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The Business Lobby In Copenhagen (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Story by Kate Willson Video by Kate Willson and Andrew Green of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for The Global Climate Cha...

Arthur Delaney

Bernanke's Conferences At Luxury Resorts: Do Lobbyists Show Up?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been spending some time at fancy places. Last week, Bernanke spoke at a Fed conference at a luxurious resort...

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!...

J Street Conference To Open Amid Controversy

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

J Street, an advocacy and lobbying firm created 18 months ago, is holding its first annual conference beginning Sunday, with participation from about ...

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."

Former Lawmakers Fly Under Lobbying Radar

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Politico reports that lobbying bans on former lawmakers haven't discouraged some former members of Congress from influencing policy. Their article t...

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...

Big Financial Firms Losing Power On Capitol Hill

Washington Post | Binyamin Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Large banks are on the verge of losing a key legislative battle over the shape of financial reform, an unusual setback that reflects the continued pol...

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...

Is Israel's New Ambassador Trying To Squelch J Street?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, is boycotting J Street's -- the new pro-Israel PAC -- first annual conference. Incredibly, he says it could "impair Israeli interests."

Agencies Commit To Banning Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Hill reports that several major federal agencies are poised to fully ban lobbyists from serving. Norm Eisen, White House ethics adviser, sent out...

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...

Former GOP Whip Gave Earmark To Former Staffer

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt has come under fire from the Center for Public Integrity for engaging in a controversial pattern of providing earmarks to a fo...

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...

White House Fawns Over Big Donors

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Being a top Democratic donor can have its perks, reports the Washington Times.. At least 39 Democratic donors attended a White House fete on St. Pat...

House Committee Expands Investigation Into Coal Group's Lobbying

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming has expanded its investigation into the lobbying activities of the American Coali...

Arthur Delaney

Greenpeace Asks For Senate Investigation Into Newsweek's Big Oil Forum

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Tuesday, Newsweek hosted a climate and energy policy forum on Capitol Hill with the American Petroleum Institute. Now Greenpeace, which has been he...

Lobbyists Eye Exemptions On The CFPA

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While high-powered Wall Street lobbyists catch most of the flack for trying to skirt newly-proposed House Financial Service Committee regulations, Pol...

CFTC Gets Derivatives Advice From Industry Insiders

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Keith Epstein And Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like many federal agencies contemplating reform these days, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission is hearing a lot from the industry it regulates...

New Trial Date Set for Former Abramoff Lobbyist

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Hill reports that ex-Jack Abramoff associate Kevin Ring will again face trial on June 21, 2010. U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle set the n...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Banks Tricking Little Guys Into Lobbying for Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street titans, recognizing that they have something of a credibility problem when it comes to opposing regulatory reform, are enlisting more symp...

Wesley Clark Pushes For Ethanol Use

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New Republic reports that retired general and former presidential hopeful Wesley Clark has become an unlikely champion of the ethanol industry. E...

Banks Hire Derivatives Expert To Fight Financial Reform

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Several major banks are fending off legislation meant to regulate the lucrative derivatives market by hiring a high-powered financial lobbyist. The H...

In Washington, the Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Your Health

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

You can't tell the players without a scorecard in the old Washington shell game. Lobbyist out, lobbyist in. They've been plowing this ground for years, and the soil has never been so fertile.