Last April, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Kensinger was the subject of a federal probe for influence peddling at the Capitol.
Some include loopholes that actually encourage corporations to shift U.S. profits offshore into tax havens.
The Hill is run by young staffers who are unelected, unaccountable, and want to cash in as lobbyists. Worried yet?
The real lesson of the Eric Cantor shocker goes much deeper than immigration.
Rep. Gingrey: ‘I’m stuck here making $172,000’
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be meeting in Chicago on August 7-9 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. ALEC connects corporate lobbyists with legislators behind closed doors to write "model legislation". This Legislation is then put on the floor of state legislatures across the country, without indication that it is an ALEC model bill. Put simply, corporations are writing state laws. That type of concerted effort in favor of profit between business interests and the state is NOT acceptable. ALEC's model bills include Right to Work (for less) laws, "Ag-gag" bills which brand environmental and animal rights activists "terrorists", Arizona's racial profiling law (SB1070), Wisconsin legislature's attack on public-sector collective bargaining, and so many others.
This 30-second spot focuses on the credit union mission, how credit unions are rooted in their communities and why credit unions are tax-exempt -- and must stay that way.
Bank lobbyists are not leaving it to lawmakers to draft legislation that softens financial regulations. Instead, the lobbyists are helping to write it themselves.
The heads of two independent watchdog groups discuss their efforts to scrutinize special interest money going into political pockets.
Chris Hayes gave a little send-off to Sen. Max Baucus on the news of his upcoming retirement from the United States Senate. After running down a list of why the only people who are really going to miss him are the lobbyists who will likely see their salaries go down once he leaves, Hayes reminded his viewers of what it really means when we hear pundits talk about so-called "centrists" in Washington.