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Dow Chemical wants help from the White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 21, 2017 at 5:56am   |   0 Comments

Dow Chemical is lobbying the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that a group of pesticides pose an environmental danger, the Associated Press reports.

Boehner joins lobby firm

By Muckety   |   September 20, 2016 at 11:56am   |   0 Comments

Prominent lobby shop Squire Patton Boggs has added yet another former member of Congress to its payroll.

Kay Hagan joins DC law firm

By Muckety   |   January 12, 2016 at 12:01pm   |   0 Comments

Former Sen. Kay Hagan, who lost her re-election bid in 2014, has joined Akin Gump as a senior policy consultant.

Twitter starts lobbying Washington

By Muckety   |   August 12, 2013 at 6:53am   |   0 Comments

Twitter has joined the influence game.

Google lobbying bill highest ever

By Muckety   |   October 24, 2012 at 7:28am   |   0 Comments

Google, which hired former Rep. Susan Molinari earlier this year to head its Washington office, has spent a record $13.1 million lobbying this year.

Comcast spent $5.7 million on lobbying

By Muckety   |   June 21, 2011 at 11:03am   |   0 Comments

Comcast spent $5.7 million in the first quarter of this year to lobby for federal approval of its takeover of NBC Universal.

Federal government aims a slingshot at offshore drilling industry

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 17, 2011 at 10:15am   |   0 Comments

The federal agency that oversees offshore drilling is being outgunned.

Chris Dodd on front lines of movie copyright war

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 5, 2011 at 8:09am   |   0 Comments

Less than a month into his new job as head of the Motion Picture Association of America, former Sen. Chris Dodd finds himself in the midst of another high-pitched battle.

U.S. nuclear lobby fired up and ready to go

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 13, 2011 at 1:23pm   |   0 Comments

Until recent days, things had been looking up for the U.S. nuclear industry.

Bill Reinsch - lobbyist, activist and federal appointee

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 8, 2011 at 6:20am   |   0 Comments

William A. Reinsch is a living Venn diagram.

U.S. energy firms in Libya have strong lobby presence

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 22, 2011 at 6:20am   |   1 Comments

American energy companies are well positioned to make their views on Libya understood in Washington.

D.C. lobby firms represent Libya

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 19, 2011 at 5:42pm   |   1 Comments

The government of Libya, responding to protests in recent days with alarming violence, pays three prominent Washington lobby shops to improve relations with Congress and the White House.

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, starts lobby firm

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 5, 2011 at 12:30pm   |   1 Comments

So much for Virginia Thomas distancing herself from politics.

Egypt has a well-paid presence in Washington

By A. James Memmott   |   January 30, 2011 at 7:34am   |   0 Comments

Egypt’s government would seem to have friends in short supply at home - given the huge protests there.

DeLay staffers find new jobs in D.C.

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 13, 2011 at 12:03pm   |   0 Comments

Many of Tom DeLay’s former staffers are faring much better than their old boss, who faces a three-year prison term for illegally plotting to funnel corporate campaign contributions to candidates.

Lanny Davis: The lobbyist who represents himself

By A. James Memmott   |   January 3, 2011 at 7:15am   |   2 Comments

Lanny J. Davis, the former White House special counsel for Bill Clinton during the days of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, is no stranger to damage control.

Lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti charged with making illegal campaign contributions

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 6, 2010 at 8:51am   |   0 Comments

A former lobbyist was arrested Thursday on charges of making hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions.

Blackwater’s high-powered lobbying effort appears to pay off

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 2, 2010 at 7:05am   |   0 Comments

In the last year and a half, Blackwater changed its name, beat (at least temporarily) criminal charges against former employees and hired a prominent Washington lobbyist.

Washington’s latest pariah: The BP lobbyist

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 1, 2010 at 7:59am   |   0 Comments

There are few Capitol Hill jobs more thankless today than that of BP lobbyist. Thankless except for the whopping fees, that is.

Oil lobby spending likely to soar

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 26, 2010 at 6:45am   |   1 Comments

The oil and gas industry, anticipating the political fallout of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is poised to make its presence felt in Washington.


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