Since it kicked off last year, National Journal's Influence Alley has been your ticket into the world of lobbying, money and the influence industry. Now that ticket is about to get you a lot farther. Today, we're launching an all-new Alley, expanding from K Street to Capitol Hill, and offering a fresh, inside perspective on the work of Congress and the people who make it run.
We're your all-access pass to the power, people and politics that are shaping the action from Hill cloakrooms to K Street conference rooms. Who's making a move? Who's getting thrown under the bus? What's the buzz from today's leadership meeting? What lobbying efforts are getting traction, and who's just wasting their time? How is last week's floor fight shaping this week's campaign ads?
The goal of the new Alley is to get behind the closed doors of Washington power. To pose questions. To test ideas. To tell stories. And to capture the volume and the vibe of the distinctive Beltway conversation.
Already we have sat down with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell; were all over the House's vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt and had some fun with feline Super PACs and a sad Capitol clown.
The new Alley has been completely redesigned to save you time and give your voice a platform. On the new site you can find the moment's top stories at a glance. And with new features, it's even easier for you to weigh in and share your favorite content.
You can always reach the Alley team of Frates, Mike Catalini and Elahe Izadi by email or by tweeting us @frates, @mikecatalini, @elaheizadi and, of course, @influencealley.
So check us out and give us a shout. We look forward to hearing from ya.