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Boeing Steps Up Lobbying Efforts

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New York Times reports Friday that due to Obama administration cutbacks in spending on weapons systems, defense manufacturer Boeing has intensifie...

Move Your Money: Arianna And Rob Johnson Explain How Moving Your Money Can Change The System

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna and Rob Johnson, director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, urged Americans to move their mon...

Heidi DeJong Barsuglia Denies Mike Duvall Affair: Energy Lobbyist Was Subject Of Recorded Sex Talk

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An energy lobbyist who was the subject of an investigation after a former California lawmaker was caught on tape bragging a...

Health Insurance Companies Want Severe Penalites For People Who Do Not Buy Coverage

The Associated Press | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The health insurance industry doesn't want Congress to let you off easy if you decide to ignore a proposed requirement that all Amer...

The Business Lobby In Copenhagen (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Story by Kate Willson Video by Kate Willson and Andrew Green of the ...

Jason Linkins

Lieberman's Filibuster Announcement A Boon To Insurance Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the ironies that should be noted in the wake of Senator Joe Lieberman's (I-Conn.) decision to embark on another journey of pointless intransige...

Meet The Lobbies: Agriculture (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Kate Willson and Andrew Green of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for The Global Climate Change Lobby series: "Lobby On!...

Tony Podesta Has A Party Pooper

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington luminaries raised glasses in honor of lobbyist Tony Podesta, who celebrated his 65th birthday on Friday night with a party at the National ...

Oil Giant Chevron Accused of "Extortion" on Capitol Hill

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

Chevron is making an extraordinary lobbying effort to evade responsibility for its massive toxic contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In solidarity with all communities where Big Oil puts profit ahead of people, we must say "no more."

Lobbyists See No End To Health Reform Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite the lackluster economy, some lobbyists expect decades' worth of job security thanks to this year's health care reform haul, reports The Hill. ...

22 Republicans, 20 Democrats Used Lobbying Firm's Statements In House Health Care Speeches

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world's la...

Medicare Part D Creators Now Working For Lobbyists With Billions At Stake

ProPublica | Olga Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Four years ago, a group of lawmakers and aides crafted Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for seniors that has produced billions of dollar...

Hedge Fund Industry Presses On With New Lobbying Effort

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Boston Globe takes a look at how hedge fund managers are reclaiming some clout in Washington after last year's economic meltdown. The paper repor...

Proposals In House Would Curb 'Too Big To Fail' Banks, Firms

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA and MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are advancing proposals in Congress designed to limit the size and complexity of financial companies so that any collapse wouldn't damage th...

New York Times: Lobbyists Fighting Last Big Plans to Cut Health Care Costs

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the health care debate moves to the floor of Congress, most of the serious proposals to fulfill President Obama's original vow to cur...

China Learns How To 'Work' Capitol Hill Through Lobbying

Washington Post | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The congressional about-face illustrates a dramatic increase in China's influence on Capitol Hill, where for years its lobbying muscle never matched i...

Jason Linkins

Lobbyists Dodge Regulations Through Reinvention

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, if you happen to have read a recent study by the Center for Responsive Politics and OMB Watch entitled "Lobbyists Terminating Their Federal Regis...

Congress: We Need You to Lead

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

We need Congress to lead, so what do we do? Should we throw them out? Do we shut down the national political party committees, outlaw high-priced professional lobbying and ban PACs once and for all?

Risky Lenders Did More Aggressive Lobbying: IMF Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last few few decades, financial lobbying yielded an incredible return on investment for Wall Street -- albeit, in the form of taxpayer bailou...

New Sports Fans Lobby Entering Telecom Wars

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Verizon is among several telecom giants launching a new advocacy group purported to be a lobby for sports fans -- pressing lawmakers on issues such as...

Arthur Delaney

Tony Podesta: Turning Change Into Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tony and Heather Podesta basked in the praise when they donated the iconic, five-foot tall "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama to the National Portrait Ga...

Why Is The AMA President Lying (Again)?

Dr. Daniel Palestrant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Palestrant

Dr. Rohack tries to spin the fact that the AMA's failure to achieve their two biggest goals, tort reform and repeal of the SGR formula were in fact victories. He is not including two critical pieces of information.

Sunlight Foundation Takes Another Look At Lobbyist Bundlers

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Sunlight Foundation released a video on Thursday highlighting its investigation of lobbyist bundlers with OpenSecrets.org. The investigation, whi...

Shining Light On County Lobbyists

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Lobbyist Sunshine Initiative passed the finance committee unanimously on Thursday. It goes to a full vote at the Board's Oct. 6 meeting. ...

Arthur Delaney

Mad Dash For Cash: Members Of Congress Crammed Over 20 Fundraisers Into Last Day Of Quarter

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.01.2009 | Politics

Members of Congress crammed more than 20 fundraisers into the last day of the quarter on Wednesday, according to invitations obtained by the nonpartis...