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Stories in the category Lobbying & PR

Tech companies in Trumpland: Lobbying more than ever

By Laurie Bennett

July 22, 2017 at 6:16am

Amazon, Apple and Google are spending millions to win friends in Washington, Recode points out.

Report: Abramoff attempted Trump meeting

By Muckety

June 23, 2017 at 3:08pm

Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist who served four years in prison for bribing public officials, tried unsuccessfully to arrange a conversation between an African leader and Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.

Yet another Russian connection

By Laurie Bennett

May 4, 2017 at 6:31am

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

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 international connections of the modern boardroom

By Laurie Bennett

May 1, 2017 at 8:22am

No corporate board better illustrates the borderless economy than that of Philip Morris.

Dow Chemical wants help from the White House

By Laurie Bennett

April 21, 2017 at 5:56am

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.

The NRA money machine

By Laurie Bennett

December 4, 2015 at 9:48am

Whether the killings in San Bernardino were foreign-inspired terrorism, workplace anger, domestic madness or some inexplicable combination, the facts are that the two killers possessed assault rifles, semiautomatic pistols and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, all purchased legally.

Monsanto’s lobbying clout

By Laurie Bennett

July 25, 2015 at 8:16am

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

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

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

Russian bank hires former U.S. senators

By Laurie Bennett

September 3, 2014 at 6:59am

Two former U.S. senators are lobbying on behalf of a Russian bank that was sanctioned by the U.S. in July.

Blanche Lincoln’s second act, on K Street

By Laurie Bennett

August 21, 2014 at 8:23am

Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln is one of those political candidates who profit more from loss than from victory.

General Atomics & the drone lobby

By Laurie Bennett

July 8, 2014 at 8:25am

Drones. They’re everywhere.

Amazon focuses on phones and drones

By Laurie Bennett

June 19, 2014 at 11:03am

Amazon is taking to the air in more ways than one.

Cantor upset casts pall over K Street

By Laurie Bennett

June 12, 2014 at 10:01am

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

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?

Warren Buffett’s massive railroad lobby

By Laurie Bennett

May 5, 2014 at 9:48am

What do train whistles and Warren Buffett have in common?

Tesla vs. the auto dealers

By Laurie Bennett

April 14, 2014 at 7:49am

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

Russia’s representatives in D.C.

By Laurie Bennett

March 17, 2014 at 9:01am

Two American firms are in the uncomfortable position of boosting Russia as President Obama announces sanctions for Putin’s activities in Ukraine.

The rewarding post-election career of Dick Gephardt

By Laurie Bennett

March 6, 2014 at 10:20am

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



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