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Report: Barr Protected Turkish Bank From Prosecution to Appease Erdogan

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to claim he has a “legal right” to interfere in Justice Department cases, but insisted that he has “so far chosen not to.” Anyone following Trump’s
Can Corporate America Get Behind Medicare for All?

Can Corporate America Get Behind Medicare for All?

A few days before Christmas in 2007, Wendell Potter was in his office at the health insurer Cigna’s building in Philadelphia, watching CNN. A protest was being held outside Cigna’s Glendale,

Pam Bondi’s Concerns About Corruption in Ukraine Are Very Hypocritical

Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general and lobbyist who is part of President Trump’s impeachment defense team, on Thursday repeatedly used the word “corrupt” to describe Hunter Biden’s work in
Isabel dos Santos hired Trump-tied lobbyists right after learning of the Luanda Leaks

Isabel dos Santos hired Trump-tied lobbyists right after learning of the Luanda Leaks

Dos Santos hired lobbyists who have close ties to the Trump administration and are notorious for working with autocratic regimes.

Apple spends far less on lobbying than some other tech giants

Apple spent more lobbying Washington last year than it ever has before. Still, its spending was dwarfed by the likes of Google and Facebook. Apple shelled out $7.4 million in lobbying expenses in

Apple hires drone, aviation specialist as DC lobbyist

Apple hired an expert on drones and aviation law as a lobbyist. But this doesn’t mean the company is about to introduce a line of unmanned aircraft. Instead, drones are used to collect data for Apple
These Emails Show a Trump Official Helping Her Former Chemical Industry Colleagues

These Emails Show a Trump Official Helping Her Former Chemical Industry Colleagues

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These Tech Companies Spend the Most on Lobbying

These Tech Companies Spend the Most on Lobbying

The tech sector is increasing its K Street spending faster than other industries.
These Tech Companies Spend the Most on Lobbying

These Tech Companies Spend the Most on Lobbying

The tech sector is increasing its K Street spending faster than other industries.
The Lucrative Liberal Business of Killing Health Care Reform

The Lucrative Liberal Business of Killing Health Care Reform

If you don’t live in Washington or work within the realm of politics or public affairs, you might not realize just how many people in this city have completely fake jobs. Obviously, my job is pretty

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to win it a good deal on China tariffs

Apple has hired a pro-Trump lobbyist to lobby on its behalf to help it avoid tariffs. Jeffrey Miller was vice finance chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee prior to becoming a fundraiser for

PR pitch to Ola reveals the inner workings of UK ride-hailing politics

A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its favor. The approach suggests that, despite the
The surprising origins of corporate lobbying

The surprising origins of corporate lobbying

What Adam Smith initially called “a strange absurdity” was, by the 1770s, a company too big to fail.
Monopolies cost Americans $300 a month. We're no longer the land of free markets | Thomas Philippon

Monopolies cost Americans $300 a month. We're no longer the land of free markets | Thomas Philippon

In a reversal from a few decades ago, American consumers are facing oligopolies while Europeans benefit from competition When I landed in Boston in 1999, the United States was the land of free
House of Cards

House of Cards

In early 1973, as Joe Biden was settling into his new job in Washington, DC, Ralph Nader published a deconstruction of what made the freshman Democratic senator’s state of Delaware, the most anodyne
Exclusive--Chad Wolf to Hand Over H-1B Visa Issues Due to Former Outsourcing Lobbyist Role

Exclusive--Chad Wolf to Hand Over H-1B Visa Issues Due to Former Outsourcing Lobbyist Role

Incoming Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf will hand over the issue of H-1B visas to another administration official due to his prior role as an outsourcing lobbyist,

How Jack Abramoff’s Old Lobbying Firm Became Turkey’s Biggest Defender

The effects of Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria are still rippling through the Middle East, as the Kurds—who until recently were America’s staunchest allies in the fight against ISIS—face the
Congress’ beef with plant-based companies using the word “meat”

Congress’ beef with plant-based companies using the word “meat”

Bipartisan legislation would stop plant-based meat companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods from using the word "meat."
Dear Comcast, I Noticed Your Email About My Tweet and Wanted You to Have This Blog

Dear Comcast, I Noticed Your Email About My Tweet and Wanted You to Have This Blog

Comcast has spent the last day trying to tell anyone who shared an article about its lobbying efforts that the lobbying is innocent.
WashEx: Biden interventions in 2007-8 benefited two Hunter clients

WashEx: Biden interventions in 2007-8 benefited two Hunter clients

"My children are not gonna have offices in the White House." Would they need any? The post WashEx: Biden interventions in 2007-8 benefited two Hunter clients appeared first on Hot Air.