Posts Tagged "lobbyists"

“K Street is literally littered with former [Senator Max] Baucus staffers.”

Jade West, an executive at a wholesalers’ trade association, quoted in the NY Times

Don’t you hate it when ex-Baucus staffers get stuck to your shoe?

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Politico: NRA unleashes lobbyists →

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“The NRA kept its dozen in-house lobbyists on lockdown in the first month after the Newtown massacre, but no more. The group is moving back onto Capitol Hill in force, not shying away from its take-no-prisoners message: no new gun laws.”

Three Out Of Four Oil And Gas Lobbyists Worked For Federal Government
Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the usual revolving-door standards on Capitol Hill, a Washington Post analysis shows.

Three Out Of Four Oil And Gas Lobbyists Worked For Federal Government

Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the usual revolving-door standards on Capitol Hill, a Washington Post analysis shows.

ROUGES OF K STREET - CONFESSIONS OF A TEA PARTY CONSULTANT 

"You’re going to see something spectacular," an old friend who has a knack for black-bag operations said as he proudly downed his vodka. "About a month from now you’ll see ACORN explode from within." Right on schedule a video was released that showed undercover conservative activists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles getting advice from employees at the Baltimore office of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now on how to smuggle underage El Salvadoran girls into a fictitious brothel.


That’s when I realized this isn’t an average fringe movement. This one is credible, legit and—for the first time in a decade—scaring the crap out of the left. In my years as a campaign hack and then as a consultant, I’ve created more than my share of fake grassroots organizations. Some were downright evil but effective beyond expectations. Did you get an automated call from the sister of a 9/11 victim asking you to reelect President Bush in 2004? That was me. Did you get a piece of mail with the phrase supports abortion on demand as a means of birth control? That may have been me too.

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Trailer: Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Alex Gibney, the Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker behind the fantastic "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," will be out soon with a new film about the larger-than-life political villain Jack Abramoff.

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…despite the recession, lobbyists spent more in 2008 than ever before & more in 2009 than in 2008. Data analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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