Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tag: lobbyists

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.

The Gulf monarchies and the corruption of US foreign policy

Considering the money involved, we probably shouldn’t expect any further investigations to shine a light on the corrupting influence of these decadent absolute monarchies on American democracy.

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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while his former employer...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

Embracing Islamic terrorism

Ever wonder why we never go to war against or impose sanctions on these sponsors of terrorism? Heck, we don’t even condemn them!

Trump’s loosening of pork inspection regulations fails to protect consumers from illness and death...

"Food safety is one of the most important protections in our country and gifting the slaughter industry self-regulation powers will mean pork eaters in this country will be facing higher threats of disease.”

Our country, the United States, is a rogue nation and our leaders are criminals

Should we fear for the future of this rogue nation and of the world?