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Steve Elmendorf

Steve Elmendorf: Monsanto's New Man on the Hill

Gail Sullivan | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Gail Sullivan

Elmendorf has lobbied on issues close to liberals hearts like gun control and gay rights, but his bread and butter are his corporate clients including agrichemical companies and junk food industry giants.

Guns, Religion and the Glenn Beck Rally

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Clemons

What Barack Obama described in the 2008 campaign is what we are seeing unfold in the country. Guns and religion -- or, in other words, fear and intolerance.

Sam Stein

Obama Should Feel 'Uncomfortable' That Conservatives Are Co-opting Gay Rights Issues: Top Dem | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The notion that the gay rights community would abandon the Obama White House over its unwillingness to fully embrace their legislative priorities may ...

Amanda Terkel

Mehlman: I'm 'At Peace' With Myself | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In an interview with the Huffington Post on Wednesday night, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman -- who announced earlier Wednes...

Purple Shame: Doing Big Banks' Bidding Knows No Party on K Street

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sally Kohn

Just when you thought it was safe to look at your 401(k) balance again, a new report from National People's Action and the Campaign for America's Futu...

Obama and the K Street Set

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Frank

Barack Obama's Washington was not supposed to be the lobbyists' Washington, the place we learned to despise during the last administration.

UnitedHealth Lobbyist Announces Pelosi Fundraiser As She Begins Backing Off Pub Option

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Sirota

The sequencing here is important: Pelosi makes her announcement and then just hours later, the fundraising invitation goes out. Coincidental? I'm guessing no -- these things rarely ever are.

Orszag Vs. CBO: The Battle Over The Budget Gets Personal

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag accused Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf of 'overstepping' in a Web post Sat...

Sam Stein

Obama And Congress Learn To Dance | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As he prepares to take the oath of office, Barack Obama's biggest political roadblock may end up being institutional hurdles rather than a united Repu...

Nervous Dems Give Obama Stupid and Redundant Advice

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ari Melber

No matter how the Democrats are doing, it seems, their top strategists and party elders spend September publicly "worrying" that they look weak -- which is weak.