- The Washington Times - Monday, January 14, 2008

The Carmen Group has been called the “D.C. lobbying firm famous for hip parties” and on Thursday the company continued the tradition by feting 1,200 guests at a Carnegie Library extravaganza featuring Design Cuisine-catered fare, multi-open bars (one featuring concoctions made with recently legalized absinthe), a screening of the superb environmental film “Planet Earth” and — the piece de resistance — an appearance by the Silver Beats, a phenom Beatles tribute band flown over from Tokyo especially for the occasion. This year, company chief David Carmen (above left with wife Elizabeth and Bob Pincus) billed the event as a “welcome back” celebration of the 110th Congress’ second session.