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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.

Monsanto’s lobbying clout

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 25, 2015 at 8:16am   |   1 Comments

Central to the argument over labeling genetically modified food is the point raised by opponents, who say that government regulators have declared the practice safe.

Connie Mack takes job with Levick

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 30, 2014 at 11:27am   |   0 Comments

Former Rep. Connie Mack IV has joined Levick, a Washington communications-lobby firm.

Fitbit hires a connected lobby firm

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 14, 2014 at 9:04am   |   0 Comments

Fitbit, maker of health-monitoring devices, has joined the legions of companies lobbying Washington.

General Atomics & the drone lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 8, 2014 at 8:25am   |   0 Comments

Drones. They’re everywhere.

Cantor upset casts pall over K Street

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 12, 2014 at 10:01am   |   0 Comments

Among the many people unhappy about Rep. Eric Cantor’s primary defeat Tuesday, here are some of the unhappiest.

Comcast hires an army of lobbyists

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 6, 2014 at 9:55am   |   0 Comments

Remember the episode of “The Sopranos” where Carmela realizes that Tony has contacted all the best divorce lawyers in town, to prevent her from hiring them?

Tesla vs. the auto dealers

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 14, 2014 at 7:49am   |   1 Comments

Count American auto dealers among those who have a problem with serial entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Pharma’s revolving door

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 19, 2014 at 10:40am   |   0 Comments

Even supporters of Obamacare have a hard time defending the deal the White House made with the drug companies.

Al Gore’s complicated relationship with lobbyists

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 10, 2014 at 8:25am   |   0 Comments

One of Al Gore’s most oft-quoted opinions is on the excessive power of lobbyists.

House Financial Services: farm team for K Street

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 6, 2014 at 1:31pm   |   0 Comments

Washington’s revolving door has many entrances and exits, but few paths are as well traveled as that between the House Financial Services Committee and federal lobby shops.

Major intersection: CAP funders and Podesta clients

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 18, 2013 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

As we noted last week, the Center for American Progress revealed its 2013 corporate donors after the announcement that its chairman, John Podesta, would advise the Obama White House.

Securities industry continues a Washington tradition

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 14, 2013 at 10:57am   |   0 Comments

How important are congressional connections to the financial sector?

The Wal-Mart lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 30, 2013 at 8:33am   |   0 Comments

As protesters target Wal-Mart stores across the country, the company continues its all-out lobby effort in Washington.

Apple may soon have another friend in Washington

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 3, 2013 at 9:39am   |   0 Comments

Catherine Ann Novelli, Apple’s vice president of worldwide government affairs, awaits Senate confirmation of President Obama’s nomination of her to be under secretary of State.

U.S. lobby firms descend on Brussels

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 19, 2013 at 6:31am   |   0 Comments

While many transparency advocates (including Muckety) bemoan the inadequacies of U.S. lobbying laws, Europe makes us look strict in comparison.

The ESPN-Disney empire

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 27, 2013 at 7:59am   |   0 Comments

If you haven’t been paying close attention to the constant ownership shuffle in the media business, you might have overlooked the fact that the company that gives you Mickey Mouse and the Disney Channel is behind at least half of televised sports events.

Washington’s foreign lobby - once removed

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 27, 2013 at 11:37am   |   0 Comments

The world was a different place when the Foreign Agents Registration Act was passed 75 years ago.

The multi-million-dollar national security lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 23, 2013 at 2:20pm   |   0 Comments

National Security Agency contractors spent more than $88 million lobbying Washington last year, according to a Muckety review.

The Bloomberg lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 30, 2013 at 7:42am   |   0 Comments

If there is a lobby big enough to answer the National Rifle Association, it may well be driven by billionaire Michael Bloomberg.


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