All Articles on Lobbyists

President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. News
'Swamp Is Anything But Drained': Report Details 281 Lobbyists in Trump Administration Over First Two Years
"The swamp is Trump hiring 281 lobbyists in just a couple years of his administration."
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It's one thing to have a president who thinks "Out of sight; out of mind" should be an actual public policy. It's another thing to have a president who's clearly out of his mind. (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Views
The Mad Corruptions of Trump Inc.
We have a president who's clearly out of his mind
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They are being charged with an extremely costly response in an era that—compliments of the neoliberal deregulators—places a premium on austerity and small government. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Trump Is Deregulating the Nation Toward Disaster
What is unusual if not literally unique about the Trump presidency is the scope of the deregulatory initiatives, the willingness to expand federal power in behalf of its deregulatory agenda, and the explicit, emphasis on profits as the goal of deregulation
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"Mulvaney, who recently bragged before 1500 bankers that, as a Congressman from South Carolina, he wouldn’t talk to lobbyists unless they had given him campaign money."  (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) Views
Trump: Making America Dread Again
“Let the buyer beware.”
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The Supreme Court's infamous decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission will go down in US history alongside Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) and Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) as among the worst moments in US jurisprudence. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) Views
Mick Mulvaney Delivers the Chilling Truth
A political system among the most corrupt in the world.
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"They come by way of exploding campaign funding, lobbyists with gifts swarming over legislatures, speaking fees, revolving doors for corporatists taking key government positions to thwart law enforcement, and lucrative offers to lawmakers in anticipation of their retirement." (Photo: Max Herman/Survival Media Agency) Views
Bill Curry on the Move Against Public Corruption
Legalized corruption is all over Washington, D.C. as trillions of dollars of giveaways, subsidies, bailouts, and no-bid contracts proliferate.
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President Jim DeMint of the Heritage Foundation speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Heritage’s Corporate Lobby Inside Trump’s Government is Not the People’s Heritage
Hand it to Heritage, it deals with both abstract conservative principles and corporatist concrete policies.
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Nearly all animals raised and slaughtered for food in the U.S. live in factory farms––facilities that treat animals as mere production units and show little regard for the natural environment or public health Views
New Drone Footage Exposes the Scale of Factory Animal Farming Like Never Before
The animal agriculture industry spends millions on deceptive advertising to persuade consumers that farmed animals roam freely on bucolic pastures. But I’ve been piloting drones over animal agriculture facilities for several years, and the video I’ve captured tells a far different story. Nearly all...
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Deputy secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt News
'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept.
"David Bernhardt is absolutely the wrong choice for deputy secretary of the Interior. All you have to do is look at his record."
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Lies and the Lying Lobbyists Who Tell Them
The greatest problem in Washington is not polarization but lying. The legislative machinery has ground to a halt not because of the great divide between liberals and conservatives but because of the great divide between the lobbyists and the people. The lobbyists want things that are against the...
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