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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Left: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on February 27, 2015. (Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore). Right: Congressional Portrait of former US Rep. David Rivera. (Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Congress)
13 Jan 2016

Marco Rubio Connected To Federal Investigation For Tax Evasion

Senator Marco Rubio’s association with former Congressman David Rivera continues to be a problem for the senator.

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File: A protester holds a sign with a drawing of an angry bee and a slash through the word Monsanto on March 24, 2014. (Flickr / Die Grünen Kärnten)
26 Aug 2015

Big Ag Is Big Money For Congress: Monsanto Spends $2.5M Lobbying In 2015

Monsanto spends millions of its billions of dollars in annual revenue on lobbying and hiring some of Washington’s most notorious firms to ensure that laws continue to favor the agribusiness giant’s profits. OpenSecrets.org reported that, as of July 21, Monsanto had already spent over $2.5 million dollars on lobbying this year.

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