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Influence Laundering

Jason Linkins

Former Legislators Can Get Staggeringly Rich Peddling Influence, In Case You'd Somehow Forgotten This | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

If the example of Senator Olympia Snowe is any guide, then the typical "Why I Am Leaving Congress" op-ed is fairly similar to Greg Smith's now-famous ...

Jason Linkins

Lobbyists Take Pay Cuts To Return To Capitol Hill, Probably Because They Love Their Country Sooooooo Much! | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

I know this is going to come as a shock to you, but apparently, there exists a "revolving door" between Capitol Hill lawmakers and the lobbyists that tell those lawmakers how to write their laws. In recent months, many former lobbyists have returned to haunt the halls of power in person. And they often take pay cuts to do so. These people must really love their country, right?

Arthur Delaney

Dodd: 'No Lobbying For Me!' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Dodd has ruled out becoming a lobbyist after his Senate career ends next year. "No lobbying, no lobbying," Dodd told Deirdre Shesgreen of the ...

Jason Linkins

Shadow Congress: TPM Offers Guide To More Than 170 Congressmen Turned Lobbyists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In their ongoing efforts to destroy America, lobbying firms have hired over 170 former lawmakers to skulk around the corridors of power to make sure that moneyed interests retain their iron grip on your lawmakers.

Arthur Delaney

No Less Lobbying, But Less Disclosure In Obama's First Year | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hordes of lobbyists have deregistered in the last two years after Congress enacted more onerous disclosure requirements and the Obama administration p...

Arthur Delaney

How Tom Daschle Lobbies In Secret: Influence Laundering | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will soon move from one big lobbying firm to another even bigger lobbying firm. It's a career boost for a fi...