1. HayJenn

    6,000 lobbyists

    Tax reform is taking over Washington, so much so that more than half of all registered lobbyists have disclosed working on the issue, according to an analysis from Public Citizen, a government watchdog group. There are just under 11,000 active lobbyists in the nation's capital, according to data...
  2. HayJenn

    Lobbyists are still involved in Trump team

    despite the president-elect’s pledge to remove their influence.... Lobbyists are continuing to advise Donald Trump’s transition planning, despite the president-elect’s pledge to rid the process of their involvement. David Bernhardt, who is leading the transition’s Interior Department...
  3. HayJenn

    Trump Stocks His Transition Team With Lobbyists

    After campaigning on a promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., President-elect Donald Trump is stocking his transition team with lobbyists for major energy and communications corporations. A Friday New York Times report running through these new hires was filled with the names of...
  4. PACE

    Saudi Arabia, looking for lobbyists

    https://theintercept.com/2016/03/21/saudi-arabia-continues-hiring-spree-of-lobbyists-retains-former-washington-post-reporter/ Norm Coleman, former GOP senator is on their payroll, Haley Barbour's group is on their payroll, Madeline Albright's group is on their pay roll. Bernie...
  5. L

    How an army of DC Pharma lobbyists have locked in one of the biggest ripoff schemes i

    After an 18-month investigation into the high cost of Gilead’s hepatitis C drug Sovaldi—initially listed at $84,000 for a course of treatment or $1,000 per pill—the Senate Finance Committee said the prices did not reflect the cost of research and development and that Gilead cared about “revenue”...
  6. ptif219

    Television News Network Lobbyists Are Fundraising for Hillary Clinton

    Proof not only of media biased by why the GOP can not get a fair debate from liberal media https://theintercept.com/2015/10/29/media-fundraisers-presidential/
  7. bajisima

    Private prison lobbyists for Clinton

    "In addition to Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is turning to lobbyists for the two biggest private prison companies in the country, Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, to raise money for her 2016 presidential candidacy."...
  8. bajisima

    White House loosens restrictions on lobbyists

    The Obama administration is loosening the restriction on lobbyists who want to sit on federal advisory boards, a setback for those who wanted to slow the effects of special interests in Washington. Boooo Hisssss.. "Obama came to office pledging to curtail the sway of lobbyists and banned...
  9. bajisima

    How much have lobbyists spent so far this year?

    Lobbyists spending and donors so far this year. Seems defense and healthcare are big ones so far. https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/top.php?indexType=s&showYear=2014
  10. meridian5455

    No public tours, but 344 visits by lobbyists to the White House

    Regular American citizens visiting the nation's capital lost access to the White House in March as President Obama eliminated public tours to make a point in his battle with House Republicans in the sequestration debate over cutting spending or raising taxes. But hundreds of K Street lobbyists...
  11. meridian5455

    Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

    Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states WTF? I think I picked the wrong career. There is a lot of money to be made in fleecing the taxpayer it seems. Just one more example of how the people running our government(s) are a bunch of idiots.
  12. meridian5455

    Lobbyists will be the big winners under ObamaCare

    Today 16 Democrats who voted for Obamacare suddenly decided that they don't like the new 2.3% tax on medical devices is scheduled to take effect Jan 1. Good! They're hypocrites, but at least they've finally figured out that taxes kill good things. Minnesota Senator Al Franken calls it a...
  13. Cicero

    How lobbyists became Congress’s leading policy wonks

    How lobbyists became Congress’s leading policy wonks Posted by Suzy Khimm on August 8, 2012 at 9:59 am From the outside, it sure looks like this Congress is getting nothing done. From the inside, Hill staffers tell a different story: Their schedules are totally overloaded. Jessica Lee, a...
  14. Matt Rumbolt

    Despite Ban, Fat-Cat Lobbyists Bankroll Obama

    President Obama doesn't take campaign contributions from lobbyists -- unless you count the owners and CEOs of lobbying firms, corporate vice presidents for government relations, or managing directors for public policy. "We don't accept any money from special-interest groups or Washington...
  15. wingrider

    Pakistan pays U.S. lobbyists to deny it helped bin Laden

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pakistan's Washington lobbyists have launched an intense campaign on Capitol Hill to counter accusations that Islamabad was complicit in giving refuge to Osama bin Laden. Alarmed by lawmakers' demands to cut off billions of dollars of U.S. aid after bin Laden was found...
  16. P

    Pawlenty lunches with lobbyists

    Minnesota governor raises cash at a downtown Washington law firm. More...
  17. P

    Lobbyists call bluff on 'Daschle exemption'

    Daschle is just one member of Washington's new covert lobbying class. More...
  18. Bluegrass

    Obama Admin Pushes Lobbyists off Advisory Panels

    If true, will the Obama Admin go far enough? I'm highly skeptical of anything that touts itself as against lobbyist influence. Apparently, lobbyists and the interests they represent are up in arms over this. That could be a good sign. They claim it is to score "political points" and they are...
  19. Blah

    Obama Hires More Lobbyists

    Obama Issues 10 More Ethics Waivers To Hire Lobbyists http://www.judicialw...-ethics-waivers Same old thing... government gets bigger, politicians lie, and special interests get representation but the countries best interests doesn't. CHANGE...
  20. H

    Bill Moyers Journal: Lobbyists, Big Money, and Big Government

    Video:Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS Lobbyists, Big Money, and Big Government February 20, 2009 BILL MOYERS: Welcome to the Journal. That great movie comic and professional curmudgeon W.C. Fields once said, "you can fool some of the people some of the time — and that's...