Stories tagged with lobbyists

Yet another Russian connection

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 4, 2017 at 6:31am   |   0 Comments

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has signed a lobbying deal with Citgo oil company, Politico reports.

Lobby firms find a place in the Trump administration

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 2, 2017 at 9:11am   |   0 Comments

After the election, the Trump camp pledged that applicants for high posts in the administration would have to provide proof that they were not registered lobbyists.

The rewarding post-election career of Dick Gephardt

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 6, 2014 at 10:20am   |   1 Comments

A decade ago, Dick Gephardt was one of the least affluent members of Congress.

Obama adviser targeted for corporate ties

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 25, 2012 at 10:32am   |   0 Comments

Conservatives have unleashed against Obama campaign strategist Anita Dunn, citing a New York Times story on her access to the president.

Lobbyists: The only Romney bundlers we can be sure of

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 14, 2012 at 9:37am   |   0 Comments

In the perverted fundamentals of the most secretive presidential election in a lifetime, voters are fortunate that Mitt Romney relies so heavily on lobbyists to finance his campaign.

Broderick Johnson: a lobbyist in the house

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 19, 2012 at 6:04am   |   0 Comments

Broderick Johnson is one of the few people granted exemptions to President Obama’s no-lobbyists rule.

Lobbyists bundle for Democrats

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 24, 2011 at 11:59am   |   0 Comments

Here’s a map of lobbyists who raise money for the two major Democratic PACs.

Power brokers gather at male-only Burning Tree Club

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 23, 2011 at 9:02am   |   0 Comments

Once again, incredibly, we have to make an argument against organizations that bar women from membership.

Mujahedin supporters mount U.S. lobbying effort

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 30, 2011 at 10:06am   |   3 Comments

Iranian American groups have launched an expensive campaign to have the People’s Mujahedin Organization removed from the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.

The ill-conceived foreign money argument

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 28, 2010 at 9:33am   |   0 Comments

When it comes to complaints about foreign money influencing American politics, the Obama administration is making a simple question complicated.

The health care swarm

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 13, 2009 at 11:19am   |   0 Comments

Tracking the players in the health care debate is just slightly less complicated than mapping DNA.

Lobbyists and trade groups visit the White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 2, 2009 at 7:23am   |   0 Comments

Despite the Obama administration’s position against the undue influence of lobbying, a good number of lobbyists and trade group execs have been stopping by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

John McCain has a long, complicated relationship with gambling interests

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 28, 2008 at 10:40am   |   0 Comments

In a lengthy piece today, The New York Times details John McCain’s extensive connections to the casino industry and Indian gaming.

A lobbyist by any other name would still smell like a lobbyist

By A. James Memmott   |   September 18, 2008 at 11:02am   |   0 Comments

One solution to Sen. John McCain’s perceived problem with lobbyists? Call them something else.

Obama and McCain both have ties to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 10, 2008 at 9:28am   |   2 Comments

In the wake of the federal government’s bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two presidential candidates are calling for reform. Yet both men have close connections to the mortgage giants.

Secretive Cerberus keeps a high profile on K Street

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 4, 2008 at 10:27am   |   0 Comments

Cerberus Capital Management, once touted for its daring investments in Chrysler and GMAC, is now struggling to avoid tremendous losses.

Palin secured millions in earmarks for small town in Alaska

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 2, 2008 at 8:00am   |   0 Comments

Sarah Palin’s aggressive lobbying activities during her tenure as a mayor may underscore her differences with the presumptive Republican nominee.

UBS investigation could bode ill for Phil Gramm and McCain campaign

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 6, 2008 at 11:08am   |   1 Comments

An ongoing investigation of offshore investments handled by the Swiss bank UBS may have major repercussions in the U.S.

Another lobbyist, Thomas Loeffler, leaves the McCain campaign

By A. James Memmott   |   May 20, 2008 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

The McCain campaign’s new policy on lobbyists caused another resignation Sunday with the departure of a powerhouse fundraiser.

Microsoft hires lobbyists to help with Yahoo acquisition

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 21, 2008 at 10:13am   |   0 Comments

Microsoft has brought in a Washington lobbying firm, Bryan Cave Strategies, to help in its drive to buy Yahoo.

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