Posts Tagged ‘lobbyists’

GOP lobbyists say corporate America is coming back into the tent

Campaign money flows to those holding power or those positioned to do so, and those in the lobbying business are incentivized to play up their role in facilitating it. But corporate America’s potential embrace of the congressional GOP is notable for what preceded it. Following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, many top corporations vowed […]

Did McConnell Give Into Lobbyists on CREATES?

Did McConnell Give Into Lobbyists on CREATES? By ns_adminhttp://www.campaignforliberty.org/mcconnell-give-lobbyists-creates During negotiations over last weeks budget deal, there was an effort to add The CREATES Act to the bill as a pay-for. CREATES aims to bring generics drugs to market and could reduce Medicare and Medicaid spending by as much as $3.8 billion over ten years. […]

Israel lobbyists caught in Presidents Club sexual harassment scandal

Hilary Aked Lobby Watch 26 January 2018 Disgraced Presidents Club chairman David Meller has also been a leading Conservative Friends of Israel figure. (The Edge Foundation) Current and former trustees of a “men only” club at the heart of a sexual harassment scandal unfolding in the UK have deep ties to the Israel lobby, The […]

Pro-Israel lobbyists really must question their own morality

It became a ‘natural fact’ that any organisation or person does not support Israeli crimes to be classified as anti-Semite or even anti-human rights. A new report from the British Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) presents itself as an “independent” critique of Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy in the Middle East. The eleven-page memo ends […]

Adelson’s AstroTurf Lobbyists Working to Restrict Your Freedom

Adelsons AstroTurf Lobbyists Working to Restrict Your Freedom By ns_adminhttp://www.campaignforliberty.org/adelsons-astroturf-lobbyists-working-restrict-freedom Mathew Boyer of the Washington Examiner explores Sheldon Adelsons efforts to ban online gaming, with an emphasis on the recent legalization of online gaming in Pennsylvania: Internet gambling regulations are one of the many issue areas that fall under the states rights category, and a […]

Bring in legislation to make pro-Israel lobbyists in the UK register as ‘foreign agents’

     In 2013, Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph‘s chief political commentator called the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), “by far Britain’s most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group”. It was estimated then that more than 80% of Conservative MPs were CFI members. The same applies today. CFI’s sister lobby in the US is AIPAC, aka the American […]

UK Should Bring in Legislation to Make Pro-israel Lobbyists Register as ‘Foreign Agents’

Bring in Legislation to Make Pro-Israel Lobbyists Register as ‘Foreign Agents’ By Hans Stehling, In 2013, Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator called the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), “by far Britain’s most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group”. It was estimated then that more than 80% of Conservative MPs were CFI members. The same applies […]

Big Banks, Lobbyists and the ECB Regulations Farce

After Snubbing EU Parliament, Monsanto Lobbyists Find Themselves Banned

Agrochemical giant Monsanto’s fight to renew the chemical license for its most popular herbicide, glyphosate (aka “Roundup”), was dealt a major blow this past Thursday when the European Parliament officially banned lobbyists representing the interests of the corporation. The move came after the controversial corporation and its lobbyists refused to attend a parliamentary hearing regarding […]

As Sanders Prepared Medicare Bill, Health Care Lobbyists Bankrolled Senate Democrats

Above Photo: Illustration by Cathryn Virginia Sen. Chris Van Hollen, the DSCC’s chairman, was a proponent of the law that requires lobbyists to disclose the contributions they bundle together from donors. With Sanders and a majority of House Democrats supporting single-payer — and with polls showing rising support for a Medicare-for-all system — lobbyists for major health care industry clients were among […]

WH Grants Ethics Waivers to 17 Cabinet Members Who Are Still Paid Lobbyists

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Host of Hardline Radio Show When it came to lobbyists and industry insiders working for the current administration, publicly Donald Trump declared strict limitations , but privately he decided to throw out his self-imposed rules and let them all in. In a backward draining of the swamp, Trump […]

Cable Industry Lobbyists Write Republican Talking Points On Net Neutrality

Above Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.  The hearing room at the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, on Feb. 26, 2015. FOLLOWING THE VOTE last week by the Federal Communication Commission to unwind the net neutrality rules enacted during the Obama administration, House Republican lawmakers received an email from GOP leadership on how to defend the decision. The email was shared with The […]

WH Tries to Block Public Disclosure of Large Number of Lobbyists, Industry Lawyers Hired by Trump

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Host of Hardline Radio Show The Trump administration is hard at work trying to get the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to back off from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other agencies that do not want to comply with turning over ethics waivers given to […]

