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Arthur Delaney

Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln's Primary Opponent, Promises Never To Become A Lobbyist | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Halter, the lieutenant governor campaigning against Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the Arkansas Democratic primary, announced Tuesday that he has never ...

Billy Tauzin Leaving Pharma: Top Lobbyist For Drugmakers Stepping Down

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of the influential trade association for drug manufacturers announced Thursday night that he is leaving his job. The deve...

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...

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

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.

GOP Lawmaker Resigns Over Sex Comments

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A scandal involving a family-values legislator caught boasting about his sexual escapades with his lobbyist mistresses crea...

Lobbyist Offers Off-The-Record Breakfast With Treasury Official

Washington Post | Al Kamen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So you can't get inside the government to see top officials and discuss the important issues of the day. But even though you can't darken the door of ...

Obama's Agenda: Hope, Change and Lobby-Centricity

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Obama's self-imposed rule against lobbyists in his administration, and the method whereby he is now implementing his progressive agenda, hews toward a rather perverse irony, if not hypocrisy.

Jason Linkins

Help NPR Identify The Health Care Lobbyists! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you happened to watch ABC News' prime time show, "Let's Talk About Health Care Reform With The President," you might remember the moment right at t...

Sam Stein

Progressives Call Out Dems' "Hypocritical" Fundraising | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and its counterpart in the House likely thought they were making a big concession by forgoing lobbyists a...

Getting Warmer

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

While Obama promised an end to the Iraq disaster, he once again left open the door to the United States being trapped in an even more treacherous quagmire in Afghanistan.

Biden & Palin: Some Debate Prep Advice

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Thursday night's a biggie. There's a decent chance Biden and Palin will get bigger viewer numbers than the Presidential top dogs did last Friday. This...

Jed Lewison

The McCain Gambling Story | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two really quick thoughts on the NYT article about McCain and gambling. (1) Wes Gullett, one of the key lobbyists in the article, is an old gambling b...

More Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her performance was so strong and so well focused that it would be foolish not to immediately send her out on the campaign trail and/or to as many television interviews as she can squeeze into her schedule.

Friday Talking Points [47] -- Our First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Surprise! It's our first anniversary column! But before we get to that, I have to pass on this information, in the hopes nobody will get stung by a v...

Prebuttal: McCain's Reform Credentials Have Turned to Sand

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

The John McCain who fought for campaign finance reform in the past is not the same John McCain speaking tonight. Here's what he'll claim, and what the truth really is.

Friday Talking Points [43] -- And The Gold Medal For Snarkiness Goes To...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I don't usually comment on sports, so take anything I say with a grain of salt. I'm no professional sports guy, nor do I play one on the web. But I h...

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

Analysis: Story Could Undercut McCain

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — John McCain sought to minimize damage to his man-of-character image and his presidential hopes Thursday, vigorously denying and den...