NBC Anchor a Keynote Speaker at Conservative Fundraiser The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which calls itself the voice of small business, is one of the Republican partys strongest allies. The group spent over $1 million on outside ads in the 2010 campaign all of it backing Republican House and Senate candidates (and, Bloomberg News reported last month, another $1.5 million that it kept hidden and said was exempt from disclosure requirements). The group is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Obamacare law and bankrolled state governments challenges to the law. The NFIB has also taken stances against allowing the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases, opposing regulations on businesses, and supporting curtailing union rights. Given the groups obvious Republican alliance, it comes as little surprise that the NFIBs three-day 2012 Small Business Summit, which begins Monday, will feature headliners Karl Rove and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). But the first name and photo on the invitation for the $150-per-person event Tuesdays keynote address speaker is NBCs Meet the Press host David Gregory. He is marketed by NBC as an anchor and trusted journalist.