Advocacy

Amazon's enhanced D.C. lobbying push

Amazon is following the likes of oil, pharmaceutical, and other large tech companies and enhancing its D.C. lobbying offensive, the NYT Cecilia Kang …

Business

God help us all, Facebook and Instagram have crashed

Facebook, a website that is supposed to never crash or humanity might collapse into itself, has crashed.<p>There are few things in our lives as …

Mark Zuckerberg

Disrupting the Conservative Platform

Oct 5, 2017<p>12 Min read time<p>Given today’s economic challenges, some on the right are beginning to embrace a more robust safety net.<p>Conservative …

Social Justice

Watchdog: Trump-tied lobbyists linked to $42M in lobbying in 2017

Dozens of lobbyists are using their connections to President Trump and Vice President Pence to start new firms or expand existing ones, according to …

Lobbying

Report: Trump-tied lobbyists cash in on their connections

A new report has found that Washington's "swamp" of lobbyists appears to have expanded during President Donald Trump's short time in office, with …

Business

Renewable energy fans flex lobbying muscles in Massachusetts

Renewable energy advocates are increasingly spending more on lobbying to capture the ears of Massachusetts lawmakers.<p>An Associated Press review of …

Renewable Energy

Lobbying Spending Database - American Sugar Alliance, 2017

Loading Chart<p><b>Client Profile: Summary, 2017</b><p>A special interest's lobbying activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the …

Lobbying

B.C. government proposes tightening lobbying rules

Opposition says the changes don't go far enough to prevent undue influence<p>The B.C. government has committed to preventing former cabinet ministers …

British Columbia

Lobbying commissioner’s lawsuit expenses could affect office’s budget

A government ethics critic fears that a lawsuit launched against Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd over her investigation of a 2015 Liberal party …

Lobbying

Stealth Lobbying Campaign Blamed Elizabeth Warren For 'Socialist Plot' She Had Nothing To Do With

Lobbying in the age of negative partisanship.<p>WASHINGTON ― If you’re trying to mobilize conservatives to get angry about an obscure provision of a bill moving quickly through Congress, you might as well try and tie it to someone like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).<p>Who cares if she had little to …

News (U.S.)

Fingas: Voters need to be mindful of parties under a corporate thumb

In principle, our governing institutions provide us as a citizenry with control over our own destiny. And ideally, government as our collective voice …

Canadian News

Mulcair, PM spar over lobbying commissioner lawsuit

A lawsuit levelled against the lobbying commissioner has become opposition ammo as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s foes continue to hurl …

Thomas Mulcair

Lobbying Spending Database Henry, Denise M, 2017

NOTE: All lobbying expenditures on this page come from the Senate Office of Public Records. Data for the most recent year was downloaded on August …

Lobbying

Pharma giant sues lobbying commissioner in bid to block probe into Liberal fundraiser

Canada’s largest drug maker is fighting the federal lobbying commissioner in court in a bid to shut down an investigation into a political fundraiser …

U.S. Federal Courts

Charity anger at ministers' refusal to relax lobbying rules

<b>Charities have reacted angrily after ministers refused to relax rules restricting them from campaigning during elections.</b><p>More than 100 charities - ranging from Greenpeace to the Girl Guides - wrote to the government calling for the Lobbying Act to be overhauled.<p>A government-commissioned review by …

Brexit

Best Advocate in Bhubaneswar, Odisha | A K Mukharjee Associates

I started my professional carrier in the year 1998 as a trainee under the guidance and supervision of senior advocates . I have got my Advocate …

Odisha

Piedmont district holds workshops on inclusivity, social justice

PIEDMONT — The Piedmont Unified School District has launched a comprehensive program of inclusivity and social justice awareness at a time when hate …

Social Justice

CMA boosts lobbying efforts in heated tax reform debate

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) pulled out the big guns in August, sending its chief executive officer, its incoming president and outgoing …

Medical Journals

To understand how dominant tech companies are, see what they lobby for

A firing this week by a Washington think tank has exposed the deep and often hidden influence of tech companies that are driving key governmental decisions affecting people both on and off the Internet.<p>On Wednesday, the New America Foundation — a think tank funded by Google as well as one of its …

Silicon Valley

Big tech's muscle reaches far and wide in D.C.

Top U.S. firms spend record sums lobbying across a broad spectrum of issues.<p>WASHINGTON — Firings this week by a Washington think-tank have exposed …

Lobbying

Anti-vaccination advocate Kent Heckenlively denied entry to Australia

WA parents urged to vaccinate their children after measles spike that saw child spend three days in hospital<p>The hospitalisation of a child with …

Measles

Manafort still lobbying for foreign interests despite being under investigation: report

Despite being under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, federal agencies and Congressional panels in their Russian election meddling …

Liberal View

Once a Lobbying Lightweight, Amazon Strengthens Voice in Washington

President Trump regularly lashes out against Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos on Twitter, alleging that the company is hurting retailers and that Mr. …

Fortune 500

Greasing The Wheels: Why The Economist Is So Wrong About Lobbying

In the most recent issue of the Economist there is a typically thoughtful article about the impact that growing mistrust in institutions is having in …

Lobbying

5 Ways to Find Your Best Brand Advocates

ArtsyBee / Pixabay<p>Finding individuals, customers and non-customers alike, to refer your product or service may come quick — and even easy! However, …

Marketing

Reasons why the African middle class matters

JOHANNESBURG - But a great deal of the debate hasn’t been very well informed.<p>For a long time contributions lacked a rigorous analysis, failing to …

Social Justice

Quality over quantity: Lobbying expenses continue to rise, but with fewer lobbyists

Capitol Hill, July 31, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)For the past five years — with the exception of a dip in 2016 — spending on lobbying in …

Lobbying

Princeton to “re-educate” its male students

(Paul Mirengoff) Princeton University is looking to hire an “Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager.” In addition to providing …

Conservative View

Health Care, Tax Overhauls Drive Lobbying in Trump Era

“We’re feeling really confident going into the second half of the year”<p>During the turbulent first six months of the Trump administration, some of the …

Health Care

Why tech companies are spending so much to lobby the U.S. government on tax reform

You have to spend money to make money.<p>For the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google, their approach to Washington, D.C., is straightforward: They’re willing to spend money to make money — at a lower tax rate.<p>The industry’s record lobbying spending in the second quarter of 2017 — disclosed in federal …

Tax Reform