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How Health Lobbyists Influenced Reform Bill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Nexon had a big problem. An early version of national health care legislation contained a $40 billion tax aimed squarely at members of the medic...

Chamber Of Commerce To Begin Ads Against Health Care Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Looking to build pressure on moderate Democrats, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it will begin airing new TV ads in seven states ...

Obama And The Banks: No Real Consensus On Financial Reform

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — After meeting with bank executives, President Barack Obama noted "a big gap" between the CEOs and their lobbyists on his campaign t...

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 ...

Congressional Research Service Praises Lobbying Reforms Under Obama | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critics across the political spectrum have lambasted the Obama administration's restrictions on lobbying as everything from a loophole-ridden politica...

Wall Street Steps Up Political Donations, Lobbying

Wall Street Journal | BRODY MULLINS and T.W. FARNAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of the biggest Wall Street firms are back in the political-spending game after hunkering down while they were getting government bailout funds....

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."

White House Yields For 'Lost' -- And Major Lobbying Force Walt Disney Co.

Capital Eye | Published by Dave Levinthal on January 9, 2010 3:49 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Audacious, perhaps, is the development that the president of the United States would schedule his state of the union address around a television show....

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...

US Firm Will Not Lobby For Sudan

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Washington Post reports that law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has dropped its effort to secure a lobbying contract with the pariah regi...

Post-Madoff Reforms At SEC Scaled Back, Delayed, Cancelled | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mary Schapiro, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said she wanted to show that her agency was cracking down after missing Bernar...

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...

Dem. Rep.: "The Lobbyists Are Winning" On Health Care Reform | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbying by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, meanwhile, dimmed the prospects of various proposals to cut into their incomes, includ...

Food Lobby Mobilizes, As Soda Tax Bubbles Up

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Christine Spolar, Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Joseph Eaton, Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity Washington lobbyists have been en...

Jeff Muskus

Conservative Dems, GOP Senators Lobby To Delay Health Reform | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican and conservative Democrat lawmakers revived a push Wednesday for the kind of delay to health care reform that a GOP senator admitted was pa...

Lobbyists On Pace For Record Year

Politico | VICTORIA MCGRANE | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Main Street has had a tough year, losing jobs and seeing little evidence of the economic revival that experts say has already begun. But K Street i...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow, Ed Markey Discuss Lobbyist Fraudsters | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On last night's Rachel Maddow Show, she focused attention on two lobbying firms that have recently taken a turn in the baleful eye of the spotlight: s...

Frank Rich: Will Lobbyists Defeat Obama's Agenda For Reform?

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

IN the annals of American excess, there often arrives a moment when those with too much money, too much clout and too much hubris just can't stop them...

BCS, Colleges, NewsCorp Spend A Fortune Lobbying College Football Playoff Proposals

Center for Responsive Politics | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Resolution 390 will not result in troop deployments to Afghanistan, an overhaul of the U.S. health care system or the bolstering of an economy i...

Chamber Of Commerce Sues Yes Men Over Climate Change Policy Prank

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a civil complaint on Monday against members of a liberal activist group who staged a news confer...

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!...

Citigroup Taxpayer Ownership Doesn't Prevent Lobbying | Jonathan D. Salant and Lizzie O’Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Citigroup Inc., which has yet to repay $45 billion in federal assistance, has more lobbyists than any other company who registered to try to shape leg...

Obama Pushes Lobbyists Off Federal Advisory Boards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a little-noticed blog post published on the White House website in September, President Obama's special counsel for ethics and government reform No...

The Man Behind the J Street Smear Campaign

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

There sure is a lot of effort going into discrediting an organization that is, in fact, only a little to the left of the "mainstream" pro-Israel organizations.

If You are Discouraged Try 'Unplugging'

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Dr. Craig Chalquist has come up with a nifty and empowering "to do" list for those of us who are feeling discouraged about our individual and collective economic, political and environmental situations.