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Christina Wilkie

Top Lobbying Groups Spent $64 Million To Influence Congress, White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 lobbying spenders shelled out a combined $64 million in the first three months of this year to influence federal policy, acco...

Living the High Life After Congress

Michael Winship | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

This is what ex-members of Congress and their staffs do nowadays. Rarely do they follow the example of ancient Rome's Cincinnatus and go back to the farm -- or take that teaching job at the local university or join a hometown law practice. They stay in DC to reap the bountiful harvest that comes from Capitol Hill experience and good old fashioned cronyism.

Christina Wilkie

New Film Explores 'Washington's Wildest Week'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once a year, Washington parties like it's Hollywood. Now this annual shindig, the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, is the...

Dividing the Spoils

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The framers debated the meaning of corruption at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and Americans have been arguing about it ever since. Today, gifts to politicians that were once called graft or bribes are called contributions.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Works in Slowing Global Warming

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

In Washington, or any town where money is often valued above all else, the act of moving dollars out of fossil fuels and into sustainable, renewable options is a powerful demonstration of values.

Lessons of the Cantor: Arrogant Insiders, Angry Outsiders

Mike Lux | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Eric Cantor's upset shows that big money doesn't always win, and that K St-bashing populism wins elections. Let's hope that Democrats across the country take that to heart and fight back against the big money flooding their races.

Why Is Pro-Consumer Nader Pairing Up With Pro-K Street Norquist?

Jane White | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Jane White

Nice to see that the left and right have met middle ground on the minimum wage issue. But Grover Norquist's true legacy isn't his anti-tax stand but his "pro-1 Percent" efforts .

Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street's Own Wolf Of Wall Street

Republic Report | Lee Fang | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represents a wide swath of eastern North Carolina, might not strike you as a populist. But as a lawmaker, t...

Christina Wilkie

Lyft Prepares To Fight Ride Share Regulation With GOP-Linked Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ride-sharing service Lyft has hired two well-connected Washington lobbying firms to help it fight a looming battle in Congress and t...

Christina Wilkie

In Rare Case, Lobbyist Pursued For Breaking Lobbying Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyist Alan Mauk is facing a possible fine of up to $5.2 million for allegedly failing to report his lobbying activities, according to...

Here's How Lobbying Went Into The Shadows

The Nation | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and I found myself hanging around the House-side entrance to the Capitol building, hoping to interview lawmakers ...

Christina Wilkie

Former House Members Now Eligible For Get-Rich-Quick Jobs, Proving Washington Is Totally Broken

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's new competition for the cushy lobbying jobs on Washington's infamous K Street. This week, nearly 250 former members of Congress ...

50 Years Of Secrecy, Courtesy of Max Baucus

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator Max Baucus has decreed a minimum 50 years of secrecy for negotiations over revamping the federal tax code. It's not the information itself that must remain under lock and key, but which senator is supporting what massive corporate giveaway -- that's what has to remain secret.

Homeless Man Dies After Being Hit By Mercedes On K Street

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. homeless man died after a Mercedes hit him on K Street, D.C. police said. At around 10:00 p.m. on May 16, Dereck Audrey start...

K Street Accountability

Mike Lux | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

It's hard to go back to representing bankers when you have just been prosecuting them. To get at the root of our problems, we're going to have hold K Street accountable, not just government.

Max Baucus, the Senator from K Street -- A Poster Boy for Campaign Finance Reform

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

He has served his paymasters year in and year out in his long Senate career, leaving little doubt in anyone's mind as to whom he really represents -- his nickname is the "Senator from K Street," and he alone carries that distinction.

K Street: Then and Now

Scott Lilly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Airlines for America CEO Nick Calio's recent lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration demonstrates that lobbyists today aren't as invested in the details as they used to be.

How Ex-Staffers Make Millions Off Their Obama Connections

www.newrepublic.com | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

One of the stars of Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address was Jackie Bray, a single mother who was laid off in 2011 and struggled for months ...

Ryan Grim

An Accidental Rainmaker For Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carl Levin will be remembered as the powerful chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a Michigan man who fiercely championed th...

Christina Wilkie

Top GOP Ex-Senator And Ex-House Committee Chair Both Join Lobbying Firms

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two recently retired senior Republican members of Congress have joined lobbying firms as senior advisers, offering their years of experi...

Christina Wilkie

Hallmark Sends Greeting To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Hallmark Cards Inc. is preparing to send Capitol Hill a special greeting this year. But it's not the sappy, well-wishing kind that made t...

New Year's Resolution: Six Reasons to Rout the Republican Redcoats

Jane White | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Jane White

Abraham Lincoln would not be the only one turning over in his grave at the disgraceful state of the Republican party 147 years after he left office -- other dead progressive Republican leaders would, as well.

WATCH: Washington's Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

We've seen how Washington insiders write the rules of politics and the economy to protect powerful special interests but now, as we enter the holiday season, and a month or so after the election, we're getting a refresher course in just how that inside game is played, gifts and all.

Closing Loopholes, Not Raising Rates, to Tax the Wealthy? I Smell a RepubliCON

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans have suggested that they would prefer to capture that $700B by closing loopholes, rather than raising tax rates back to the Clinton economy levels. Of course, they never say $700B, they just hint that they would increase revenues by closing loopholes.

Lobbyists Ready For A Comeback Under Romney

www.politico.com | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's gone further than any president to keep lobbyists out of the White House -- even signing executive orders to do it. ...