Secretive Fossil Fuel Lobby Group Manipulated UN Climate Programs

By Mat Hope and Karen Savage, Truthout.org -

A fossil fuel-backed industry group was able to influence the process behind the United Nations climate assessments for decades, using lobbyists and industry-funded scientists to manipulate [...]

Exxon Could Be Next US Corporation To Face EU Lobby Ban

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams. -

ExxonMobil could soon join Monsanto as one of the only two companies not allowed to lobby European Union lawmakers. The oil giant, one of the world's largest energy companies, was a no-show at [...]

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare For All”

By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey, Theintercept.com -

NOW THAT THE midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage. Internal strategy documents obtained [...]

Will The New House Democrats Take On The War Lobby?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, Codepink.org -

A new Democratic majority will take charge in the U.S. House of Representatives in January, thanks to a remarkable rebound in public participation in U.S. elections.  Based on early data, it [...]

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare For All”

By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey, Theintercept.com -

NOW THAT THE midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage. Internal strategy documents obtained [...]

Ajit Pai, Telecom Lobbyists Are Now Coordinating Their Lies In Perfect Symmetry

By Karl Bode, Techdirt.com -

So we've made it pretty clear by now that the FCC's entire justification for repealing net neutrality was based entirely on fluff and lobbyist nonsense. But because the Administrative Procedure [...]

Police Union Is Lobbying To Expand Powers To Tase People Who Don’t Pose A Threat

By Michael Arria, Inthesetimes.com -

The San Francisco Police Officers Association is aggressively pushing a ballot measure that would allow police to use tasers on members of the public even if they aren't violently resisting. If [...]

DCCC Takes Money From Insurance Lobbyist As They Oppose Single Payer

In April 2017, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) wanted to find out the best way for its candidates to address the topic of health care, so it hired two research firms to [...]

It’s Time For AIPAC To Register As A Foreign Agent – The Forward

By M.J. Rosenberg, Informationclearinghouse.info -

AIPAC is one of the leading forces behind the Israel lobby, joined in recent years by the ascending Christians United for Israel. Other Jewish “pro-Israel” organizations are niche affairs, [...]

West Virginia Gas Companies Wined And Dined Lawmakers Before Scoring Favorable Fracking Legislation

By Alex Kotch, Desmogblog.com -

A country club luncheon. A $130 steak dinner. A whiskey tasting. Dinner at an historic neo-Georgian mansion. These are just a few examples of the many occasions last year when oil and gas [...]

Gun Lobby Meets Match With Economic Protests

By Rob Cox, Reuters.com -

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The day before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, he delivered a speech widely remembered for its closing passage, when the reverend said he [...]

Is Big Food’s Lobbying Arm On The Brink Of Extinction?

By Katherine Paul, organicconsumers.org -

At the height of the GMO labeling battle, we not-so-fondly referred to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) as “Monsanto’s Evil Twin.” Last week, a former GMA executive told Politico that [...]

Fossil Fuel Donors Shaped Anti-Climate Agenda Of Congressional Committee

By Marianne Lavelle and David Hasemyer, insideclimatenews.org -

By Marianne Lavelle and David Hasemyer for Inside Climate News - FREDERICKSBURG, Texas—It's midway through fall, and cold has yet to settle over the Eckhardt family orchard. So, Diane Eckhardt [...]

People Power Can Still Stop The Tax Theft, Here’s How

By Taylor Lincoln, citizenvox.org -

By Taylor Lincoln for Citizen Vox - A total of 6,243 lobbyists have been listed on lobbying disclosure forms as working on issues involving the word “tax” in 2017. That equals 57 percent of the [...]

Lobbying To Undermine Opponents Of Yemen War

By Alex Emmons, theintercept.com -

By Alex Emmons for The Intercept - STARVING CHILDREN WITH haunting eyes and emaciated bodies. Bombed-out hospitals and homes. A cholera epidemic that is the largest and fastest-spreading in [...]

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