Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Tag: corporate lobbyists

Staff of Democratic lawmakers attend corporate lobbyists ‘luxury retreat’ pushing to...

Any "congressional staffer serious about finding solutions wouldn't touch that retreat with a 10-foot pole."

Where there’s smoke, there’s Boehner

But the crassness of this Boehner cannabis pitch somehow symbolizes, to me anyway, how low too many of our craven, so-called public servants are willing to stoop for an almighty buck once they’re out of office.

Meet the Lobbyists Who Got a $250 Million Subsidy for a...

Scott Walker continues his cuts to the public sector despite his plan to score the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks a new arena costing more than $250 million in taxpayer money. Meet the lobbyists who won Walker’s heart in the deal.

A Quiet Corporate Coup on Capitol Hill

Congressional staffers have gained a lot of control and influence over legislation and corporate lobbyists have long understood this. Flattery and gifts have become a way for lobbyists to get what they want in terms of political gain.

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COP28 president caught in oil lobbying scandal: Secretly pushes fossil fuel agenda amidst climate...

This conflict of interest, uncovered through an investigation by the Center for Climate Reporting (CCR), raises serious questions about the integrity of the UN climate summit leadership.

World’s largest iceberg breaks free in Antarctica

“It was grounded since 1986 but eventually it was going to decrease (in size) sufficiently to lose grip and start moving. I spotted first movement back in 2020.”

Biden’s proposal to lift limits on Israel’s US weapons access sparks debate

U.S.-Israel arms policy in flux: Biden's bold proposal to lift restrictions on weapon access.

Hate speech arrest of ex-US official sparks wider conversation on Islamophobia and anti-Arab sentiment

A clash of prejudice and justice: exposing the underbelly of racial and religious intolerance in America.

Privatized prison healthcare in the US—profiteering at the expense of inmate health

Profiting from pain—the harsh reality of privatized prison healthcare in America.