Lobbyists Lining Up To Influence Marijuana Laws In Maine

Juan Palese, a marijuana grower, shows his crop outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Dic. 18, 2013. (Matilde Campodonico/AP). AUGUSTA — Retail sales of marijuana may still be a year away, but cannabis-related cash is already flowing at the Maine State House as businesses jockey to influence the policies that will govern the lucrative recreational market. […]

Turkey, Coup Plots and Tinpot Tyrants

Your Fertility App Isn’t Helping You Avoid Getting Pregnant

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Group   In our digital age, apps are the way to go. Users can play games, organize their love life and figure out when they are most fertile, but researchers at Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSM) warn against the latter. In a […]

Iran coverage: Iran open to investment, win-win economic exchange:Rouhani

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:   Iran open to investment, win-win economic exchange:Rouhani Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday in Rome, Italy, that Iran follows a win-win policy in economy as it did so in politics.   President urges collective cooperation for peaceful co-existance in world Tehran, […]

Iran coverage: Iran open to investment, win-win economic exchange:Rouhani

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:   Iran open to investment, win-win economic exchange:Rouhani Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday in Rome, Italy, that Iran follows a win-win policy in economy as it did so in politics.   President urges collective cooperation for peaceful co-existance in world Tehran, […]

68% of Americans destroy credit before age 30: Survey

These mistakes include overspending on credit cards, missing payments, defaulting on a loan or having an account sent into collections, the survey found. The greater the offense, the longer it will reflect on your credit report, said Bethy Hardeman, chief consumer advocate at Credit Karma. In fact, it usually takes consumers seven to […]

‘Disaster is Imminent’… Constitutional Attorney: "States Have The Legal Authority To Defend Border Under Constitution"

Behind Netanyahu’s Ban on the “Islamic Movement” in Israel

The decision to outlaw the northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on November 17, 2015, days after attacks claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, left 130 dead in Paris. Although the ban had been long in the making, the timing was patently […]

New Moon in Capricorn – Standing Strong in a Paradox of Darkness and Light

9th January 2016 By Simon Vorster and Jennifer Langstone Contributing Writers for Wake Up World This New Moon in Capricorn marks a very inspiring period, yet paradoxically, a period that will also reveal to us some of the deepest distortions of our world. Human consciousness has come a long way forward on its recent evolutionary path, however the darkness […]

‘Disaster is Imminent’… Constitutional Attorney: "States Have The Legal Authority To Defend Border Under Constitution"

Hex Signs as Solar and Ethnic Symbolism and Other Interpretations

Hyperlinks and images added by post editor. Cultural Marxist commentary crossed out for accuracy. The Scholars’ War Just what are the hex signs supposed to mean, if they have any meaning at all? This question lifts the lid on an acrimonious and ongoing controversy in the world of Pennsylvania Dutch scholarship. At the heart of this controversy lies […]

Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force

Earlier this month, we reported that the Pentagon was making it difficult for the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction to investigate reports of gross waste and mismanagement by the now-defunct, five-year Task Force for Business Stability Operations. One of its projects, a gas station, cost 140 times what it should have. […]

Executed: Dania Arshid, 17, from Hebron

They do not want them to give birth to “snakes”. They hate the Palestinians, whether men, women and children. The women and children seem to be easy prey. The hatred is however shown to all. They seem to be followers of the Shaked doctrine. “A week later, on July 7, Shaked again quoted the following […]

Google grabs GOP lobbyists to help on the Hill

Google have been conducting a search of their own as of late. Facing a high-profile probe in Washington, Google has brought on board several Republican bigwigs to buy itself some bipartisan support to balance out its left-leaning roster of lobbyists. Google top-brass went before lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week for the beginning of a […]

Lobbyists push to veto Palestinian statehood

“When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the United Nations — an independent sovereign state of Palestine, living in peace with Israel.” ­Those are the words that President Barack Obama told world leaders on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly […]

Rick Perry: Owned and Operated by Lobbyists

  Karen TumultyWashington PostSeptember 17, 2011 Any insider at the Texas Capitol could have identified which aide-turned-lobbyist Rep. Michele Bachmann was talking about when she attacked Texas Gov. Rick Perry over a 2007 executive order mandating that teenage girls receive a vaccination against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. “There was a big drug company that made […]

Lobbyists line up to new Libyan government

It’s no surprise that America is quick to put itself in the picture of the whole ordeal in Libya as the United States isn’t exactly a known isolationist nation. Aside from involving itself in the politics of the country during the current revolution, American PR companies have begun a bidding war to offer their services […]

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