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Tag: lobbyists

Trump is hiring lobbyists and top ethics official says ‘there’s no...

In one case, an official working on energy regulation recently lobbied for oil and coal companies – but the White House won’t say whether he received an ethics waiver.

Five Conspirators in the Eradication of the Middle Class

Meet the kingpins, the enforcers, the illusionists, the con men, and the hitmen that are all working together to eradicate the middle class.

The Lobbyists Who Love Bernie Sanders

Nearly two-dozen professional influencers have donated to an anti-lobbyist candidate.

Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It

The lobbying industry, despite a small decline in revenue, is still the fastest way to make big bucks in Washington.

Bernie Seeks Supreme Court Nominees Willing to Overturn Citizens United

Americans no longer live in a democracy, but Bernie Sanders is determined to return political power back into the hands of the people. And he is starting by seeking out Supreme Court nominees who will overturn the Citizens United decision.

Super-Rich Donors Turn Our Democracy into Their Plutocracy

There are a few "treacherous" donors who are using wads of cash to pervert American democracy into plutocracy. So who are they trying to buy favors for?

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.

For Rent: The GOP’s No. 3

How long has Rep. Steve Scalise been involved in Congress' take-and-give game with lobbyists? Ever since he starting writing the rules that give such corruption a pass. As Scalise puts it, he must “keep and expand our [Republican] majority in Congress.”

Shilling for the Biggest Trade Flim-Flam in History

The Progressive Coalition for American Jobs claims that the global deal “will support hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the U.S.” But Americans aren't stupid—we all know the TPP is another NAFTA corporatizing the people’s democratic rights.

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Respect existence or expect resistance

“It’s time that we take responsibility for our own lives … that we create a world which gives us the power to act, instead of hoping that other people will solve problems.”

Congressman apologizes for nude selfie

Barton announced his re-election bid earlier this month and has no intention of resigning.

The rules according to Trump

Women rise against centuries of assault and sexual harassment. Yet a man accused of such crimes remains in the White House.

This company is turning plastic waste into public furniture

The New Raw's project, "Print Your City!" calls on citizens to support turning their discarded plastic into furniture by combining 3D printing with recycling.

You now have more time to protest national park fee hikes

"Our voices must be heard and we encourage the public to continue speaking out."

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