by Josh Israel Posted on May 20, 2015
If you’re the president of the United States, you’re seen as the chief democrat in the world, person with the moral authority to talk about democracy. You cannot have people who hobnob with vicious tyrants."
by Alice Ollstein Posted on March 24, 2015
"I want to tell them, 'You're slime balls,' but I can't," said DC Council member David Grosso (I) about those pushing for the private prison health care contract.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on March 11, 2015
A new study confirms that Big Sugar has been influencing public policy since the 1950s.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 8, 2015
The bait-and-switch tactics this payday lender allegedly used to avoid paying its bills to a GOP consultant might sound familiar if you've ever dealt with a debt collector.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 12, 2014
The Wall Street deregulation measure that inspired a lefty revolt against the "cromnibus" spending deal shares some worrying characteristics with a fateful 2000 deregulatory move.
by Kira Lerner Posted on November 20, 2014
Somehow, this practice isn't illegal.
by Josh Israel Posted on February 26, 2014
Last year, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston (R) wrote an ethics reform law he claimed would completely ban lobbyist gifts to state legislators.
A day after Washington, DC, lobbyist Jack Burkman announced that he would push for legislation to prohibit the National Football League from employing gay players, one of his clients has severed all ties with him.
by Josh Israel & Alex Leichenger Posted on February 25, 2014
Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman announced Monday that he would push for legislation to prohibit the National Football League from employing gay players -- a move he later reportedly admitted with a publicity stunt.
by Aviva Shen Posted on January 14, 2014
The lobbying group representing the world's largest processed food companies argues Washington's campaign finance laws violated its civil rights.