Flouting the rule on lobbyist-paid travel

By Robert Brodsky

Review finds at least 90 apparent ethics violations

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"… from financing trips for members or staffers.Don Carlson, Archer's former chief of staff, said he could not recall the specifics of Ellard's trip, but, "It would b …"

"… provide the Center with a copy of the letter.Dick Ribbentrop, Hutchison's chief of staff, said the senator received an invitation to the conference from a Vinson & …"

Bob Dole: Indonesia's man in Washington

By Kevin Bogardus

Former Republican presidential candidate is paid to lobby for the country's oil interests

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"… Pertamina to court across the globe—in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, even Singapore—to freeze the company's assets and collect up to $299 million in damages …"

Capitol Hill stem-cell backers received health industry dollars

By M. Asif Ismail and Christine Morente

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

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"… two industries. DeGette raised $3,000 from the same groups.Representative Jennifer Dunn, R-Wash., another conservative who joined more than 30 other Republicans i …"

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part three

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2000 — The goal of Texas Governor George W. Bush's advisers in the early days of the campaign was to make him the man t

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"… advertisements to fund raising. He also has set up a direct-mail and phone-banking operation in all states.At Bush’s request, Rove sold his firm, Rove & …"

"… and his co-investors sold the Texas Rangers to Thomas Hicks, an investment banker.Peter Terpeluk, a Washington-based Pioneer, is a partner at the American …"

"… s been Charles M. Cawley, the president of MBNA Corporation and CEO of its banking subsidiary, MBNA America bank, N.A. MBNA is the third largest issuer of …"

"… 999), he’s also been a big-time fund-raiser for Gov. George W. Bush. The banking executive personally held two $1,000 fund-raisers for Bush in 1999, one …"