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 [...]

Northam Hid Dominion Execs & Lobbyists In Transition Team

By Itai Vardi, desmogblog.com -

By Itai Vardi for Desmog Blog - Virginia’s Democratic governor-elect, Ralph Northam, announced his transition committee this week. In a press release, his office listed 85 individuals who will [...]

Bezos Cashes In On Lobbying Washington With Amazon’s $53 Billion Deal

By Whitney Webb, mintpressnews.com -

By Whitney Webb for The Mint Press News - The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018, in addition to including passages involving regime change in Venezuela and exorbitant [...]

Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into The Light

By Jonathan Cook, counterpunch.org -

By Jonathan Cook for Counter Punch - The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain’s international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials [...]

Russia Meddling ‘Expert’ Lobbying U.S. Gov To ‘Quell Information Rebellions’

By Max Blumenthal, alternet.org -

By Max Blumenthal for AlterNet - Nearly a year after the presidential election, the scandal over accusations of Russian political interference in the 2016 election has gone beyond Donald Trump [...]

Comments Supporting Gas Exports Rule Are Recycled Industry Copy-Pastes

By Steve Horn, www.desmogblog.com -

By Steve Horn for Desmog - A review of the comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on its proposed rule to fast-track the export of small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) shows [...]

Goldman Sachs In Government Pushes Profits Of Goldman Sachs

By Marcus Stanley, www.inequality.org -

By Marcus Stanley for Inequality - Goldman Sachs has been a conspicuous presence at the scene of one disaster after another in the past half century. The bank is a leader in a Wall Street [...]

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