All Articles on Lobbyists

Meat processing plants have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Nati Harnik/AP) News
USDA and Meatpacking Industry Collaborated to Undermine Covid-19 Response, Documents Show
Hundreds of emails obtained by Public Citizen and American Oversight offer a rare inside look at the meat industry's power and access to the highest levels of government.
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'Liberal Diversity Is Not Racial Justice': Black Progressives Denounce Claims They Want Wall Street Insiders in Biden Cabinet
"We need less Wall Street in the next administration and more working class representation."
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Can we trust corporations on their own to implement adequate protections against spread of the coronavirus? (Photo: CC) Views
Will Corporate Accountability Be the Next Coronavirus Casualty?
As the Coronavirus spread, corporations risked essential workers' lives. Immunizing businesses from liability would make them even more reckless.
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Insurers are already asking for federal relief from the burden of paying out claims. News
Pining for Taxpayer Bailout, For-Profit Health Insurance Industry Threatens Massive Post-Covid Premium Hikes
"Why should Congress enrich insurance companies with our public money when their duty is to protect the public, not to protect corporate profits?"
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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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