Situated across from the White House, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce taunts the rest of the city with its physical presence. And while it's not true that the Chamber has the White House in its back yard, that's only because it's in the front yard instead.
But all politics is local, of course.
Last weekend, I learned that the Chamber also has City Hall in its banquet hall. At the Chamber's annual holiday party, the business group showcased its political sway by placing a "City Hall" facade in back of the dinner buffet.