Fortune: Washington's Power 25
Which pressure groups are best at manipulating the laws we live by? A groundbreaking FORTUNE survey reveals who belongs to lobbying's elite and why they wield so much clout.
U.S. Term Limits all but killed a popular cause through inflexibility and meanness.
Let's say it straight: All the talk about campaign-finance reform is malarkey.
A gang of new Republicans has stomped on the Business Roundtable.
Despite its dominance everywhere else, technology does not reign in Washington.
What works ... and what doesn't.
Lobbyists generally make big bucks, but it's not always pay for performance.
Here's one law the White House must surely be violating.
In Washington, interest groups come in partisan flavors.
26 through 120.FORTUNE's survey was conducted this fall by the Mellman Group and Public Opinion Strategies. Recipients were asked to assess the importance of a list of lobbying techniques and to rank the clout in Washington of 120 interest groups, labor unions, and trade associations chosen by two panels of experts, which included members of Congress, professional lobbyists, academics, congressional staffers, and pollsters. The questionnaire was mailed to 2,165 people: all members of Congress, top staffers, senior White House aides, top officers of lobbying organizations, and professional lobbyists. In all, 329 surveys--a healthy 15%--were completed and returned.
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