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What we get wrong about lobbying and corruption

What we get wrong about lobbying and corruption | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The problem isn't "special interests." It's that one set of interests is so powerful.
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Top D.C. lobbyist in ugly parking dispute

Top D.C. lobbyist in ugly parking dispute | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The wife of Florida’s former lieutenant governor is considering whether to press charges against a high-powered Washington lobbyist who put his hands on her and, she and a friend say, shoved her Wednesday evening in front of their children amid a spring-break parking dispute at Fort Myers Beach.Andrew Woods, chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based...
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World's biggest PR firm calls it quits with American petroleum lobby

World's biggest PR firm calls it quits with American petroleum lobby | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Edelman public relations ends relationship with American Petroleum Institute despite contract that at times was worth more than 10% of firm’s global revenue
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Waning Influence? Lobbying Ups and Downs, by Industry

Waning Influence? Lobbying Ups and Downs, by Industry | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Overall spending on lobbying has been on a downward trajectory since 2010 and the number of active lobbyists has seen an even longer-term and more drastic drop.
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10 Associations That Spent the Most on Lobbying

10 Associations That Spent the Most on Lobbying | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Associations spent more than $1.6 billion on lobbying from Q1 of 2013 to Q3 of 2014, or roughly $2.6 million a day. Here are the top 10.
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Is anyone winning the Russia-West standoff? Yes, there's a K Street bonanza

Is anyone winning the Russia-West standoff? Yes, there's a K Street bonanza | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
One winner from the international standoff between Russia and the West over continued aggression in Ukraine? K Street. Companies all over the world are scrambling to hire legal experts and lobbying firms to ensure that their business interests are protected as sanctions continue against Russia. “These sanctions are a bonanza for K Street,”...
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