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Aug 12 2019
Greg Craig, a prominent Democratic lawyer and former White House counsel to President Barack Obama, will see his criminal trial begin with jury selection this week. Craig is charged with making false statements to the Justice Department about his work as a foreign lobbyist in Ukraine — a detail uncovered during the Mueller probe.NPR (Online News) CNN (Online News) Washington Times
Apr 25 2015
CORPORATE influence is an old problem in American democracy. But in the last decade or so, corporate spending to influence Congress and federal agencies has reached a new, and probably unsustainable, level.
Corporations and their trade associations now spend about $2.6 billion a year in reported lobbying, and probably as much on unreported lobbying. That is more than the funding for theNew York Times (News)
Dec 31 2018
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has given federal prosecutors momentum to litigate alleged violations of what until last year was an obscure law governing foreign lobbying.The Hill
Apr 28 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal, which he could scrap.BBC News
May 18 2015
Top House Republicans believe the business community is blowing its chance to clinch a trade deal.Politico
Dec 21 2013
Congress enacted fewer laws this term than any in recent history. But lobbyists havent been idle.NPR (Online News)
Oct 24 2013
Trying to jump-start his second-term agenda, President Obama called on House lawmakers Thursday to approve comprehensive immigration reform, saying that current system “isn’t fair.” “We have kicked this particular can down the road for too long,” Mr. Obama said with supporters of immigration reform in the East Room of the White House. “This is the moment when we should be able to finally getWashington Times
Jan 16 2013
Dozens of the nation's faith leaders said Tuesday (Jan. 15) that they're ready to take on the gun lobby and demanded that politicians take quick and concrete steps to stem gun violence.
At a Capitol Hill press conference and in a letter to Congress, more than 45 clergy and heads of religious groups -- representing the spectrum of American religious life -- petitioned lawmakers toHuffPost
Jul 11 2022
In just over a decade, Uber has revolutionised how we move around our cities. The ride-hailing app was a game-changer: you just tapped your phone and a cab would find you. You even paid through the app.
The Californian tech company helped define the gig economy, where workers were seen as self-employed. Uber now has millions of drivers all over the world, and takes billions of pounds inBBC News
Jun 15 2022
The morning after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the Federalist published an op-ed with the headline “Tragedies Like the Texas Shooting Make a Somber Case for Homeschooling.”
In the essay, the author immediately dismissed calls for gun control as petty and insincere, offering home-schooling as the true solution to keep children safe. “It is clear now from the long list of schoolSlate