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Weekly Mulch: New bills and old money

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...

Roy Sekoff on Education Protests: What Are Our Priorities?

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Thursday evening to weigh in on today's college protests against funding cuts. Sekoff argued t...

Arthur Delaney

Michael Bennet's Lobbying Reform Proposals Would Spoil Some Careers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lobbying reforms proposed by freshman Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday would end up crushing many a Capitol Hill career path. As part of a packag...

Green News Report -- March 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool iPhone app! Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iP...

Is Bill Barrett Corp's Massive Lobbying Spree Aimed at Interior Secretary Ken Salazar?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the fall of 2008, the outgoing Bush administration gave the oil and gas industry a parting gift that now threatens to destroy the Roan Plateau in Colorado, an area known for its stunning vistas.

Jason Linkins

The Taxpayer-Funded Cycle Of Moral Hazard | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The obvious problem with the all-carrots-no-sticks approach to the bank bailout is that it's done a lot to strip risk and consequence out of the finan...

Jason Linkins

Sunlight Foundation's Health Summit Coverage Reveals Special Interest Connections | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the things that I've endeavored to explain over the course of the health care reform debate is that the key driver of policy isn't political ph...

Dodd Proposes Financial Protection Agency Within Treasury

New York Times | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee on Friday proposed creating a Bureau of Financial Protection inside the Treasury Department to regulate m...

Ethics Panel Clears Seven Lawmakers In Probe Of Contracts For Campaign Donors

Washington Post | Paul Kane and Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ethics committee decided to clear Visclosky even though the Office of Congressional Ethics, which conducts preliminary reviews, found probable cau...

Senator Murkowski is Working Full Time on Behalf of Polluting Industries

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Last night, Senator Murkowski was treated to a fundraiser by lobbyists for the Nuclear Energy Institute, Duke Energy and Peabody Coal. Political Part...

Wall Street Bankers Are Overpaid, Says Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack said investment bankers are overpaid and Wall Street compensation won't decrease much because firms don't want to lo...

Washington Unlocked--For the Rich

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Until liberals get together and form a united front and a social movement to back it up, they should be ready for another bout of market forces intervening in the government.

Newt Gingrich 'Sharing Resources, Coordinating Efforts' With Oil Lobby

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

API and Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich, through his political attack group "American Solutions for Winning the Future" (ASWF), has organized tea party pro...

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

Elizabeth Warren: It's Bank Lobbyists vs. American Families In Fight For Financial Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday evening to discuss financial reform. Warren, the chair of the Congressional Oversight...

Senate GOP Staff Meet With Lobbyists On Jobs Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roll Call reports that Senate Republican leadership staff has begun meeting with lobbyists after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scrapped plans for ...

Michael Bennet, Joe Trippi Trade Blows On David Sirota's AM 760 Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tuesday night's debate between Democratic Senate candidates Michael Bennet and Andrew Romanoff may have seemed placid, but the war of words between Be...

Weekly Pulse: Bayh-Partisanship=Giving Your Seat to a Republican

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger You will be shocked, shocked to hear that a Blue Dog Democrat who made a career out of undermining his...

Michael Bennet, Betsy Markey Scheduled To Benefit From Lobbyist's Fundraisers

Party Time Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Louis Dupart, a lobbyist who has successfully sought earmarks from Colorado politicians, will host a fundraising breakfast on Feb. 24 for Sen. Michae...

Arthur Delaney

Evan Bayh Won't Rule Out Becoming A Lobbyist After His Term Ends | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A day after he announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate, Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh declined to rule out a career as a lobbyist. "I have no idea...

Banks Lobbying Up 12 Percent In 2009 | Nathaniel Popper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lobbying expenditures jumped 12% from 2008 to $29.8 million last year among the eight banks and private equity firms that spent the most to influence ...

Jason Linkins

Basically, America Spent All That TARP Money On Lobbyists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So if taxpayers, having bailed out the financial sector with billions of TARP dollars, didn't get jobs or oversight or consumer protection or a return...

The Greed Olympics: Banks and Insurers Battle for the Gold

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

As the Greed Olympics heats up, it is time for Americans to stop being spectators. The President and Congress shouldn't be the only ones judging the competition and handing out the medals.

Daniel Burke, Brother Of Powerful Alderman Ed Burke, Now Lobbying City Hall

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After retiring as Chicago's deputy city clerk, state Rep. Daniel J. Burke found another way to make money. Lobbying the city. "I had an opportun...

An Escalating War On K Street | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama is escalating his war on K Street, proposing a series of tough restrictions a year after he first issued policies aimed at tamping dow...