaign contributions from registered lobbyists or from the clients who hire lobbyists made to members of congress who sit on the committees with jurisdiction over the subject matter of their lobbying.
DC “super lobbyist” Jack Quinn, during a Reddit AMA yesterday. (Via Public Campaign, “DC Super Lobbyists: Yes, Money in Politics is a Problem.”)

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Well, this says a lot:

An aging K Street has continued to boom even as middle-age and older Americans in other industries, such as manufacturing and business, have struggled to maintain relevance in the changing economy. Nearly half the 3.5 million jobless Americans are 45 or older, and the number of those unemployed for more than a year has quadrupled since 2007, according to recent Department of Labor statistics.

(Via Politico)

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Nice work if you can get it:

K Street shops, many in revenue decline for the past couple of years, can no longer afford the luxury of a high-priced former member. Senators usually don’t entertain offers worth less than $1 million, and House members’ threshold is typically about $700,000. And it’s an investment with no guaranteed payoff. Ever.

(via Roll Call)

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Roll Call: Lobbyists are going to make BANK in 2013

"When the congressional agenda includes cuts to entitlements and defense programs, a fight over the debt ceiling and potential tax changes that could affect virtually every sector of the economy, you can bet on one thing: Lobbyists will be very busy this year.

"K Street executives do not predict dramatic growth in their industry for 2013, but they do expect a steady uptick in revenue with clients deeply vested in what comes out of Washington, D.C."

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