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Obama Lobbyists

Sam Stein

Clinton Campaign Will Accept Donations From Lobbyists And PACs | Sam Stein | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will accept donations from lobbyists and political action committees, a difference in policy fro...

Christina Wilkie

Angry Lobbyists Get Their Way In Court | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's ban on registered lobbyists serving on government advisory panels suffered a blow Friday, when a federal appeal...

Judge Gives Obama Victory Over Lobbyists

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday upheld an attempt by President Barack Obama to cut down the influence of lobbyists, rul...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Signed Off On Super PAC Support | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Details are beginning to emerge about the Monday night announcement that President Barack Obama's reelection campaign would lend its sup...

Let's Get Money Out And Give America Its Government Back

Jimmy Williams | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Jimmy Williams

The Supreme Court continues to insist that corporations are people and that money is speech. I just don't agree. I don't think the Tea Party movement agrees. And I definitely don't think the Occupy Wall Street movement agrees that Exxon is a person.

Was Publius Wrong? Money and Representative Government

Terry Newell | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Madison did not believe in a world where a minority could tyrannize the majority through controlling the votes of representatives.

Sam Stein

Lobbying Group For Lobbyists Demands Obama Drop Executive Order On Contracting Donations | Sam Stein | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are some occasions when a politician is better served facing opposition from a political entity than earning its endorsement. ...

Sam Stein

DNC Official: Obama Banning Special Interests From Contributing To 2012 Convention | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an attempt to keep a clean sheen on its 2012 convention, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will refuse contributions from ...

Report: Obama Didn't Make 'Significant Progress' In Curbing Big-Money Influence

The Hill | Kevin Bogardus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration did not make "significant progress" cleaning up Washington in its first year, according to an independent report to be releas...

Lobbyist Donation 'Bundling' Proves Difficult To Take On

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye has long been a powerful booster of defense industry giants like Lockheed Martin, repeatedly helping out the $40 ...

Critics Question Success Of Obama's War On Lobbyists

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is escalating his war on K Street, proposing a series of tough restrictions a year after he first issued policies aimed at tamping dow...

An Escalating War On K Street | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama is escalating his war on K Street, proposing a series of tough restrictions a year after he first issued policies aimed at tamping dow...

Lobbyists Mount Campaign To Sway Obama's State Of The Union Address

Roll Call | Kate Ackley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbyists and representatives for interest groups are engaging in last-minute conference calls and meetings with White House officials hoping to sway ...

Lawyers, Guns and Money: A Coup Tests Obama's Will

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Meet Lanny Davis, lobbyist and former legal counsel to Bill Clinton and campaigner for Hillary. He has been hired to represent the dictatorship that ousted President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras.

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.

Obama Manages To Skirt Lobbyists, Barely

New York Times | JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - When President Obama arrives at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for a Democratic fund-raising reception on Thursday night, the new White Hous...

Sam Stein

Lobbyists Fight Back: Accuse Obama Of Demonization, Suggest Lawsuit In The Offing | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A strange bedfellows coalition of non-governmental organizations is pushing back hard against one of the Obama administration's most stringent ethics ...

Obama Versus "The Lobbyists"

Bara Vaida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bara Vaida

While Obama has been railing against lobbyists, he has been hiring lobbyists too. 11 percent of Obama's 267 senior staff and nominees were registered lobbyists in the past five years.

Daschle Chief Of Staff Violates New Lobbyist Rule

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new chief of staff to health reform czar Tom Daschle was a lobbyist through late last year and will have to recuse himself from issues he worked t...

Another Lobbyist Headed Into Obama Administration

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite President Barack Obama's pledge to limit the influence of lobbyists in his administration, a recent lobbyist for investment banking giant Gold...

William Lynn: Watchdogs Upset Obama Broke His Own Lobbyist Rules

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has waived its ethics rules to allow William Lynn to serve as the deputy secretary of Defense. Senate Armed Services Committ...

Sam Stein

Obama's Ethics Policy Upsets Would-Be Staffers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The decision by Barack Obama to restrict lobbyists from working on the same subject in his administration for two years was greeted with nearly unanim...

Dozens Of Former Lobbyists Serving On Obama's Transition Team

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has imposed stricter conflict-of-interest restrictions on his White House transition team than any president before him. ...

Obama Victory's Unintended Impact: Lobbying Boom

Washington Post | Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama spent much of his presidential campaign decrying the influence of Washington lobbyists. In the 10 days since he was elected, he already h...

Sam Stein

New GOP Mail Goes After Obama On Lobbyists, Taxes, And Socialism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The anti-Obama mail keeps piling up. A reader forwarded a set of pieces that go after the Illinois Democrat for not, really, being a thorn in the side...