BUNDLERS AND OBAMA. The Times. “Despite a pledge not to take money from lobbyists, President Obama has relied on prominent supporters who are active in the lobbying industry to raise millions of dollars for his re-election bid.”
2012 LOBBYIST GIVING. The Post. “K Street is playing an increasingly central role in the 2012 presidential race, as hundreds of lobbyists representing some of the world’s largest corporations and trade groups pour money into Republican coffers.”
NEW ATTENTION ON FARA. Story here. “The Justice Department has amped up enforcement of a law that governs advocacy in the United States on behalf of foreign governments and political interests.”
SOLYNDRA DAY SET. Politico. “Energy Secretary Steven Chu is set to testify about Solyndra on Nov. 17 before the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee, an Obama administration source said Thursday evening.”
EDWARDS CASE: NOT DISMISSED. Story here. “A federal judge on Thursday rejected former Senator John Edwards’s request to dismiss criminal campaign finance charges against him, all but ensuring that Mr. Edwards will go to trial in January.” More here.
ABRAMOFF BOOK UPDATE. Here. “A federal judge in the nation’s capital has granted the Department of Justice’s request to withdraw an order to garnish Jack Abramoff’s earnings from his upcoming WND Books release ‘Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist.’”
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.