Lobbying

When Big Oil Was "The Great Vampire Squid" Wrapped Around America
Robert Engler's award-winning 1955 investigation into the oil industry
August 12, 2014

Ralph Nader called Robert Engler "an early bell-ringer" in explaining the political influence of the oil lobby. Read Engler's 1955 award-winning investigation into the oil industry.

Mitch McConnell Hates Increasing the Deficit—Except When It Benefits Corporations
March 31, 2014

He requires a spending offset for unemployment insurance, but not corporate tax extenders.

Meet the Think Tank Scholars who are also Beltway Lobbyists
Why D.C.'s policy shops need to be transparent about who else is paying their scholars
May 10, 2013

Yes, it's a problem when the person delivering the policy paper is also a paid lobbyist.

Too Hot for K Street?
Africa's first "narco-state" loses its fancy D.C. lobbying firm—but not for the obvious reason
April 26, 2013

Africa's first "narco-state" loses its fancy D.C. lobbying firm—but not for the obvious reason.

Don’t Fear the Reaper
Two days with the extremely anxious drone lobby
March 06, 2013

Two days with the extremely anxious drone lobby.