Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tag: lobbyists

Republican party raking in millions from Trump-tied foreign agent and lobbyist...

Most of the lobbyists raising money for the RNC and joint fundraising committee are from Trump-connected lobbying firms that brought in record revenues in 2019.

State of money in politics: Billion-dollar ‘dark money’ spending is just...

The dark money landscape is more than just direct spending, hundreds of millions more is being funneled through other kinds of groups that don’t fully disclose their donors.

With the Super Bowl around the corner, NFL money blitzes Washington

A massive, culturally significant business can’t afford to stay on the sidelines of American politics and rather than waiting on a Hail Mary pass, the NFL takes control of their fate through lobbying and its PAC.

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.

‘Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where’s labor? Activists?’ Tlaib...

"Democratic leadership signs off on these events. The new class isn't having it."

Donald Trump vs. the Koch brothers: A major rift – or...

Steve Bannon is back, almost – and is likely pulling Trump’s strings in his supposed feud with the Koch brothers.

After long career bailing out big banks, Obama Treasury Secretary Tim...

"Your economy, rigged to redistribute wealth to the top."

Oil companies and lobbyists say they’re ready to solve climate change....

But when one examines the fine print of the deal – and the financial benefits flowing to some of the people touting it – the effort looks much less utopian.

Want to bring down Donald Trump?

Follow the people who follow the money.

The $24 million reasons Dems back America’s worst banks

In a world where Republicans have already been bought and paid for, there is no room for Democrats who act in bad faith.

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American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

Diabetic Dies in Jail After Police Refuse to Give Him Insulin

Pemiscot County sheriff’s deputies allegedly refused to give Michael Robinson medical treatment until he became too weak to hold up his own head. Robinson later died, prompting an investigation into his time in jail.

Sanders calls on democrats to embrace 8-point plan to end police brutality, protect communities

“We have got to act boldly to eradicate systemic racism and police violence. I am calling for sweeping policy reforms to protect people—particularly communities of color—who have suffered violence for far too long.”
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6 Atlanta cops charged with assaulting college students on video

Two of the officers were immediately fired for use of excessive force.

Organizing the rich or the poor?

Which America will be ours after the pandemic?