Signatories to Right/Left letter on Defense Cuts
02 May 2016

Right And Left Coalition Propose Over $38 Billion In Cuts For Pentagon

While conservatives and progressives in America may have stark differences, we all agree on reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money.

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Information Awareness Office Logo By USGov-Military [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
11 Apr 2016

Report: Pentagon Not Enforcing Revolving Door Corruption Regulations

A recent report reveals the Pentagon is not keeping track of whether former employees are complying with revolving door laws designed to prevent corruption.

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Logo for the Democratic National Committee and crop of photo of Wall Street sign in New York City (right: courtesy terrapin_flyer on Flickr)
02 Mar 2016

Democratic Party Reverses 2008 Restrictions On Lobbying And Corporate Influence

The Democratic National Committee announced it will be reversing restrictions introduced in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and PAC’s.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson discusses an acquisition on CNBC (Screenshot from video)
23 Oct 2015

Pharma CEO Who Said He Only Cares About Shareholders Loses Them Money

Valeant CEO J. Michael Pearson let it be known that his company’s shareholders, not patients needing the company’s drugs, were his only real concern.

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A screenshot from In The Public Interest's new report, "Buying Access: How Corporations Influence Decision Makers at Corrections Conferences, Trainings, and Meetings" showing  the business partners of a 2013 correctional association conference. (In The Public Interest)
07 Aug 2015

How Correctional Associations Help Corporations Buy Access To Prisons

A new report by In The Public Interest (ITPI) illustrates how private companies that operate prisons or services within prisons use correctional associations to gain intimate access to decision makers in government — almost entirely off the books. Private companies pay millions of dollars each year to attend their conferences, lead trainings and workshops, give speeches, and advertise their products and services to law enforcement officials in attendance.

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Judge Robert S. Smith, New York Court of Appeals
11 Mar 2014

Anti-Marriage Equality Judge Robert Smith Accused Of Buying Judgeship

Judge Robert S. Smith,who sits on the New York State Court of Appeals, has never been shy about expressing his opinion. At the Federalist Society he proudly identified himself as a Neoliberal saying “I am a Hayekian. I dislike intensely anything that strikes me as unnecessary coercion, whether it’s a

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