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Boosted by $30 Million During Campaign, Trump Will Thank NRA By Speaking at Convention
Ashleigh McEvoy | April 27, 2017
Donald Trump, who was buoyed as a candidate by $30 million from the gun lobby, will become the first president in more than three decades to address the annual convention of the National Rifle Association.
Corporate Lobbyists Funnel Cash To House Democrats Amid Push To Pass Trump’s Business Initiatives
Andrew Perez | April 17, 2017
Corporate lobbyists are taking on a larger role in the Democratic Party’s fundraising efforts as it seeks to regain control of Congress.
With Billions in Profit From Browser Histories At Stake, Industry Spent Millions on Influence
Ashleigh McEvoy | April 13, 2017
The 25 Republican senators who sponsored legislation that allows internet providers to sell their customers’ browsing histories have received an average of $107,000 in contributions from telephone and cable industries since 2010, according to a MapLight analysis of OpenSecrets data. The sponsors of the companion measure in the House have received an average of $144,404 from the companies since 2010. Lawmakers who voted against the bill have received considerably less since 2010.
United Airlines Spent Millions Fighting Proposals To Protect Passenger Rights
Frank Bass |
United Airlines, the Chicago-based giant at the center of a public relations storm for its forcible removal of a passenger from a weekend flight, has spent more than $41 million during the past decade to lobby the federal government, often battling consumer-friendly causes.
Watchdog: ‘Reason To Believe’ Trump And Super PAC Violated Election Law
Andrew Perez |
White House strategist Steve Bannon’s financial disclosure raises questions about his relationship with Breitbart News and a pro-Trump super PAC.
Airbnb Emerges As Newsom Booster in 2018 Bid for Extended Sacramento Lodging
Frank Bass |
The California governor’s mansion isn’t one of the more than 300 homes and apartments available in Sacramento through Airbnb. Even so, the San Francisco-based company so far appears more committed than anyone to boosting Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s bid for the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Chuck Schumer Under Pressure To Reject Corporate-Backed Nominees
Andrew Perez |
New York Senator Chuck Schumer suddenly backed away from supporting a former Airbnb official for an open FTC slot
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