CommonCause urged that the FEC to release report requested by Congress regarding the Commission’s role and efforts to keep foreign money out of US elections
Political Lobbying articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political lobbying is a legal practice of petitioning the government enshrined in the Constitution but has been supersized in the modern era by well-financed lobbies having outsized impact on government decision making. Efforts to highlight and correct the oversized impact that the powerful few have over government will be highlighted in this section. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
President Trump will make a decision that will hit tens of thousands of refugees. Advocates lobbying members of Congress on Capitol Hill wants 75,000.
In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports finding that New York prosecutors are never punished for misconduct which lands innocents in prison.
Billionaire industrialists lashed out at Trump for imposing tariffs on foreign imports and not controlling the government’s burgeoning long-term debt
As of today, groups supporting or opposing Kavanaugh have already spent more than $1.1 million on television advertisements
Billions of federal taxpayer dollars to gp to for-profit companies in order to implement Trump’s executive order
Corrections industry influence, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering undermine democracy
A great interview on how the current immigration crisis is tied to a successful year for private jails
Revealing the secretive way that employees negotiated with beer and liquor companies to underwrite the effort
Being a rich greedy subversive traitor does not make you a great man, it doesn’t matter if you make the stock market go up while you are destroying people’s lives. What a legacy, he was known for being a rich A—hole.