Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington, D.C.":
"… enate. The former senators and their colleagues at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C., were retained over the summer by a banking subsidiary of the Russian oil …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":
"… g the influence of money in politics. Levine will primarily write for the Center for Public Integrity's “Consider the Source” project, which investigates campaign finance a …"
"… Award finalist for top political blog. For four years before joining the Center for Public Integrity, Levine worked as research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Eth …"
"… University Graduate School of Journalism. The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and independent news organization specializing …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "lobbyist":
"… e Center identified as particular problems, including political financing, lobbyist disclosure and ethics enforcement agencies. Earlier this month, McDonnell …"
"… ssed its own reforms, which included a $250 cap on gifts to lawmakers from lobbyists or people seeking business before the state. The measure was widely …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Trent Lott":
"… bsp;submitted Friday and effective that day, former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and former Senator John Breaux, D-La., are listed as the main lo …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Louisiana":
"… hington, D.C.-based Carmen Group said it would charge Xavier University of Louisiana $1,250 an hour for its "most senior" lobbyist to work beyond what was othe …"
"… l Services Administration. In 2005, the Carmen Group said it would charge Louisiana Construction Systems a comparatively modest $850 an hour for lobbying serv …"
"… oup quoted a $75-per-hour fee for "junior personnel" to lobby on behalf of Louisiana Construction Systems in 2005. The hourly fee increased to $100 by the tim …"
"… the time the Carmen Group negotiated a contract with Xavier University of Louisiana, which is now mired in a breach of contract lawsuit with its former lobbyi …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Lobbying":
"… Xavier University it valued at more than $45 million. In keeping with the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the public should seemingly know of a lobbyist’s attempt …"
"… law requiring that it describe its activities with specificity. The Lobbying Disclosure Act says “public confidence in the integrity of government” …"
"… umbia is tasked by Congress with investigating potential violations of the Lobbying Disclosure Act, most of which arrive in the form of referrals from Congres …"
"… rough legislation. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., wants to create a Lobbying Disclosure Act enforcement task force within the Justice Department, …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":
"… a Washington, D.C., public relations firm to lobby the administration and Congress after one of its largest shareholders, an associate of Russian president V …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "National Association of Realtors":
"… quarter 2014 compared to $19.1 million during second-quarter 2013) and the National Association of Realtors ($16.5 million versus $9.1 million) opt to disclose state- and grassroots- …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Tony Podesta":
"… ed from torrents of campaign cash steered their way by lobbyists. Lobbyist Tony Podesta of the Podesta Group ranked as the Democratic Party’s top fundraising al …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch Industries":
"… reporting more modest increases include the American Medical Association, Koch Industries, National Association of Broadcasters, defense contractor United Technolog …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Bank of America":
"… ly on, represent or supply the mailing industry, such as American Express, Bank of America, Conde Nast, the Envelope Manufacturers Association, FedEx, the National R …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee":
"… tens of thousands of dollars more to the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to federal campaign filings. And it's not just Netflix showing …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Bank":
"… ut systemically important Banks that reads like a list of talking points. Bank lobbyists were able to point to only one independent academic research tea …"
"… vantage simply by virtue of having that designation. He warned the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing last week that the GAO would be bombarded with s …"
"… ties, we’re aware of the conflicts of interest,” he said. At a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week, Brown urged Evans to be mindful of the sou …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Chamber of Commerce":
"… 2012. That means if you are interested in trade associations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers or the Business Roundtable, you …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "aerospace giant":
"… roup Inc., computer chip maker Intel Corp., tech behemoth Microsoft Corp., aerospace giant Boeing Co., pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and railroad o …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Harry Reid":
"… $5,000 from Facebook's PAC this year are Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's leadership PAC; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Speaker o …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":
"… analysis of new congressional disclosure reports and Center for Responsive Politics data. Such developments are indicative of a lobbying industry in decline …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "General Dynamics":
"… crosoft ($3 million), Wal-Mart Stores ($2 million) and defense contractors General Dynamics ($3.2 million) and Raytheon Co. ($2 million). Many of them, too, included …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch Industries":
"… y lays out the most detailed analysis to date of the political spending of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held corporations in the world. Led by Cent …"
"… s from the Koch brothers personally, donations to political campaigns from Koch Industries’ political action committee and the lobbying activities of Koch Companie …"
"… bbying activities of Koch Companies Public Sector. The cumulative cost to Koch Industries and Charles and David Koch for this extraordinary alchemy of political and …"
"… to 89 nonprofit organizations and an annual libertarian conference. Koch Industries and Charles and David Koch contributed $8.7 million to candidates and the …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":
"… come to bear as immigration reform action moves to the House following the Senate’s recent 68-32 passage of legislation overhauling the country’s immigr …"
"… st three months. According to the ILIT’s website, the group supports the Senate’s bill because it provides a path to citizenship for Irish immigrants an …"
"… klog that disproportionately affects Asian-American families. She said the Senate properly addressed the issue and that the AAJC will continue to press the …"
"… r when immigrating. “We’re hopeful the House can take the lead of the Senate and keep this moving forward,” Oshiro said. Several religious and cultu …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Comcast":
"… 's long lobbying client list includes broadcaster Al Jazeera America, Comcast, drugmaker Merck, the PGA Tour, defense contractor Raytheon and ZTE USA, t …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Wendy Davis":
"… l improvements in transparency.” While that may be the case, state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, noted that most of the changes in the bill apply to other bra …"