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Nazis Attempt Foray Into Washington

Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

The American Nazi Party attempted to make a foray into Washington's halls of power this week, registering their first lobbyist as a liaison to U.S. la...

Disempowered Bankers Start Super PAC, Reveal Plans for World Domination

Blair Bowie | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

When is Packard imagining himself having this conversation and what will he be asking for to call off the hounds? This statement speaks volumes about how the industry thinks about its involvement in politics.

Why Is U.S. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen Against the Two-state Solution?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Why is a U.S. congressperson so opposed to actions that support peace, the two-state solution and the strengthening of the Christian community in Palestine?

Supremes Kicking the Can Down the Road

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It now looks like the Supreme Court will do what the rest of the country has been doing for a hundred years -- kick the health care can down the road.

It Pays To Oppose The Volcker Rule

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Why haven't more lawmakers insisted on strict financial regulation? Maybe because that's not where the money is. Members of Congress who have calle...

Corporate-Backed Lobbyists Are Behind 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, so...

Which Lobby Wrote the "JOBS" ("Jivers' Opportunity to Bilk Suckers") Act? Solving a "Bipartisan" Mystery

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's hard to figure out who's behind the bill when many wealthy and powerful interests stand to benefit from it.

$5 Per Gallon Gas is Coming; Where's Obama's Windfall Profits Tax on the Oil Industry?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama needs to keep his 2008 campaign promise and pass a windfall profits tax on oil and gas industry. It will help keep the price of gas down, boost the economy and raise revenue to balance the budget.

VIDEO: Superlobbyist Trent Lott Fumbles To Explain Why He's Shilling for Scam Schools

Zaid Jilani | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
Zaid Jilani

I asked Lott if he was willing to disclose what he was being paid by the for-profit college industry. He grew flustered. "It's a matter of public record," he huffed. "Just check the record." I did.

Jason Linkins

Former Legislators Can Get Staggeringly Rich Peddling Influence, In Case You'd Somehow Forgotten This | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

If the example of Senator Olympia Snowe is any guide, then the typical "Why I Am Leaving Congress" op-ed is fairly similar to Greg Smith's now-famous ...

Lobbyists To Obama: Please Be Nicer To Us

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

The American League of Lobbyists is calling on President Barack Obama to tone down his criticism of lobbyists. In a letter addressed to "The Honora...

It Turns Out 2011 Was A Pretty Great Year For Banks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

By almost any measure, 2011 was a rocky year -- high unemployment, volatile markets, rising poverty, protests in the streets. Thankfully, the banks ma...

Paul Blumenthal

Tribes Doubt Jack Abramoff's Conversion | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday night, the National Press Club played host to the country's most infamous lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. Sitting in the front row we...

The Bipartisan Force Behind the For-Profit College Scam: Big Money

Zaid Jilani | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Zaid Jilani

Democrats and Republican lobbyists can put aside their partisan feelings to come together to assist the for-profit college industry.

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Gets Suddenly Squishy On Carried Interest | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Over at Business Insider, Linette Lopez catches 2012 presidential aspirant Mitt Romney on CNBC, sending messages on one of his favorite tax-breaks-for...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Warren Buffett Company NetJets Lobbied For Tax Breaks | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the parties battle over taxes, the deficit and economic inequality, two arguments that have been marshaled to advocate for the Democr...

Dave Jamieson

Life-Saving Regulation Languishes As Campaign Money Flows | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal rule meant to protect the lungs of workers has been caught in bureaucratic purgatory for more than a year now, frustrating pub...

Occupy AIPAC: Saying No to K Street Control of Congress and War on Iran

Rae Abileah | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Rae Abileah

Millions of Americans hopeful of emerging from the recent recession must push back against another Middle East war promoted by many of the same people and organizations that brought us the catastrophic consequences of the war with Iraq.

Alexander Eichler

General Electric Paid A Tiny, Tiny Tax Rate This Decade | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

General Electric again finds itself the focus of a politically-charged battle over corporate taxes. A new analysis of the mega-corporation's tax f...

Rise Up Corporations! Don't Hide Behind Super PACs! Democracy Belongs To You!

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

Instead of hiding behind Super PACs and campaign committees, why aren't corporations taking the logical next step after Citizens United and running for office themselves?

Newt Gingrich: Spirit Of Vengeance

Robert Brenner | Posted 04.27.2012 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

"I'd sell my soul to be President of the United States and show Obama what he can do with his food stamps," he muttered. Suddenly there was a blinding flash of light, a stench of brimstone, and a mysterious stranger stood before him.

In Spite of New Ethics Rules, 378 Aides Have Registered As Lobbyists Since 2009

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

A new study finds that nearly 400 House staffers have moved from Capitol Hill to K Street in recent years, suggesting that recent efforts to curb the revolving door between lawmaking and lobbying are having limited effect.

Dave Jamieson

Big GOP Donors Get Carveout Stiffing Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are trying to pass a transportation bill that would strip certain workers of their minimum-wage and overtime protectio...

How Corporate Lobbyists Stole the Conservative Brand

Josh Silver | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Josh Silver

Real conservative Americans should be seriously irked after the Heartland document leak. Think tanks like Heartland falsely brand themselves as conservative while blindly espousing a free market free-for-all that history proves as untenable.

Africa on K Street: Lobbying Is Not Restricted to the Developed World

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

The aid community is well-accustomed to pushing for transparency in foreign aid transactions. But are we missing another key flow of money?