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The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they...

Super Uber or Uber Stupor?

Frank Islam | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

Uber is transforming the nation's car service transportation for hire landscape. This transformation presents the opportunity to revisit and reform the social and regulatory policies that govern this industry.

Jeb Bush Super PAC Donors Also Spend Big To Influence Washington

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of donors giving eye-popping sums to a super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign are also majo...

Can Big Business Get GOP Candidates to Stop Denying Climate Change?

Andrew Winston | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Andrew Winston

This could be the election where climate change moves front and center -- but only if big business, with its influence and deep pockets, demands it. Will business leaders use their clout to nudge the Republican candidate(s) into supporting climate action? Don't bet against it anymore.

Big For-Profit Colleges Quit Trade Group APSCU

David Halperin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
David Halperin

Some of the largest for-profit college companies -- including, last month, DeVry and Kaplan -- have recently left the industry's main trade group. Funded to boost its industry's fortunes, APSCU may instead have contributed to dragging the industry down. Now APSCU itself may be a sinking ship.

Think Tankers "Often Asked to Manipulate Data," Claims Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of 'Keystone XL Clone'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.

Steve Elmendorf: Monsanto's New Man on the Hill

Gail Sullivan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Gail Sullivan

Elmendorf has lobbied on issues close to liberals hearts like gun control and gay rights, but his bread and butter are his corporate clients including agrichemical companies and junk food industry giants.

My New Declaration Of Independence

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We need a new declaration of independence. FDR took a stab at this, with his "Four Freedoms." That's a good start. But now, eight decades later, we need to declare our independence from other forms of oppression.

'The Other NRA': This Influential Restaurant Lobby Fights Pro-Worker Policies

Capital & Main | Bobbi Murray | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

The National Restaurant Association is perhaps the largest trade group that you have never heard of.

Meet The Secretive Lobbying Group Fighting Health Care Reform In California

Capital & Main | Bill Raden | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

The hospital association’s single-minded pursuit of its self-interest, critics say, comes directly at the expense of patients.

Foreign Lobbyist Gets Free Platform at Georgetown University, Atlantic Council

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The specter of foreign powers and their lobbyists distorting America's democratic system may worry ordinary Americans, but it seems that few inside the Beltway share their concerns.

Has Congress Failed Air Travelers?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

What has Washington done for airline passengers lately? That's the question prompted by two recent political scandals that have touched the tourism world. But the answer -- or the lack of an answer -- may be far more troubling than the alleged misconduct.

Paul Blumenthal

Lobby Firm Worked For And Against Japanese Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit to Washington this spring, the government of South Korea hired a lobbying fi...

Zach Carter

Wall Street's Revolving Door Spins Again In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If at first you don't succeed, turn, turn again. The revolving door in the nation's capital took another spin last week, when Sen. Mark ...

Anticipatory Bribery

Robert Reich | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

In every election cycle since 2008, more money has gone into lobbying at the federal level than into political campaigns. And an increasing portion of that lobbying money has gone into the pockets of former members of Congress.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Till Bruckner

Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.

ALEC Losing Clout, Legitimacy amid Ongoing Controversy and Tax Fraud

Yael Bromberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Groups like the Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Red Cross come to mind when most of us think about charities. ALEC is something far different, a shadowy operation that brings legislators and corporations together behind closed doors to advance private interests.

Clinton Foundation Must Stop Hiding Behind Dark Money Groups

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.

Jeb Bush Campaign Adviser Serves on Board of Predatory College ITT

David Halperin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

Vin Weber is much more than a Bush campaign advisor. He's a lobbyist who has pressed his former colleagues in Congress on behalf of clients like AT&T, the pharmaceutical trade association PHRMA, student loan giant Sallie Mae, and student debt collection companies Navient and ECMC.

Insurers Step Up Lobbying To Battle U.S. Regulators

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - Insurance firms, already among Washington's biggest donors, are securing powerful alli...

Exelon's Nuclear Oops: Washington D.C. Resists Pepco Merger

Connor Gibson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

Exelon's ultimate goal: Force Pepco's customers, including the people of Washington, D.C., to subsidize Exelon's expensive nuclear power plants in other states. D.C. residents have until May 26 to submit comments to the Public Service Commission.

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

American Think Tanks and Foundations Manipulate German Politics, Claims Whistleblower

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...