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Lobbying Congress

Amanda Terkel

Lobbying Dollars Drop Off During Least Productive Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's influence-peddlers appear to be spending far less money lobbying lawmakers these days, confronted with a Congress that does...

Sam Stein

Companies Launched Pricey Efforts To Avoid Sequester | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As sequestration cuts grew more likely during the first two months of 2013, one industry found profit in budget belt-tightening. Organiz...

Christina Wilkie

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

Does Money Influence Access to Congress?

David K. Rehr | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Daily, we are bombarded with stories of how money influences the direction of laws and regulations. Apparently, that is not the view of both congressional staff who works on Capitol Hill and the lobbyists who are paid to influence them.

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Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

On Friday morning, having got up at five, I got to the airport bright and early ready for my seven o'clock Delta flight. 
 The flight was overbooked...

Sam Stein

Top Bailout Recipients Spent $71 Million On Lobbying In Year Since Bailout | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With Reporting By Julian Hattem Twenty-five top recipients of government bailout funds spent more than $71 million on lobbying in the year since they...

Poker Pros Bet Big On Lobbying Congress

New York Sun | RUSSELL BERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming off a resounding defeat in Congress a year ago, the country's top poker players are trying their hand at a time-honored Washington parlor game:...