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Washington Lobbyists

Christina Wilkie

Top Lobbying Groups Spent $64 Million To Influence Congress, White House | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 lobbying spenders shelled out a combined $64 million in the first three months of this year to influence federal policy, acco...

Jason Linkins

How The Internet Beat Lobbyists At Their Own Game | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

When advocates of the open Internet rose up to thwart Congress' efforts to pass the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act (known more colloqui...

Lobbyists Ready For A Comeback Under Romney | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's gone further than any president to keep lobbyists out of the White House -- even signing executive orders to do it....

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...

AIPAC's Misguided Advocacy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

As Israel's democracy and the prospect for peace unravel, so too will the U.S.-Israel relationship. If AIPAC truly cares about the State of Israel, and the U.S.-Israel relationship, it should be spending every waking hour making sure this does not happen.

Debt Talks: As Positions Change By The Moment, Even Lobbyists Struggle To Keep Up

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

In one television commercial that began airing last week, a woman talks up the benefits of “Spenditol,” Washington’s miracle drug to fix all pro...

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.

Is Main Street Ready for the Second Wave of the Recession?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The phrase "double-dip recession" means little to most of us. To people on Main Street, it hasn't been been a "dip". We took a drop to the bottom two years ago and stayed there.

Is Being Anti-Goldman Sachs Being Anti-American?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The real scandal of the entire bailout mess was how money was funneled through AIG to pay "counterparties" like Goldman Sachs 100 cents on the dollar.

Shahien Nasiripour

Fight For The CFPA Is 'A Dispute Between Families And Banks,' Says Elizabeth Warren | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While members of the Senate Banking Committee debate proposals to fix the nation's broken financial system and ineffective approach to protecting cons...

Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.