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Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s prime minister has accused an influential minor political party of trying to “sell Australia’s gun laws to the highest bidders” by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister [...]

GOP leaders lobby Trump to support spending deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to members of the media as Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Todd Young, and Senate Majority Whip John Thune listen on Feb. 5. GOP leaders are urging Trump to agree to the latest spending [...]

Koch-funded group sending ‘DREAMers’ to lobby Congress

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A Koch brothers-funded group is sending young immigrants to lobby Congress to push for immigration reform and money for border security initiatives. The LIBRE Initiative announced last well it is sending immigrants [...]
European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine
But Mr. Prodi said the funds he had been paid by Mr. Gusenbauer did not come, to his knowledge, from Mr. Manafort. The compensation from Mr. Gusenbauer was a result of the “normal private relations I had with him.” Mr. Prodi said, [...]
Private prisons firm to lobby, campaign against recidivism
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The nation’s largest private prison operator is announcing a stepped-up effort to lobby for government programs and policies to keep former inmates from returning behind bars, saying it doesn’t want the repeat [...]
Trump Drug Czar Pick Pulls Out To Spend More Time With His Drug Lobby Money
He only wanted people to be able to get their pills is all Pennsylvania Republican congressman Tom Marino has decided he’d rather not be the nation’s drug czar if people are going to be having hissy fits over the sweetheart deal he pushed [...]
Can you define “appropriate attire?” The Speaker’s Lobby dress code is a reminder that the sartorial is always political
There’s a flashback scene early in the first season of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” as the U.S. transitions into the theocracy of Gilead, where June (Elisabeth Moss) and Moira (Samira Wiley) stop into their regular coffee shop after [...]
Hobby Lobby Has To Return All The Cool Bible Shit It Stoled From Iraq. UNFAIR!
Sincerely, the U.S. government Well this is a story that is very unfair to Jesus! A while back, we learned that Hobby Lobby, the slut-pill-hating evangelical Christian company owned by the evangelical Christian Green family, was under federal [...]
Hobby Lobby fined $3 million over smuggled Iraqi artifacts
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $ 3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled, federal prosecutors [...]

Trump’s campaign manager now seeks to lobby White House on behalf of foreign clients — after promising he wouldn’t

One of President Donald Trump’s first executive orders barred political appointees from his administration from lobbying for foreign governments and political parties for life. Members of Trump’s campaign, however, are not impacted by [...]