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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget 30.3.2020 Truthout.com
Headed into a historically expensive election, there remains no independent oversight of the DNC chair’s ...
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Chamber of Commerce ripped for lobbying against Trump using Defense Production Act for coronavirus 24.3.2020 Raw Story
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was blasted on Monday for lobbying against President Donald Trump using the Defense Production Act to respond to critical shortages during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Trump allowed himself to use the Act’s extraordinary powers but has apparently not yet used the new authority. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the […]
Will the dispute over Israel damage Bernie Sanders? No — he’s got bigger problems 8.3.2020 Raw Story
Mike Bloomberg was still a presidential candidate last Monday when he accused Sen. Bernie Sanders of attempting to “weaken the U.S.-Israel relationship” while speaking to the annual conference hosted by AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobbying group — a conference Sanders pointedly refused to attend. This article first appeared in Salon. Bloomberg’s remarks highlighted a visible divide […]
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Trump Has Shattered the Bipartisan Consensus on Israel — and That’s a Good Thing 7.3.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Has Shattered the Bipartisan Consensus on Israel — and That’s a Good Thing
How Michael Bloomberg Bought the Gun Control Movement 4.3.2020 Mother Jones
Twenty first graders had just been killed in their classrooms in Newtown, Connecticut, and Michael Bloomberg wasn’t in the mood to pull punches. During a December 16, 2012, appearance on Meet the Press, he criticized President Barack Obama, who, he argued, had failed to keep those children safe from gun violence. Obama hadn’t “fought hard” […]
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DC Lobbyists Panic Over Possibility of Sanders Win 28.2.2020 Truthout.com
DC Lobbyists Panic Over Possibility of Sanders Win
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Pelosi Slammed for Backing Koch-Backed Texas Democrat Over Progressive Contender 23.2.2020 Truthout.com
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is joining Charles Koch and the NRA in backing an anti-choice candidate for ...
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Blue America Endorses Mckayla Wilkes To Replace Steny Hoyer 17.2.2020 Crooks Liars
There's a big primary on April 28-- a kind of Northeast mini-Super Tuesday-- featuring New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland. For the sake of argument say Bernie sweeps all 6 states. That could be the biggest news of the day, unless there's a major upset in Maryland's 5th district. The 5th, the southern part of the state, one big DC suburb is very blue-- D+16. McCain, Romney and Trump, all won around a third of the vote. So what's the upset that could outshine the presidential race? First, keep in mind that whoever wins the primary on April 28, will be the next congresswoman from Maryland-- and Maryland has no woman in Congress. MD-05 has been the home base for the congressman from K Street since 1981. That would be Steny Hoyer and that would be far too long for anyone to be in ...
Jonathan Lemire: 'This Is Donald Trump's Republican Party Now' 31.1.2020 Crooks Liars

Last night, after Lamar Alexander's statement that he would not vote for witnesses broke, AP reporter Jonathan Lemire summed it up.

"This is President Trump's Republican party now, completely," he said.

"It has been handed over to him in every way. He is now the first president who will go through an impeachment without witnesses."

He explains that Alexander "still has to make a living." (i.e. that beautiful K Street cash)

Then he described how Trump will take his victory lap during the Super Bowl pregame show, one of the most-watched shows on television.

Turn it off. Don't give him the ratings.

The IRS decided to get tough against Microsoft. Microsoft got tougher. 22.1.2020 Raw Story
For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn’t being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up […]
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How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich and Slamming Small Businesses 9.1.2020 Truthout.com
How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich and Slamming Small Businesses
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How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich and Slamming Small Businesses 7.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Mike Elrod voted for Donald Trump in 2016, hoping for a break from tight government oversight that his business […]
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How Trump’s trade war is making lobbyists rich and slamming small businesses 6.1.2020 Raw Story
Mike Elrod voted for Donald Trump in 2016, hoping for a break from tight government oversight that his business had endured for years, which he often found unreasonable. “There was a time when every day I dreaded opening the mail,” said Elrod, who founded a small firm in South Carolina called Eccotemp that makes energy-efficient, […]
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FBI raids house of lobbyist who claimed close Trump family ties 4.1.2020 Raw Story
Michael Esposito, a lobbyist who in the past has claimed close ties with President Donald Trump’s family despite the family’s own denials, saw his home get raided by the FBI this week. The Washington Post reports that the FBI raided Esposito’s home as part of an investigation into whether the K Street lobbyist has been […]
Maddow connects the dots in the ‘ever-widening investigation’ into the National Rifle Association 25.12.2019 Raw Story
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Christmas Eve noted how the impeachment of President Donald Trump “just sucks all of the light and all of the air out of every other news cycle. I mean, it’s the news cycle version of a black hole.” She explained how that had kept one of the year’s biggest stories […]
Cash-Strapped NRA Discloses Spending on Foreign Fundraising for the First Time 19.12.2019 Truthout.com
Despite foreign fundraising and misappropriation of its charities' funds, the NRA spent more than it raised last ...
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Oil and Gas Emissions Have Increased Under California’s Cap and Trade Program 16.11.2019 Truthout.com
Experts are increasingly worried cap and trade is allowing California's biggest polluters to conduct business as ...
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Right-Wing Lobby Divorces Itself? In Lawsuit, NRA Says NRA-TV Is Racist 30.10.2019 Crooks Liars

Doncha just love it when Mommy Gun Nut and Daddy Gun Nut fight? Media Matters:

The National Rifle Association admitted in a legal filing that its former media operation NRATV was viewed by NRA leadership as racist and that the project’s programming “often became viewed as a dystopian cultural rant.” That is true, but the messaging at NRATV was largely indistinguishable from the racist paranoid rantings of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.

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Russian agent Maria Butina to be released from US prison 24.10.2019 Raw Story
Maria Butina, the red-headed gun advocate from Russia who built a network of high-level Republican contacts before being arrested for spying, is expected to return to her country after her Friday release from a Florida prison. The only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow’s interference in US politics, Butina parlayed ties […]
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