The Hill makes no bones about it. The publication is for and about politicos and anyone in the "influence industry." As of today, you can get it free on your iPad.
An inside-the-beltway view on Washington covering “Congress and politics, with a focus on business and lobbying and goings on on Capitol Hill,” reads the short description of The Hill, now available via the iStore for the iPad.
The Hill says it is the largest Capitol Hill publication, with a circulation of over 21,000 in print. It's written for 100 Senators, 435 members of the House of Representatives, “40,000 aidEs and tens of thousands in the influence industry.”
It's got it all: policy makers, parties, lobbying, gossip, Washington life. Today's issue online featured a speculative report that Sen. Joe Lieberman could be a “kingmaker” after the fall elections, if Republicans score big and create a 50-50 split in the Senate.
Another story reported that actor George Clooney visited lawmakers but didn't talk politics—at least in earshot of a reporter.
There are columnists, blogs, op-ed writers, lobbyists and more—all of those ”influence industry” folks.