Policy winners and losers of 2017
POLITICO’s take on who gained and lost the most this year.
Additions to the EU transparency register (December 11-18)
Last week, 55 new organizations signed up in the joint transparency register of the European Commission and the European Parliament. New entries include: Accademia Internazionale Cartagine Accademia Italiana Chef srl Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation AMERICAN HELLENIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 610 EUROPEAN EAGLE BRUSSELS American Peanut Council Associação Técnica da Indústria de Cimento […]
Big East-West skew in record EU lobbying bonanza
Lobbyists spent €1.7 billion last year influencing the EU.
For Female Lobbyists, Harassment Often Accompanies Access
In state legislatures, lobbyists whose jobs depend on access and influence are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment.
Warsaw grabs purse strings of Polish NGOs
Conservative government says its plan means better oversight but critics see a 'paradigm shift' to reshape civil society.
Additions to the EU transparency register (November 27- December 4)
Last week 47 new organizations signed up in the joint transparency register of the European Commission and the European Parliament. New entries include: ACTION on Migration and Agriculture Apimondia – International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Asociación para Proteger al Enfermo de Terapias Pseudocientíficas Associação Nacional de Farmácias Associazione LAICA Bahamas Shipowners Assoication BioMarin UK Limited […]
A Hasty, Hand-Scribbled Tax Bill Sets Off an Outcry
Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana, called it “Washington D.C. at its worst” as Republicans sought to speed through their amended bill, handwriting and all.
Additions to the EU transparency register (November 20-27)
Last week 49 new organizations signed up in the joint transparency register of the European Commission and the European Parliament. New entries include: Agence France-Presse ASESORIA E INFORMATICA GREDOS, S. L. Association of Electronic Toll and Interoperable Services ASSOCIAZIONE PARTITO DEI VALORI CRISTIANI Casinos Austria CIVEX POLIZAS Co-operation Ireland Conker Dipharma Francis s.r.l. Disinfo Lab […]
Additions to the EU transparency register (November 6-13)
Last week 46 new organizations signed up at the joint transparency register of the European Commission and the European Parliament. New entries include: Aboca S.p.a. Società Agricola Afton Chemical Ltd Alpha KG Company Asociacion Sindical de Trabajadores Agricolas bananeros y Campesinos Associação D3 – Defesa dos Direitos Digitais Association des Jeunes Engagés pour l’Action Humanitaire […]
She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.
Under Mueller Scrutiny, Democratic Donor Tony Podesta Resigns From Lobbying Firm
The Podesta Group and another firm with which it had worked, Mercury Public Affairs, were referenced — though not by name — in Monday’s indictments.
‘The New Washington’: Breitbart in the White House
In this week’s episode, Charlie Spiering, a White House correspondent for Breitbart News, spoke to The Times about how he does his job, what he makes of the controversy surrounding his employer and more.
Trump Nominates a Coal Lobbyist to Be No. 2 at E.P.A.
The nominee, Andrew R. Wheeler, is a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an outspoken denier of established science on climate change, and has worked as a lobbyist for Murray Energy.
Rosanne Cash: Country Musicians, Stand Up to the N.R.A.
Patriotism is not antithetical to gun control.
‘The New Washington’: Lobbying in the Trump Era
Nicholas Confessore, a reporter for The Times, spoke with Robert Stryk about how he has leveraged relationships in the Trump administration for political and business success.
Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington
Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.
Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access at ‘Advisory’ Firm
Corey Lewandowski, the president’s first campaign manager, enjoys frequent access to the Trump White House and is building a roster of clients with major interests before it.