M. Asif Ismail

The Center for Public Integrity

Sen. Kerry's largest campaign contributor lobbies on behalf of telecommunication interests

The Carlyle Group profits from government and conflict

Private equity firms follow in Carlyle Group's footsteps

At least one in five companies lobbying fail to file required forms

Drug makers' lobbying army ensures their legislative dominance

Bush administration articulates no position

The biotech industry pushes its agenda in the states

The federal government is funding research in primate cloning technology. Why?

Efforts to ban cloning falter over scope of proposed prohibition

In Europe, nations ban reproductive cloning, but allow research to continue

More than 150 countries have no law on the books that bars reproductive cloning

Critics say FDA approval rule has meant greater use of high-cost drugs at expense of helping fewer patients

Former ambassador lobbies Canadians on drug imports to U.S.

Drug makers' trade group makes the industry's priorities U.S. trade policy

How the pharmaceutical industry gets its way in Washington

The Food and Drug Administration lacks the power to regulate pharmaceuticals and keep you safe

Industry spends millions on state campaign donations, Calif. fight

Drug and health products industries invest $182 million to influence legislation

Washington's largest lobby racks up another banner year on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2000 — George W. Bush, who advocates a reduced role for the federal government, received more than twice as many cam

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2001 — While he was attorney general of Missouri, John Ashcroft made use of a state employee to conduct fund raising

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2001 — President Bush's decision to abandon his campaign pledge to limit carbon dioxide emissions was routed through a

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2001 — U.S. representatives and senators who strongly pushed for federally subsidized embryonic stem cell research ha

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2001 — Within the Bush administration, two senior aides, chief strategist Karl Rove and Health and Human Services Sec

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2002 — The White House released last week a list of guests who stayed overnight in the presidential mansion since Geo

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2003 — Efforts to deregulate the nation's electricity market began with the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policies A

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2003 — Enron Corp., which ran a formidable lobbying machine in Washington and state capitals, gained favorable treatm

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2003 — Two years after they left the federal government and one year after a ban that limited their lobbying activitie