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Obamacare

Robert Zevin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Robert Zevin

America spends more on health care than any other country in the world, despite our uniquely non-socialized system, yet our health outcomes are at or below the bottom of the range for developed countries. Why?

Further Unmasking Corporate Political Spending

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

More and more of the nation's leading companies are voluntarily adopting or strengthening their policies to provide for detailed disclosure of their political contributions. Yet they're having to do so against very strong opposition from their own leading trade associations.

Are You a Citizen Lobbyist? You Can Be!

Edward Falzon | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Edward Falzon

There's a common perception that the only two options for political involvement are to vote or to run for office. These avenues are certainly open to us all, but most of us seem to forget a third option: Lobbying. And the perfect how-to guide is now on the shelves.

Leaked Documents: IRS Concerns, Funding Crisis at Corporate Lobbying Group ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Steve Horn

ALEC's budget hole from the exodus of corporate members has inspired a campaign to win corporate members back to the exclusive club, calling it the biblically-inspired "Prodigal Son Project."

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

The 'Lobbyist' Is Dead

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The lobbyist, like Philip Morris, ValuJet and the World Wrestling Federation before him, died today. He was 150 years old, give or take a decade, the victim of relentless pejorativation and transmogrification.

American League of Lobbyists Changes Name

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The American League of Lobbyists -- known as such since its founding in 1979 -- will now call itself the Association of Government Relations Professionals, organization officials confirm to the Center for Public Integrity.

The Gubernatorial Transition of Terry McAuliffe

Heath Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

On Tuesday, Terry McAuliffe was elected governor of Virginia. Following the lengthy campaign, the real work of the job begins Wednesday during the ten-week gubernatorial transition.

Ryan Grim

'Revenge Of The Nerds': Tech Lobbyists Walk Off Job In Dramatic Shakeup

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move that would make Jerry Maguire proud, a team of four top lobbyists at TechAmerica resigned Monday afternoon, dealing a blow to ...

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are 24 Corporate Donors To The Nation's Largest Business Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report released Monday by Public Citizen's U.S. Chamber Watch lists some of the corporations donating major sums to the U.S. Chamber o...

Junk Food Lobby Forced to Disclose Donors to Its Secret 'Defense of Brand Strategic Account'

Michele Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

Grocery Manufactures Association was recently sued for not disclosing the donors behind GMA's $7 million-plus donation to stop I-522, which would require genetically-engineered foods to be labeled. The judge threw out that case on a technicality. But then, Big Food's arrogance got the best of them.

Christina Wilkie

What Happens When The Tech Industry Meets Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A once-powerful tech industry trade group has been shedding clients and losing senior staff, according to internal firm documents obtain...

Gun Lobby, Big Pharma Top Special Interest Spending

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity Pharmaceutical behemoths, gun advocates and corporate agriculture interests are notable outliers amo...

WATCH: A Hilariously Accurate Depiction of How Politics Actually Works

Mansur Gidfar | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Mansur Gidfar

You'd think a situation this dire wouldn't be something you could laugh about. And you'd be wrong.

Kate Sheppard

Monsanto Hires Former Senator As Lobbyist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln's new lobbying group got a boost on Wednesday with the announcement that three prominent corporations, inclu...

Junk Food Lobbyists Sued for Money Laundering in Washington State

Michele Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

In the final weeks leading up to Election Day, the debate over measure I-522 in Washington State is getting even uglier.

Who Owns The Awful Corinthian Colleges? Wells Fargo, Marc Morial, Pension Funds

David Halperin | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
David Halperin

We have a disturbing portrait of a company preying on vulnerable people and then covering up its misdeeds with lies. So who is Corinthian Colleges? Who are the owners of this predatory institution?

How Corporate America Can Stop a Federal Default: Give Boehner a Multi-Million Dollar Lobbying Job

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

For once the interests of the 1 percent and the 99 percent are aligned around stopping a default on the corporate debt which would both decimate corporate profits and throw millions of ordinary Americans out of work.

Politics: A Well-Oiled Machine

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

One of the many things needed to stop the runaway climate train before it rolls off the cliff is to make corporations more accountable for their actions -- in this case, their political actions aimed at stopping a sensible climate policy.

Big Oil PR Pros, Lobbyists Dominate EDF Fracking Climate Study Steering Committee

Steve Horn | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Alongside releasing its controversial findings on fugitive methane emissions caused by hydraulic fracturing on September 16, University of Texas-Austin also unveiled an industry-stacked Steering Committee roster for the study it conducted in concert with Environmental Defense Fund.

Are Junk Food Corporations Hiding Behind Lobbyists to Stop GE Food Labeling in Washington State?

Michele Simon | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

The success of well-known brands such as Coca-Cola and Kraft Foods depends greatly on positive public relations. It makes even more sense now for GMA to do its members' bidding given how controversial opposing GE food labeling has become for the food industry.

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Syrian Parliament Speaker Sends Letter To Congress

HuffPost | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Editor's Note: Click here for coverage of Mohammad Jihad al-Laham's letter to Congress. Another version of the story appeared on this page earlier, bu...

Obama Group Punts On Syria Strike Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the chief outside lobbying vehicle for President Barack Obama's second-term agenda, is staying out of the debate over authorizi...

Christina Wilkie

Democrats Urged To Oppose Syria Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major progressive political action committee on Wednesday urged Democratic members of Congress to vote against any resolution authoriz...