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Lobbyist Revolving Door

Ethics Loophole Raises Concern

Center for Public Integrity | Nicholas Kusnetz | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

On October 26, 2011, the Illinois legislature passed a bill that authorized construction of a multi-billion-dollar smart grid and reshaped how utility...

The Revolving Door Bump

Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

It pays to walk through the revolving door. When someone associated with a company gets appointed to a government post, that company sees a boost ...

Jason Linkins

Lobbyists Take Pay Cuts To Return To Capitol Hill, Probably Because They Love Their Country Sooooooo Much!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

I know this is going to come as a shock to you, but apparently, there exists a "revolving door" between Capitol Hill lawmakers and the lobbyists that tell those lawmakers how to write their laws. In recent months, many former lobbyists have returned to haunt the halls of power in person. And they often take pay cuts to do so. These people must really love their country, right?

Restoring Democratic Elections: Remedies for Corporate Money-Driven, Top-Down Politics

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

One big take-away from the recent Colorado U.S. Senate election (and others) is the fact that only the moneyed elite, or those backed by moneyed elite, can run for office.