Retailers band together to fight health reform law

By Erin Quinn

Companies, trade groups band together to lobby on issues of common interest.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jack Abramoff":

"… est group. Before Congress passed reforms in 2007 in the wake of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, these informal lobbying groups, formerly known as “ste …"

Lobbyist PACs hurting for cash following election

By Dave Levinthal

Political cash machines of many top government affairs shops see a slow start to 2014 election cycle.

Excerpts from this story referencing "ExxonMobil":

"… ients include Aetna, Airlines for America, Barclays, Boeing, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Pfizer, the Renewable Fuels Associ …"

Bank of America, unions among newly named inauguration sponsors

By Dave Levinthal

Sponsors of Obama's second inaugural have spent nearly $283 million on lobbying since 2009.

Excerpts from this story referencing "FedEx":

"… til 90 days after Monday’s inauguration. …"

"… (Read: Corporate backers poured $160 million into lobbying since 2009.) FedEx has spent more than $64 million on federal lobbying since 2009, while Coca …"

Package from Yemen leads to worker illness, government stonewalling

By J.J. Barrow and Trevor Aaronson

U.S. Postal Service refuses to investigate an employee’s debilitating illness and a suspicious package that spilled chemicals.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kentucky":

"… ansferred from the hazmat shed to a third-party contractor’s landfill in Kentucky, and then test its contents.He’s hopeful that if they can find the packa …"

FedEx fails to deliver for drivers

By Amy Biegelsen

FedEx drivers are part of the ever-blurring line between employees and contractors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… struction industry is a frequent target for state enforcement. In January, Massachusetts’ attorney general extracted $400,000 in unpaid wages and penalties, and …"

"… tracted $400,000 in unpaid wages and penalties, and more than $141,000 for Massachusetts’ unemployment system from contractors under Pulte Homes, one of the nati …"

"… n of this story identified Pulte Homes as the target of penalties from the Massachusetts attorney general, but it was contractors of the company that were fined. …"

John Boehner unapologetic about pro-business agenda

By Aaron Mehta

“I am the business community.” So declared John Boehner in a September interview with CNN, and his campaign contribution track record bears

Excerpts from this story referencing "JPMorgan Chase":

"… 07,0005) United Parcel Service - $165,7506) Reynolds American - $158,5007) JPMorgan Chase - $154,9258) American Maritime Officers - $150,5009) FedEx - $143,35010) S …"

Boehner's pro-business speech reflects campaign contributions

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

House Republican Leader John Boehner’s high-profile speech yesterday urging the Obama administration to fire its top economic advisers and o

Excerpts from this story referencing "Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association":

"… ria, United Parcel Service, Reynolds American, JP Morgan Chase, FedEx, and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s PACs. He earned their support by voting with the U.S. Chamber of Comme …"

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss?

By Sam Stein

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 — When Representative John Boehner, R-Ohio, was elected House majority leader on February 2, he presented himself

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio":

"… ce of being competitive in the race.” …"

"… ent flyerSince Boehner came to Washington D.C., in 1991 from West Chester, Ohio, he has frequently traveled on private jets owned by corporations with a f …"

Interview: Not in the U.S. of A?

By Charles Lewis

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2003 — A month before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and all of the increased government secrecy that

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chicago":

"… king to some known mob folks just before the 1996 Democratic convention in Chicago, when they were basically talking about fundraising. I obtained excerpts o …"

Chemical industry among big spenders on lobbying this quarter

By Dave Levinthal

New numbers indicate it's still good to be a lobbyist in America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Association of Broadcasters":

"… odest increases include the American Medical Association, Koch Industries, National Association of Broadcasters, defense contractor United Technologies, FedEx Corp., health firm Amgen, S …"