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AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists

May 31, 2019           |                                       

CO2 Concentration Is Higher Than Ever in Human History The Left Should Direct the Impeachment Effort AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland One […]

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<!– –> Former Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) set up her own government relations firm in November 2018, before exiting Congress, sparking fury from ethics watchdogs. She joins a number of former members of the 115th Congress that have moved into lobbying but haven’t registered as lobbyists yet. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Click here for a […]

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Before the 2018 midterm elections, and now, in the 2020 presidential campaign, multiple Democratic presidential and congressional candidates have publicly sworn off taking money from corporate political action committees. For Beto O’Rourke, denouncing PAC money didn’t hurt his fundraising bottom line. In fact, it may have been an advantage—he raised more money in the first […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, who could be the first Jewish president of the United States two years from now, is currently the target of a pressure campaign on Facebook paid for by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobbying group known as AIPAC. The sponsored post urges Facebook users to add their names to an […]

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Labor sector maintains political clout as 2020 presidential campaign heats up

April 8, 2019           |                                       

Last year, the Carpenters & Joiners Union came out on top giving over $20 million. The National Education Association followed closely with $18 million. Since super PACs can accept unlimited union contributions post-Citizens United, money to these outside groups ballooned after 2010. About 90 percent of contributions from labor go to Democrats’ coffers. So it’s […]

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<!– –> From left to right Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL). Both Stefanik and Graham are vocal opponents of the Democrat’s legislation to reauthorize VAWA. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) The National Rifle Association (NRA) is set to oppose the Democrats’ legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), […]

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<!– –> (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) China’s Huawei has launched a multi-part strategy to reshape the embattled Chinese telecom giant’s image through litigation, lobbying and public relations efforts. The company has signed contracts with two public relations firms, Racepoint Global and Burson Cohn and Wolfe (BCW), to head its U.S. foreign influence campaign, according to Foreign […]

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<!– –> The Villanova Wildcats celebrated an NCAA Tournament title in 2018, but they didn’t win the lobbying title. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) How likely is it that No. 13 seed University of California Irvine wins the entire NCAA Tournament? Or that the Anteaters do it by beating No. 16 seed Prairie View A&M in the […]

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<!– –> Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) Industries and organizations that stand to gain from the budget spend millions of dollars lobbying the U.S. government each year. From cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Education, to […]

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<!– –> Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., speaks on Dreamers and TPS Recipients (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Immigration is a divisive issue. For more than three decades, everyone has agreed the federal immigration system needs to be reformed, and for three decades nobody has been able to agree on how to do it.   When […]

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Unseated by Ocasio-Cortez, Crowley Joins Revolving Door Lobbyists

February 22, 2019           |                                       

Oakland Teachers Strike, Joining #RedforEd Movement on Picket Lines It’s Hard to Sue a President. Can Trump Be Defeated in Court? What Happened to the Struggle for Socialism in Latin America? Is Drilling and Fracking Waste on Your Sidewalk or in Your Pool? Pennsylvania Prison Lockdown: Public Health Crisis or Powerplay? As Racist Attacks Soar […]

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<!– –> US Vice President Mike Pence, Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki and Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu (Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto) As the diplomatic row between Poland and Israel continues over comments by Israeli officials about Polish history during the Holocaust, foreign lobbying filings show that since taking power the far-right Polish government has […]

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<!– –> David Friedman, United States Ambassador to Israel, speaking at the AIPAC Policy Conference (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Freshmen Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) garnered considerable criticism from Democrats and Republicans over the weekend for comments she made regarding the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) deemed by many as anti-Semitic. Omar tweeted that AIPAC, […]

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<!– –> US President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence (L) and acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) On February 4, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he will be nominating Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to become the new secretary. This marks another stop in the revolving door for […]

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<!– –> (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) After several straight years of modest spending, 2018 was a banner year for lobbying firms. Clients spent $3.42 billion on lobbying in 2018, the largest sum since the all-time peak in 2010, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Spending nearly $95 million, the U.S. Chamber of […]

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