PM of Romania stayed at President Trump’s hotel during trip to Washington first foreign government leader to booked a room at the hotel in more than a year.
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.
The nation’s 10 largest oil and gas companies and their employees have given the Democratic candidates barely more than $165,000 over the last six years.
Confirmation cheered by business interests eager to see reduced regulation, but upset Democrats and conservation groups worried of environmental rollbacks.
By the ProPublica count just released, at least 230 former and current registered lobbyists have worked in the Donald Trump administration.
With the departure of Defense Secretary James Mattis, industry lobbyists now make up four of President Trump’s cabinet secretaries.
The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the big money donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks.
Five of the biggest technology giants in the U.S. spent a combined $64.3 million on lobbying government officials in 2018 with Google the biggest donor.
In the past decade, the largest manufacturer of voting machines in the country, has routinely wined and dined a select group of Georgia lawmakers.
Coke funded group undermined China’s efforts to keep obesity rates in check by overemphasizing importance of physical activity rather than dietary habits.
Palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product.