Corporate cash helps fuel Democratic convention despite pledges

By Michael Beckel

Democrats kick off their convention in Charlotte Tuesday with plenty of corporate support despite grass roots pledge.

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"… ost committee in Tampa for last week’s Republican National Convention.“The Coca-Cola Company believes we have a role to play in the political process and that includes …"

The Republican convention: The party begins in New York City, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2004 — President Bush will accept his party's nomination in New York City at the Republican National Convention, an e

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"… Inc.Pfizer Inc.$1,040,000.00$26,150.00$14,030,244.00$118,304.00Serono, Inc.The Coca-Cola Company$400.00$4,500.00Verizon Communications$3,000,500.00$87,158.00$5,280,832.00$ …"

Vice president's quarters draws fund-raisers' bucks

By Russ Tisinger

WASHINGTON, December 14, 1999 — A man's home might be his castle, but for Al Gore, the vice president’s official residence is more than that

Excerpts from this story referencing "head":

"… in held in Gore’s official residence in 1997. Donors paid $10,000 a head to attend. In return, contributors received a Jamie Wyeth print and an eve …"

"… vestment bank, was Clinton’s treasury secretary. Arthur Krim was the head of United Artists and a loyal Democratic donor. Israel Roizman – $ …"

"… – $10,000 This decades-old friend of Al Gore’s is now spearheading Gore’s fund-raising effort in Minnesota. He organized a 1996 fund …"

Critic of artificial sweeteners pilloried by industry-backed scientists

By Chris Young

Any criticism of the artificial sweetener industry is met with a barrage of criticism, often from questionable sources.

Charitable 'matches' used to entice PAC giving

By Michael Beckel

Charitable 'matches' one way Coca-Cola, other companies incentivize employee PAC contributions.

Rockstar Energy Drink targets beverage laws

By Dave Levinthal

Energy drink maker hires sizable government affairs team to influence beverage laws.

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.

The food lobby's war on a soda tax

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Washington lobbyists have been enjoying a multi-million-dollar sugar rush from the food industry. Soft drink makers, supermarket companies,

As soda tax bubbles up, food lobby mobilizes

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Industry groups spent more than $24M this year to sway lawmakers